Posted by Hungry like the wolf at webcacheh06a.cache.pol.co.uk on May 04, 2001 at 14:38:31:
In Reply to: What the hell is so hard to understand?! posted by Karma on May 04, 2001 at 14:17:50:
As long as people would rather see celebrities in a movie than a good movie it will continue, from an actors point of view I don't think I could take 20 million a movie and feel good about myself knowing there are people out there (Unknown actors included) who don't know where their next meal is coming from.That's why I have great respect for people like Affleck who could easily demand alot more to work but still is willing to work for Kevin for peanuts. When you hear Julia Roberts (A Common target but perfect example) has taken a 70% pay cut because she wanted to do the part it's great until you realise that 30% of her salary is 6 million dollars. It's like when you hear about Bill gates has given away a couple of hundred thousand to schools in poorer countries and you realise he makes that money back before he has finished writing the check. This is capitalism at work and I think the strike can only be good if it means people are going to get paid well for writting good quality scripts instead of mindless crap.
One thought though, does this mean Kevin can strike as an actor and a scriptwriter against himself as director so he isn't aloud to work for himself?
...And on a plus note for new actors/writers from the UK we can still make British movies without much trouble as I'm pretty sure our unions aren't affected by the strike. Although with our current ability to make quality films this may not be a good thing.
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