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25th Feb '17 4:18:49 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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 ''FiddlerOnTheRoof'' ''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.
16th Feb '17 5:56:33 PM jamespolk
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* Creator/RayMilland had an illustrious film career when he was younger, winning a Best Actor award for ''Film/TheLostWeekend'' in 1945 and appearing in a clutch of other classics like ''Film/{{The Uninvited|1944}}'' and ''Film/DialMForMurder''. But as he got old he started to pop up in lots and lots of cheap, bad sci-fi and horror like, well, ''Film/{{Frogs}}''. When asked why, he answered "For the money, old boy!"
12th Feb '17 9:58:24 PM BookReaderUSA
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* In general, this trope is the relationship between {{Superhero}} comics and their adaptations: While the comics are the official canon, the "real" money is in the movies and the merchandise.
8th Feb '17 11:44:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* MichaelDouglas's [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/michael_douglas/ Rottentomatoes]] page is very telling. He tends to alternate several "rotten" Hollywood films (''Film/YouMeAndDupree'', for example, or ''Film/TheSentinel'') with highly rated indie films (''Solitary Man'', ''Wonder Boys''). While there are obviously exceptions on both sides, it can be assumed he takes the Hollywood parts to pay for the independent ones.

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* MichaelDouglas's Creator/MichaelDouglas's [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/michael_douglas/ Rottentomatoes]] page is very telling. He tends to alternate several "rotten" Hollywood films (''Film/YouMeAndDupree'', for example, or ''Film/TheSentinel'') with highly rated indie films (''Solitary Man'', ''Wonder Boys''). While there are obviously exceptions on both sides, it can be assumed he takes the Hollywood parts to pay for the independent ones.



* Creator/RichardGere told Barbara Waters that he appeared in ''Film/AnOfficerAndAGentleman'' for the money.



* Marisa Tomei has pretty much admitted herself that she enjoys money:

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* Marisa Tomei Creator/MarisaTomei has pretty much admitted herself that she enjoys money:


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* Richard Attenborough agreed to direct ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' so that ''Film/{{Gandhi}}'' could get made.
24th Jan '17 6:21:30 PM akaun6899
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* Cloris Leachman recently admitted she only does kids movies [[http://news.moviefone.com/2012/08/28/cloris-leachman-oogieloves-young-frankenstein_n_1836041.html for the money]]

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* Cloris Leachman recently admitted in a now-lost interview she only does [[Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure kids movies [[http://news.moviefone.com/2012/08/28/cloris-leachman-oogieloves-young-frankenstein_n_1836041.html movies]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant voice]]-[[Anime/{{Ponyo}} acting]] [[WesternAnimation/TheCroods stints]] for the money]]money.
21st Jan '17 7:48:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Music/MickJagger's appearance on [[Music/BlackEyedPeas will.i.am]]'s "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever", which [[CrackPairing paired them both together with]] JenniferLopez.

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* Music/MickJagger's appearance on [[Music/BlackEyedPeas will.i.am]]'s "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever", which [[CrackPairing paired them both together with]] JenniferLopez.Music/JenniferLopez.



* In an interview on VH1 some years back, KidRock responded to comments made by another rock star in the vein of DoingItForTheArt. "I'm in the for the music? You're a lying sack of shit. You're a musician, I'm a musician, of course you're in it for the music; that's a given. Why are you REALLY doing it? Money and girls."

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* In an interview on VH1 some years back, KidRock Music/KidRock responded to comments made by another rock star in the vein of DoingItForTheArt. "I'm in the for the music? You're a lying sack of shit. You're a musician, I'm a musician, of course you're in it for the music; that's a given. Why are you REALLY doing it? Money and girls."
16th Jan '17 9:51:42 PM BookReaderUSA
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* One can assume this was the reason Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger decided to be the host of the [[Series/TheApprentice New Celebrity Apprentice]].
7th Jan '17 7:54:34 PM igordebraga
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* Creator/EricRoberts has worked a lot since his 1995 arrest. And movies like ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Film/TheExpendables'' and ''Film/InherentVice'' are the exception, as Creator/NathanRabin [[ sums up]]:

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* Creator/EricRoberts has [[http://www.theshiznit.co.uk/feature/forthcoming-highlights-from-eric-roberts-busy-year-ahead.php worked a lot lot]] since his 1995 arrest. arrest ("[[http://www.theshiznit.co.uk/feature/101-reasons-2016-wasnt-quite-as-shit-as-we-all-thought-it-was.php 44 movies on the slate for 2016.]] [[http://www.theshiznit.co.uk/media/2016/December/eric.jpg FOURTY FOUR]]. (...) That is more movies than Creator/MarlonBrando made in his lifetime.) And movies like ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Film/TheExpendables'' and ''Film/InherentVice'' are the exception, as Creator/NathanRabin [[ [[http://www.avclub.com/article/ia-talking-cat-iis-ithe-roomi-of-anthropomorphic-a-93563 sums up]]:
7th Jan '17 12:48:59 PM AnonymousBosch
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* This is the only rational explanation why Creator/MollyRingwald is in ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms''.
2nd Jan '17 9:00:54 PM Xtifr
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* Richard "{{Shaft}}" Roundtree in ''Film/{{Steel}}''.

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* Richard "{{Shaft}}" "Film/{{Shaft}}" Roundtree in ''Film/{{Steel}}''.
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