Leonardo DiCaprio in InceptionWhat a clever young man. According to Forbes, Leonardo DiCaprio looks set to make around $50 million for his role in Christopher Nolan's Inception - which is two and a half times his usual fee - purely because he decided to take an initial pay cut in order to receive 'first dollar gross points'.

For the industry unsavvy, that means DiCaprio will start to receive a percentage of the ticket sales after the movie has recouped its initial production costs - only the biggest movie stars can negotiate these kind of deals and it's helped DiCaprio's career greatly as it shows he's a credible star who can sell a film.

The 35-year-old actor will also help himself to a slice of the DVD revenues, although his percentage would possibly be less as studios hold on tightly to the home box office takings.

Read more about DiCaprio's bumper paycheck after the jump...
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