apparently he was cast first and he got paid more than RDJ, Gwyneth or Jeff, so that was part of why he was dumped. the other was that Fav wasn't happy with his part, which is why he had several scenes cut and/or reshot to minimise his role.
although they really should've left in his scene at Bagram with the general...
That reminds me of the time Tyrese Gibson was paid $8,000,000 for his appearance in Transformers
which was more than what the film's star Shia LaBeouf received which was only
When I saw those figures, my reaction was: "$8,000,000 for saying 'Left cheek! Left cheek! Left cheek!'"