Top 10 Lowest-Earning Movie Roles For Famous Actors

9 Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise

It’s difficult to recall a time when Brad Pitt was not the most well-known star in the world. Pitt was almost unknown before 1990. His first big on-screen role, as the scene-stealing drifter in 1991’s Thelma and Louise was his lowest ever paycheck. The part that would launch his Hollywood dynasty was only $9,000 for Pitt.

Hollywood was attracted to the small, but memorable role in Thelma and Louise. Pitt would go on to star in films such as Kalifornia and True Romance. He wouldn’t be an A-lister until 1995’s SE7en, which was a huge success in the box office and critical circles. He was Oscar-nominated for Twelve Monkeys and Fight Club, which were big follow-ups.

Role: J.D.

Salary: $9,000