Christopher Nolan is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand directors.

As a result, when he walks into a studio with a script, he can very much demand whatever he wants.

And with an all-star ensemble that includes Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, and Matt Damon, you can guarantee Hollywood executives will pay up.

Oppenheimer has been a box office success since its release a few months ago, with both fans and critics praising it.

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So far, the World War II film has earned over $900 million at the global box office, which isn’t exactly big.

Not only has its success increased Nolan’s already enormous reputation, but it has also significantly increased his bank balance.

According to sources, when Nolan agreed to work with Universal Pictures on the film, he made a list of demands.

The first was that the picture will have a $100 million budget, with an additional $100 million spent on promotion.

He also informed the studio that it will be released in theaters in three to four months and that he would receive the final cut once it was completed.

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The largest bet he made, though, was to seek a 20 percent cut of the first-dollar gross.

He’s not the only actor or director to take a chance on a film’s popularity in order to get compensated; Jack Nicholson famously did it with Batman back in the day.

Leonardo DiCaprio did the same with one of Nolan’s films, Inception, when he received a percentage of the box office gross, reportedly earning more than $50 million.

So far, Nolan appears to have made roughly $180 million by betting on Oppenheimer becoming the hit that he is. That’s not too shabby.

And, from the sounds of it, he’s not done yet.

Nolan has been linked to two new James Bond films, according to sources this week.

According to sources close to the supposed arrangement, the franchise’s producers are eager to bring on the British director.

Nolan earlier stated that he would seize the opportunity.

“The influence of those movies in my filmography is embarrassingly apparent,” he said earlier this year on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.

“It would be an incredible honor to do one.” Simultaneously, when you take on a role like that, you’re working inside a set of limits.

“It has to be the right moment in your creative life where you can express what you want to express and really burrow into something within the appropriate constraints, because you would never want to take on something like that and do it wrong.”


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