One of the most talented, and surprisingly diverse actors on the scene is Jonah Hill. If youre a fan of Hill, or just like the idea of being able to play poker with him, you had that chance at one of the latest auctions.
Hill is known for Superbad, Wolf of Wall street, and being one of the most talented young actors of the day. He's also known to rub elbows with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio. The two have been buddy, buddy since their time spent making the Wolf of Wall Street film.
DiCaprio has been keen on his latest charity dedicated to saving wildlife, mainly elephants. He has held two auctions since 2014 to help raise money for this cause. His first helped to raise over $25 million, while his 2nd in 2015 raised over $40 million.
The latest auction was expected to be bigger and raise even more money. Among the many items rich folk from around the world can bid on, included famous artwork, fancy cars, and even the oddball item. Some of the artwork is appraised at over $1 million, with artists willingly donating some of their best work to the cause.
Other donations that fall in to the odd item category include Victoria's Secrets runway tickets. The chance to follow around a famous movie director for an entire year. And the chance to play poker with Jonah Hill and Ed Norton.
Norton is of course famous for playing the role of “Worm” in the film Rounders. If you want to ask when the much anticipated, and rumored sequel to the cult classic is going to be made, all you need to do is spend $120,000.
That was the minimum bid at the auction. Only one person made a bid who has remained unnamed.
According to the auction website, the winning bidder will get to play at a private poker game with Norton, Hill and 3 other poker professionals. They will also receive free coaching from one of those pros (Unknown at this time), as well as dinner.
"coaching from one of the best poker players in the world":
"This is an unbelievable opportunity to join 3-time Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton, also known as 'Worm' from the greatest poker movie of all time Rounders…. along with his good friend and Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill from The Wolf of Wall Street and top poker professionals in an exclusive game of no-limit Texas Hold Em...
You'll receive coaching from one of the best poker players in the world, and hear stories over dinner about how the movie that launched the international poker craze was made. This is an experience you will never forget!
To be scheduled within one year by mutual agreement and availability of the winning bidder, Edward Norton and Jonah Hill
Generously donated by Edward Norton and Jonah Hill"