Report: Men Made LESS than Jennifer Lawrence on ‘American Hustle’ Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper both made double working on the film than J-Law, who was recently named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. “I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early,” wrote the star, while lamenting the industry’s gender wage gap. After breaking moviegoers’ hearts in last year’s Silver Linings Playbook, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have reunited with director David O. Russell for his next film, American Hustle. Buy American Hustle: Read Movies & TV Reviews Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, reconvene and add an unrecognizable Christian Bale (except for the talent!), Amy Adams (the sexiest she has ever been) and Jeremy Renner just for kicks, and the result is the best American crime film since Goodfellas. Scorcese should see .