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"The first guy they call up there was Clint Eastwood!" J.K. Simmons told ET. "Let's make Clint stand still for half an hour."
"I almost wasn't seen because there was a taller man than me standing in front of me, so we switched places," Patricia Arquette said.
The Boyhood actress, who stars in CBS' midseason procedural CSI: Cyber, said she took the role in the Richard Linklater film despite the meager paycheck.
"Movies like this you really can't pay for a kid in college," she told ET. "You can't pay for your rent, and your auto insurance, and everything else."
According to ET's research, Arquette's salary came to about $20,000 for filming Boyhood four days a year for the past 12 years. Her efforts were rewarded with an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Watch the video to see GoldDerby.com's Tom O'Neil find out how the nominees plan to hold their statuettes if they win. The 87th Annual Academy Awards air live Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT on ABC.More from ET
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