Actors all over the world are known to be paid a huge sum of money for their roles in the movies. However, there are some actors that did not charge a dime for their roles in the movies that turned out to be a huge success. Here is the list of some of those iconic roles that paid actors almost nothing.
1. Jonah Hill: Jonah Hill was paid a minimum salary of $60,000 for his role in the movie “Wolf of the Wall Street”. This was nothing in comparison to the massive $25 million Leonardo DiCaprio made for same movie.
2. Brad Pitt: Brad Pitt is one of the most famous male celebrities all around the world. However for his role in the movie Thelma & Louise, he was paid around $6000 only.
3. Bill Murray: Bill Murry was paid a small amount of $9,000 for his role in the movie Rushmore. He also chipped in the money for the film when the budget was not enough.
4. Jim Carrey: He is one of the most famous actors and has done some great work in the movie industry. However for the movie” Yes Man” he did not take any payment upfront. He asked the filmmakers to give him 32.6% of the film’s profit.
5. Tom Cruise: Tom Cruise was paid $100,000 for his role in Magnolia. This is a lot of money; however, this is nothing in comparison to a huge $20 million he made for his other movies in the same year.
6. Ryan Gosling: Half Nelson was an indie school drama that starred Ryan Gosling. He was paid a minimum salary of $1000 per week due to the budget issues.
7. Oprah Winfrey: Oprah Winfrey is known to make her way to the top from scratch, and for her debut film ‘The Color Purple’ she was paid $35,000 only. The movie made around $200 million.
8. Barkhad Abdi: Barkhad Abdi was paid only $65,000 for his amazing role in the movie Captian Phillips. While the budget of the movie was $55 million.
9. Lindsay Lohan: Lindsay Lohan was paid a $2,300 for her role in the movie “The Canyons”. The movie in itself did not do well at the box office.
10. Jon Voight: Jon Voight was paid $1969 for his role in the critically acclaimed movie “Midnight Cowboy” which turned out to be a turning point in his career.
Although, the money that is paid to these actors might look a big amount to common people, but this is nothing in comparison to the millions of dollars these movies have made.