Sharon Stone Confirms Leonardo DiCaprio’s Claim That She Paid For His Salary In ‘The Quick And The Dead’

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Actress Sharon Stone addressed Leonardo DiCaprio’s claims that she paid his salary during a 1995 film, “The Quick and the Dead,” in an Instagram post Monday.

DiCaprio recalled Stone’s influential role in his journey during an interview with E! News. Stone reportedly played a pivotal role in casting DiCaprio for the 1995 film, “The Quick and the Dead,” directed by Sam Raimi. Despite initial hesitation from the studio to cast the then-budding actor, Stone reportedly saw something special in DiCaprio. She took a bold step, advocating for his inclusion in the project and even going so far as to cover his salary from her own funds, according to her Instagram post.

“Yes, I paid @leonardodicaprio’s salary out of mine,” Stone wrote. “No I didn’t pay @russellcrowe’s, but I did ask for the film to be delayed two weeks so we could get him here from Australia, and our producer @mikemedavoyup agreed to the delay. And to cover those expenses.”


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Reflecting on this gesture, DiCaprio expressed his deep gratitude towards Stone. “I’ve thanked her many times,” DiCaprio told E! News. “I don’t know if I sent her an actual, physical thank-you gift, but I cannot thank her enough.” (RELATED: Sharon Stone Reveals Doctors Missed Brain Hemorrhage Diagnosis After They Accused Her Of Faking Sickness)

“She was amazing. She did that with myself and Russell Crowe at the time. I think she saw our early work and I think it was ‘Romper Stomper’ and ‘Gilbert Grape,'” the “Killers of the Flower Moon” star continued. “She said, ‘These are the two actors I want to work with.’ It’s incredible. She’s been a huge champion of cinema and giving other actors opportunities, so I’m very thankful.”