Jonah Hill has one of the most recognizable faces in comedy. Whenever he’s in a movie, you know it’s going to be funny! He’s made us laugh in countless classic films, including ‘Superbad’, ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘This is the End’, but did you know some of these facts about the famous star?
1. He’s been close buddies with Adam Levine, the frontman of Maroon 5, since they were kids. His brother is the band’s manager!
2. In fact, Jonah and Adam are so close that Jonah actually officiated his pal’s marriage to Behati Prinsloo.
3. Jonah is also pals with Dustin Hoffman. In fact, this friendship helped him get one of his first ever roles in the film ‘I Heart Huckabees’.
4. He always says that the highlight of his career was filming the eBay scene in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ alongside Catherine Keener.
5. He really wanted to appear in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. In fact, he wanted it so badly that he accepted a massive pay cut, receiving just $60,000 for his part in the film, while other stars got paid millions.
6. Scorsese originally planned to simply offer the role to Hill, but the actor preferred to go through an audition in order to earn his place.
7. While filming ‘Campus Ladies’, Jonah became great buddies with Justin Long. They even lived together for a while!
8. Jonah has a tattoo dedicated to his grandma. It says “Nancy Rules”.
9. Jonah had to wear fake teeth for his role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. The teeth gave him a lisp, so he decided to spend hours calling random numbers and talking on the phone to get rid of it.
10. Channing Tatum didn’t originally want to appear in ’21 Jump Street’. He declined the role twice until Jonah called him up and convinced him that he was perfect for the part.
11. When he was young, Jonah enjoyed writing his own plays and performing them by himself.
12. While doing the dance scene at the end of ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, Jonah suffered a bad case of heatstroke!
13. Jonah likes to improvise while filming. In ‘This is the End’, he made up the line about the Milky Way bar, which went on to become one of the film’s funniest moments.
14. Jonah may be famous for roles in casual comedy films, but he’s also been recognized for his excellent acting skills with two Oscar nominations!
15. When he was younger, Jonah wanted to be a hip-hop producer when he grew up. Funnily enough, he got to live out that fantasy via his role in the film ‘Get Him to the Greek’.
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