We have often seen actors get paid criminally low when they did their best and the movie made an incredible amount of money. So, in today’s article, we’ll take a look at those Hollywood actors who were underpaid. The list includes shocking mentions like Joaquin Phoenix and Gal Gadot.
One of the main reasons to remember The Wolf of Wall Street is Jonah Hill’s performance as Donnie Azoff. It’s a shocking surprise that, although he did his best, the actor only received a paycheck for $ 60,000. But wait, there is a reason behind it! Jonah had revealed that he would take any paycheck just to work with Martin Scorsese. Speaking of the box office collection, the film grossed $ 392 million according to Box Office Mojo.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman – the jumpsuit seems tailor-made, right? But the story behind the scenes tells a whole different story. For a film that grossed a colossal $ 822 million, with the lead actress being the main reason, Gal was only paid $ 300,000. When a report of the same went viral a few years ago, fans expressed their anger on social media.
Jamie Dornan rose to unprecedented fame with Fifty Shades of Gray. Along with Dakota Johnson, Jamie became a sensation for his portrayal of Christian Gray. Unlike the $ 570 million collection, Jamie was only paid $ 100,000 for his role. Interestingly, for Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, he was paid $ 6.92 million each.
We can’t even imagine another Captain America player as good as Chris Evans. But surprisingly, despite playing a lead role, the actor was among the lowest paid for Captain America: The First Avenger. He received a paycheck of only $ 300,000 for his role. At the box office, the film grossed $ 371 million.
Last but not least, it’s Joaquin Phoenix who makes a final cut on our list. Until now, most fans knew how much the actor was paid for his groundbreaking performance in Joker. The film was one of the biggest hits of the year, grossing $ 1.07 billion. According to reports, Joaquin Phoenix won a paycheck of just $ 4.5 million with no details on back-end transactions.
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