Jonah Hill has lost so much weight he looks like a different person

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill take it back to the 80's on the set of 'Maniac'

Jonah Hill is looking good. The 33-year-old actor was spotted filming scenes for the new Netflix series Maniac with co-star Emma Stone in New York City on Friday. The two were rocking 80s attire for the shoot. Between Emma’s bleached blonde scrunchie wig and acid washed jeans and Jonah’s mullet and striped crew socks, any feelings of nostalgia for the fashions of the day should be now squashed. I mean, really, what were we thinking?

Maniac reunites Emma and Jonah for the first time since 2007′s Superbad. They play patients in a mental institution, living out a wide array of adventures in their dreams. Netflix has been cranking out some quality television lately, and this show sure sounds promising. The show is based on a Norwegian series of the same name, which, judging by the trailer, is delightfully twisted. The series is directed by True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga and Justin Theroux has been cast in a co-starring role, so I am very enthusiastic about this show.

But, let’s get back to Jonah. He’s lost a lot of weight. He has gone up and down since the start of his career, which most of you thought came with Superbad, but I’ll always remember the first time he made me laugh in Accepted. Jonah first dropped some serious weight, losing 40 pounds for his role in 2011′s Moneyball. He then gained back the weight for the 2015 movie War Dogs. When it came time to slim down once again, Jonah enlisted the help of his Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum. On an appearance last year on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he recalled, “I gained weight for this movie War Dogs, and then I wanted to get in better shape, so I called Channing Tatum, and said, ‘Hey, if I ate less and go to a trainer, will I get in better shape?’ And he said, ‘Yes, you dumb motherf—–, of course you will, it’s the simplest thing in the entire world.’”

Apparently, the secret to Jonah’s weight loss success is a clean eating plan, which includes lots of Japanese food in his diet. He also gave up beer. I eat lots of Japanese food, but I’m assuming the sushi I eat as part of the massive Chinese buffet isn’t what Jonah was doing. I’m also assuming Japanese snacks like wasabi peas and Pocky aren’t part of his eating plan. He’s also holding himself accountable for what he puts in his mouth by keeping a food journal, which he emails to his nutritionist – and once to Drake, by mistake. But, whatever he is doing is working. I’m not sure how good for him the yo-yo dieting is, but I guess that’s the perils of being a star. I’ll be eating Pocky and drinking a frosty beer if you need me.

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill take it back to the 80's on the set of 'Maniac'

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill take it back to the 80's on the set of 'Maniac'

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill take it back to the 80's on the set of 'Maniac'

'War Dogs' Photocall

Jonah Hill out shopping in Beverly Hills

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  1. AG-UK says:

    Wow those 80′s clothes yikes!!! I hope I didn’t look like that. Good he lost the weight but makes him look older than 33. I too am trying to eat less.

  2. Jazzie30 says:

    Congrats on the weight loss. I find him incredibly unattractive regardless. Oh well.

    • QueenB says:

      LOL I was just imaging saying that to someone “WOW! Congrats on the weight loss, you are still very ugly though”

      • Jazzie30 says:

        Ha! Now, now QueenB. I did not say he was ugly. I said I find him incredibly unattractive. I’m sure there are plenty of women who have a different opinion………

    • lisa says:

      is it even possible that he looks worse? i think he looks like the same person though, dont agree with the headline at all

      • Chaine says:

        He does look like the same person, except thinner and even LESS attractive than before. His best look is second pic from the bottom, portly with a beard. He actually looks somewhat pleasant there.

      • alexandria says:

        I think it’s his clothes. Put him in a well-tailored suit and I think he’ll be ok.

    • Jenni says:

      Can you imagine that all loose skin he is hiding underneath the clothes? Or spanx?
      BTW There’s dozens of blind items claiming that he is a total d-bag and for some reason I believe them all.

    • minx says:

      Yes, he’s just not a good looking guy, heavy or not.

      • StormsMama says:

        I disagree. But I met him at the premier of Accepted and (yes he was so funny in that movie) and the secret to his looks are his eyes. He has beautiful eyes. I hung out with that entire night and we sang karaoke and he was cool. Granted this was before he was famous and hanging with Leo etc.
        but I maintain it’s his eyes that reel em in

      • minx says:

        StormsMama, that’s good to hear.

