Though it took a $72,000 pay stub to get Jonah Hill's Wolf of Wall Street character into stocks, it turns out getting actual Jonah Hill into a Martin Scorsese film is not even all that pricey. Speaking to Howard Stern, Hill reportedly revealed that the production paid him SAG minimum--he says "something like $60,000 before commissions and taxes"--because what are you going to do, not do the Scorsese film?
"They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer. I said, 'I will sign the paper tonight. Fax me the papers tonight.' I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind. I said I want to sign them before I go to sleep tonight so they legally can't change their mind," said Hill. "I would have done anything in the world."
"I would do it again in a second," he added, and for good reason. Now the film has earned him something more valuable than money: an Academy Award nomination, and with it, the Oscars coupon book, full of big savings at stores he already loves.