When Jonah HIll revealed to Howard Stern that he received a mere $60,000 for The Wolf of Wall Street, I was initially impressed. Hill emphasized his extreme desire to win the role, and he insisted on signing his contract before he lost the offer. But after further thought, I found myself perplexed. This isn’t an art house Woody Allen film with a small budget. In fact, the budget was $100 million. Therefore, the undercut of Hill’s salary seems like a shady attempt to prey on his desperation. Why would the leading man get millions and Hill receive minimum payment? The short explanation for this is that the studio knows they have lots negotiating leverage with actors in a Scorsese film — and they use it. Watch Jonah in a clip from the film below.