Brad Pitt's Body Double Reportedly Earned Just £4 An Hour For 'World War Z'

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Being Brad Pitt's body double sounds like a pretty cool job, but it turns out the pay isn't all that great...

A Scot who played the Hollywood actor's body double in 'World War Z' has revealed he earned a measly £4.44 an hour for the role.

That's compared to the comfortable £9million salary for the zombie horror flick that Pitt earned.

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Brad Pitt at the World War Z premiere

Solicitor David Paterson, 26, who has all of Pitt's vital statistics told the Daily Record: “I basically had to be Brad for the day and copy everything he did on screen... I was paid £80 but it wasn’t anything to do with the money. I’m not too fussed about that."

Paterson's job included running around a Kwik Save in Glasgow's Cardonald as a United Nations worker in the zombie apocalypse thriller.

The much-vamped, equally-derided blockbuster has defied much gloomy expectation and made a respectable return at the box office, no doubt helped by Pitt's tireless publicity mission around the world, with Angelina Jolie and family by his side.

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Brad Pitt waves as he leaves the set of World War Z near George Square, Glasgow.

There were those who calmly predicted 'Z' would turn out to be the biggest film flop ever, after re-writes, re-shoots and a whopping £170 million got spent on bringing it from book to screen.

But it's earning its money, and the hot news is there's a sequel on the way.

So if Brad Pitt won't have to wipe egg from his face after all, who are the Hollywood dreamers really left licking their wounds after thinking big and scoring small?

Here's the current top ten list of film history's biggest flops (with figures adjusted to 2013 levels for ease of comparison). The good news is the list doesn't take into account DVD sales that might... just... have rescued these Hollywood heads. And the bizarre news is that, from the trailers alone, some of them look half-decent. As William Goldman told us, in Hollywood, no one knows anything. Go figure.

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