Brad Pitt’s body double for World War Z made less than minimum wage

Brad Pitt’s pay for World War Z was about $13.5 million, and the film’s total budget of $400 million became the biggest in cinematic history. The one they they weren’t spending money on, however, was Brad Pitt’s body double David Paterson only made $7-an-hour, which is less than minimum wage in the US.

He was required to be on the Glasgow set at 6 a.m. and work an 18 hours day. “I basically had to be Brad for the day and copy everything he did on screen,” he tells the Mirror, but he wasn’t allowed to speak to Brad.

Mr Patterson still hasn’t seen the movie yet, and says he wasn’t invited to the U.K. premiere, but he’s still grateful for the opportunity.

“Brad and I ran through the supermarket putting tins and jars into the trolley, acting out different scenes, and I was following his actions. I wore identical clothes to him, jeans, blue jacket and T-shirt. I ?had the same physique as him, both slim built, though not any more as I’ve put on weight since then. Brad’s a very professional guy and I had a job to do and I just did it to the best of my ability.”

Ok, so it was only one day of work, and he was following Brad Pitt around a grocery store. But don’t extras usually make a little more than minimum wage?

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