It is minuscule compared to their usual fees.
Salaries of Hollywood actors usually millions of dollars for the film. But sometimes the stars agree to work for pennies, if they were interested in the script or they want to gain experience from renowned Director. However, maybe their career is just beginning and they have to accept unfavorable conditions.
We’ve collected 10 actors whose low fees for coolest role will surprise you.
10. Jonah hill — “the Wolf of wall street”
When Martin Scorsese offered hill the role in the film “the Wolf of wall street” (2013), he was already well-known Comedy actor, earning millions. And then he was invited to play for $ 60 thousand! But John did not even bother to negotiate, he signed the papers the same day and it has paid off. The role earned him a second nomination for “Oscar”. By the way, DiCaprio for his starring role in “the Wolf” received a $ 25 million
9. Tom Cruise — “Magnolia”
$ 100 million — a fee which is quite impressive for an actor who has already received tens of millions of dollars for his work in such films as “Mission: impossible” (1996), “Interview with the vampire” (1994) and “Jerry Maguire” (1996). However, Tom cruise is so impressed by the script of “Magnolia” (1999), which scored on financial conditions and accepted the offer of Director Paul Thomas Anderson. Later, Cruz received a Golden globe for her role in this film.
8. Brad pitt “Thelma and Louise”
The role in the film “Thelma and Louise” (1991) directed by Ridley Scott became of brad pitt’s first big step on the path to tremendous success, thanks to pitt her noticed in Hollywood. And the fact that for his work he received only $ 6 thousand, — it does not matter: he soon took revenge. For example, the fee for the pitt role in the movie “ocean’s Eleven” (2001) was $ 30 million.
7. Ryan Gosling — “Half Nelson”
After the success of the movie “the notebook” (2004), participation in which brought Gosling a lot of money, the actor suddenly agrees to film in low-budget drama “half Nelson” (2006) for some $ 1 thousand a week. And as it has appeared, knowingly: the role of the teacher in “Half Nelson,” Gosling received his first nomination for “Oscar”.
6. Hilary swank — “Boys don’t cry”
Great game Hilary swank the creators of the film “Boys don’t cry” (1999) was estimated at $ 3 million — an amount so meager that it was not enough to obtain health insurance. But all the hardships were not in vain: for the brilliantly executed role in “Boys don’t cry” actress received the “Oscar”, and the fee for the next film with her participation — “History with a necklace” (2001) — amounted to $ 3 million.
5. Dustin Hoffman — The Graduate
The picture “the Graduate” (1967) and is still considered one of the most commercially successful. However, Dustin Hoffman failed to feel this success because his fee was $ 17 thousand, which is barely enough to pay the debts of the novice actor. But the story of a seductive Mrs. Robinson helped the career of Hoffman to taxi to the runway. For example, for participation in the film “Papillon” (1973), the actor has already received $ 1.25 million
4. Jennifer Lawrence — “Winter’s bone”
For her role in the drama “Winter’s bone” (2010) the then aspiring actress Jennifer Lawrence received a total of $ 3 million But her game praised by critics, and Lawrence was nominated for “Oscar”. Her acting career took off, and with each new role of zeros from the amount in the Bank account was bigger. For comparison, the movie “Passengers” (2016) Jennifer received $ 20 million.
3. Harrison Ford — “Star wars. Episode 4: a New hope”
According to rumors, Harrison Ford almost turned down the offer to play Han Solo, because of the movie “Star wars. Episode 4: a New hope” (1977) he was offered a fee of $ 1 thousand. As we all know, in unfavorable conditions, Ford finally agreed and eventually received $ 10 million Over time, Ford’s earnings have increased significantly in the work in the film “Star wars. Episode 6: return of the Jedi” (1983), the actor received $ 500 thousand, and for “Star wars: the force awakens” (2015) — $ 25 million.
2. Jim Carrey — “Always say “YES”
Top Hollywood actor was very surprised colleagues when he agreed to star in the Comedy “Always say YES” (2008) for $ 0 upfront. Is advance Jim demanded to 36.7 % from fees at the box office. Fortunately for the actor, Comedy was a commercial success and brought Kerry no less $ 35 million So the picture of Jim was acquitted, simply by saying “Yes” is questionable at first glance the proposal.
1. Bill Murray — “Rushmore”
Bill Murray was so anxious to star in the film “Rushmore” (1998) directed by Wes Anderson that is already known and paid actor agreed to play for only $ 9 thousand in comparison, For the game in the movie “Groundhog Day” (1993) Murray earned $ 10 million, the bill also gave the Director a check for $ 25 thousand, when the Studio wouldn’t pay for a helicopter, needed for filming.
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