Why did George Clooney take a pay cut for Monuments Men?

Clooney admits taking huge pay cut for Monuments Men

George Clooney has revealed that he, along with his co-stars in the upcoming film Monuments Men, took a steep pay cut for the film. During in an interview with Variety magazine, the 52-year-old American actor said that all the actors, which includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, and Jean Dujardin, were paid a 10th to 15th of what they usually make in a movie role to adjust to the low budget of the film, Us Weekly reported.

However, he added that he was able to negotiate a deal where the cast would reap benefits if the movie makes a profit. Monuments Men is set to release on February 7.