8 Things You Didn’t Know About Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of fashion designer and costume stylist Sharon Feldstein and Guns N’ Roses tour accountant Richard Feldstein. He is the brother of Jordan Feldstein, a music manager, and Beanie Feldstein, an actress.

For his huge fan following we’ve gathered some unknown facts that’ll surely pique your interest

Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Jonah Hill

1. He Wants To Be A Writer And Director

Hill has always been a huge movie fan, and his dream has always been to write and direct his own films. Following the success of Superbad, he went on to star in a string of comedies, riding the wave for over a decade before directing his first film, the critically acclaimed Mid-90s.

2. His Real Name

Hill, like many other actors in Hollywood, performs under a pen name. But it’s not too far off from his real name. On December 20, 1983, Hill was born Jonah Hill Feldstein. [1]

3. Performer Of His Own Play

Hill wrote his own stage plays in college and performed them at the Black and White bar in New York City’s East Village neighbourhood. The plays were well received, and he developed a small following. This helped him realise that he had a talent for writing and acting and that his true ambition was to star in movies.

4. In Love With Skateboarding

Hill, like many other kids growing up in Los Angeles, fell in love with skateboarding at a young age, which inspired the plot of his film, Mid-90s. This is loosely based on his childhood in California and the friendships he formed in the close-knit world of skateboarding. [2]

5. Successful Parents

Many actors in Hollywood have parents who also act, write, and direct films, but not Jonah. Hill’s parents are both extremely successful in their respective fields. His father worked as an accountant for Guns n Roses, and his mother was a costume designer. [3]

Jonah Hill with his family
Jonah Hill with his family

6. His Salary In The Wolf Of Wall Street

In numerous interviews, Hill has stated that Martin Scorsese is his favourite filmmaker of all time, and Goodfellas is his favourite film of all time. So, when the opportunity to work with Scorsese arose, he accepted a pittance of 60,000 dollars. Leonardo DiCaprio, his co-star in the film, reportedly earned a whopping ten million dollars for the critically acclaimed film. [4]

7. His Sister Is Also An Actor

Hill’s sister, Elizabeth Greer “Beanie” Feldstein, has also taken up acting and is doing well. She debuted in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and has since received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed comedy Booksmart. [5]

Jonah Hill with his sister
Jonah Hill with his sister

8. Starring In Uncut Gems

Hill is no stranger to dramatic roles, and he was originally set to star in Uncut Gems, The Safdie Brothers’ follow-up to their 2017 masterpiece, Good Time. The lead character role of Howard Ratner was up for grabs after Adam Sandler’s agents turned down the role without his knowledge. Jonah was supposed to play the role, but he declined, so Sandler took over.

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