Movie Salaries

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  1. Craig Woodhall

    Craig Woodhall Supporting Actor

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    Hey guys, just curious where i can find out how much actors make on individual movies? had a bet going with a friend on the salaries of the cast of Lord of the Rings but couldn't find any info anywhere through the search engines.. can anyone point me to a site somewhere?

    Craig
     
  2. Matt Pasant

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    imdb lists it in the actors biographies sometimes.
     
  3. Craig Woodhall

    Craig Woodhall Supporting Actor

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    ya, i had a look there and couldn't find it.. thanks for the reply though Matt..

    Craig
     
  4. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Craig,

    Unless it's one of the Heavy Hitters (Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Ahnold, etc., etc.) you generally won't find that sort of information. You wouldn't like YOUR salary plastered all over the internet. [​IMG]

    But I'd also be VERY curious to hear how much the various LOTR actors made for their extensive participation in the trilogy. Did Elijah make a LOT more than Sean? Did Viggo get a piece of the merchandising? Did Ian get a bonus for being so damn cool? [​IMG]

    I suspect that even if there were salary reports on these actors...we'd have no real way to know if they were accurate or not.

    ...and how much does Steven Seagal earn for a movie these days? [​IMG]
     
  5. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

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    This doesn't answer your question specifically about the LOTR actors, but I thought it was interesting anyway. This is from U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics in their section about Actors, Producers, and Directors. The rest of the page is interesting too.


     
  6. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

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    Here's another intersting article, from ActorPoint.com

     
  7. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

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    I fixed the formatting on that.
     
  8. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

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    I still can't answer your question, but it's interesting, the things you find when you google a bit.

    These are from the Entertainment Zone

    Harrison Ford: (11 films over $100M) Current Salary: $25M

    Tom Hanks: (11 films over $100M) Current Salary: $20M

    Tom Cruise: (10 films over $100M) Current Salary: $25M

    Eddie Murphy: (9 films over $100M) Current Salary: $10M

    Mel Gibson: (10 films over $100M) Current Salary: $25M

    Julia Roberts: (9 films over $100M) Current Salary: $20M

    Jim Carrey: (7 films over $100M) Current Salary: $25M

    Will Smith: (5 films over $100M) Current Salary: $20M

    Arnold Schwarzenegger: (7 films over $100M) Current Salary: $30M

    Ben Affleck: (5 films over $100M) Current Salary: $11.5M

    Brad Pitt: (3 films over $100M) Current Salary: $17.5M
     
  9. Craig Woodhall

    Craig Woodhall Supporting Actor

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    thanks for the info Jackie, very interesting.

    Scott,

    those were the exact questions we were discussing, you hit it right on the head.

    Craig
     
  10. KyleK

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    Hmm, very interesting. Does anyone have stats for directors?

    Thanks,
    Kyle[​IMG]
     

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