Dustin Hoffman Started Jonah Hill's Career & More in DP/30 Interview

February 14, 2014

Jonah Hill

We've already featured a great talk with Martin Scorsese from David Poland and his DP/30 interview series, and now another big part of The Wolf of Wall Street sits down for an interesting 30-minute chat. Jonah Hill has been on quite the promotional and awards season run for his Oscar nominated supporting performance in the controversial drama, and he indicates as much at the beginning of this interview. And then he dives into some interesting stories, including how Dustin Hoffman actually had a pivotal part in launching Hill's career as an actor, thanks to his son Jake Hoffman. The whole interview is great. Watch!

Here's the interview with Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street (via

The Wolf of Wall Street is directed by legendary Academy Award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, of everything from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to Cape Fear to Goodfellas to Casino to Aviator to Departed to Shutter Island and Hugo recently. The screenplay is written by Terence Winter (Get Rich or Die Tryin', Brooklyn Rules, "The Sopranos", "Boardwalk Empire"), based on Jordan Belfort's book of the same name. The film also stars Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Shea Whigham & Jean Dujardin. Paramount opened The Wolf of Wall Street on Christmas Day. Go see it now!

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Jesus, dude -- are you interviewing him or interrogating him? And wow, Jonah, try a little harder to distance yourself from your roots now that you've "hit the big time."

Sparky on Feb 14, 2014


Like, absolutely brutal toward the end.

Sparky on Feb 14, 2014


"Ask me about my wiener."

DAVIDPD on Feb 14, 2014


What the fuck is so good about Jonah Hill? The jackass can't act. Every time I think of him, I think about dick and vagina jokes. He's god damn terrible.

ali3000 on Feb 17, 2014

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