Jonah Hill has become one of the most discussed actors for comic roles in Hollywood movies. He is known for his performances in many projects since he started his acting career, gained many fans and became famous worldwide. One of the films for which he is best known is the 2007 teenager/comedy film Superbad, which, when released, caused a worldwide sensation and helped launch his acting career that has now spanned nearly two decades.
Due to his ever-growing popularity and success as an actor in Hollywood, fans have paid more attention to the film star as they try to understand his business and career steps. Since his break-out role in Superbad, he has grown into a more mature actor and has turned his attention to other things besides acting.
Jonah Hill Before ‘Superbad’
Long before he became a star; long before he became known worldwide as Jonah Hill of Superbad, Hill was just a young man with dreams who hoped to achieve great things in Hollywood. Jonah Hill was born on December 20, 1983, and grew up in the affluent Cheviot Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Hill developed an interest in acting as a young boy and decided to pursue his dream of becoming a movie star. So while he was studying he began to write and even perform his own plays. According to sources, Hill performed his plays during his college years in a popular bar in New York City’s East Village. His performances gained him a few fans and opened doors for him to appear in Hollywood movies.
Jonah Hill finally began his acting career in 2004 when he starred as Bret in the indie film I Heart Huckabees. He then played further roles in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Campus Ladies and 10 Items or Less (2006) and Evan Almighty (2007).
Jonah Hill’s “Superbad” Breakout Role
After appearing in various feature films and television series with minimal advance notice from cinema audiences, Jonah Hill finally got his runaway role in 2007 when he was cast for the role of Seth in Superbad, an American coming-of-age teen comedy film. The film became very successful and brought in $169 million on a $20 million budget. The film was rated as one of the best comedies of the 2000s and is still considered one of the best high school movies of all time.
As the star of the film, Jonah Hill found immense fame, especially because the film gained increasing acceptance worldwide. His role was highly praised and he was put in the spotlight for it. He then began to land more roles in other popular films from the 2000s and beyond.
Some of the popular films he has starred in include Strange Wilderness (2008), The Invention of Lying (2009), Get Him to the Greek (2010), The Sitter (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Maniac (2018) and The Beach Bum (2019) to name but a few.
What Is Jonah Hill Of Superbad Up To Now?
Like many of his colleagues in Hollywood, Jonah Hill of Superbad not only plays in movies today but has also made other things on the side. Let’s take a look at some of the things he has done besides acting since his break-out role in Superbad.
Jonah Hill has always been interested in directing movies and not just playing the lead. He has made this intention known in various interviews in the past. Hill finally got his chance to make his first feature film in 2018, when he was working on a coming-of-age comedy-drama film in the mid-90s. The film was well-received by the critics.
Apart from the mid-90s, Jonah Hill has directed several documentaries and short films. Apparently the Hollywood star has a bright future as far as directing is concerned.
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Jonah Hill has also ventured into film production. He was the Associate Producer for Brüno, a comedy from 2009, and the Executive Producer for The Sitter, a comedy from 2011. His first major work as a producer was the Buddy Cop action comedy film 22 Jump Street from 2014. In 2016 he produced Why Him? – a romance/comedy. He also produced in the mid-90s.
Jonah Hill has also written for several productions. In fact, he was the author of the mid-90s. In 2012 he wrote 2 episodes of the TV series Allen Gregory. He also provided the story for Sausage Party, a computer-animated comedy for adults shot in 2016, and many others.