Monday, November 8, 2010

Nicolas Cage expensive ripoff actor

Nicolas Cage is one of the 10 most expensive actors in the Hollywood, drawing an average of $38 million per film. He stands in the 8th position of all the 10 most expensive actors in the Hollywood as confirmed by the Forbes Magazine new list of highly paid actors in the Hollywood. Nicolas Cage has acted in over 60 films since the year 1980. Leaving Las Vegas is the film he earned the most. Not only he earned the most in this film but also he was given an academy award as best actor for his role in this film.
Nicolas Cage, a famous Hollywood actor and also a producer was born on 7th January 1964 in Long Beach, California. His early name was Nicholas Coppola. After he appeared into the film industry, he changed his name to Nicholas Cage. He started his film career in the year 1980 and acted in more than 60 films of which he was nominated as the best actor for the 3 famous films namely Vampire’s kiss released in the year 1989, Leaving Las Vegas in the year 1995 and Adaptation in the year 2002. The other famous films he acted are Face/Off released in the year 1997, National Treasure in the year 2004 and Ghost Rider in the year 2007. Most of his films achieved complete financial success due to his action and adventurous roles. His adventurous roles has not only made him a famous actor but also made him one of the 10 most expensive actors in the Hollywood, thus earning a whooping $38 million on an average per film.

He named his house as “The LaLaurie House” which was foreclosed, auctioned and sold on 12th Nov 2009 along with his other property in the New Orleans for a total cost of $5.5 million due to financial crisis. Nicolas Cage has an outstanding of over $350,000 unpaid taxes from the year 2002 to the year 2004. In the year 2007, he failed to pay an outstanding of over $6.2 million in taxes. Nicolas Cage, one of the 10 most expensive actors in the Hollywood, also owned a haunted house in the New Orleans, Louisiana

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hollywood's greedy actors ask for more money and higher expensive contracts

Hollywood's highest-paid actors

From Johnny Depp to Ben Stiller, the stars who command a couple more zeroes than everyone else in Tinseltown

Before 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean," no one would have pegged Johnny Depp to become the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. The quirky leading man was best known for starring in offbeat movies like Tim Burton's "Ed Wood" and the film version of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."

But it turns out mixing Depp's oddball performance tendencies with a big-budget Disney concept is a recipe for success. The first "Pirates" movie earned $654 million at the global box office. The franchise has gone on to earn a total of $2.7 billion, and a fourth film is slated for 2011 (in 3-D, natch). Depp's most recent star turn for the studio, a 3-D update of "Alice in Wonderland," has brought in $1 billion at the box office.

His ability to almost guarantee a big box office (even "Public Enemies" earned $214 million) means studios are willing to pay whatever it takes to get a bit of the Depp magic. Between June 2009 and June 2010, Depp was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, earning a total $75 million.

Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors

This year's top 10 highest-paid actors banked a total of $349 million between June 2009 and June 2010. To figure out earnings, we talked to agents, managers, producers and lawyers to determine what the stars earned as upfront pay on movies they are currently shooting, as well as back-end pay earned after a movie hit theaters. We also looked at any money actors might have earned from doing ads.

Ranking second behind Depp is Ben Stiller with $53 million. The comedian earns big bucks for films like "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" and the upcoming third installment in the "Meet the Parents" franchise because those films pay out at the box office. But Stiller has also started doing smaller, more personal films. This year's "Greenberg," about a lonely man rapidly approaching middle age, earned only $6 million.

In third place: Tom Hanks. Between June 2009 and June 2010 the actor earned $45 million. Much of that came from movies like "Angels & Demons" and the upcoming "Larry Crowne," which co-stars Julia Roberts. But Hanks also earns from films and TV shows he produces. He was behind HBO's recent mini-series "The Pacific" and produced 2009's "Where The Wild Things Are."

Adam Sandler ranks fourth with $40 million. His most recent film, "Grown Ups," started slow but is now Sandler's third-highest-grossing film of all time at the box office with $230 million in ticket sales worldwide. The fact that his humor can bring in fans over time, in the U.S. and abroad, means studios are willing to pay him a hefty salary.

Leonardo DiCaprio ranks fifth with $28 million. The star went through a period with underperforming films like "Body of Lies" and "Blood Diamond," making it increasingly difficult for DiCaprio to justify his large payday.

