I can see why this film was made
Unused actors needed to get paid
Kyle: From now on, MOOP isn't about money. MOOP is about music! We're not striking anymore! Who's with us?!
Britney Spears: ...We're just about the money.
—- South Park, Episode 709 "Christian Rock Hard"
"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."
— Laurence Olivier, on his role in Inchon
"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!"
—Judy Garland Speaks
"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..."
"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 prime-time soap opera.
"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.'"
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 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 sell myself for the highest price. Exactly like a prostitute. There is no difference."
"It was weird, you know, because none of us could believe our eyes when we finally saw who else had been cast. These guys are all great actors; Stanley Tucci, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Bruce Greenwood. We kind of all looked at each and said ‘you too?’"
"How did you feel directing a slasher film in a time when they were being churned out for a quick buck?"
"I needed the quick buck!"
— Retroslashers.net interview of David Hess, regarding To All a Goodnight
Interviewer: You're quoted as saying you've only made five good movies in your career. True?
Michael Madsen: Pretty much. It's certainly less than ten. Kill Bill, Species, Free Willy, Thelma & Louise, Reservoir Dogs and Donnie Brasco. Six, that's it. That's not a low number. I'm just hard to please. I've made some crap but you've got to pay the bills.
"Dennis Quaid. The Day After Tomorrow, G.I. Joe, and now Pandorum? Why? Do you need money? I'll give you some money!"
— Brett Erlich, The Rotten Tomatoes Show
Mike: 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?
Mike: But what does that guy need cash for? He's like 89 years old. What, does he need a bigger headstone?
Oh, Ben! Ben, Ben, Ben… I understand the need to cash in every once in a while. Heck, even Robert De Niro has now whored himself out more than a hooker on Van Buren. But you can do better than Thunderbirds and Bloodrayne. Find a nice Vin Diesel movie to humiliate yourself in but this has got to stop.
Transmorphers Character: I did not sign on for a paycheque!
Film Brain: Your acting says otherwise.
I'm not entirely sure what Mr. Burton did during the production of this film, other than show up for a meeting for two, say "whatever", and swagger home with a wheelbarrow full of cash. I assume that people in Hollywood get wheelbarrows full of cash just for showing up for things.
Oancitizen: How'd they get Derek Jacobi to do this?
Kylie: Needed to pay off a parking ticket.
"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."
"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."
— Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol