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22nd Mar '17 11:22:42 AM AnonymousBosch
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* The entire filmography of Creator/MollyRingwald post-''Betsy's Wedding'' screams this trope.



* This is the only rational explanation why Creator/MollyRingwald is in ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms''.
19th Mar '17 10:15:50 PM DanielCase
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** It is rumored that Leonard Nimoy was so embarrassed about it that he refused to address it for years afterwards, whether in interviews or at science-fiction conventions. Only Creator/MichaelBay's interest in casting him as The Fallen in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' prompted him to talk about his role, and then only briefly (and he also said that Bay could call him up if he wanted to, but Bay ultimately went with Tony Todd). Bay finally called up Nimoy to cast him as Sentinel Prime in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.

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** It is rumored that Leonard Nimoy was [[OldShame so embarrassed about it that he refused to address it for years afterwards, whether in interviews or at science-fiction conventions.conventions]]. Only Creator/MichaelBay's interest in casting him as The Fallen in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' prompted him to talk about his role, and then only briefly (and he also said that Bay could call him up if he wanted to, but Bay ultimately went with Tony Todd). Bay finally called up Nimoy to cast him as Sentinel Prime in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.
19th Mar '17 10:11:54 PM DanielCase
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* Creator/JoanCrawford, for much of her life, was an in-demand actress who reigned at the box office. However, no one can deny that her film choices later in life were less motivated by the need for fame and more influenced by cold, hard cash (which was apparently caused by her star power fading and her being ousted from the board of Pepsi, formerly run by her deceased husband). This would explain why she went from dramatic leading roles to scenery-chewing in various cheap horror films produced by Creator/WilliamCastle or Herman Cohen, as well as appearances in several short-lived television series -- although she did also appear in the most [[AllStarCast guest-star laden]] episode of ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' ("The Five Daughters Affair"). As Neil Deagle of ''Bad Movie Night'' explained about ''Trog'' (her final film), "It's really sad to see such a huge star (like her) be consigned to the Z-grade abyss of films like this. But, hey, a girl's gotta eat." ''Trog'' can be kind of inverted because the director was a personal friend of hers and she did the movie more as a favor to him than in need of a paycheck. She was paid very well for the movie too, and a good portion of the budget was spent to ensure she had her own wardrobe van.

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* Creator/JoanCrawford, for much of her life, was an in-demand actress who reigned at the box office. However, after she got fired from ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'', originally intended to be the SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane'', no one can deny that her film choices later in life were less motivated by the need for fame and more influenced by cold, hard cash (which was apparently caused by her star power fading and her being ousted from the board of Pepsi, formerly run by her deceased husband). This would explain why she went from dramatic leading roles to scenery-chewing in various cheap horror films produced by Creator/WilliamCastle or Herman Cohen, as well as appearances in several short-lived television series -- although she did also appear in the most [[AllStarCast guest-star laden]] episode of ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' ("The Five Daughters Affair"). As Neil Deagle of ''Bad Movie Night'' explained about ''Trog'' (her final film), "It's really sad to see such a huge star (like her) be consigned to the Z-grade abyss of films like this. But, hey, a girl's gotta eat." ''Trog'' can be kind of inverted because the director was a personal friend of hers and she did the movie more as a favor to him than in need of a paycheck. She was paid very well for the movie too, and a good portion of the budget was spent to ensure she had her own wardrobe van.
16th Mar '17 11:00:10 AM Psyclone
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* Shaquille O'Neal in ''Film/{{Kazaam}}''. As the man himself put it:
-->'''Shaq''': I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, "Hey, here's $7 million, come in and do this genie movie." What am I going to say, [[ViolationOfCommonSense no]]?
13th Mar '17 10:39:30 AM BlackTemplar
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* This, sadly, leads to many wrestlers staying on well past their prime and performing well into their twilight years, sometimes in small indy shows. Too many wrestlers didn't manage their money responsibly or were wiped out by one or many divorces. Chances are, if you see an ad for an Indy show and it's being headlined by a wrestler who used to be a big name 20+ years ago, this is why.
** This is pretty much why HulkHogan signed on to TNA. He'd been wiped out by his divorce and needed the cash. This despite a reputation for demanding and getting exhorbatant pay days during his career.
** The same goes for RicFlair's stint in TNA. Poor money management and a string of divorces left Naitch near broke, despite a 40-year in-ring career.
12th Mar '17 8:10:54 PM igordebraga
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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]] since his 1995 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]]:

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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]] since his 1995 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]]:



* Averted until fairly recently by BillyCrudup, who only made the movies that he wanted to, because he made an astronomical amount of money by being the voice of the "For everything else, there's Mastercard," commericals.