But he's recently turned that around with "Shutter Island" and "Inception." The latter (which hit theaters after our June deadline) is now DiCaprio's second highest grossing film, behind "Titanic," with $700 million so far. DiCaprio will end up making at least $50 million from the film, which should rank him much higher on next year's list.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Reese Witherspoon getting more greedy $29 million per film now

Reese Witherspoon is now the most expensive movie actress in Hollywood as reportedly she will be paid $29,000,000 to star in a new horror film, Our Family Trouble. Previously Julia Roberts was known as the most expensive actress for starring in Mona Lisa Smile and being paid $24,000,000 to do so.

Reese was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Tennessee. Only 29 years old, this expensive movie actress starred in her first film at the age of 15. We shall see how like Reese Witherspoon maintains her status as the highest-earning actress in the history of movies.

Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for the best actress on Sunday, March 5, 2006 for starring as country singer June Carter in 2005′s Walk the Line.

It was the first Oscar for Witherspoon, 29, who had already won awards for her performance in Walk the Line, including a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild trophy.

Many actors and actresses receive percentage of profits for their roles, but 29 million is the most expensive amount any actress in Hollywood has been payed for starring in a movie. We shall see if Reese maintains her status as most expensive actress in the wold.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Adam Sandler won't work less than $15 million per film

Born on 9 September, 1966, Adam Sandler is a well known face and appears in the list of 10 most expensive actors in Hollywood is a famous face in movies relating to Gen-X but is he worth it? He is the 10th most highly paid actor and demands more money each film he plays in. According to a report by Forbes, it is estimated that he made 31 million dollars in the year 2009.
He was born with a way with humour and started his career by performing in comedy clubs. He once said that only after an eye surgery he realized that he was an ugly guy. Spotted for his witty liners, he was offered to write the script for the famous show Saturday Night Live where he soon started playing and performing. His first movie in 1989, Going Overboard, made him quit his career as a television and live show artist and soon made him the 10th highest paid actor in the list of 10 most expensive actors in Hollywood.

His super entertaining movie- Billy Madison in 1995, led to him doing many other financially successful comedies like Happy Gilmore. But the critics had not yet given him credit for his acting prowess in order to rate him to be a fine actor. He began to receive praise from the critics in the 2000s. They attributed his early failure to impress upon his acting skills to poor scripts and loose characters. Since then he ventured into the genre of drama and family oriented films with Reign Over Me in 2007 and Bedtime Stories in 2008. But he very cleverly used his popularity as a comedy actor in movies to propel his successful career and soon entered the list of the 10 most expensive actors in Hollywood.

His achievements have limited to having 35 films in his bag making him a huge millionaire. He has also produced and written scripts for various plays and movies. His production company’s name Happy Madison comes from two of his movies- Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. His is also famous for composing soundtracks. He was also nominated for the Emmy awards in the category ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement’. He won the ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’ for the Waterboy, Big Daddy and The Wedding Singer. He also won the People’s Choice Award for being the most popular male comedy actor which obviously justifies his popularity and his position among the 10 most expensive actors in Hollywood.

Does Adam Sandler have an answer to expensive actors? Not a bit concerned at all just pay him more regardless if people are out of work.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

What expensive actors cost real Americans?

Have you ever gone to the movies and said these tickets are too expensive? Have you ever questioned the movie and the people behind the movie what they make in earnings? Let’s take a look at actor Will Smith; have you ever seen a movie with Will Smith? We’ll guess what; Will Smith gets $20 million a movie, that’s per film salary. The average time for an actor to film as an actor is about 40 days work, if you average 30 days work at $20 million that’s about $6,000.00 dollars an hour. All 5 star hotel expenses, traveling first class and all, all paid for besides the actors salaryEdwards Theatres - VIP Movie Tickets.

Will Smiths earnings in Forbes Magazine.

