The Oscar nominee tells reporters he would do just about anything for the director

By Melody Chiu
Updated February 13, 2014 07:30 PM
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Jonah Hill may have only been paid $60,000 for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, but there are no hard feelings.

In fact, the actor is just thrilled to get the chance to work with director Martin Scorsese.

“[He] is my favorite filmmaker of all time,” Hill, 30, told reporters at the 86th Oscars Nominee Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton on Monday. “Goodfellas is the reason I spend my life making movies.”

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the Oscar race this year, Hill shared he is in fact up for anything when it comes to his idol.

“I would paint his house if he asked me to,” he joked. “Money is never a concern to work with people like Martin Scorsese.”

As for whether the star has prepped a speech for the big night, Hill joked about reusing his speech from his Moneyball win at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2011.

“I could just change a few names,” he said, laughing. “The possibility of winning is so insane to me that it seems almost indulgent to write a speech.”