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(Short List)   Just think, if it was 1999, the highest paid actor in Hollywood would have blown it all up his nose/in a brothel   (shortlist.com) divider line 71
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2013-07-16 01:57:25 PM  
Channing Tatum seems like a nice enough guy, but how the hell did he pull in $60 mil? Hasn't everything he's ever done flopped? He must have some dirt on someone.
 
2013-07-16 02:01:24 PM  
DiCaprio should be listed 3rd.
 
2013-07-16 02:12:11 PM  

Mangoose: Channing Tatum seems like a nice enough guy, but how the hell did he pull in $60 mil? Hasn't everything he's ever done flopped? He must have some dirt on someone.


last year starred in 3 movies that grossed over $100M, two of which he got producer credit for. that's probably how he pulled in $60M.
 
2013-07-16 02:23:15 PM  

Mangoose: Channing Tatum seems like a nice enough guy, but how the hell did he pull in $60 mil? Hasn't everything he's ever done flopped? He must have some dirt on someone.


Here, let me take a stab at that

www-deadline-com.vimg.net

Ohh yeah, that's how. They pay the man to take his clothes off in front of the camera and sell tickets to 25 to 45 women age bracket.
 
2013-07-16 02:23:45 PM  
From TFA:

1. Robert Downey Jr $75 million

2. Channing Tatum $60 million

3. Hugh Jackman $55 million

4. Mark Wahlberg $52 million

5. The Rock $46 million

6. Leonardo DiCaprio £39 million

7. Adam Sandler $37 million

8. Tom Cruise $35 million

9. Denzel Washington $33 million

10. Liam Neeson $32 million

Since 39 Million GBP is around 59 Million USD, they suck at sorting, or just mistakenly noted it as pounds (which the source forbes article seems to support: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mfl45egdgg/leonardo-dicaprio-20/ list s him as 39 Million USD).
 
2013-07-16 02:24:05 PM  
I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.
 
2013-07-16 02:26:53 PM  
fark you Adam Sandler you worthless turd of a comedian.
 
2013-07-16 02:27:21 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: DiCaprio should be listed 3rd.


Did somebody copy past the article from the British press and forget to either convert or change the symbol?
 
2013-07-16 02:28:16 PM  

Mangoose: Channing Tatum seems like a nice enough guy, but how the hell did he pull in $60 mil? Hasn't everything he's ever done flopped? He must have some dirt on someone.


At least at the multiplex by me they've already got "White House Down' buried in the smallest screen at the farthest end of the hall.
 
2013-07-16 02:28:17 PM  
This list is somehow upside down or something.
And what is a Tanning Cheater?
 
2013-07-16 02:28:55 PM  

basemetal: I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.


same here, but my wish for a buddy movie with him and scott weiland together in jail never came to be. i recall a time about 15 years ago when they were both in jail for heroin, and i had a picture in my mind of them sharing a cell and being good friends.
 
2013-07-16 02:29:09 PM  
This is something I like to bring up when people complain about the salaries of professional athletes. Highest paid baseball player: makes $25 million/year, works every day for 6 months, including weekends. Plus spring training, which is another 2 months of every day work. If playoffs are involved, that's another month on the clock. Every performance is live in front of a gigantic audience and is also televised.

Actors have it pretty easy.
 
2013-07-16 02:30:19 PM  
And instead, now he just wastes the money.
 
2013-07-16 02:31:08 PM  

ricewater_stool: Actors have it pretty easy.


Actually, if you are doing it right, acting especially in a big hollywood production is harder than you think. Not the hardest work you can think of obviously, but its not like they are sitting on their asses sipping champagne all day while the grips and crew setup for shots.
 
2013-07-16 02:35:45 PM  

ricewater_stool: This is something I like to bring up when people complain about the salaries of professional athletes. Highest paid baseball player: makes $25 million/year, works every day for 6 months, including weekends. Plus spring training, which is another 2 months of every day work. If playoffs are involved, that's another month on the clock. Every performance is live in front of a gigantic audience and is also televised.

Actors have it pretty easy.


i was listening to marc maron's podcast a while ago and an actor was telling a story about how he was standing next to will smith on a movie lot when a tour group rolled up.  the actor immediately made his way for a discrete exit and expected to see will right behind him, but instead will walked up to the tour group and started telling stories and signing autographs.  the dude telling the story said that that is why he is an a-list actor and why he never would be.

top paid actors don't get paid to act in movies, they get paid to convince people to buy tickets, dvds, and assorted merchandise. and for the most part they are always at least on-call to be working.
 
