Jonah Hill Weight Loss
From his funny role in Superbad, to his serious one in Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill has proven that he has serious acting chops.
Those who love rom-coms are familiar with Jonah Hill. His breakout role in the 2007 film Superbad cemented his role as an amazing actor who could make your sides split with laughter, and he continued his comedy career with other popular comedy films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010), and what is perhaps one of his most well-known movies, 21 Jump Street (2012). Eventually, he also shifted his roles to more serious ones, such as his roles in Moneyball (2011) and Wolf of Wall Street (2013), where he even received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
Hill was ranked as one of the highest-paid actors by Forbes Magazine in 2014 and 2015, earning an average salary of around $16 million. He also started to expand his career to include screenwriting and directing. He was part of the screenwriting team for both 21 Jump Street and the hilarious and raunchy animated film Sausage Party, and he made his directorial debut with the film Mid90s.
Who is Jonah Hill?
Jonah Hill was born on December 20, 1983, in Los Angeles. He realized his passion for acting and directing in college when he began writing and performing his own plays. He became friends with Dustin Hoffman’s children, which eventually led to his first acting stint in a film called I Heart Huckabees. From there, he starred in small supporting roles in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Grandma’s Boy, and Click.
His leading man role in the 2007 film Superbad is credited as his breakout role as a lead actor, which also lead to other gigs such as hosting SNL alongside Mariah Carey and even a voice acting role in The Simpsons.
Their lifestyle and weight problems
In an interview with Ellen, Hill has actually revealed that many of his movies and roles are a reflection of his struggles with his weight and body image. Indeed, many of his early roles would rely on the overweight trope to be able to sell the comedy. He also said that as a teen and a young adult, he often felt lonely because of the bullying of his peers, and it made him feel “gross, fat, and unattractive”.
Through his career, Hill became the victim of the “yo-yo” weight loss, where he would rapidly gain or lose weight depending on the role that he was currently playing. In Superbad, he weighed at his heaviest in his career, but in 2011, he was spotted sporting a slim and svelte figure. However, when it came time to film War Dogs in 2016, he gained the weight back because of his role as real-life former arms dealer Efraim Diveroli. The constant weight gain and loss, coupled with the hectic life of moving around to film in different locations, caused Hill to once again struggle with his body image and his weight issues.
How Did they Lose Weight?
After War Dogs finished filing, Hill reportedly contacted Channing Tatum, his co-star in the Jump Street films, and asked how he can definitively lose weight and keep it off. According to Hill, Tatum cussed him out and told him that all he needed to go was to eat healthier and start going to the gym more often.
Hill decided to do just that. In 2017, Hill started going to a boxing gym in Manhattan, where he would work with a trainer to do cardio, lift weights, and box. Boxing is a very high-intensity sport and those who do it swear by it when it comes to weight loss and body toning.
Another huge change to his diet was Hill switched to “healthier” Japanese food. He loves to eat sushi, and instead of going for mayonnaise and fried dishes such as tempura, he would instead eat fresh vegetables and fish. He loves to eat fish that are high in omega-3 and healthy fats, such as tuna and salmon.