About Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Christopher Mintz-Plasse net worth is currently estimated at $10 million and I do not doubt that it is going to get even bigger, because this actor is still very young (25 years old) and popular. He ascended to stardom in 2007 and since then has appeared on variety of movies, television series and short videos that were posted on award-winning comedy video website Funny or Die. But let’s take a closer look at the sources of Christopher Mintz-Plasse net worth.
The beginning of his career was extraordinary at least in one sense: it only took Christopher to appear in one movie and soon his face was known all over the world. And what movie was that? Of course, it was Superbad, which reached the cinemas in 2007. In this American comedy film Mintz-Plasse portrayed the dorky and often bullied student Fogell or “McLovin”, as his fake ID suggested. The movie experienced a substantial commercial success, grossing almost $170 million in the box office against a budget of $20 million and received positive critical reviews. For example Roger Ebert, writing for Chicago Sun-Times, headlined his review “McLovin It” (referring to the character portrayed by Christopher) and gave the movie three and a half stars out of 4. He noted that “The movie reminded me a little of National Lampoon’s Animal House, except that it’s more mature, as all movies are.” Most importantly, the success of Superbad and his brilliant performance on it has brought Mintz-Plasse some critical recognition and public attention: the young actor was nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. One funny fact before we start talking about his other important films: when the production of Superbad took place, Christopher was only 17 years old, thus his mother had to be present on the set while he was filming in a sex scene. That must have been a little awkward, to say the least…
Another movie that played a major role in boosting Christopher Mintz-Plasse net worth was Kick-Ass. In this superhero film based on a comic book the actor portrayed Chris D’Amico (a.k.a. Red Mist). The movie grossed $96 million on the budget of $30 million and garnered Christopher nomination for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain and Scream Award for Best Supporting Actor. The sequel, Kick-Ass 2, was somewhat less successful, but still grossed over $60 million in the box-office. The latest of Christopher’s major movies, Neighbours, reached the cinemas this year and grossed $266 million on a budget of $18 million. Surely enough, the salary for this movie added a solid sum to the overall Christopher Mintz-Plasse net worth. In addition to this, for the performance as Scoonie the actor was nominated for Young Hollywood Award for Best Threesome (alongside Zac Efron & Dave Franco)