Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage Quotes RSS

Biography

Jonah Hill Biography Jonah Hill Feldstein (born 20.12.1983) Jonah Hill is an American comedian, screenwriter and Oscar nominated actor known for his comedy roles in Superbad, Knocked Up, Funny People and 21 Jump Street as well as his serious approach to character Peter Brande in Money Ball. Jonah Hill: Childhood Hill was born in Los Angeles, California to parents Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for rock band Guns 'N' Roses and fashion stylist, Sharon Lyn (née Chalkin). Hill was raised Jewish and has reported that his 'father instilled a good work ethic' and he is 'a nice Jewish boy' when asked about his sex life. After feeling unappreciated in school, Hill left California to study music and sport at the New School in New York. Jonah Hill: Acting Career Whilst studying in college, Hill began to write and perform his own plays in a small bar located in the East Village of New York. Hill's performances allowed him to realise his passion and ability to act, enabling him to form his own small following including Rebecca and Jake Hoffman, who later introduced Hill to their father - Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman asked Hill to audition for I Heart Huckabees starring: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Isabelle Huppert, Mark Wahlberg and Dustin Hoffman which lead to Hill being cast as Bret in his first feature film role. The film received mixed critical response with the Hollywood Reporter stating: 'Despite the unique premise and some truly inspired casting, the picture remains stuck in an existential rut of its own.' Hill continued to act, appearing in an episode of NYPD Blue and short film: Pancho's Pizza written and directed by Jake Hoffman, before appearing in Jude Apatow's directorial debut, the 40 Year Old Virgin. The film starred Steve Carell as a nerdy 40 year old virgin who meets a single mother in the 2005 comedy romance film. It included appearances from Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd and Jane Lynch and was acknowledged by AFI as part of their official selection for movie of the year. Hill continued to obtain small television roles and supporting acting roles in low budget feature films before being cast in Click alongside previous supporting actor Dustin Hoffman. Hill played Ben Newman at 17 years old before working-relation Jake Hoffman played the same character at 22 years old. The film starred Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale and was nominated for an Academy Award for best achievement in make-up. Hill went onto co-star a long side Justin Long and Blake Lively in 2006's Accepted - a film about a high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to, thus he attempts to launch his own school in a local rundown building. Hill was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for his role as Sherman. Hill acted alongside Morgan Freeman in 10 Items or Less and Anna Kendrick in Rocket Science before being cast in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up. The film starred previous working friends Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd and had appearances from Jason Segel, Leslie Mann and Katherine Heigl. Like the 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up received notable recognition from the AFI institute. Hill worked alongside previous co-stars Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman in 2007's Evan Almighty before returning to work with Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen in Superbad. The film starred Hill and break through artist Michael Cera (Juno, Arrested Development) achieving critical and public recognition. Hill continued to act in television and doing voice over work on children's film, Horton Hears a Who before being cast alongside previous co-star Jason Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The film also had appearances from: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and co-star Russell Brand. The film was nominated for best comedy at the Teen Choice Awards. Hill obtained a supporting role in Night at the Museum Two working alongside Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais before being cast with working friends Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann and Adam Sandler in Funny People written and directed by previous friend and working director Judd Apatow. The film achieved two nominations at the teen choice awards. Hill obtained a small role alongside co-stars Ricky Gervais' The Invention of Lying playing depressed character Frank. In 2009 Hill managed to live a personal dream doing a voice over for the Simpsons episode Pranks and Greens. When asked if Hill always wanted to be an actor he replied: 'No. I wanted to be one of the Simpsons. I wanted to live in Springfield'. Hill took on his first starring role as a serious/dramatic character in Cyrus. Hill played title character, Cyrus alongside John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei. The film was part of the official selection at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival. Hill continued his voice over work in How to Train Your Dragon before teaming up with friends Russell Brand, Judd Apatow and Jason Segel (as producers). The film saw Russell Brand continue his role as Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The film achieved a positive critical response and 11 recognised nominations. Hill did more voice over work in Megamind before obtaining a role in Sport-Biography/Drama Moneyball. The film starred Brad Pitt as Billy Beane the historic American Baseball player and Hill as Peter Brande. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Jonah Hill for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Hill returned to his comedy role in The Sitter before writing and creating his own cartoon TV series, Allen Gregory. The series contained seven episodes which included exceptional smart Allen Gregory (voiced by Hill) attempted to fit in at regular school. Hill continued to write and act, helping to co-write 21 Jump Street with Michael Bacall. Hill starred alongside Channing Tatum, and got to return to his college student role as an undercover police officer. Hill worked alongside the all star cast In The Watch, working with previous working-relation Ben Stiller and Joe Nunez (Superbad). Hill was cast in critically acclaimed director Quentin Tarintino's Django Unchained, winner of 2 Academy Awards. The film starred Jamie Fox, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Hill maintained his friendship and working relationship with co-stars Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Paul Rudd, Channing Tatum, Jason Segel in This is the End a film about a number of celebrities attempting to survive the apocalypse whilst attending a party at James Franco's house. Jonah Hill: Personal Life Hill has stated he refuses to discuss his personal life because 'you just feel like an idiot for talking about it' if/when things don't work out. Despite losing a lot of weight for his recent roles (21 Jump Street where he plays a police officer) Hill has stated his 'Achilles heel' is beer. 'I just can't give up beer'. Hill broke up with his girlfriend Jordan Klein after three years in 2011 however started dating Ali Hoffman (Dustin Hoffman's daughter).