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* Averted until fairly recently by BillyCrudup, who only made the movies that he wanted to, because he made an astronomical amount of money by being the voice of the "For everything else, there's Mastercard," commericals.commercials.



* After years of being typecast, ''Creator/AdamWest'' was willing to do anything for a paycheck, from being a human cannonball to making a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZlAOB-x_80 commercial for an internet kiosk]] which turned out to be [[http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/pantheon-holdings/miami-florida-33181/pantheon-holdings-ezlink-internet-access-terminal-rip-off-broken-promises-and-lies-holy-119674 a big scam]]. Fortunately, Adam's career has got better now that's he's, well, AdamWesting.

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* After years of being typecast, ''Creator/AdamWest'' Creator/AdamWest was willing to do anything for a paycheck, from being a human cannonball to making a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZlAOB-x_80 commercial for an internet kiosk]] which turned out to be [[http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/pantheon-holdings/miami-florida-33181/pantheon-holdings-ezlink-internet-access-terminal-rip-off-broken-promises-and-lies-holy-119674 a big scam]]. Fortunately, Adam's career has got better now that's he's, well, AdamWesting.



* Joss Ackland said that his money woes were the only reason he appeared in the movie ''Passion of Mind'', which he called 'awul'.
* Creator/GlennClose took a role in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' to pay for smaller projects she wanted to do. Though she did [[AwesomeDearBoy also like the idea of playing an authority figure like Nick Fury or M]]. By all accounts she had a lot of fun doing the film and expressed interest in returning for a sequel.

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* Joss Ackland said that his money woes were the only reason he appeared in the movie ''Passion of Mind'', which he called 'awul'.
* Creator/GlennClose took a role in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' to pay for smaller projects she wanted to do. Though she did [[AwesomeDearBoy also like the idea of playing an authority figure like Nick Fury or M]]. By all accounts she had a lot of fun doing the film and expressed interest in returning for a sequel.
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* There's a lot of European football/soccer teams which often try and invoke this trope to get reputable players, the idea being that good players will give the club instant success. In the case of Manchester City, they were right. This also explains why such non-traditional soccer markets such as Russia, Ukraine, and all of the rich countries of the Arabian Peninsula (even tiny Bahrain and Qatar!) can attract big names--who cares about isolation or scorching hot weather when [[ArabOilSheikh oil money]] goes straight into your pocket? China, the fastest growing economy, is getting a lot of good if ageing stars

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* There's a lot of European football/soccer teams which often try and invoke this trope to get reputable players, the idea being that good players will give the club instant success. In the case of Manchester City, they were right. This also explains why such non-traditional soccer markets such as Russia, Ukraine, and all of the rich countries of the Arabian Peninsula (even tiny Bahrain and Qatar!) can attract big names--who cares about isolation or scorching hot weather when [[ArabOilSheikh oil money]] goes straight into your pocket? China, the fastest growing economy, is also getting a lot of good if ageing starsstars.
5th Mar '17 5:07:37 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DolphLundgren only did ''[[DungeonSiege In the Name of the King: Two Worlds]]'' as he needed the money to pay his lawyers during his divorce.

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* Creator/DolphLundgren only did ''[[DungeonSiege ''[[VideoGame/DungeonSiege In the Name of the King: Two Worlds]]'' as he needed the money to pay his lawyers during his divorce.



** ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege Tale'': Starring Creator/JasonStatham, Creator/LeeleeSobieski, Claire Forlani, Ray Liotta, Creator/JohnRhysDavies, Creator/RonPerlman and Burt Reynolds (see above).

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** ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege VideoGame/DungeonSiege Tale'': Starring Creator/JasonStatham, Creator/LeeleeSobieski, Claire Forlani, Ray Liotta, Creator/JohnRhysDavies, Creator/RonPerlman and Burt Reynolds (see above).
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.
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