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$100 million man? Christopher Nolan reportedly getting a megaton of money for ‘Oppenheimer’

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Oppenheimer set off a financial chain reaction for Christopher Nolan.

That’s the word from Variety, which reports the newly-minted Best Director and Best Picture winner can expect a $100 million payout for delivering the nuclear bomb drama that made more than $953 million worldwide and won seven trophies at the Oscars.

The trade reports the total stems from Nolan’s salary, profit-sharing deals and a bonus from Universal for winning the two top prizes at the Academy Awards.

What’s more, the trade notes, with Oppenheimer returning to theaters for a post-Oscar victory lap, there’s a chance the R-rated drama can clear a billion bucks theatrically. This would put Nolan in line for another bonus for clearing that high water mark at the box office.

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