10 Actors Who Were Paid Almost Nothing for Their Best Roles

The salaries of Hollywood actors are usually estimated at millions of dollars for a movie. But sometimes the stars agree to work for a pittance if they are interested in the script or want to gain experience from an eminent director. Or, perhaps, their career is just beginning, and they have to accept unfavorable conditions.

Zgrnews has collected 10 stories of actors whose salaries for cool roles will surprise you.

10. Jonah Hill — The Wolf of Wall Street

10 Actors Who Were Paid Almost Nothing for Their Best Roles

When Martin Scorsese offered Hill a role in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Hill was already a famous comedian earning millions. And he was offered $60,000! But Jonah Hill did not even negotiate, signing the papers on the same day. The role brought him his second Oscar nomination. By the way, Leonardo DiCaprio received $25 million for his role in the film.

9. Tom Cruise — Magnolia

10 Actors Who Were Paid Almost Nothing for Their Best Roles

$100,000 is a salary that can hardly be called impressive for an actor who has already received tens of millions of dollars for work on films like Mission: Impossible (1996), Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), and Jerry Maguire (1996). However, Tom Cruise was so impressed by the script of Magnolia (1999) that he didn’t care about the money and accepted the offer of director Paul Thomas Anderson. Subsequently, Cruise received a Golden Globe for his role in this film.

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