Oscar Buzz Surrounds Jonah Hill and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The actor talks about working with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese in his new film.
3:00 | 12/05/13

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Back, now, with a favorite. Actor jonah hill. Oscar buzz building yet again for him. This time, for "the wolf of wall street." A star-studded cast with jonah, leonardo DiCaprio, based on a real-life story. The new york stockbroker who makes a fortune by defrauding investors. Take a sneak peek. I'll tell you what. You show me a pay stub for $72,000 and I'll quit my job right now and I work for you. Hey, pauly. What's up? Everything's fine. Listen. I quit. And thus, it begins. Jonah hill, joining us. First things first. You're working with prosthetic teeth right there? How was it? Giant fake teeth. It was interesting. I had to learn how to retalk because I had a horrible lisp when I put them on. They would give me a month early. I would make phone calls all the time with the teeth in so i could deal with my lisp and do a strange accent. I would make phone calls. And call best buy and stuff like that. The preparation, you have the teeth. But you're also digging into the story. A story that maybe people feel like they know. But when you actually read about this one, the level of this fraud, what did you make of it all when you first came upon it? Well, you know, there's been movies about wall street before and things like that. But I felt really strongly that I -- this character that I'm playing is perhaps someone i really respect very much or respect their morality very much. And so, I just thought it was really important to show realistically what it's hike for someone who has no moral compass, has no impulse control. And the only thing they really care about is being wealthy and all of the hedonistic things that come along with that and how you lose yourself along the way. And this is the first time for you with martin scorsese. I can only imagine, the casting process. First day on the set. What was it like? Just all terrifying. No, martin socorsescorsese, my favorite director of all-time. When I was told I would get the opportunity to meet with him about this movie, that alone, if that had just ended there, it would have been the highlight of my life. I was terrified. And the first month of rehearsals with just myself and martin scorsese and leonardo DiCAPRIO. For the first few days, I was like, what am I doing here? What is going on? We have pictures of "the hollywood reporter" with all of you. You mentioned leo. The two of them had worked together a lot. Yeah. This is their fifth film together. Does that change the way it went on set? Did that pay off for you guys in the end? Well, basically, I had to go in there and really show them what the new game plan was. Just kidding. I was terrified the whole time. Got a nice clip. I was terrified the entire time. And these guys, my favorite actor and martin socore sescy, my favorite director. I shouldn't be in the same room as those guys. I tried to learn as much as possible. It was great to see how close they collaborate after four -- this was their fifth film together. I had never seen a bond like that between an actor and director. I respect them -- everyone respects them so much. And they respect each other so much. It was an amazing thing to watch and be a part of. An amazing film. Robin mentioned it earlier. The trailer alone, and maybe people are seeing it for the first time. Trailer of the year, no question. Movie pays off in spades. Jonah hill, go see this movie. It's "the wolf of wall street." I'm sorry I rupted your thing there. Awesome. Coming up here, apparently there's a teenage girl crushing

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