Jonah Hill has ascended the royalty ladder in Hollywood over the past couple years and moved on from being the funny guy to Academy Award nominated actor. Not once, but twice. First, for his role in Brad Pitt’s Moneyball and just recently for his work in Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street. But did he get ripped off?
The 30-year-old actor recently revealed to Howard Stern on Tuesday that he was paid $60 thousand for his role in the film. This is very low by Hollywood standards, especially when you consider that the films leading man, Leonardo DiCaprio earned an estimated $10 million for his work. The news came via a Tweet from Stern’s Sirius XM show.
“@jonahhill tells @howardstern that he did the 7 month ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ shoot for $60,000 because he wanted the role so bad,” read the Tweet.
The actor, however, was fully aware of what he was doing and is completely content with his compensation for the role. Hill stated that he was simply very excited to work with Scorsese and was happy to do it for the money he was offered. The $60 thousand Hill reportedly received is actually the minimum according to the regulations of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). But success is not only measured by the paycheck. As mentioned, Hill now has the opportunity to win an Oscar for his work on the film and his co-star DiCaprio will be looking to take home his very first one as well.
“I am so honored to be nominated. Thanks to the Academy and congrats to my fellow Wolves @LeoDiCaprio, Mr. Scorsese and Terry on their noms!” Hill said in a Tweet after the Oscar nominations were announced.