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Just a face and caption: Money Dear Boy get usage counts

Who is this person and what about this picture suggests the only reason he's dressed like that it because he's being paid? (Outside of the fact that no one would willingly dress like that)

edited 4th Feb '11 3:38:42 PM by Anaheyla

This is still a signature.
 2 Willbyr, Fri, 4th Feb '11 4:57:30 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
After a quick example skim, I'm really starting to think that this either shouldn't have a pic, or it should be a contrast between two pics, one of an actor in an iconic role and then one of the same actor in a really bad movie. I lean toward the former.
[up] How could we show that the actor is in a bad movie? And how can we show that it's because of money as opposed to something like So My Kids Can Watch, for example?

Voting not picturable unless we can find a good comic panel.

edited 4th Feb '11 5:03:44 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
 4 Willbyr, Fri, 4th Feb '11 5:33:41 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up] The first thing that comes to mind is Bela Lugosi in Dracula vs. his role in Plan 9 from Outer Space...and yes, I know that most of it was a stand-in with a cape over his face.

EDIT: On second thought, that might not be a very good example...but it illustrates the point.

edited 4th Feb '11 5:36:12 PM by Willbyr

Bela Lugosi was dead when Plan 9 from Outer Space was filmed. They used stock footage of him. tongue
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 6 Willbyr, Fri, 4th Feb '11 7:22:30 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up] So then it would be a horrible example. Nevermind!
I know that the image should probably be taken down due to JAFAAC, but the expression on the face and the comedic timing of the caption are just perfect for me, making it a perfect Face and a Caption.

But that's just me.

 8 Tony Muhplaah, Sat, 5th Feb '11 1:47:07 PM from Tony, Wisconsin
Brother of Favio
I think it'd be easier to find a role from a work of fiction than real life. Anyone have any good, picturable ideas for that?

Hmm, GIS turns up this.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 10 Willbyr, Sat, 5th Feb '11 7:46:12 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
At 346 px:

 11 Troacctid, Sat, 5th Feb '11 7:47:58 PM from California
Yeah, not great.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Damn, I thought this Lil' Formers strip would illustrate the trope, but there's too much damn text. Might work for a page quote.
 13 wanderlustwarrior, Sat, 19th Feb '11 2:07:24 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
It'd also require too much background knowledge. And any knowledge about that movie is too much.

I'd say it might be hard to find a good picture. But there's probably thousands out there of Snoop Dogg doing anything.
Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
Why I'm in this movie? Promise of a rich me.

I've been thinking something showing someone accepting lots of money, even if it's not directly related to this trope, would be fitting. For instance, the old In Living Color TV show did a lot of spoofs of 1990s singers with music video parodies that made fun of their greed and mercenary tactics among other things. Here's a shot of "Paula Abdul" getting handed some money so she can pay the others she has singing "Promise of a Thin Me" with her to keep her on key.

Alternate possible picture: there was also a video of Jim Carrey doing a take-off on Snow called "Imposter" in which he's shown holding a bunch of cash behind the bars of a teller window as he sings "You can criticize me all the way to the bank; my single's number one, and Shabba don't rank!"

edited 10th Apr '11 9:38:22 PM by Inyarear

Mr. Dr.
What was wrong with the Shigeru Miyamoto image? [1]
Who wants to play Video Games!
That Miyamoto image is more fit to its current place in Cash Cow Franchise (something that produces lots of money), as it isn't much illustrative of Money Dear Boy (something someone did solely or mostly because of money).

How about a montage with Hamlet and the Laser Zeus currently on the page side by side, to fit the "contrast" Willbyr mentioned?

 17 Dragon Quest Z, Sun, 10th Apr '11 7:10:47 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
That would just be complaining about roles actors would later take.

This really would need some kind of dialog, where someone admits it's for the money.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
 18 Willbyr, Sun, 10th Apr '11 7:25:43 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up] The problem is that that's what just about every example is, to one degree or another...we'd need to get a pic of a magazine clipping with a quote or something of the like.
"You can criticize me all the way to the bank."

Here's that shot of Jim Carrey playing Snow and making fun of his critics, by the way.
Captain Mimi
[up] What? Not to be rude, but how are we suppose to get the trope from that?
This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.
Here's another possibility from In Living Color that just occurred to me:

For as much as they were paying him, you'd dress this way too.
Well, I'm just throwing out ideas here. To fit the trope, the subject in question both has to look kind of silly and be associated with money in some way. Jim Carrey in Snow's goofy getup handling a wad of cash might not get us there, but it's a step in the right direction, don't you think?
 23 Dragon Quest Z, Sun, 10th Apr '11 11:02:31 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
No, they just say "greed". The point of the trope is that someone took it mostly for the money, so a picture has to show someone admitting they did something for the money.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Well, I could scan in a piece from an issue of Spider-Girl I've got which shows Mr. Nobody telling the heroine he killed people for money, but that's an obviously fictional example; it's more fitting to Only in It for the Money than this trope.

If you're looking for the real thing, you might have to seek out a meta-example. Didn't Sharon Waxman do an article about Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ in which she pointed out Hollywood was willing to do almost anything if it "put butts in seats" which is to say increased ticket sales? A picture of a headline from that might work if we could find it.
 25 Deboss, Sun, 10th Apr '11 11:53:57 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Wasn't Money, Dear Boy specifically the actor variant of Only in It for the Money?
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