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That was an exceptional case, though, as a sequel to a blockbuster than brought in about half a billion dollars. He's generally in the 20-million range, which is pretty much the top of the A-List category.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2011-06-03 12:21, LobowolfXXX wrote:
That was an exceptional case, though, as a sequel to a blockbuster than brought in about half a billion dollars. He's generally in the 20-million range, which is pretty much the top of the A-List category.


Smile

How does he survive on 20 Million? Smile
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Pretty well what with the love slave and super powers.
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Pop quiz. Who was the first actor to be paid $20 million for a single movie, and what was the movie?
No googling.
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Stallone for one of the Rocky or Rambo movies?
Brando for Superman?
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No, and no. Much more recent, though I believe Brando did set a record with Superman with $3.7 mil, and only 13 days work.

Granted, I'm not considering adjustment for inflation, (Brando's Superman payday would be about 12.7 mil today) so it was a $20 mil paycheck at the time they got it.
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On 2011-06-03 15:16, gdw wrote:
No googling.

Did you google it?
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On 2011-06-03 15:16, gdw wrote:
No googling.

Did you google it?


Nope. I was surprised by who it was, and which movie when it happened, so it stuck with me.
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Think it was Jim Carrey. Don't remember which movie. Maybe the Mask or something.
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So, what about the real ones who either don't know what they are carrying or truly believe they are about to travel to a better place and are doing the rest of those affected a favor?
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Wild guess--Julia Roberts?
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Think it was Jim Carrey. Don't remember which movie. Maybe the Mask or something.

Correct on the actor, but it was not for the mask.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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On 2011-06-03 18:13, landmark wrote:
Wild guess--Julia Roberts?


IMHO a pest, but not a terrorist - unless she goes way beyond taking Jane Fonda lessons in political publicity.
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Your keyboard has a shuffle button? Awesome.
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How'd we get to shuffling?
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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Some duffii got into considering how paying movie stars money might distract some folks from terrorism - while managing to overlook how what they star in might incite it.
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I get the feeling that no two individuals in this thread are having the exact same discussion.
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On 2011-06-02 00:27, LobowolfXXX wrote:
P.K. Dick book & later a movie.


I don't know if they handled this in the book, but the first thing that came to my mind was; you've got three people handling thought crime (and don't get me wrong, although they show stopping the first case moments before it would have happened, people are still being arrested and thrown into suspended animation for thinking about committing a crime) in a limited area, now you're going to go nationwide. These same three people are going to be in charge of monitoring millions of people nationwide! And there's only the three of them, what happens when one dies?
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