Leo DiCaprio, Bob DeNiro & Brad Pitt got $13 million each for 2 days of work


I tried talking about this a few days ago but no one paid attention because it was the same day we were looking at Brangelina wedding photos. For the record, Brad Pitt spent the first days of his marriage away from Angelina. He was in England to promote Fury, then he flew to New York where he spent a few days filming a “short film” which is just a fancy way of saying he worked on a commercial. The commercial was directed by Martin Scorsese and Marty also hired Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio for the two-day shoot. The commercial is for Melco Crown Entertainment, a high-class casino chain partly owned by Miranda Kerr’s lover James Packer. Casinos = Crazy money. I assumed that Brad, Leo, Bob and Marty all got paid handsomely for this gig and Page Six says it was probably the most lucrative two-day gig they’ve ever done:

Brad Pitt had a compelling reason — or perhaps 13 million of them — to interrupt his honeymoon with Angelina Jolie. According to sources, Pitt, along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, each earned a whopping $13 million for about two days work, filming an ad directed by Martin Scorsese for moguls Lawrence Ho and James Packer’s Macau mega-casino, Studio City.

A Hollywood insider said the total budget for the short film — written by “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter — was $70 million. (Then again, that’s only a drop in the bucket for the casino project: The development, which will have a “cinematic theme” according to owner Melco Crown Entertainment, has reportedly cost about $2.3 billion.)

Pitt took a break from a working honeymoon with Jolie in Gozo, after their intimate wedding in France, to star in the project for Scorsese in New York. Packer’s Hollywood banner with Brett Ratner, RatPac Entertainment, produced the pricey clip with Ridley Scott’s RSA commercial banner.

The mini-movie will debut next year as part of the casino’s launch. Reps for the actors didn’t respond to requests for comment.

A Melco Crown spokesman said: “The financial figures you have provided us with are wrong and have not been publicly disclosed.”

[From Page Six]

$13 million for two days of work… EACH? And Melco Crown is trying to give a non-specific denial, so God knows, it could have been even more than that. Please tell me Leo’s chignon featured in the commercial! Please tell me Brad wore his wedding ring. Anyway… yeah, if someone was like “Hey, we’ll pay you $13 million to do a fancy commercial for a casino,” you would probably skip out on your honeymoon too.


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  1. Lydia says:

    Leo is spectacularly unattractive.

  2. word says:

    The rich get richer. At least these dudes give a lot to charity.

  3. Jaderu says:

    I hope they made Brad take off the Martha Stewart Halloween felt hat craft project for the filming. It all sounds so gangstery rat packy. I would skip my honeymoon for 13 million. Not less than 10 million though.

  4. AlexandriaTheGreat says:

    It’s just all so unfair…

    Sorry, undergrad here facing a mountain of college debt when I graduate–But at least I’ll be educated, right?

    • word says:

      Tell me about it ! LOL saying you have a “degree” no longer means anything in this screwed up world. All people care about is “how much do you make”. Look at the damn Kardashian/Jenner Klan, so uneducated yet making millions. Who says hard work pays off?

    • kibbles says:

      Absolutely and it’s very sad. Their two day paycheck could pay off student loans for hundreds or even thousands of graduates. I also owe student loans and I often think I would have been better off not getting an advanced degree. At least I have a job but there are thousands of graduates who remain unemployed with default student loans. Their lives are ruined and many will never be able to afford a house or start a family.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I know…I’ve really been struggling lately with an unfortunate streak of financial hits to my bank account, combined with the ridiculous cost of renting in Boston.
      As a result, money has been on my mind like crazy.

      The thing is, I just want enough money to never have to think of money, you know?
      I don’t need to be filthy rich, I just want to be comfortable enough to not think about it. That’s what I resent the most–having to worry about money all the f*cking time. Sigh.

    • TX Laney says:

      I just received my masters degree and am facing the same mountain of debt as well. I have to keep my fingers crossed that I can actually USE that degree for better pay but I know that there are thousands of graduates papering the job market with resumes and I am no exception. Luckily, I have a full time job and am in no rush to quit my safety net. 13 million can pay back my student loan, pay off my mortgage, pay credit card debt that I had to use for my husband’s medical issues AND will pay private health insurance.

      I’m with TOK….I don’t need to be filthy, stinking rich but I would like to be comfortable so I don’t have to worry about cashing in my pennies to pay for gas.

      I stopped reading the stories about the Kardashians/Jenner clan because I got so frustrated reading about how some 18 year, basically high school drop out, is making millions….grrrr *goes back to work inputting client bankruptcy information and silently weeping for my future*

    • Mel M says:

      Right there with you all. I have tons of student loan debt that won’t be paid off for years still and I’ve been out of college for a decade. The only decent job I ever got was right out of college through my cousin in the mortgage industry and when the housing bubble burst so did the company we worked for and everything else mortgage related. That was all the experience I had though so finding anything outside of it with comparable pay was impossible. I settled for part time just to get off of unemployment but it paid less then unemployment.

