Last week, actor Jonah Hill received his second Oscar nomination for portraying Donnie Azoff in the true story adaptation The Wolf of Wall Street. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the film as Jordan Belfort, who made millions of dollars selling phony stocks, with the help of his right-hand man, Donnie. While the nomination wasn't exactly shocking news, due to the critical acclaim he received for his performance, the actor dropped a surprising bit of trivia on Howard Stern's radio show, revealing he was only paid $60,000 for his work, before taxes and his representatives commissions were taken out.
While an exact budget figure wasn't revealed, Paramount claims the budget was around $100 million.
Here's what the actor had to say, revealing the he would have sold his house and given director Martin Scorsese all of his money for the chance to work for him.
"They gave me the lowest amount of money possible. That was their offer and I said, 'I will sign the paper tonight. Fax 'em the papers tonight. I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind. I wanna sign them before I go to sleep tonight so they legally can't change their mind. I would sell my house and give him (Martin Scorsese) all my money to work for him. This isn't what you make money for. You do 22 Jump Street or you do other things, and you can pay your rent. I would've done anything in the world. I would do it again in a second ... This sh*t isn't about money. You should do things that you care about."
In contrast to Jonah Hill's salary, the actor's Oscar-nominated co-star Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly earned $10 million for both starring in and producing the adaptation. The Wolf of Wall Street was also nominated for Best Picture, with director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter receiving nominations alongside Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio.