Jonah Hill has claimed that there are similarities between Moneyball's story of scouting baseball talent and his own real-life career.
In Moneyball, Hill plays a young scout who masters the art of sabermetrics, which uses objective statistics to analyse a baseball player's skills.
Hill said that sabermetrics has relevance in his own life because Superbad and Get Him To The Greek producer Judd Apatow discovered him when he was just a struggling writer.
"I'm like sabermetrics. That's how I came into the business, where a guy like Judd saw me and said, 'He's not what you would normally think of as a movie star, but I see value in him and we can get him for cheap'," Hill joked to the Chicago Tribune.
He went on to suggest that Apatow has taught him a great deal about comedy throughout the many movies they have worked on together.
Hill explained: "Judd has been such a great mentor. He really taught me the way great comedy should be, which is actually raw and human."
Hill recently revealed that he would love to try his hand at directing a feature film in the near future.
Moneyball is now playing in the US and opens on November 25 in the UK.
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