How Jonah Hill Transformed Into a Low-Key Style Icon

Jonah Hill has, for a long time, been one of Hollywood’s funnymen. Critics have praised his performances in classic comedies such as Superbad and 21 Jump Street.

Hill’s name has recently been floated around for a part in The Batman film starring Robert Pattinson. Although there is no word about which character exactly he’ll be playing, the role will without a doubt prove just how versatile the actor can be.

Jonah Hill takes a photo before a press conference
Jonah Hill attends a Mid 90’s press conference | Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images

Jonah Hill has always been associated with the high school nerd look

Biography.com tell us Hill was born on December 20, 1983, to Sharon Lyn and Richard Feldstein. His mother is a costume designer and stylist while his father is a tour accountant for the rock band Guns & Roses. Hill’s siblings Beanie and Jordan, were also involved in the showbiz industry.

His sister is an accomplished actress, while his brother, before his untimely death, was music manager for big names such as Maroon 5. While in college, Hill started writing plays and performing them in the East Village.

As it turned out, his plays became a crowd favorite, and that’s when he realized his true passion, acting. He met actor Dustin Hoffman’s children, who introduced Hill to their father. Hoffman asked him to audition for the film I Heart Huckabees, which launched Hill’s acting career.

He later appeared in supporting capacities in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Campus Ladies, and Accepted. Hill’s first starring role was in the comedy movie Superbad alongside Michael Cera.

In 2012, Hill starred alongside Channing Tatum in the comedy film 21 Jump Street. The following year, Hill appeared in The Wolf of Wall Street alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Hill reportedly had to take a massive pay cut to star in the film, a gamble that eventually paid off.

Breaking away from a funnyman to an actor with a broader range

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In 2011, Hill appeared in Moneyball alongside big names such as Brad Pitt. The role established an unquenchable thirst in Hill to break away from his usual comedic roles onto a different genre.

After appearing in Moneyball, Hill decided to try his hand at other dramatic roles hence his appearance in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street. Although Hill loved starring in comedic roles, he said that it no longer inspired him.

He then appeared in True Story, a thriller film which starred him and James Franco. In the film, he plays a journalist who wants to uncover the truth about how Franco’s’ character’s family died. Recently Hill’s name has been brought up with regards to playing a villain in The Batman.

Some fans speculate that Hill might bring Penguin to life, while others think that The Riddler is better suited to the actor. Hill’s transition from comedy to being an actor with a wide range has been a smooth one and has solidified his status as a bankable actor in Hollywood.

Jonah Hill transformed himself into a style icon

Hill has, for a long time, struggled with weight fluctuation. He, however, turned things around to become one of the most stylish actors in Hollywood. Hill has always been a fan of the ’90s skate style, and it reflects in his everyday style.

Hill evolved from being the aim of fashion critics’ jokes to being a style icon, according to Fashion Beans. His previous go-to style was the distressed dad outfits.

He has, however, transformed his style to feature casual, relaxed outfits that everyone now wants to get their hands on. Fans love Hill’s casual looks and creativity. All this recognition has got him the chance to work with brands such as Adidas, Reebok, and Palace, Hill just proved that anything is possible.