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Jonah Hill out shopping in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 20th December 2016

Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill seen at the Friars Club Gala, they were honoring the Icon Award to Martin Scorsese held at Cipriani, 55 Wall Street, Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 21st September 2016

Jonah Hill

War Dogs Review

Good

Based on a rather astounding true story, this comedy-drama centres on two stoners who landed a massive defence contract with the American government to sell arms for the War on Terror. The story is told with a heavy dose of macho swagger by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, which makes it entertaining even as it dodges the heavier themes the plot is raising. It's also set in a world where smugness is an asset and women are irrelevant.

It begins in 2005 Miami, where David (Miles Teller) is working as a masseur and living happily with his girlfriend Iz (Ana de Armas). Then he runs into his old school friend Efraim (Jonah Hill), who convinces him that there's money to be made selling weapons to the US military. Over the next few years, the business expands dramatically, bringing in a fortune as David and Efraim travel into Iraq to see their deals through. Then they land a massive new contract that involves working with a rather dodgy supplier (Bradley Cooper) and processing the arms in Albania. But as they start bending the law to maximise their profits, things start to fall apart.

Phillips tells this with a quick step and a twinkle in his eye, zipping through the events with masculine energy, filling scenes with black humour as the business gets murkier. Hill and Teller make a terrific team, using their impeccable comic timing to make every scene zing. They are also excellent at bringing out the contrasts between David and Efraim: David tries to do things right, Efraim has no moral compass. And their differing approaches to cross-cultural situations are telling as well. Many of their conflicts seem scripted for movie purposes, but they're so well-played that we don't mind too much. By comparison, the supporting cast kind of fades into the background. Cooper grabs attention in a seriously oddball role, while de Armas is completely sidelined as the only person with a conscience.

Continue reading: War Dogs Review

Jonah Hill Did So Much Fake Cocaine In 'Wolf Of Wall Street' He Ended Up Hospitalised


Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill has revealed he ended up in hospital during the filming of the Wolf of Wall Street after ingesting too much fake cocaine. The actor starred as Donnie Azoff in the 2014 Martin Scorsese film and spent a lot of his screen time snorting the fake powder.

Jonah HillJonah Hill pretty much overdosed on fake cocaine during Wolf Of Wall Street filming

Speaking on Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons Hill said: “I had to be hospitalised. If you ingest that much matter into your lungs you’ll get very sick, and we were literally doing fake coke for, like, seven months, every day.

