Jonah Hill Only Paid $60,000 For “The Wolf Of Wall Street”

January 23, 20140 Comments

That’s a sum of money that would make the average person happy, but not when you’re an Oscar-nominated actor in Hollywood. With a budget of $100 Million, you’d think the producers of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET could have offered him more. However, Jonah Hill isn’t complaining.

Jonah said on The Howard Stern Show he was paid only $60,000 for his role before commissions and taxes, adding that Leonardo DiCaprio was paid probably around $10 Million (DiCaprio starred and produced). “They gave me the lowest amount of money possible. That was their offer and I said, ‘I will sign the paper tonight. Fax ‘em the papers tonight. I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind. I wanna sign them before I go to sleep tonight so they legally can’t change their mind,” Hill said. He wanted to work for Scorsese. “I would sell my house and give him all my money to work for him,” added Hill. “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 …  This sh*t isn’t about money. You should do things that you care about.”

In the end, Hill should feel like a winner. He got paid something, worked with a director he admired and was nominated for an Oscar last week. Most people would trade places with him in a second. The picture, DiCaprio and Terence Winter were also recently nominated for Oscars.

The Wolf of Wall Street was directed by Martin Scorsese and financed by Red Granite International and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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