The Wolf of Wall Street has become a huge success, since its release the film has earned more than $90,000,000 and it’s going up. But the actor Jonah Hill, who plays Leonardo DiCaprio’s right hand man Donnie Azoff, has recently announced that he accepted the role for a mere $60,000.
Hill said that he took this role not for the money. He was so keen to star in Martin Scorsese’s film as he is one of his “favorite directors of all time“.
The actor admitted to New York radio host Howard Stern that he wanted this part so badly he was happy to settle for $60,000 and added: “You don’t do a movie like that for the money. You do 22 Jump Street for the money“.
The 30-year-old was so dedicated to get this part that he even tracked down Leonardo DiCaprio and said that if any other actor get’s this job, he will “kill him“. He also said he took the responsibility of the role seriously, making phone calls in his character’s fake porcelain teeth to prepare him for the part.
The actor received his second Oscar nomination for his role as Donnie Azoff, who is loosely based on American businessman Daniel Porush, who was in jail for 39 months due to fraud crimes and money laundering.
The phenomenal The Wolf of Wall Street has been nominated for five Oscars, including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.