Quentin Tarantino fans are geared up for the Jan. 8 release of “The Hateful Eight.” Producers haven’t revealed individual cast salaries, but $15.7 million of the film’s $44 million production budget will be spread across the nearly 170-person crew. It is estimated that “The Hateful Eight” movie will take in $100 million cumulative at the box office, with a $30 million take on opening weekend alone.
Here’s a look at the cast of “The Hateful Eight,” their net worths and how they’ve made their money.
Samuel L. Jackson Net Worth: $170 Million
Not only does Samuel L. Jackson have a $170 million net worth, but a lifetime gross of $5.86 billion domestically when adjusted for inflation. Jackson’s movies have earned more at the box office than any other member of “The Hateful Eight” cast.
Jackson is one of the three highest-grossing actors of all time. He plays Major Marquis Warren in “The Hateful Eight” and has an incredible 163 acting credits dating back to 1972. This includes 10 projects in 2014, five in 2015 and six projects already in the works for 2016 and 2017, which include “Tarzan” and “Cell.” One of Jackson’s most notable movies was Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” in 1994.
Quentin Tarantino Net Worth: $100 Million
Quentin Tarantino’s $100 million net worth can largely be credited to the fact that his movies do exceptionally well at the box office. Only one of the director’s eight feature-length movies has failed to earn at least four times its budget, compared to the Hollywood standard of 30 to 40 percent. Together, his movies have earned a total of $809.36 million in the U.S. when adjusted for inflation.
One of the most celebrated and controversial directors to emerge from the 1990s, Tarantino began his career as an actor. But directing his first two movies, “Reservoir Dogs” in 1992 and “Pulp Fiction” in 1994, launched him into stardom. Those movies earned 1,122 percent and 2,574 percent of their budgets at the box office, respectively.
Kurt Russell Net Worth: $70 Million
Kurt Russell has been building his career — and his $70 million net worth — since he landed a role in Elvis Presley’s “It Happened at the World’s Fair” in 1963 when he was just 10 years old. In the ensuing years, his 32 movies have grossed a cumulative $2.28 billion at the U.S. box office after inflation. Russell plays John Ruth in “The Hateful Eight” and has a role in “Deepwater Horizon” in 2016.
Channing Tatum Net Worth: $60 Million
Channing Tatum landed his first role on “CSI: Miami” in 2004. He appeared in several big movies in the ensuing years, but Tatum’s real payday came in 2012, when he and a partner self-financed “Magic Mike,” which earned $167 million at the global box office and steered Tatum toward a $60 million net worth that launched him into global stardom.
Tatum has two projects in 2016: “Hail, Caesar!” and “Gambit.” Overall, his movies have earned $1.97 billion after inflation at the U.S. box office.
Bruce Dern Net Worth: $10 Million
Bruce Dern’s longevity is the source of his $10 million net worth — the actor has 148 credits dating back to 1960. In “The Hateful Eight,” he plays General Sandy Smithers. He’s also working on “American Dresser” and “Class Rank,” both due out in 2016. Dern’s highest-grossing movie is “Django Unchained,” a 2012 Tarantino movie that earned $162.8 million at the domestic box office.
Walton Goggins Net Worth: $8 Million
Walton Goggins plays Sheriff Chris Mannix in “The Hateful Eight.” A writer for legendary film critic Roger Ebert’s website called Goggins “the best kept secret in American acting.” Although his career can largely be traced to his breakout role on “The Shield,” he has wowed critics on the big screen as well, with movie parts that include a role in Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”
Goggins has 71 credits, including recurring roles in small-screen hits “Sons of Anarchy” and “Justified.” He has a role in “Vice Principals,” due out in 2016 or 2017. Goggins starred in “Lincoln,” which was released in 2012 which would go on to become his highest-grossing film, pulling in $182.21 million at the U.S. box office.
Tim Roth Net Worth: $7 Million
British-born actor Tim Roth, who plays Oswaldo Mobray in “The Hateful Eight,” started his career doing television in the U.K. in 1982. A decade later, he earned his breakout role in Tarantino’s debut film, “Reservoir Dogs,” which led to a role in Tarantino’s landmark 1994 film, “Pulp Fiction.” Both roles contributed significantly to Roth’s $7 million net worth.
Roth’s most profitable movie, however, had nothing to do with Tarantino — 2001’s “Planet of the Apes” took in $180.02 million. He has three other movies coming out in 2015: “The Jesuit,” “A Fall From Grace” and “Reg,” as well as “Life at These Speeds” and “The Brits are Coming,” both slated for release in 2016.
Jennifer Jason Leigh Net Worth: $4 Million
Jennifer Jason Leigh has been amassing her $4 million net worth since she was nine years old, when she landed a role in “The Spy Who Never Was” in 1976. She plays Daisy Domergue in “The Hateful Eight,” which is just one of her 90 credits, and in 2017, she stars in a reboot of television’s “Twin Peaks.” Her highest-grossing movie is “Road to Perdition,” which earned $104.45 million in the U.S. following its release in 2002.
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Michael Madsen Net Worth: $2 Million
Michael Madsen, who plays Joe Gage in “The Hateful Eight,” is no stranger to partnerships with Tarantino. Much of Madsen’s $2 million net worth can be traced to unforgettable roles in “Reservoir Dogs” and “Kill Bill.”
The hard-working actor’s fortune, however, is based partly in the sheer volume of work he takes on — he has a staggering 245 credits, with more than two dozen projects coming out in 2015-2016 alone. Madsen’s highest-grossing movie to-date is 2002’s “Die Another Day,” which earned $160.94 million at the U.S. box office.
Zoe Bell Net Worth: $2 Million
Zoe Bell’s $2 million net worth is credited to her status as a multi-talented entertainer who works both as an actress and as a stuntwoman on major motion pictures. She started as a stunt double on the set of “Xena: Warrior Princess” when she was just 17 years old.
Although the talented stuntwoman and actress has worked on several Tarantino movies, including “Inglourious Basterds” and both of the “Kill Bill” movie franchise films, her highest-grossing movie was “Iron Man 3,” which was released in 2013 and earned $409.01 million at the U.S. box office.
‘The Hateful Eight’ Trailer
“The Hateful Eight” release date is Jan. 8, but the movie’s official trailer has already received more than $13 million views.