20 Things You Didn't Know About Layer Cake

19. It Cost Just $6.5 Million To Make

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Despite how stylishly it's put together, how much popular music it features, and how thoroughly stocked it is with brilliant actors, Layer Cake incredibly only cost $6.5 million to produce.

For comparison's sake, Guy Ritchie's own gangster classic Snatch ended up costing $10 million back in 2000. That Vaughn could put together such a slick, cinematic, star-studded package for less than two-thirds of that is incredibly impressive.

Layer Cake went on to gross $11.9 million worldwide, yet made it clear to Hollywood that Vaughn could spin gold out of minimal resources.

In turn, this emboldened Paramount to trust him with a $88.5 million price tag on his second movie, the acclaimed fantasy film Stardust.


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