Jonah Hill is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. From his early roles in bro comedies such as “Superbad” to his directorial debut “Mid90s” in 2018. Hill has proved that the wave you rode in on doesn’t define you.
For much of the mid 2000s Jonah Hill played minor roles in comedies. “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Click,” and “Knocked Up” saw Hill make the most out of his limited screen time and dialogue.
Hill’s breakout performance in 2007’s “Superbad” proved he was a star. The Judd Apatow produced film made Hill a sought after talent. However, it simultaneously typecast him. To combat this, Hill started to accept more serious roles. He played the titular character in “Cyrus,” which received positive reviews. However, Hill’s career changing role came in 2011.
After years of taking almost exclusively comedic roles, Hill teamed up with Brad Pitt and Aaron Sorkin for “Moneyball,” in which he played Peter Brand. Hill’s soft spoken performance of a general manager for the Oakland A’s earned him an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor. Better yet, it put him on Martin Scorsese’s radar. Following the success of “Moneyball,” Hill was cast in his career defining role: Donnie Azoff in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Much like “Moneyball,” Hill’s role in “The Wolf of Wall Street” was met with universal appraise. He picked up his second Oscar nomination and the rest is history. In 2018, Hill wrote and directed “Mid90s” proving he was as good behind the camera as he was on screen. Hill will team up with Leonardo DiCaprio again in Adam McKay’s upcoming film “Don’t Look Up.”
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