Considering the US economy is in recession as the average annual income in the United States is $31,000.00 a year. Doesn’t it make you angry when you see people like Will Smith making $6,000.00 an hour or $20 million over a months worth of work? How about 2 or 3 films in one year at $20 million per film and royalties on top of that too. Do you think he thinks about the salaries other people make such as for example StarBucks, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart or a local gas station at $8.00 an hour? Do you think he cares about how hard a 75 year old man still having to work as his pension doesn’t pay him enough for his medication to work a part-time job at $8.00 an hour when someone like Will Smith makes over $6,000.00 an hour? Will Smith driving a brand new 2010 $350,000.00 Lamborghini down the street with diamonds and green cash everywhere and mega million dollar homes, what about those people working for $8.00 an hour? You think Will Smith thinks about how hard people work and how they have to earn a living? What if we took Will Smith and said Will, we have a movie and we need an actor for it. We have a limited budget. We can only pay you $10.00 an hour and if that isn’t enough $100.00 an hour maybe. What do you think Will Smith would say? Take a guess. Just imagine it? $20 million per film salary to work for $10.00 or $100.00 an hour, do you think will would work for it? If not, how many Americans right now would want to make $10.00 an hour and even have a good in this recession economy? If Will Smith said now and you said yes, how does that make you feel and how does it make Will Smith feel. Cheap versing not enough.

Isn’t it wonderful that Hollywood pays only a handful of people big money and star royalty treatment? Well Will Smith does not think his salary is a ripoff and nor does he think about the hard workers behind the set making $8.00 an hour to pay $10.50 or more per movie ticket either.

Ever seen Will Smith pay a role as a low income worker making low money as the character in a movie but really in real life, he is mega rich. He pays the poor character and hungry but that’s only behind the set when he has millions in his bank account. And let’s not forget lifetime royalties either. Each film also Will Smith gets a royalty as well. When you see a film like Independence Day dated back in 1996 when the channel shows an older movie on tv, well that channel has to pay the rights to show it even though it was made over 14 years ago, Will Smith still gets a paycheck every time that movie plays and every other film he acted in has to pay his royalty. When you see a movie and see all the credits behind a movie, think about all the people behind the set making hourly wages from $8.00 to $15.00 an hour to do all the little things behind a movie. Now think of Will Smith with all those people making those wages and him making $6,000.00 an hour? Does that sound fair? What about a movie 14 years ago and everybody back than already worked and got paid but Will Smith is still getting paid, every movie. I mean really how much is too much? Do you think he is a RIPOFF. I would say so. Listen he maybe an actor but in my opinion not a great actor. There are thousands of talented Broadway actors that make $15 to $20 an hour, why do those talented Broadway actors have to make so little but Will Smith has to make $6,000.00 dollars an hour versing them? What’s the difference? The world is full of talented actors, is it fair that people have to make so much more than others?

If you took a bunch of Wal-Mart employees making $8.00 an hour, how many employees would it take them to earn their wages to pay off Will Smith for his per film salary at $20 million dollars, imagine? Let’s say the average week of work is 40 hours at week at $8.00 an hour to total $20 million. How many employees would it take to per off Will Smith’s $20 million from people making minimum wage at $8.00. It would take about 62,500 employees for one week at $320.00 each to cover Will Smith’s $20 million dollar salary. Wow. That’s 62,500 people at $8.00 an hour to pay Will Smith and I didn’t even mention taxes. Now wonder why so many people are broke, paying these huge American Hollywood salaries. Do you think Will Smith would say yeah maybe I am making too much money, I’ll take a pay cut? Probably not. What if people complained and said that movie is a ripoff, a refund or don’t pay the money to the actors. Do you think Will Smith will be understanding and not charge his $20 dollar per film wage to satisfy movie goers his role was not so great? What do you think he would do, rein verse his salary to the movie producers if customers are not happy? I mean isn’t America the refund country if you don’t like it take it back? What if the earnings of the money were awful, would Will Smith say ok the movie didn’t make enough money and everybody’s in debt to make the movie, he would cut is salary so the movie could break even? Do you think Will Smith would be understanding or say, no I am worth $20 million in everything I do and you pay me for it? Take a guess what Will Smith would do.

Do you know if you go to college and you get your bachelors you may earn an extra $2 million in your lifetime in your career. Lets say you make $65,000.00 a year and you work 30 years, how much are you worth when you retire versing Will Smith at about $50 plus million a year? $1,950,000.00 for 30 years (working 8 to 5, 5 day a week year around with 2 weeks vacation) where Will Smith will make 10% more each year for example his 30 years could be worth over a billion easily plus he vacations almost all year around and around the global because he makes so much money. Do you feel it is too much? You work hard and he doesn’t.

