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Two-time Academy Award nominee JONAH HILL (Schmidt / Story
by / Producer) possesses an acting prowess that has allowed him to exist at the
forefront of Hollywood, in both the comedic and dramatic realms.
Hill recently starred in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street opposite
Leonardo DiCaprio. The film chronicles Jordan Belfort's dramatic rise and fall
on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal
life. Hill's portrayal of Donnie Azoff, Belfort's (DiCaprio's) close friend and
partner in both business and debauchery, garnered Hill his second Academy Award
nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The film was released by Paramount and has
made over $385 million worldwide. The film received an Academy Award nomination
for Best Picture, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture, Musical, or
Comedy, Critics' Choice nominations for Best Picture and Best Acting Ensemble,
was honored by AFI as one of the Best Movies of the Year, and was recognized by
the National Board of Review as one of the Top Ten Films. Additionally, Hill
received Variety's Creative Impact Award for Acting on behalf of his performance
in the film.
Hill was previously seen in 21 Jump Street, which opened at number one at the
box office and went on to make over $200 million worldwide. In addition to
starring in the film, Hill co-wrote the story and served as an executive
Hill recently wrapped production on Rupert Goold's True Story opposite James
Franco. The drama is centered around the relationship between journalist Michael
Finkel (Hill) and Christian Longo (Franco), who was on the FBI Most Wanted List
for murder and lived for years outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
In 2011, Hill starred opposite Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman in
Bennett Miller's Moneyball. This performance earned Jonah his first Academy
Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, in addition to a Golden Globe Award
nomination for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture and a SAG Award nomination
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. Moneyball was
also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and Golden Globe for Best
Motion Picture Drama.
Hill also starred in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, which grossed over
$425 million worldwide and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
He also starred in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's This Is the End with Rogen,
James Franco, and Jay Baruchel, which grossed over $125 million worldwide, and
in Akiva Schaffer's The Watch opposite Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.
Hill's breakout role starring opposite Michael Cera in the acclaimed hit
Superbad established him as a staple of the comedy canon. Since then, Hill has
become a mainstay in the Judd Apatow clan, starring in the Apatow-produced
summer comedies Get Him to the Greek in 2010, Funny People in 2009, and
Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008. Hill's first appearance in an Apatow
Productions film was in The 40-Year-Old Virgin in 2005.
Hill surprised audiences with his departure from the comedy world when he
starred as the titular role in the independent feature Cyrus, directed and
written by Jay and Mark Duplass. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film
Festival to glowing reviews and was nominated for a Broadcast Film Critics
Association Award for Best Comedy Movie.
Hill has also lent his voice to a number of animated projects, including the
DreamWorks Animation films Megamind and How to Train Your Dragon, which
respectively grossed $322 million and $495 million globally. Hill will be heard
in How to Train Your Dragon 2, which will be released on June 20th, as well as
in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Sausage Party. Hill also voiced the character
Tommy in Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, which brought in over $297 million
In 2011, Hill co-wrote, created, and voiced the title character in the
critically acclaimed animated series "Allen Gregory" for Fox Television. He also
directed the Sara Bareilleis music video "Gonna Get Over You" in 2011.
Hill continues to confirm his place among a new generation of
multi-hyphenates. It was recently announced that Jonah will team up once again
with his Wolf of Wall Street co-star Leonardo DiCaprio to produce and star in
The Ballad of Richard Jewell. Hill will play Jewell, the American security guard
who heroically saved thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996
Olympics, only to be vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report
that he was a terrorist. He is also working on co-writing The Adventurer's
Handbook, for which he will co-star with Jason Segel. He is writing Pure
Imagination, an Apatow-produced comedy which he will executive produce. Hill was
as an associate producer of the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy Bruno and an executive
producer of The Sitter.
Hill began his career performing one-scene plays that he wrote and performed
at the gritty Black and White bar in New York City. His first feature role was
in David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees with Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin.
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