It kills me that so many of the super rich in Hollywood are so tightly wound about money. As if only making $5 million on "this" movie as opposed to the $15 million they made on their "last" movie, is going to hurt them financially. As if they're going to starve and not be able to make ends meet. Or provide for their family.
I understand the reasoning for all this....to a point. I get that certain actors/producers/directors....are draws for audiences. And these big companies who provide money to make these movies are going to probably make a shit ton of cash. And understandably they're going to want a piece of that pie.
But seriously....come on. Didn't every single one of these actors/directors/producers get into making movies because they had a passion and a love for it, not because they wanted to get super rich.
I always love hearing stories when already extremely wealthy people in the movie business put aside the whole money bullshit because they believe in the movie they are making. I've read numerous times that Michael Bay has put up some of his pay check to shoot certain scenes for movies he's done. Also, if I recall correctly..Stephen Spielberg asked not to be paid so that Shindlers List could be made.
Look at James Cameron. He just made something like $325 million from Avatar. If he ever bitches about money and not getting paid enough in the future, he needs to be tied up and beaten. As do any of these famous Hollywood people who bitch and moan about money when they already have enough for them and 100 other people to retire the rest of their lives.
I get that some of these people are the cream of the crop and super good at what they do, and want to get paid accordingly. But there comes a point where now you just look like a greedy fucking asshole. At least Bill Gates donates mountain loads of money to charities every year.
Anyways....quit crying Hollywood...you all look fools.