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2. The Girls Were Paid Less than the Boys for American Hustle

A leaked email exchange revealed that multiple Oscar nominees, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, were paid less for their work than the male stars of the film American Hustle. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner all took home a bigger paycheck, even though the women arguably had more substantial roles (especially compared to Renner). Columbia Pictures executive Andrew Gumpert’s hacked message said, “The current talent deals are: O’Russell: 9%; Cooper: 9%; Bale: 9%; Renner: 9%; Lawrence: 7%; Adams: 7%.” What’s with the 2% differential, guys?

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