- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jonah Hill took the role of Leonardo DiCaprio’s sidekick in “The Wolf of Wall Street” for a humble $60,ooo paycheck, saying he would have given up his house just to work with Martin Scorsese.

“They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer,” the “Money Ball” star told Howard Stern on Tuesday. “And I said, ‘I will sign the paper tonight. Fax me the papers tonight. I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind.’”

Mr. Hill said $60,000 is the minimum allowed by the Screen Actors Guild, the New York Post reported.


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“I would sell my house and give him all my money to work for him,” he said. “This isn’t what you make money for. You do ‘22 Jump Street’ or you do other things, and you can pay your rent. I would’ve done anything in the world. I would do it again in a second.”

“Wolf of Wall Street” received four more Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Mr. DiCaprio and Best Supporting Actor for Mr. Hill, who played Donnie Azoff.