Of course, $20 is way too much of an exaggeration but Julia Roberts (as well as Drew Barrymore) did agree to play for only $250K, i.e., a very modest Hollywood remuneration, in George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind co-starring Sam Rockwell. This very symbolic payment was a token of friendship with George Clooney whose film budget was limited to $30 million (in fact,
Once, when sending Julia Roberts the script for the film Ocean's Eleven, Steven Soderbergh, Brad Pitt and George Clooney played a joke on her. They put a $20 bill into the envelope and wrote a note: «We heard that you get 20 per film.» Roberts replied correspondingly: she admitted she would work with Steven Soderbergh even for $20 but asked not to tell her agent on her.
One of the best moments was the scene in Rome, when I order lunch for my friends. It was incredibly nice to just sit and watch all those people, and how they knock themselves out for the film to turn out well. In India I was impressed with one little village in the province of Rajasthan. Local women wear bright clothes and complex twisted ornaments. They look so elegant and stunning in those outfits. What place in Bali I liked the most? Well, all places are great in Bali! By the way, I still remember how I ate fresh mangoes in the evenings. It was so cool!