Continue reading: Jonah Hill Did So Much Fake Cocaine In 'Wolf Of Wall Street' He Ended Up Hospitalised

Jonah Hill at the L.A. premiere of 'War Dogs' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 15th August 2016

Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 12th August 2016

Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill seen leaving Chiltern Firehouse in London wearing a Palace Baseball Cap. United Kingdom - Tuesday 9th August 2016

Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill

War Dogs Trailer


War dogs follows the journey of two low end arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli on their journey to the top when they secure themselves a contract from the Pentagon to provide military weapons to U.S. allies in Afghanistan. In this criminal war comedy the two friends start off their business by exploiting a government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on military weapons contracts.

Continue: War Dogs Trailer

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer


Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all his closest buds, Brenda is a hot dog bun who is also bagged up with the other ladies in the Glamour Buns pack. Since being stored on the supermarket shelf, Frank and Brenda have known that they're meant to be, now all that has to happen is their new owner picks both packets to take them home for their happily ever after. 

As luck would have it, a lady picks them both up and it seems like their dream is coming true, little do the food items actually know what happens to them when they get to their new home; they're pealed, boiled, grated and roasted to death before being eaten. Now Frank is on a mission to bring the truth to the other consumables in a bit to make the horror stop. 

Sausage Party is an R rated CG animation.

Hail, Caesar! Review

Excellent

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from focus groups, there's a serious edge to what superficially looks like a madcap comical romp. But this isn't one of Joel and Ethan Coen's nutty comedies. It's a pointed exploration of the collision between art and commerce, assembled as a sprawlingly entertaining ensemble movie packed with lively, often hilarious characters.

It's set over 24 hours at Capitol Pictures in 1951 as studio minder Eddie (Josh Brolin) tries to keep several movies in production despite a series of hitches, while twin gossip columnists (two Tilda Swintons) try to get a scoop. Top movie star Baird (George Clooney) has been kidnapped by communist writers from the set of his Roman epic. Water-ballet diva DeeAnna (Scarlett Johansson) is pregnant and unapologetically unmarried. And rising-star Hobie (Alden Ehrenreich) is struggling to make the transition from Western action hero to chamber room drama, clashing with his demanding new director Laurence (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, song-and-dance man Burt (Channing Tatum) is up to something on the set of his sailor musical. With all of this, Eddie begins to think that maybe he should take the offer of a job outside the film industry.

As the movie darts between these various productions, the Coens gleefully reinvent this series of genres that have essentially died out. Yes, the film is a pointed depiction of how Hollywood used to make a wide array of movies for much broader audiences. Each sequence is written and directed with witty details that perfectly catch the way the chaos of a film set can be transformed into a glamorous motion picture in time for the starry red-carpet premiere. And the entire cast rises to the challenge. Clooney is terrific as the dim-witted star who hasn't a clue what's happening around him. Ehrenreich shows real charm as a smart kid struggling in an insane situation. Brolin holds things together in a surprisingly sympathetic role, while Swinton, Johansson and Fiennes add plenty of spark, and the film is stolen by Frances McDormand as a spiky film editor.

Continue reading: Hail, Caesar! Review

Hail, Caesar! Trailer


Eddie Mannix is a fixer who works in Hollywood where he tames celebrities and keeps theirs, and movie studios', secrets out of the press - no matter how big the story. It's not the easiest job in the world, and it's certainly not always the most morally fulfilling, but it's about to get a whole lot harder when one studio, Capitol Pictures, presents him with a major problem the likes of which could be career destroying. They're working on a huge production epic entitled 'Hail, Caesar!' starring Hollywood sensation Baird Whitlock, but things go particularly awry when he is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group known only as The Future. They want $100,000, and after 24 hours, the studio aren't looking any more hopeful. Mannix enlists a feisty and beautiful female star to procure the money, while Whitlook finds himself in a most unusual situation.

