Jonah Hill says he made minimum wage to play stockbroker Donnie Azogg in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Yeah, but he got to hang out with Leo.
Hill told Howard Stern no Tuesday he was willing to work for the Screen Actors Guild minimum in order to collaborate with director Martin Scorsese.
And ... hang out with Leo.
During the broadcast with Stern, the program's official Twitter account reportedly posted, "Now on H100 @jonahhill tells @howardstern that he did the 7 month 'Wolf of Wall Street' shoot for $60,000 because he wanted the role so bad."
Hill told Stern he couldn't sign his contract fast enough because he was so afraid they would change their minds and hire someone else.
And then, well ... he wouldn't have been able to hang out with Leo.
Hill's choice paid off, as he's been nominated for an Academy Award for his performance.
"I am in complete and total shock," Hill said, in a statement after receiving news he earned a best supporting actor nod last week. "I honestly was not expecting this, on a level you can't even imagine. Again, I'm clearly in shock. I didn't have a plan for celebrating today because I truly did not expect any of this ... Truly, this is shocking."
Castmate Leonardo DiCaprio also grabbed a nomination for lead actor in the film.
Hill was previously nominated for an Oscar for his role in 2011's "Moneyball."