Actor Jonah Hill talks about Toronto, Drake and his new film War Dogs

The Star – Two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill’s latest comedy, War Dogs, is in theatres. He’ll direct his first movie, about teen street skateboarders, next year.

Drake needs to add another name to his housewarming party guest list when he moves into his Bridle Path mansion: Jonah Hill.

In Toronto to promote bro-comedy War Dogs, two-time Oscar nominee Hill, 32, said he often uses Drake as an icebreaker when he meets someone from Toronto.

“I’m a really big fan and it must be really cool to be from here and have him be having the career he’s having,” said Hill, who was impressed with the rapper’s plans for his massive 21,000-square-foot digs.

“Wow, I have to be invited.”

Or he could just email Drake and ask. He’s got Drizzy in his contacts list. On a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Hill sheepishly confessed to mistakenly emailing his weight-loss food diary to Drake instead of his doctor.

If critics have been mostly underwhelmed with War Dogs, they have had plenty of praise for Hill’s portrayal of scheming sociopath Efraim Diveroli, who teams with childhood friend David Packouz (Miles Teller) to sell arms to the U.S. military in the fact-based comedy from The Hangover’s Todd Phillips.

He plays Diveroli as a slick opportunist with a grating laugh, a quirk Hill worked in just before shooting began. It’s a calculated, phoney giggle engineered to make someone feel enough at ease to let their guard down.

Hill said he knew how Diveroli had to look — which included gaining weight he has since lost — “but I still felt there was something missing.”Continue Reading

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