Continue: Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Michael Cera Reuniting With His ‘Arrested Development’ Co-Star, Will Arnett, In ‘Lego Batman’


Michael Cera Will Arnett Batman Seth Rogen Jonah Hill Kristen Wiig Salma Hayek James Franco

Michael Cera will reunite with his Arrested Development co-star, Will Arnett, for the upcoming Lego Batman movie. Arnett voices Batman and Cera has signed on to voice his side-kick, Robin. The news was confirmed on Thursday (16th July).

Michael CeraMichael Cera at a photocall for This Is Our Youth in New York in August 2014.

Read More: Michael Cera Does 'Dejected Teen' Really Well in This is Our Youth.

Continue reading: Michael Cera Reuniting With His ‘Arrested Development’ Co-Star, Will Arnett, In ‘Lego Batman’

Sony Begin Work In '21 Jump Street, 'Men In Black', Crossover


Jonah Hill Channing Tatum

Sony has hired the writers of Broad City - Lucia Aniello nd Paul Downs - to write one of two scripts that will take the 'Jump Street' franchise in a new direction. The studio has commissioned both a female-oriented spinoff and a franchise crossover with Men in Black - an idea originally outlined after the e-mail hack.

Jump StreetJonah Hill [L] and Channing Tatum [R] starred in 21 Jump Street and it's hugely successful sequel

Aniello and Downs will write the female spin-off, featuring the same comedic style and tone as 21 Jump Street and its hugely successful sequel, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

Continue reading: Sony Begin Work In '21 Jump Street, 'Men In Black', Crossover

James Franco And Jonah Hill Reveal Their Views On Finkel's Experiences In 'True Story'


Jonah Hill James Franco

In what could be one of the most chilling and uncomfortable true story thrillers in recent years, James Franco and Jonah Hill star in just that: 'True Story'. And the experience has helped them relate to journalist Michael Finkel on which the film is based.

James Franco and Jonah Hill in 'True Story'James Franco and Jonah Hill star in 'True Story'

When Finkel was fired from the New York Times for fabricating a news story, he found himself without any job prospects. However, as luck would have it (good or bad, depending on how you look at it), he soon became embroiled in a high profile murder case when Christian Longo used Finkel's name on being arrested for killing his family. This was finally a job that Finkel could take on, but little did he know how complex and unnerving his relationship with Longo would become. 

Continue reading: James Franco And Jonah Hill Reveal Their Views On Finkel's Experiences In 'True Story'

True Story - Featurette


The cast and crew of upcoming drama 'True Story', including Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones and director Rupert Goold, take us through the plot of the film in a new featurette. They discuss the unlikely relationship between a disgraced journalist and a convicted killer, and what it's like to take on such a sensitive story.

Continue: True Story - Featurette

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Jonah Hill

Date of birth

20th December, 1983

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.70






Advertisement
Advertisement

Jonah Hill Movies

War Dogs Movie Review

War Dogs Movie Review

Based on a rather astounding true story, this comedy-drama centres on two stoners who landed...

War Dogs Trailer

War Dogs Trailer

War dogs follows the journey of two low end arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim...

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all...

Hail, Caesar! Movie Review

Hail, Caesar! Movie Review

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from...

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting...

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Eddie Mannix is a fixer who works in Hollywood where he tames celebrities and keeps...

True Story - Featurette Trailer

True Story - Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of upcoming drama 'True Story', including Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity...

Advertisement
True Story Trailer

True Story Trailer

In 2001, Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) was fired from his job at the New York...

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

Bigger and even richer than the terrific 2010 hit animation, this sequel is also quite...

22 Jump Street Movie Review

22 Jump Street Movie Review

A consistently hilarious stream of in-jokes keeps the audience in fits of laughter even if...

22 Jump Street Trailer

22 Jump Street Trailer

After a pretty traumatic time returning to high school to uncover the source of a...

22 Jump Street - International Trailer

22 Jump Street - International Trailer

Schmidt and Jenko are two young cops who thought they'd seen the last of student...

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

It's been five years since blacksmith apprentice Hiccup managed to end the battle between dragons...

The Lego Movie Movie Review

The Lego Movie Movie Review

Inventive visuals and a seriously deranged script make this animated adventure far more enjoyable than...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.