    • Twink says:

      Agreed. He’s repulsive looking. A woman with looks like his would have never gotten that far in Hollywood.

      • Aren says:

        How about that actress that played “Blossom”? Or even Sarah Jessica Parker. They’re both quite unfortunate looking and very successful.

        As for Jonah, I must be the only person who finds him attractive, but I’ve heard he’s a horrible person.

      • detritus says:

        Twink, you’re right, he would have been Rachel Dratch if he was a woman. I always feel so bad for her.

      • Twink says:

        Dratch is awesome. It’s a crime she isn’t more famous! I loved her book!

      • Esmom says:

        Aren, I think SJP get s a bad rap. She might not be conventionally beautiful and still photos don’t do her justice but she has a charisma that has contributed to her success. I don’t get that same charisma from Hill (but maybe it’s just me).

        I also find him extremely unattractive — someone, somewhere once described him as having “livery lips” and I agree. *shudders*

      • Twink says:

        @esmom I agree. Also, SJP’s body meets the thinness standards of Hollywood so I don’t see how she’s comparable to Hill.

  3. Adrien says:

    I was worried about Jonah’s weight in Get Him to the Greek. He was ok looking in Sarah Marshall but in “Greek”, he looked like he was about to explode. I don’t understand why he has to gain all his weight back in War Dogs. I don’t think the role needed that his character be fat.

    • Tulsi 202I0 says:

      Just last week I was looking at him on the cover of the War Dogs DVD wondering why he had to get so plus sized again and then bang he’s lost all the weight again. What a strange life he leads.

    • cine says:

      He didn’t need to put the weight on for that role in War Dogs, that’s the perplexing thing. The character he plays, Efraim Diveroli, isn’t overweight in real life. I think he put on the weight for whatever reason and said it was down to playing the character thinking that people wouldn’t know who the character was in real life or wouldn’t feel like googling.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      He seems to be prett short and he gained a lot of weight to his face at one point which made him look huge there.

    • Jenny says:

      It’s so dangerous to jojo like he does, it puts even more stress on the body than being fat does so if he’s incapable of maintaining his weight loss he should just stay fat. And to be fair only about 2 percent of people who lose weight manage to keep it off longterm. When I look at JH I see someone in grave danger, not only because of his obesity but even more so because of his extreme weight fluctuations.

  4. ArchieGoodwin says:

    Love Pocky. The cherry blossom one is almost too pretty to eat. Have you tried Pretz? like savory pocky.
    we love japanese snacks, the packing alone is so worth the price. They have these little cookies, with chocolate on one side and stamped pictures of Hello Kitty on the other. Awesome.

    Dont think I’ve ever seen anything with Jonah in it, I just came here for the japanese snacks love.

    • Corey says:

      Oh, I love Pretz (especially the salad flavor)! When I used to live in Florida, we would go to the EPCOT Food and Wine Fest every year and I would drop a ton of dough in the Japanese pavilion on various snacks. Now, in Atlanta, I have access to some wonderful Asian supermarkets, so I can get my Pretz/Pocky on whenever I want!

  5. manda says:

    Are wasabi peas fattening or not a healthy snack? We JUST got in to them here in my house. (We are always late to the trendy food train)

    • Corey says:

      It’s not that they are “unhealthy”, the calories do sneak up on you though. 1 ounce (which is always less than you want to eat) is 120 calories. Check the servings per container, you may be surprised. Fortunately, I eat a limited number of them per sitting, as if you eat too many, you will definitely numb your tastebuds!

  6. Serene Wolf says:

    He looks like a sane
    Michael Keaton.

  7. FishBeard says:

    He seems to have a very unhealthy relationship with food. Most of his problems seem to stem from major insecurities about his appearance, and explains why he’s such an arse sometimes.

    • Parigo says:

      I think he is very insecure so he acts out as a total douche. That said I think he’s a brilliant actor able to do both drama and comedy.

    • Molly says:

      YES. He’s not famous enough to swing that much weight out of necessity for “roles”. I’m certainly not wishing it, but I predict a tragic end for him some day.

