This is a shocker. Even tho he got his 2nd Academy Award nomination for his role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, the actor didn’t get paid that much. The actor got $60,000 for his role. And he was totally fine with that. Here is what the actor had to say:
“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. I would sell my house and give him (Martin Scorsese) all my money to work for him. 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.”
Jonah Hill is an actor to admire. It’s not about the money, it’s about what you care about.