Ric Flair (wooo!)
is a 16-time world champion who has seen it all (wooo!)
, done it all (wooo!)
, and spent it all (wooo!...waitwut)
. The last item is the reason he whored himself out for TNA
: "My greatest hope for this movie is that people will be entertained and thrilled by it, but also that they'll go home and have conversations with their family, and ask 'do you think this could happen, or couldn't happen?' and it'll inspire discussion and closeness."
Well, I guess it wouldn't be politic to say 'My greatest hope for the movie is that I'll get a paycheck and take care of some of my staggering debt.'
Apparently (Jeremy) Irons
was in this movie because he needed to pay for renovations on some castle he’d purchased. Though I understand an actor’s inherent need to work, and that you can’t always pick and choose what you’re offered even if you’ve won an Academy Award, it occurs to me that maybe he could have had a little more discretion about certain projects if he weren’t buying castles
. Only in Hollywood can you have a heartwarming "comeback" after, like, just chilling out for a few years. Michael Keaton has spent the past decade sitting on a mountain of gold kruggerands, vacationing in the Seychelles, and doing the occasional voiceover job. It's not like he went to prison or anything...And every time an actor comes back for some critically adored prestige project
, they always make it sound like he opted out of acting for a while just because he was picky about good roles. Dude, this guy was in Jack Frost
. He ain't that picky. Let's not give him an Oscar for having such imaginary good taste.
Nearly 33 years – THIRTY-THREE YEARS, by the way – after the release of one of the sexiest sci-fi movies every made (just me? Okay then), Variety
is confirming that a sequel to Blade Runner
is happening and it will star sexy salt and pepper pep-pep Harrison Ford
. Don’t worry, I’ll wait while you finish screaming “Hollywood has OFFICIALLY run out of ideas”
...Ford claims it’s “the best thing
(he’s) ever read.”
Sure, Jan; that’s what everybody says when there’s a giant dump truck full of cash backing into their driveway.
All week long the Today
show has been whoring out Fifty Shades of Grey
hard, because they’re both owned by the same company and the producers of that cinematic shit show just knew that hearing human tap water drop Savannah Guthrie talk about the hot sex scenes would make you want to lube up your entire body and buy a ticket. I didn’t think anything could make Fifty Shades of Grey
unsexier, but hearing Matt Lauer talk about it proved me wrong
and Sam (Taylor-Johnson) tried to act like they were happy and excited but they looked like they were in the lobby of a clinic waiting for their HIV test results...they don’t even try. In the pictures from this morning’s screening, Jamie looks like a dude who took his sister to the prom because his parents promised to put the down payment on the car he’s been eyeing if he did.
, "Jamie Dornan And Dakota Johnson’s Scorching Hot Chemistry Is Burning Off Your Eyelashes, I Know"
The best part of this scene is that everyone is in the same costumes and standing on the same marks as they were in the last
scene on this set, even though days are supposed to have passed. It could not be more obvious that (Ben) Kingsley
was just knocking out his part one right after the other. Matt
: I wouldn’t be shocked to discover someone off screen was just feeding him lines. Chris
'Has it ever occurred to you that you may have totally lost your mind,' says Marlon Brando's agent, I mean, Edward Douglas.
I know this is a DTV
movie, but even by those standards [it]
is terrible. I also think we all need to give up on the idea of Lance Henriksen
“starring” in any movies anymore. The man is the John Carradine
of the new millennium. He will just show up for five minutes to any movie offering craft services. Chuck a few free tacos his way and BAM he will show up to your nephew’s bar mitzvah. I just assume he is in every crappy Scifi movie
from now on. Yeah, as you can guess, he shows up for five minutes grunts out a few lines and collects his paycheck (despite being top billed
I ain't got that guilt money, I don't give a
Take my cheques to the bank,
And I sign 'em with my nuts!''
I can see why this film was made
Unused actors needed to get paid
: How'd they get Derek Jacobi to do this? Kylie
: Needed to pay off a parking ticket.
I thought Leonard Nimoy
said he was never gonna play Spock again after the first one. Jay:
You know what happened? Even if Leonard Nimoy said that and he meant it, they took one of those little bags of cash and just dropped it in front of him. He said, "Oo-kay. Can we do it on The Skype?
