History Main / MoneyDearBoy

23rd Feb '18 11:52:09 AM Lawman592
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23rd Feb '18 11:50:13 AM Lawman592
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Compare and contrast DoingItForTheArt (when artistic value and/or achievement is the primary motivator), and AwesomeDearBoy (when the actor takes the role for the coolness of it, regardless of how crappy the work is), as well as VacationDearBoy, where they work on the project so they can go to a special location.

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Compare and contrast DoingItForTheArt (when artistic value and/or achievement is the primary motivator), and AwesomeDearBoy (when the actor takes the role for the coolness of it, regardless of how crappy the work is), as well as VacationDearBoy, where VacationDearBoy (where they work on the project so they can go to a special location.
location), and OneForTheMoneyOneForTheArt (where a creator uses the money earned from a purely commercial project to finance one that's more personal and artistic).
6th Feb '18 4:33:53 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/KlausKinski says it himself in one documentary. ''"Every time when I was out of money, I would just make any movie, I really didn't care. And suddenly the newspaper write I am the best murderer, the best this one, the best that one. And it isn't even too megalomanic to say 'Sure, you idiots. I can do all that. Without even trying.'"'' Kinski was offered the supporting role of evil Nazi torturer Toht in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', but he ''turned it down'' in favour of a lead role in long-forgotten killer snake film ''Venom'', as the salary was higher. His co-star? OliverReed, who had to pay his bar bill ''somehow''. He also turned down a role in a Federico Fellini (!) movie because the cash was too low, by sending him a telegram saying "[[PrecisionFStrike Go fuck yourself]]."

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* Creator/KlausKinski says it himself in one documentary. ''"Every time when I was out of money, I would just make any movie, I really didn't care. And suddenly the newspaper write I am the best murderer, the best this one, the best that one. And it isn't even too megalomanic to say 'Sure, you idiots. I can do all that. Without even trying.'"'' Kinski was offered the supporting role of evil Nazi torturer Toht in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', but he ''turned it down'' in favour of a lead role in long-forgotten killer snake film ''Venom'', as the salary was higher. His co-star? OliverReed, Creator/OliverReed, who had to pay his bar bill ''somehow''. He also turned down a role in a Federico Fellini (!) movie because the cash was too low, by sending him a telegram saying "[[PrecisionFStrike Go fuck yourself]]."
4th Feb '18 1:26:23 PM nombretomado
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* RikMayall starred in a series of at least eight adverts for {{Nintendo}} in the UK in the early 1990s (see them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w24KR30nEsg here]] and [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/08/feature_the_rik_mayall_nintendo_adverts_you_totally_forgot_about here]]). He spent his vast fee on a house in an expensive area of London, which he named Nintendo Towers.

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* RikMayall starred in a series of at least eight adverts for {{Nintendo}} {{Creator/Nintendo}} in the UK in the early 1990s (see them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w24KR30nEsg here]] and [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/08/feature_the_rik_mayall_nintendo_adverts_you_totally_forgot_about here]]). He spent his vast fee on a house in an expensive area of London, which he named Nintendo Towers.
31st Jan '18 4:15:55 AM Cryoclaste
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* Tommy 'Tiny' Lister has admitted that he had no intentions of becoming a wrestler and only started wrestling as Zeus because VinceMcMahon offered him a lot of money for it. While he is certainly not ashamed for it, his wrestling career is a bit of an OldShame for many wrestling fans.

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* Tommy 'Tiny' Lister has admitted that he had no intentions of becoming a wrestler and only started wrestling as Zeus because VinceMcMahon Wrestling/VinceMcMahon offered him a lot of money for it. While he is certainly not ashamed for it, his wrestling career is a bit of an OldShame for many wrestling fans.
26th Jan '18 1:28:26 AM Cryoclaste
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* Creator/WilliamShatner earned some money off of the Priceline adverts by being paid in stock when Priceline was still young (though not the hundreds of millions sometimes reported). Also notoriously true during those long, lean years in TheSeventies after he had been [[IAmNotSpock profoundly typecast]] by ''Franchise/StarTrek'' but before his career resuscitation in TheEighties. Obviously, this affected all of his castmates as well. Only Creator/LeonardNimoy seemed to land on his feet, first getting a job across the Paramount lot at ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and then starring in well-attended stage productions of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' and, later, ''Theatre/{{Equus}}'', ''[[http://www.beyondspock.de/stage/vincent.php Vincent]]'' and a camped-up [[http://www.beyondspock.de/stage/sherlock_holmes.php Sherlock Holmes play]], meanwhile narrating the ''In Search Of...'' series. Even ''Franchise/StarTrek'' itself was an example of this for Shatner. Known at the time for his guest appearances in various other shows (most famously ''TheTwilightZone''), he ''turned down'' the role of Dr. Kildare, only to regret it a couple of years down the line when offers started drying up. Needing the financial stability of a regular job, he took the role of Captain James T. Kirk.