  8. nicegirl says:

    Pretty sure I had that entire outfit Emma Stone is wearing – worn as separates, of course. LOL

  9. rahrahroey says:

    I thought this was another movie on Amy Fisher starring Jonah Hill as Joey Buttafuoco. :/

  10. Lexilla says:

    This doesn’t look like a natural weight on his frame, so I don’t think it looks good. Even if it did, it always bothers me when I hear versions of “You look great! Have you lost weight?” I grew up with those associations and it’s not what I want for my kids.

    • deezee says:

      I agree. He doesn’t look good thin. A little heavier suits him better. And I too hate the “You look great! Have you lost weight?” comments.

    • Turtle says:

      I loathe those comments. The first time I lost a ton of weight, people f**king flipped out. I know they meant well, but it was hard NOT to take it personally. What did they think about me beforehand, for f**k’s sake?! I actually said that to a couple of people and ruffled their feathers. I’m working on losing weight at a slower pace this time and at least I feel a bit more equipped to handle it.

      • Lexilla says:

        That would upset me too, Turtle. I never comment on someone’s weight change, period. Like you suggest, what if someone gains the weight back? Does that mean it’s “bad” because losing weight was “good”? Horrible.

      • Esmom says:

        Yeah, people can be really insensitive. I ran into an acquaintance that I rarely see who had seemed to have lost a ton of weight and I didn’t feel like I should say anything unless she said something first. I thought maybe she was ill because she was actually kinda gaunt. But then a mutual friend came up to us and started gushing about how skinny she was and how much younger she looked — she seemed flattered and told us she’d been on a diet. But still I felt like there was something negative hanging in the air — that implication that she wasn’t attractive prior. Ugh.

      • TheRickestRick says:

        Honest question : what should person say to someone who has clearly lost weight and looks fit and healthy, and obviously did a lot of hard work to get there? Is there anything acceptable to say? I mean sometimes you just want to commend someone on their hard work and dedication which we all know is bloody difficult!
        Is saying, “you look so fit” okay?

  11. detritus says:

    The super yoyo thing isn’t really very healthy, neither is weight loss that happens so quickly. I hope he finds his balance. I also hope he isn’t the dbag blinds paint him to be.

  12. Louise177 says:

    Emma’s jeans – Omg.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. Back in the day I had a similar pair only they were a darker wash — but with pinstripes! The 80s really were a nutty era for fashion.

  13. Aerohead21 says:

    Good for him! I know what carrying too much weight feels like so WAY TO GO!

  14. Veronica says:

    Hnn, Emma doesn’t actually look half bad as a platinum blonde. I can see why she dies her hair red, though. It makes her features pop more.

  15. Who cares. He still has man boobs.

  16. Svea says:

    The weight loss son’t change his character though.

  17. So says:

    I suspect weight loss surgery. Time will tell. Good for him though.

  18. Kimma1216 says:

    He looks like the lead singer of Tears for Fears?!!! lol

  19. JA says:

    I get such a douche vibe from him… maybe it’s the Leo connection. But Channing seems like a nice dude so who knows?! Good for him for losing the weight but wonder if he can maintain long term… that’s the tricky part.

    • lucy2 says:

      I do too. I’ve never liked him in any movie, and see him more as a deterrent than a reason to see a film.

  20. Lua says:

    More importantly, can we discuss this mullet?! 😅

  21. tealily says:

    Those are some mega lifts on those sneakers!

  22. Shelllley says:

    He looks exactly the same as himself. Just older and thinner. He’s definitely not “unrecognizable” …

  23. Jag says:

    He looks like he’s 60 in that top photo. Wow! I thought that he got gastric bypass? Guess not.

    And no, yo-yo dieting isn’t good for the body. Unfortunately, it’s something that I’ve done all of my adult life, due to not always having a thyroid-literate doctor. Currently have lost 30 pounds and have maybe 100 more to go. In 2003, gained 100 pounds in a year when I no longer was on thyroid booster. The last 3 doctors have refused to put me on what I was prescribed by the doctor in 2002 prior to them, so I’ve given up going to doctors for now.

  24. Ozogirl says:

    He has such an awkward body type…I actually think a little weight suits him better…

  25. Dorky says:


  26. Meh says:

    I am DEAD at the story of him emailing his food list to Drake. I can’t stop giggling at that.