The bottom line is Will Smith is a ripoff and Hollywood production companies should be ashamed of themselves to pay greedy celebrity actors mega million per film salaries. Why do they pay some much to these actors? What is the reason for it? The Country is broke, the unemployment rate is 9.7% and businesses are suffering in financial debt but Hollywood continues to pay these ripoff salaries to Will Smith and others.

Greedy actors are demanding more ripoff salaries if it is not too much they want more and more money

There is a high cost to expensive actors & actress's to have famous actors in a movie but really adds the price of a movie tickets higher and higher with little respect to ticket goers verus actors salaries in total greed. Some of these actors are so popular, that just associating the name of an actor with that movie can make that movie popular as well but it comes with a price to pay for it. In addition, the character of the actor spreads its budget so far and expenses throughout the movie it causes the price people pay at the movies to pay for their royality to be in the film. Celebrities are the attention seekers valued for the position they hold in society. People cross various limits for just getting a glimpse of them sometimes. Starting with actors according to Forbes Magazine, Matt Damon will be earning $29 million per film now onwards. His role in the first two Bourne films has netted $850 million and the third is now on the top of the U.S. Box Office. The second on the list is Brad Pitt falling a place down and pocketing $24 million per film today whereas Vince Vaughn is on the third position after a tie up with Johnny Depp of Pirates of the Caribbean. Backing them up are the handsomest named Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise earning of salary of $30 million per film. The one-time famous heroes Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio earns $20 million plus per movie adding up 20 percentage of the gross box office turn over per movie. Jim Carrey was the top-earning actor collecting $39 million for his role in Cable Guy in 1996. Presently we have Tom Hanks who after the Da Vinci Code is being paid somewhere in the range of $29 to $49 million for the upcoming movie Angels and Demons. Similarly, even after a flop Rendition in 2007 Reese Witherspoon is also another greedy actress. She earns not less than $15 to $20 million per movie whereas Angelina Jolie another greedy actress wants $15 million per film plus royalities; even Cameron Diaz is third having a price tag of $15 million per film plus royalities accepts nothing less. Nicole Kidman of New York won Oscar award in 2002 for Virginia Woolfs The Hours was highest paid in 2006 but has dropped to fourth position to a salary of $10 to $15 million per film and it hoping to skip to $20 million per film too. Renee Zellweger and Sandra Bullock get $10 million per film paycheck for their work. Even Julia Roberts a one time top class heroine also now belongs to same class of $10 million or even $20 million plus per film. Drew Barrymore and Jodie Foster together with Halle Berry follow the same track. However, according to Forbes Magazine there are two such people away from industry but involved in it otherwise earning more than stars. One is J.K. Rowling and the other is Jennifer Aniston. The former is none other than writer of Harry Potter a craze throughout the nation whereas the latter took over Britney Spears last year and bagged $35 million for her as per reported by Reute. These are the big names of Hollywood on whom the movie industry depends for its

Think these actors and actress care about the poor recession economy and high unemployment in the US, not a dime. They demand people to pay their high salaries to live the expensive lifestyles to be the people they want to be. Imagine what they would do if they had to make $8.00 an hour at Wal-Mart or McDonalds, think they would changed their liftstlyes from 5 star hotels, private jets and year around travel to work for $8.00, not in a second.

It is sad we live in a country of greedy actors and actress's that think nothing about money. What a shame.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Charlie Sheen ripoff salary of $825,000 per episode plus royalities

Television stars' Ripoff salaries

Charlie Sheen, who recently did a stint in rehab, & may face time in the slammer, has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension with CBS to keep doing "Two and a Half Men." To sweeten the deal, the actor is said to be getting a huge pay raise. The show, which also stars Jon Cryer, is among the Top 10 shows on network TV, according to Nielsen ratings. Let's compare Sheen's salary to his counterparts' in other Top 10 shows.

'Two and a Half Men'

Viewers:14.4 million

* Charlie Sheen currently earns $825,000 per episode, but here's what he will be making per show with the upcoming two seasons.

* His current salary equals about 6 cents per viewer, but the latest salary bump will more than double that figure.

* Sheen's new deal will make him one of the highest paid stars in television history.Entertainment Weekly Magazine-May 12, 2006-Tom Cruise-Hollywood Salary Survey