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5,797 hits 1.0 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 5 years ago by CowDung

Should actors/actresses have their salaries capped?


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5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 2:40:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Um, no.

Why should they? Should there be a minimum too?
Of course not.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 2:43:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm pretty sure they get paid for the role, not technically a "salary"
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 2:45:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Who said anything about a salary, raisinman?
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 8:24:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Is it really fair that people make millions of dollars for making movies or tv shows, while others involved with the production earn so little?
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 9:03:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Haha question fail.

When Holywood stars did earn a salary, the studios used to suspend their contract whenever they could, in order to save money and keep them tied to the studio for as long as possible.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 9:56:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 4/13/14 - 2:45:02 AM Beecher wrote:
Who said anything about a salary, raisinman?

the question?
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 10:21:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I rephrased the question in my previous comment to clarify what I meant by "salary".

5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 10:40:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
What you are pathetically trying to do is draw a comparison between CEO's and box office attractions.

Troll fail.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:03:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
What's the difference?

Is any actor really worth the hundreds of thousands of dollars some earn for a single television episode?
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:05:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
We can probably ask the same about pro athlete salaries as well...
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:19:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
You probably might, but then most people would just ignore you for being the most boring man in the bar.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:22:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 4/13/14 - 10:21:59 AM CowDung wrote:
I rephrased the question in my previous comment to clarify what I meant by "salary".

you did, but i was just pointing the answer to that guy's question out to him
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:30:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
That was him. But the whole thing is simply a troll vehicle to allow him to keep banging on about the same thing that he's been banging on about for over 12 years.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:31:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:19:41 AM Boredofu wrote:
You probably might, but then most people would just ignore you for being the most boring man in the bar.


Please feel free to ignore me then...
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:51:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
A CEO will probably continue earning his salary and bonuses year after year after year.

An actor or athlete usually has a few good years if he/she is lucky, then has to live on what he/she earned during that brief period for the rest of his/her life.

Also, there is a direct cause/effect relationship between what the actor/athlete earns and what he/she brings into the company. If the actor's no good, the picture flops, the company earns little or no money, and the actor doesn't work again, or if he/she does, for a vastly reduced salary.

A CEO can run the company into the ground, and still get his/her huge salary (which is much larger than most athlete's or movie star's salary) and bonuses.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 12:24:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:51:56 AM Wanderer wrote:
Also, there is a direct cause/effect relationship between what the actor/athlete earns and what he/she brings into the company. If the actor's no good, the picture flops, the company earns little or no money, and the actor doesn't work again, or if he/she does, for a vastly reduced salary.


Which doesn't explain Arnold Schwarzenegger. He made $30m for Terminator 3, one of the worst movies ever made.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 12:32:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, but actors are paid on what their box office draw is, not on the quality of the films they're in. Quality is like the last thing most major studios are concerned with.

That film made loads of money, if I recall. Even though it was plop.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 12:39:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ah, but if studios didn't pay such outrageous sums of money, then films would be a lot cheaper to make. In addition to his $30m, Arnie also got 20% of the profits.

There's just no sane reason to justify this. Huge fees for big names are partially why we have to pay so much for a ticket.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 1:23:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Did Arnie get another big pay day after that?

It's quite simple, you get paid based on your LAST movie. The movie that makes you famous you got paid nothing for, so after that you are playing catch up.

That isn't as simple as it seems because every actor gets offered every script if they are a big box office draw. Pick the wrong one and your next pick will be between Kindergarten Cop and Meet the Fockers.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 5:19:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
For The Last Stand he got paid somwhere in the neighboorhood of $8-10m and an undisclosed percentage of the profits (which ever materialised, the movie was a flop). But bear in mind he had been out of movies for a decade and was no longer seen as the young action star he had been.

T3 was his biggest payday, but his pay for the four movies he did before that was the same, $25m. And all of them were utter sh*t. He managed to score $25m for Batman and Robin ffs, and then give him the same for End of Days, The 6th Day and Collateral Damage.

With the exception of B&R they barely broke even and in the case of Collateral Damage, lost money.

So it would seem that actor's pay is based on neither how good their movies are or how much money the movies, but rather how much money the studios THINK they can make by attaching a "big name" to a film.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 5:51:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 4/13/14 - 11:51:56 AM Wanderer wrote:
A CEO will probably continue earning his salary and bonuses year after year after year. An actor or athlete usually has a few good years if he/she is lucky, then has to live on what he/she earned during that brief period for the rest of his/her life. Also, there is a direct cause/effect relationship between what the actor/athlete earns and what he/she brings into the company. If the actor's no good, the picture flops, the company earns little or no money, and the actor doesn't work again, or if he/she does, for a vastly reduced salary. A CEO can run the company into the ground, and still get his/her huge salary (which is much larger than most athlete's or movie star's salary) and bonuses.


How long will a CEO be able to command high pay if all he does is drive companies into failure?
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 5:52:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
to be fair, the last stand was totally awesome
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 6:09:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't read the thread but there is this thing I've heard that actors and actresses inflate their salaries so that they seem more desired than they really are. ie actor earns 80,000 for a film but really says he got 5 million.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 4/13/14 - 10:15:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
depends on the contract they negotiated with the studio and how well the movie did in theaters.

critics can completely bomb a film (waterworld is a great example) and the cast can still walk away with a huge payday.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 4/14/14 - 3:29:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I heard that salaries are pretty hard to find out so actors can inflate them to beef up their selling power for next film. Really don't remember where I heard this.

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