      My husband has no student loan debt, only an associated degree, and has a great job but also got it through connections. I really don’t know anyone that has a good job where a company pulled them off of monster or they just sent in a resume.

      I also often think how just a fraction of what these guys got paid for two days would help. I could get rid of the student loan which is basically a car payment every month and actually save some decent money.

      ETA: I think I was carrying over the nepotism discussion from another thread 😉

    • Kimberly says:

      Yeah I know right?
      Just when you think you worked your a** off with sleepless nights studying for exams and doing endless assignments and also even spending a s*it load of money to to earn your undergraduate degree or even your masters, the average person doesn’t even receive ridiculous amount of money that these kind of people earn in a minute.
      And they say hard work pays off. NOT ALWAYS.

      • Chammy says:

        Hard work doesn’t pay off.
        It never did.
        Making others work for you pays off.

        And thats exactly what commercials do. In the end and with a few shortcuts: commercials make other people spent money on those who do the commercials.

        (Longer version: The commercials attract customers to the casino. The customers will gamble and buy drinks and food and whatever. And from those profits the commercials are paid for.)

  5. lower-case deb says:

    ARE THOSE ALL MONEY?! i don’t think your average tree even has that much leaves on them.
    holy guacamoly!

  6. Candy Love says:

    How did Brad spend the first days of his marriage away ? He was in London on Thursday which was 5 days after he got married.

  7. Tiffany27 says:

    $13 million for 2 days of work??? When I get paid tomorrow after all of my rent and bills and groceries, I will have $65 left.

    *heavy sigh*

  8. Incredulous says:

    That’s too much money. That’s just too much money. Can I have some of that money, I need money and some money would be jim dandy around now.

  9. Kim1 says:

    Brad got married Saturday morning he flew to England on Wednesday.They announced they were married Thursday.So it’s possible they had their honeymoon before he did his photoshoot.
    As for the $13M payday.Thank God because according to some people Brad and Angie are broke that’s why they sold wedding pics.I guess I can call of the telethon/ fundraiser I was planning for them.LOL

  10. Chris says:

    Just to display spectacular ignorance, can I ask….where would such an ad be shown? You can’t advertise gambling on TV can you? I don’t see TV meself, but I think the bans on fags and booze are still in place…..though tbh I should not be surprised if, instead of my imagined ‘clean-hands’ tv scenario, there were ads for pharmaceuticals and guns these days.
    Huh. But jaysus…..I feel a bit sick about this. ‘Casino’ was one ( magnificent) thing…..promoting casinos quite another.

  11. S says:

    Where can I sign up? I can’t even be mad.

  12. Sara says:

    Pathetic. This world is out of whack. Millions of highly educated people are unemployed, without prospects, indigent, and these idiots earn exorbitant amounts of money for just hanging out. None of them is particularly gifted either. Nauseating.

  13. Lucretia says:

    Leo has suddenly become a middle-aged man. Brad looks so much better than he does.

  14. PunkyMomma says:

    Leo is beginning to morph into an Orson Welles/Marlon “Life of Excessive Everything” clone. Not a good look.

  15. NewGirl says:

    With that money, I would pay off my college debts, graduate debt, all of my sisters college debts as well… I wish

  16. Skins says:

    Wow, Leo is not aging well at all. All that partying has got to catch up with you

  17. I Choose Me says:

    I know I’ll never see even a fraction of that money all together in my life so I can’t even bother to get mad.

  18. lucy2 says:

    The money spent on something like that is ridiculous, as is the money thrown at celebrities to endorse things. Look at Leo and Brad here – both get $5-10 million for a single commercial that takes at most or day or 2. It’s crazy.
    And will this “short film” earn the company back more than the $70 million it cost to produce? I can’t imagine how.

  19. maddelina says:

    Wow! These two look like bums and they’re making that kind of money.

  20. Trashaddict says:

    OK it’s outrageous money, but can we at least have female actresses get paid that kind of money for 2 days work? It’s not trickle down, but it’s a start.

  21. funny bone says:

    The LOL for Rose was very funny. I couldn’t keep myself from hearing that Titanic line , ” It’s made of iron. I assure you it can sink.”
    I actually think he’s cute.

  22. maggie says:

    That hat looks ridiculous on the old man! Lol Leo looks rough. Oh well money doesn’t buy class.

  23. Altariel says:

    Leo’s head is growing. His neck is gone.

  24. Altariel says:

    Yes, too much money for what they did, but somebody else has it and is willing to give it to them.

    I’m officially sick of Brad Pitt and his uber-charmed life. Angie too, who I loved before her Saint Angiehood. And yes, I’m jealous.

    And I bet Leo will do a Clooney in about 20 years…sleep around insatiably until he meets his “match”.

  25. Chris says:

    Oi why was I moderated for calling these so called “liberals” frauds for taking money from a rightwing capitalist? How is that inapprorpriate or wrong?

  26. Janet says:

    Where can I get a job like that?

  27. smcollins says:

    Must be nice. What more can I say?

  28. JaNa says:

    Barf! Tired of celebs getting paid a disgusting amount of money for doing next to nothing.