Jonah Hill
Actor, film producer, screenwriter, comedian
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. He is best known for his roles in Superbad (2007), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), Get Him to the Greek (2010), Moneyball (2011), and 21 Jump Street (2012). He made his feature film debut in I Heart Huckabees (2004). He also co-created and starred in the animated comedy Allen Gregory on Fox.
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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Took Selfies With ALL The Stars At The Golden Globes
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The youngest cast members of “Stranger Things” are A-list stars in their own right. But even they couldn’t resist being star-struck during Sunday’s 2017 Golden Globe Awards. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the beloved Eleven in the Golden Globe-nominated Netflix show, took full advantage of her own star power to get the most epic collection of celebrity selfies during the awards weekend. She snagged photos with more than 30 stars in the past few days, including Pharrell Williams, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Jonah Hill, Priyanka Chopra, Ryan Gosling, two of the three Jonas brothers and Blake Lively, to name a few. We’re not sure who’s more lucky ― Brown or the celebs who had the opportunity to take a picture with the talented 12-year-old? this has been the most incredible and overwhelming few days of my life! I cannot believe I had the chance to meet these amazing actors. Congratulations to all the winners last night and a special shoutout to @thecrownnetflix bringing ...
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Jonah Hill Cancels Press Promotion for 'War Dogs' in France After Being Mocked on CanalPlus
Yahoo News - 5 months
The actor will not go through with planned press appearances after a 'Le Grand Journal' co-host made fun of him on air.
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Jonah Hill Was The Butt Of The Most Awkward 'Joke' On French TV
Huffington Post - 5 months
An important rule to remember when interviewing celebrities: Though they may be famous, they’re still real people, and they’re certainly not your friends.  French comedian Ornella Fleury forgot about all that when she interviewed Miles Teller and Jonah Hill about their new movie “War Dogs” last week. While speaking with the two on “Le Grand Journal,” Fleury ended up humiliating Hill with a distasteful joke about his sex appeal. “I have a fantasy,” Fleury said to the actor. “It’s that me and you find ourselves in a hotel bedroom one night, we’re talking, you’re making me laugh, and then all of a sudden your pals Di Caprio and Brad Pitt walk in, and you leave.”  Hill clearly wasn’t happy with the “joke” as he motioned toward the camera with a half-hearted thumbs up and told Fleury, “I’m glad I came on this show to get ridiculed by your local weather girl. It’s nice.”  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!fu ...
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"War Dogs": Woofing!
Huffington Post - 6 months
"War Dogs" is a curious breed. The movie is self-consciously anti-war, full of enough cautionaries about greed and profiteering from international conflict to stand as a moral tale. Repeatedly the principals tell us how much they dislike war. Over and again images of Afghan and Iraq War initiators President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are treated derisively. But for every lesson painstakingly etched, Director Todd Phillips can't resist tweaking conventional morality with attempts to draw humor out of the predicaments of his movie's larger than life characters and sympathy to their amoral plight. Phillips has had great success with reductio ad absurdum. His more successful films like "Old School", "Hangover I" and "Hangover II" push conventional limits of embarrassing interactions, painful physical comedy and implausible juxtapositions. The centrifugal force of wild action humor is held together by the contrivances of male bonding. "War Dogs" pushes thi ...
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Interview With Jonah Hill And Todd Phillips On New Film 'War Dogs'
NPR - 6 months
Jonah Hill and Todd Phillips talk with Rachel Martin about their "War Dogs," which tells the mostly-true story of two pot-smoking 20-year-olds who win a $300 million U.S. government weapons contract.
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Jonah Hill hospitalized from ingesting too much fake cocaine while filming 'Wolf of Wall Street'
Fox News - 6 months
Taking a massive amount of fake cocaine on the set of “The Wolf of Wall Street” sent Jonah Hill straight to the ER.
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Jonah Hill hospitalized from ingesting too much fake cocaine while filming 'Wolf of Wall Street'
Fox News - 6 months
Taking a massive amount of fake cocaine on the set of “The Wolf of Wall Street” sent Jonah Hill straight to the ER.
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Jonah Hill, Miles Teller talk guns, hustling and 'War Dogs'
Fox News - 6 months
New comedy tells true story
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jonah Hill
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    In 2016, he played a surety agent for a production company in the Coen brothers' period comedy Hail, Caesar! and starred alongside Miles Teller in the biographical crime war comedy-drama War Dogs, playing arms dealer Efraim Diveroli, in August 2016.
