Jonah Hill on his biggest 'Moneyball' challenge
December 14th, 2011
06:31 PM ET

Jonah Hill on his biggest 'Moneyball' challenge

Between his movie "Moneyball" and launching his Fox animated series, "Allen Gregory," Jonah Hill has been on fire this year. Now he can add something else to his list of achievements: a Screen Actors Guild nomination.

On Wednesday, Hill earned a nomination for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for playing Peter Brand in "Moneyball."

"It feels unlike anything I've ever felt," the actor told CNN.

Hill played the assistant general manager to Brad Pitt's Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's baseball team who uses mathematics and economics to assess each player's value.

In preparing for his role, Hill said that it wasn't easy when it came to dealing with the formulas.

"I think the hardest part was mastering the mathematics of it all and understanding it," he said. "I myself am poor at mathematics, so it ended up being a really big challenge."

But for Hill, the best part was having the opportunity to work with Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman and some of the other cast members.

"It was an insane opportunity," he said. "I just really respect them and I was able to learn so much."

Hill also said that he honestly was not expecting a nomination, and was quite shocked when he found out while filming his latest project.

"I didn’t even know about the nominations," he said. "And then my publicist called me. I was in my trailer and when I walked in, everyone on set was clapping."

You can watch Hill next in his new movie "The Sitter," which came out last week, and then on "21 Jump Street," which will be released in March 2012.

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  4. Kat

    Congrats Jonah! You were wonderful in Moneyball, and you definitely deserve that SAG nomination.

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    I hate this fat f()ck!

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    Jonah u are amazing your girth is unpreditible will u horse play with me at Penn st

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    Is that Chaz Bono?

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    Iran sill has our drone. I sure hope it is a fake one to throw them off track. Maybe it is part of a disinformation campaign against them. Those iranians are scary.

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    Did you know nasty pakistan still has our supply routes blocked? Thankfully congress is holding back on sending them 700 million in aid-bribes. I hope they will completely cut off the bribe money to the pakis. We have poor people here who could use it.

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    Jonah Hill blows.

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    His biggest challenge is still pulling himself away from the buffet table.

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  14. Eric

    The "on fire" line falls a little flat considering Allen Gregory is basically cancelled at this point. It's absent from Fox's lineup for the next season and by all accounts as soon as FOX is done showing the episodes they have left, the cancellation announcement will be official.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |

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