Jonah Hill accepted minimum wage to star in Scorsese movie

Jonah Hill has said that he so desperately wanted to work with director Martin Scorsese that he accepted the minimum wage of $60,000 allowed to an actor by the Screen Actors Guild to star as stockbroker Donnie Azoft in The Wolf of Wall Street. 

He was also very eager to sign his contract for the role because he was worried they would change their minds and choose someone else…aww.

Since the role won him his second Oscar nomination, we’re betting it’s a decision he doesn’t regret. Jonah was previously nominated for his role in Moneyball in 2012.

The actor, speaking on The Howard Stern Show yesterday, also voiced his surprise at being nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Wolf of Wall Street, “I am in compete and total shock … I honestly was not expecting this, on a level you can’t even imagine”.