At the Wall Street Journal's 2018 edition of their "Innovator Awards," Jonah Hill was named "film innovator of the year" for writing and directing the critically acclaimed new movie that is named, creatively, Mid 90s. 

Although Jonah Hill is a serious director now, there was a time when he was famous for movies like Superbad and, of course, 21 Jump Street. Channing Tatum, in his speech honouring Hill at the Innovator Awards, recalled when Jonah Hill first pitched the movie to him:

When [Jonah] called I think his exact words were, ‘So I have a terrible idea for a movie. Wanna hear it?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m only in terrible movies so — shoot man.’ So he told me about the adaptation of the TV show 21 Jump Street, and was like, ‘Do you want to make it into a movie?’ And I was like, ‘Wow, that is a terrible idea — I’m in!' I did only have one condition on doing [21 Jump Street]. I had never done a comedy before, and naturally was terrified … and I guess people laughed at my movies but probably not intentionally. So I made Jonah promise me that he was going to make me funny, and he promised. So I consider myself one of the first people that he’s directed as Jonah Hill the director.

Watch some of the funniest moments from the movie below:

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