    More Details Hide Details In The Guardian, Wendy Ide wrote of his performance, "Jonah Hill is so repellent – all swagger, sweat and unapologetic sexism – in War Dogs, that for a while, you don’t immediately realise what a blitzkrieg of a performance he delivers." Hill also co-starred as sausage named Carl in adult computer-animated comedy film Sausage Party, alongside Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, and James Franco, in the same month. Hill wanted to be a writer since he was young, dreaming of joining the writing teams of The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live and The Larry Sanders Show. At one point, Hill was writing a screenplay with close friend and I Heart Huckabees co-star Jason Schwartzman. At another, he was writing Pure Imagination, a comedy for Sony about a man who develops an imaginary friend after a traumatic experience. Filming was expected to begin in 2008, but it has been in development since then. Hill was a co-producer on the movie Brüno, and did some writing for Sacha Baron Cohen, who "taught him how to become a better writer". Hill co-wrote the treatment for the 2012 film 21 Jump Street with screenwriter Michael Bacall.
  • 2014
    Age 30
    He voiced the Green Lantern in the adventure comedy The Lego Movie in February 2014, which blends computer animation and live action.
    More Details Hide Details Hill reprised his role as Morton Schmidt in 22 Jump Street (2014), the sequel to 21 Jump Street. His next performance was as Michael Finkel in True Story (2015), a mystery thriller, alongside James Franco.
    In an interview with Howard Stern on January 21, 2014, Hill said he earned 60,000 for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street because Hill took SAG’s "minimum wage".
    More Details Hide Details Hill told Stern he did not mind getting minimum pay because he "would have done anything in the world" for a role in a Scorsese film.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    In 2013, Hill appeared in This is the End as himself and the biographical film The Wolf of Wall Street.
    More Details Hide Details Hill was nominated for his second Academy Award for his work in the latter film.
  • 2012
    Age 28
    He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012 along with 175 other individuals.
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    Hill later rejoined Django Unchained, which was released in 2012.
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    In 2012, Hill co-starred with Channing Tatum in the film 21 Jump Street, and with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in the film The Watch.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, it was announced that Hill was in talks to appear in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained. Hill almost had to decline a possible role due to his prior commitment to The Watch, lamenting that to act in a Tarantino movie was "the perfect next step" in his career.
    In late January 2012, Hill received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Moneyball.
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  • 2011
    Age 27
    In November 2011, Hill, along with Sam Worthington and Dwight Howard, starred in commercials for the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, making his first appearance with his new look.
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    In July 2011, Hill appeared at ESPN's ESPY awards sporting a much slimmer physique.
    More Details Hide Details He stated he had lost 40 pounds.
    Hill received a Golden Globe nomination, his first nomination, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his performance in the 2011 sports film Moneyball, in which he portrayed his first dramatic role as Peter Brand.
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    Also in 2011, Hill, alongside Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, created Allen Gregory, a cartoon series that received extremely negative reviews and was officially cancelled by Fox on January 8, 2012.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    He was an associate producer of the 2009 Sacha Baron Cohen mockumentary Brüno.
    More Details Hide Details He guest starred on an episode of The Simpsons called "Pranks and Greens", portraying an immature man named Andy Hamilton who was hailed the best prankster in Springfield Elementary School history.
    He guest-starred in an episode of Reno 911!, which aired on April 1, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He next starred in Judd Apatow's third directorial feature, Funny People (2009), which also starred Adam Sandler, Eric Bana and Seth Rogen.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    Instead, he hosted the March 15, 2008, show, which featured musical guest Mariah Carey (who replaced the originally scheduled musical guest Janet Jackson).
    More Details Hide Details He turned down a role as one of the three principle comedic actors in the The Hangover so he could work with directors Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass in Cyrus (2010). Hill was in negotiations for a part in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as Sam Witwicky's sidekick, but this did not go through.
  • 2007
    Age 23
    He was scheduled to host Saturday Night Live on November 17, 2007, which would have featured musical guest Kid Rock, but the episode was canceled due to the Writers Guild of America strike, which took place between November 5, 2007 and February 12, 2008.
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    He followed it with an uncredited role as Dewey Cox's grown-up brother, Nate Cox, in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in December 2007.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Jonah Hill Feldstein was born on December 20, 1983 in Los Angeles, to Sharon Lyn, a costume designer and fashion stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses.
    More Details Hide Details He has a sister, Beanie Feldstein, who is also an actress. His parents were originally from Long Island, New York, and the family vacationed in the Catskills. He grew up in the wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood of Cheviot Hills, where he continues to live to this day, and attended The Center for Early Education, Brentwood School, and then Crossroads School, in Santa Monica. After graduating from high school, Hill attended Bard College, The New School and the University of Colorado Boulder. Hill is Jewish, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. In college, Hill began writing his own plays and performing them in the Black and White bar in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. His plays developed a small following and helped him realize that his true desire was to act in films. Hill was befriended by Dustin Hoffman's children, Rebecca and Jake, who introduced Hill to their father. The elder Hoffman asked him to audition for a role in I Heart Huckabees, in which Hill made his film debut.
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