Two-time Academy Award nominee JONAH HILL (Carl / Story /
Executive Producer) possesses an acting prowess that has allowed him to exist at
the forefront of Hollywood, in both the comedic and dramatic realms.
Hill received critical acclaim for his role 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 Wolf of Wall
Street was released by Paramount Pictures and made over $392 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 year's Top Ten Films. Additionally, Hill received Variety's
Creative Impact Award for Acting honor on behalf of his performance in the film.
Hill will next star in Todd Phillips' War Dogs, in which he stars alongside
Miles Teller. The film tells the true story of two young men who were contracted
by the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. Warner Bros. will
release the film on August 19, 2016. He will also produce and star in the
upcoming The Ballad of Richard Jewell with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Additionally, it was recently announced that Hill will make his directorial
debut with Mid '90s, a coming-of-age film that he also wrote. The film will be
produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush with A24. Hill will not act in the film.
In the summer of 2014, Hill starred opposite Channing Tatum in 22 Jump Street,
which was released by Sony Pictures and grossed over $330 million worldwide. The
film is the sequel to 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 both films, Hill serves as a writer and producer of the franchise. Hill and
Tatum will both return for the third installment, 23 Jump Street.
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."
Other film credits include: The Coen brothers' film Hail, Caesar!, Quentin
Tarantino's Django Unchained, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's This Is the End,
Jay and Mark Duplass' Cyrus, and numerous Judd Apatow films, including his
breakout role in Superbad, Get Him to the Greek, Funny People, Forgetting Sarah
Marshall, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He has also lent his voice to a number of
animated projects including The LEGO Movie, How to Train Your Dragon, How To
Train Your Dragon 2, Megamind, and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!.
Hill co-wrote, created, and voiced the title character in the critically
acclaimed animated series Allen Gregory for Fox Television in 2011. He also
directed the Sara Bareilleis music video Gonna Get Over You the same year.
As a writer and producer, Hill is working on The Adventurer's Handbook, for
which he will co-star with Jason Segel, and Pure Imagination, an Apatow-produced
comedy which Hill 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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