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* Creator/WilliamShatner earned some money off of the Priceline adverts by being paid in stock when Priceline was still young (though not the hundreds of millions sometimes reported). Also notoriously true during those long, lean years in TheSeventies after he had been [[IAmNotSpock profoundly typecast]] by ''Franchise/StarTrek'' but before his career resuscitation in TheEighties. Obviously, this affected all of his castmates as well. Only Creator/LeonardNimoy seemed to land on his feet, first getting a job across the Paramount lot at ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and then starring in well-attended stage productions of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' and, later, ''Theatre/{{Equus}}'', ''[[http://www.beyondspock.de/stage/vincent.php Vincent]]'' and a camped-up [[http://www.beyondspock.de/stage/sherlock_holmes.php Sherlock Holmes play]], meanwhile narrating the ''In Search Of...'' series. Even ''Franchise/StarTrek'' itself was an example of this for Shatner. Known at the time for his guest appearances in various other shows (most famously ''TheTwilightZone''), ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''), he ''turned down'' the role of Dr. Kildare, only to regret it a couple of years down the line when offers started drying up. Needing the financial stability of a regular job, he took the role of Captain James T. Kirk.
22nd Jan '18 5:52:01 AM BlackTemplar
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* This is also the reason the late Joanie "{{Wrestling/Chyna}}" Laurer became a pornographic performer.
* Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch also turned to pornography later in her career, first through pay websites and later signing a full-on deal with Vivid.
* Tylene Buck (aka Major Gunns) also turned to pornography after her career as a manager went nowhere after WCW released all their female talent.

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* ** This is also the reason the late Joanie "{{Wrestling/Chyna}}" Laurer became a pornographic performer.
* ** Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch also turned to pornography later in her career, first through pay websites and later signing a full-on deal with Vivid.
* ** Tylene Buck (aka Major Gunns) also turned to pornography after her career as a manager went nowhere after WCW released all their female talent.
18th Jan '18 1:42:24 AM jormis29
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* When Creator/DavidMitchell and Creator/RobertWebb were criticized for appearing in Apple's "Get a Mac" adverts, Webb responded by saying "When someone asks, 'Do you want to do some funny ads for not many days in the year and be paid more than you would be for an entire series of Series/PeepShow?' the answer, obviously, is, 'Yeah, that's fine'". In response to claims that they'd 'sold out', David Mitchell said that since they'd never attacked the capitalist system in any way, the only possible criticism could be their choice of product...and computers aren't notably evil.

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* When Creator/DavidMitchell Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}} and Creator/RobertWebb were criticized for appearing in Apple's "Get a Mac" adverts, Webb responded by saying "When someone asks, 'Do you want to do some funny ads for not many days in the year and be paid more than you would be for an entire series of Series/PeepShow?' the answer, obviously, is, 'Yeah, that's fine'". In response to claims that they'd 'sold out', David Mitchell said that since they'd never attacked the capitalist system in any way, the only possible criticism could be their choice of product...and computers aren't notably evil.
14th Jan '18 9:11:48 AM crazyrabbits
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* Creator/HalleBerry received a record salary for appearing in ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', which flopped at the box office. She accepted the "Worst Actress" [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]] with her Oscar (for ''Monster's Ball'') in her other hand. This film has a strange history; before Berry was attached it was a generic superhero film. After getting her, it became a vanity film for Berry, and they shoehorned in the Catwoman angle. Perhaps Money, Dear Boy was at work when DC Comics allowed their trademarked name to be used in a film they had no input to. It really didn't help that the actual Catwoman character was off-limits because of the possibility she would appear in [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises another Batman movie]].

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* Creator/HalleBerry Creator/HalleBerry:
** This was her declared motivation for starring in ''Film/ExecutiveDecision''. It evidently had nothing to do with the quality of the film itself (she simply didn't want to do it), but changed her mind when Warner Bros. offered her a $1 million salary for the role of a stewardess who helps the team. She quickly signed up for it.
** She
received a record salary for appearing in ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', which flopped at the box office. She accepted the "Worst Actress" [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]] with her Oscar (for ''Monster's Ball'') in her other hand. This film has a strange history; before Berry was attached it was a generic superhero film. After getting her, it became a vanity film for Berry, and they shoehorned in the Catwoman angle. Perhaps Money, Dear Boy was at work when DC Comics allowed their trademarked name to be used in a film they had no input to. It really didn't help that the actual Catwoman character was off-limits because of the possibility she would appear in [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises another Batman movie]].
12th Jan '18 8:12:45 PM donwarr1995
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* ''Series/TheGreatBritishBakeOff'':
** Mel has confessed that she joined ''Bake Off'' in the first place largely because she and her husband were so broke that they had to sell their home.
** After seven series, the show will be moving from the Creator/{{BBC}} to Creator/ChannelFour thanks solely to the commercial channel's ability to offer more money. ITV also made a fairly high offer, but that was contingent on the production company being able to bring along the presenters and judges... which didn't go over all that well.
** In fact, this trope was very explicitly averted by Mel and Sue immediately after the ChannelHop was made public, in a characteristically punny joint statement to the effect that they weren't going to "follow the dough".[[note]]They also weren't at all happy to have been ambushed with the news on short notice, and had previously voiced grave doubts that the show would be able to maintain its high standards on a commercial broadcaster.[[/note]]
** As for the judges, Mary came to the same decision as Mel and Sue, putting out a statement that she was staying with the BBC out of loyalty and thanks for the broadcaster giving her a career boost. Paul, on the other hand, decided to stay with ''Bake Off'' and move to Channel Four.
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