How happy does Jonah Hill look to be standing next to Leonardo DiCaprio at the NY premiere of The Wolf Of Wall Street last night? Jonah’s currently shooting 22 Jump Street. Production has recently moved to Puerto Rico. But there’s no f-cking way he was missing his opportunity to be with Leo and Marty to promote their new movie. You can suck a dick if you don’t like it. Because as long as Leo and Marty want to hang out, that’s all that matters. And he said as much himself:
“You can dis me all you want on a blog, or write whatever you want in this magazine and I’ll just be like, ‘Whatever, man. Scorsese thinks I’m awesome.’ [Laughs.] He hired me and didn’t fire me, so I can kind of not care now. It really did give me personal assurance that I’m doing the right thing and that I’m talented in certain ways because he’s so important to me.”
We get it. We can see it. And it all came together for Jonah Hill on that carpet. In his mind, he’s on top of Maslow’s triangle, maybe even stomped the sh-t out of it.
The Wolf Of Wall Street opens next week. So far the reviews have been good and DiCaprio’s performance is said to be the most exhilarating and uninhibited of his career. He’s already creeping onto a few Best Actor prediction lists. That’s a tight field. There are five solid contenders (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce Dern, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford, and Tom Hanks). There’s Forest Whitaker who’s a maybe. And Joaquin Phoenix just behind him, whose chances would greatly improve if he put even five minutes of effort into campaigning (which he won’t). And Leo could be surging at the right time. If Wolf opens strong during the holiday break, the Academy will be paying attention.
Also attached – Margot Robbie who apparently officially arrives in this film. She certainly knows how to work a pose. Just me or does she remind you of Jaime Pressly? There were rumours a while back Margot and Leo were doing it. Never made sense to me. Look at her. This is a Woman. And Leo, you know, he prefers the girlish type.