Dustin Hoffman - Dustin Hoffman Earns Little Fortune

Subscribe to Dustin Hoffman alerts

Dustin Hoffman was paid $7.5 million for just five days work.

The Oscar-winning actor was asked to re-shoot some of his scenes for comedy movie 'Little Fockers' and was able to negotiate a huge pay deal with distributors Universal Studios.

A source told The New York Post newspaper: "Universal decided on a re-shoot at the last minute, and Hoffman's character was needed for some new scenes. They couldn't originally agree on terms with Hoffman, so for the reshoot he could basically name his price - which was $7.5 million for five days' work."

In the film - which is the third instalment of the 'Meet The Parents' comedy franchise - Dustin plays Ben Stiller's character Greg Focker's father Bernie Focker.

The 73-year-old screen star was able to get the huge salary because other stars in the comedy were paid millions for their roles.

Ben and Robert De Niro - who plays Greg's retired CIA agent father-in-law Jack Byrnes - were said to have received $20 million each, while Owen Wilson and Barbara Streisand were able to negotiate salaries of $7 million with Jessica Alba receiving a $3 million payday.

Although the film has been panned by critics, it topped the US box office after its release in December and has taken over $130 million worldwide.


Tags: Dustin Hoffman - Barbra Streisand - Ben Stiller - Jessica Alba - Meet The Parents - Owen Wilson - Robert De Niro

Subscribe to Dustin Hoffman alerts

More Dustin Hoffman

Thomas Berger, Author of 'Little Big Man', Dies 13 Days Short of 90th Birthday

Thomas Berger, the renowned US author best known for his novel Little Big Man - later adapted into a movie starring Dustin Hoffman - has...

Chef Movie Review

Like comfort food, this movie has very little nutritional value, but it sure goes down smoothly. This is one of those shamelessly delicious-looking films that...

A Week In Movies: Snowpiercer Premieres In L.A., Dustin Hoffman Films In London, New Trailers Promise Sci-Fi, Black Comedy And Comic-Book Action

Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Alison Pill and John Cho were among the celebrities who turned out this week for the opening night of the Los...

'Chef' Trailer: Do Not Watch While Hungry [Trailer + Pictures]

You know the supermarket rule – don’t go food shopping when you’re hungry? Well the same applies to watching the trailer for Jon Favreau’s Chef....


Chef Trailer

Carl Casper is a chef working at one of the top restaurants of Miami. Food is his ultimate passion in life and so he is...

Chef Trailer

Carl Casper is a well-known chef from Miami who works in a trendy LA restaurant much lauded by critics. However, when one particularly formidable critic...

Zach Braff's NYC Photobomb Is Pure Internet Gold! [Image]

Zach Braff may have won the award for the finest celebrity photobombing incident of all time, after an image of him cheekily smiling into the...

Dearbhla Walsh to Direct Dustin Hoffman In Roald Dahl's 'Esio Trot'

Irish director Dearbhla Walsh, who won an Emmy for Little Dorritt, is to direct a new BB adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel Esio Trot,...



Dustin Hoffman Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dustin Hoffman

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All