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He Chose Wisely...
« on: June 22, 2014, 08:45:59 AM »
Even though Alec Guiness considered Star Wars "fairy tale rubbish", he opted to take 2% of the gross, instead of flat fee, for payment. Over the years, that decision earned him and his estate tens of millions. James Earl Jones opted be paid up front earned $7000 for the first Star Wars film.

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/1977-alec-guinness-demanded-points-instead-salary-star-wars-chose-wisely/

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/1977-james-earl-jones-demanded-salary-front-instead-points-star-wars-chose-poorly/
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 09:18:00 AM »
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Re: He Chose Wisely...
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 09:29:09 AM »
Well at least Fox paid his estate.   

Hollywood is notorious for giving actors "points" on movies, then using accounting tricks so the movie never makes any money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_accounting

I like Eddie Murphy's term for net points, "monkey points".
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus