Leonardo DiCaprio: Cut down 90 percent on salary for Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'
Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio took a substantial pay cut, 90%, as the director infomed, to appear in J. Edgar, Clint Eastwood has confirmed.
The world-renowned director told The Hollywood Reporter that DiCaprio is more interested in artistic fulfilment than big-budget blockbusters.
The celebrity filmmaker said: "He could have made a lot of money just doing spectacle movies with all kinds of CGI, but he wants to vary his career, like I've always looked to vary mine as a director."
The 'Titanic' star reduced his salary from $20 million (£12.6 million) to $2 million (£1.3 million), it has been reported.
The veteran actor and director also confirmed that his planned remake of A Star Is Born, starring Beyoncé, will go ahead next summer once she has welcomed her first child.
Film J. Edgar, which marks the first time that Eastwood and DiCaprio have worked together, opens in US cinemas on November 9, and is released in the UK on January 20, 2012.