Dallas Buyers Club had a makeup budget of just $250

Dallas Buyers Club had a budget of only 250 dollars for makeup. That was 250 dollars to transform Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto from healthy people into AIDS patients, which they would sometimes do up to 5 times in a single day. On top of that, the money had to be used to create skin rashes common in AIDS patients, do the hair and makeup of every single cast member, and do that over and over again for the entire 28-day-production. The work they did on that small budget won them an Academy Award.