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Jonah Hill turned down directing job

Jonah Hill turned down his dream job directing a movie after vowing to wait for a script more "personal" to him.

The Superbad actor is also a successful screenwriter and longs to one day take the reigns on a major movie like his hero Ben Affleck, who has made the transition to directing in recent years.

Hill reveals he signed up to direct a film, but later pulled out of the project because it wasn't "personal enough".

He tells Starpulse.com, "I would love to direct. I think Ben Affleck is a real hero to people in my position because he hasn't lost his esteem as an actor while beautifully transitioning as a director... I was attached to direct a film and I didn't write it. And it was a really great script, and at the end of the day, when it came time to pull the trigger on whether I was going to go forward with it, or act in a different movie, it just wasn't personal enough to me yet.

"For me in my position as a writer, it's beautiful. You can make two or three movies a year, if you work really hard and if you're lucky enough. But as a director, it's two, three years, sometimes four, where you're just into that. So you really have to love every frame of it. To me it's just going to have to be something very special to me.

"I directed my first music video. I think that directing commercials and music videos are great, because they are short term commitments to getting better as a director."