Jonah Hill snorted so much fake cocaine on the set of The Wolf Of Wall Street he was struck down with bronchitis.

The Oscar-nominated star plays fraudster Donnie Azoff in the new Martin Scorsese movie, a character based on a close pal of the film's real life star, sex-and-drugs obsessed stockbroker Jordan Belfort.

Hill and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Belfort, were required to sniff countless fat lines of vitamin D powder as they portrayed the cocaine-snorting traders, but endless retakes left Hill sick for six weeks.

He tells The Observer Magazine: "I snorted so much of that stuff that I got, like, bronchitis! My lungs were filled with powder and I got really sick for a month and a half. But, I mean, I'd do it again in a second.


"The first time you snort fake cocaine in a Scorsese movie you feel like ... I don't know! I got embarrassed because I said that it's every actor's dream.

"I guess it's not, but to me, it's a pretty iconic thing to do."