Thursday, October 29, 2009

Captivating Close-Up: Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill Feldstein (born December 20, 1983) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. Hill has had a successful career as an actor in comedy films, and has appeared in Accepted, Grandma's Boy, Evan Almighty, Superbad, Strange Wilderness, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Funny People.

Hill made a brief appearance in Judd Apatow's directorial debut The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which eventually led to him starring in a larger supporting role in the Apatow-directed Knocked Up, a short role in Click playing Ben Newman at 17 years old, an uncredited role of Dewey Cox's grown-up brother Nate Cox in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and a leading role in the Apatow-produced Superbad.

Hill has wanted to be a writer since he was young, dreaming of someday joining the writing teams of The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live and The Larry Sanders Show. He is currently writing two screenplays, both of which are scheduled to be produced by Judd Apatow, producer of Superbad. One of the films, The Middle Child, would star Hill as a young man who returns from college to find that his parents gave a child up for adoption before he was born. The role of Hill's older brother was written with frequent collaborator Seth Rogen in mind.

At one point, Hill was writing a screenplay with close friend and I Heart Huckabees co-star Jason Schwartzman. However, he is now writing Pure Imagination, a comedy for Sony about a man who develops an imaginary friend after a traumatic experience.


1 comment:

Court said...

He is damn hilarous! I LOVE him!