But what does that guy need cash for? He's like 89 years old. What, does he need a bigger
This is not a real viral hit. This is viral marketing
... 'Course, it's kinda obvious that this is prepackaged considering the video has appearances by Snoop Dogg
and David Hasslehoff, two men who are— (beat)
...basically prostitutes. I don't think that's controversial to say.
For the money, old chap, for the money!
— Ray Milland when asked why he had appeared in so many bad films late in his career.
For the loot, honey, for the loot.
— Ava Gardner
on why she came out of retirement to appear on a soap opera.
People ask me why I'm playing in this picture. The answer is simple: Money, dear boy.
I'm like a vintage wine. You have to drink me quickly before I turn sour. I'm almost used up now and I can feel the end coming. That's why I'm taking money now. I've got nothing to leave my family but the money I can make from films. Nothing is beneath me if it pays well. I've earned the right to damn well grab whatever I can in the time I've got left.
I'm doing it purely for money, because I deserve it. I’ve sung, I’ve entertained, I’ve pleased your children, I’ve pleased your wives, I’ve pleased you—YOU SONS OF BITCHES!
New rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper, and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable
. I just think, thankfully, of the lovely bread, which will keep me going until next April even if Yahoo
collapses in a week...
, writing to a friend about a little thing called Star Wars
. (And no, Guinness wasn't a prophet or time-traveler; "Yahoo" refers to a 1976 stage play he wrote and starred in based on Gulliver's Travels
You show me an actor doing a shit movie, I'll show you a guy with a bad divorce.
The plot was utterly ridiculous, but I agreed to appear in the film because I got a percentage of the gross.
— Tony Curtis, on the 1967 surf/sex comedy Don't Make Waves
I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific!
I made a picture called Super Mario Bros.
, and my six-year-old son at the time — he's now 18 — he said, 'Dad I think you're probably a pretty good actor, but why did you play that terrible guy King Koopa in Super Mario Bros
?' And I said, 'Well Henry, I did that so you could have shoes,' and he said, 'Dad, I don't need shoes that badly.
During the hippie era people put down the idea of business—they'd say, 'Money is bad,' and 'Working is bad,' but making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
I sell myself for the highest price. Exactly like a prostitute. There is no difference.
I've been broke and I've been not broke, and it's much better not being broke. (laughs)
I will do a lot for money. Life's lessons teach you that.
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,'' no
— Shaquille O'Neal
, explaining why he did Kazaam
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 Peep Show
?' the answer, obviously, is, 'Yeah, that's fine'.
— Robert Webb, defending his appearance in Mac adverts
I'm doing weapons training for this piece of shit, then I go to Romania to shoot another piece of shit, then come back to shoot my part in this piece of shit...[sighs]
...What can I say? My wife loves shoes
I couldn’t justify turning down that big paycheck for just a few weeks work twice a year…So, I kept whoring myself out to that cartoon donkey.
I thought, 'Holy smokes, that's a lot of freakin' money!' Now I see why. Next time I'll hit 'em up for even more.
How did you feel directing a slasher film
in a time when they were being churned out for a quick buck? A:
the quick buck!
— Retroslashers.net interview of David Hess, regarding To All a Goodnight
Matter of fact, they shouldn't have had me in it. What they should've done was just have Paul McGann
, and then if it got picked up, show how it happened...I'm glad I was
in it. The money was good.
They say money doesn't buy happiness. That phrase should end with 'just kidding'.
Let me tell you this about The View
: I take a paycheck every other week. That’s all I do. I could give a shit what comes. I do my job — I have a contract. That’s where I stand. I don’t give a fuck.
Q: Would you make
Trolls! The Sitcom if a big network funded it? A: Yes. There's a good chance it would be pretty bad though. But that's ok because $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
...I had a play I wanted to do and I had Inseminoid
– but I also had two babies upstairs who were my responsibility and I had £2,000-worth of bills sitting in front of me and so that was the decision made.
— Stephanie Beacham
It doubled my yearly income in six days. My agent said it's morally indefensible to turn that down.