2013-07-16 02:36:15 PM  

ricewater_stool: This is something I like to bring up when people complain about the salaries of professional athletes. Highest paid baseball player: makes $25 million/year, works every day for 6 months, including weekends. Plus spring training, which is another 2 months of every day work. If playoffs are involved, that's another month on the clock. Every performance is live in front of a gigantic audience and is also televised.

Actors have it pretty easy.


Once you get to RDJ's level it is not that bad of a job, but it takes a hell of a lot of busting your ass to work your way up to that level unless you are lucky and were born with a silver spoon up your ass like Will Smith's son.
 
2013-07-16 02:37:48 PM  

ricewater_stool: This is something I like to bring up when people complain about the salaries of professional athletes. Highest paid baseball player: makes $25 million/year, works every day for 6 months, including weekends. Plus spring training, which is another 2 months of every day work. If playoffs are involved, that's another month on the clock. Every performance is live in front of a gigantic audience and is also televised.

Actors have it pretty easy.


Money for nothin' and chicks for free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb
 
2013-07-16 02:37:51 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Once you get to RDJ's level it is not that bad of a job, but it takes a hell of a lot of busting your ass to work your way up to that level unless you are lucky and were born with a silver spoon up your ass like Will Smith's son.


Also known as pulling a Nicolas Cage
 
2013-07-16 02:39:04 PM  

darkmayo: fark you Adam Sandler you worthless turd of a comedian.


If you consider all of Adam Sandler's works to be metaphorical critiques of the various state actors involved in the Austro-Prussian War, then you can gain a better understanding of his artistic merit. Namely, that he really sucks in more ways than you even first thought.
 
2013-07-16 02:39:25 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Mad_Radhu: Once you get to RDJ's level it is not that bad of a job, but it takes a hell of a lot of busting your ass to work your way up to that level unless you are lucky and were born with a silver spoon up your ass like Will Smith's son.

Also known as pulling a Nicolas Cage


?
the guy who made a decision to NOT use his famous family name?
that guy?
 
2013-07-16 02:39:36 PM  

basemetal: I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.


I liked him even when he was having issues, as well as before,. Makes me even more glad that he's been able to excise that particular monkey from his back. The added bonus is that his post-train wreck days are even better than his pre-train wreck days.
 
2013-07-16 02:40:49 PM  
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2013-07-16 02:42:27 PM  

ricewater_stool: This is something I like to bring up when people complain about the salaries of professional athletes. Highest paid baseball player: makes $25 million/year, works every day for 6 months, including weekends. Plus spring training, which is another 2 months of every day work. If playoffs are involved, that's another month on the clock. Every performance is live in front of a gigantic audience and is also televised.

Actors have it pretty easy.


Actors do more work than you think. They don't jkust show up and sit in front of the camera for 15 minutes, then go home. I worked on A Home at the End of the World,and some 2 minutes scenes would take half a day to shoot.

Doesn't matter though, I don't complain about athletes either, unless my team is spending wheelbarrows full of money on a no-talent hack. It's the fans of movies and sports that justify these salaries, they aren't exactly stepping on the back of the little man to rise to the top, at least not how the CEO's do it.
 
2013-07-16 02:43:05 PM  

Killer Cars: darkmayo: fark you Adam Sandler you worthless turd of a comedian.

If you consider all of Adam Sandler's works to be metaphorical critiques of the various state actors involved in the Austro-Prussian War, then you can gain a better understanding of his artistic merit. Namely, that he really sucks in more ways than you even first thought.


i see it's still "cool" on fark to hate sandler.

i like sandler.

you people are turds.

i didn't mean that...come back fellow farkers!

seriously, never understood the sandler hate.
 
2013-07-16 02:43:27 PM  

bungle_jr: ?
the guy who made a decision to NOT use his famous family name?
that guy?


And you  seriously don't think someone wasn't pulling strings behind the scenes?

Seriously, watch Ghost Rider and come back and tell me with a straight face he made it all on his talent alone.
 
2013-07-16 02:45:01 PM  

Mikey1969: basemetal: I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.

I liked him even when he was having issues, as well as before,. Makes me even more glad that he's been able to excise that particular monkey from his back. The added bonus is that his post-train wreck days are even better than his pre-train wreck days.


I'm going to hijack this to mention that if for some reason someone hasn't watched Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang with RDJ and Val Kilmer, they should hurry the fark up and do that.  Because yeah, it's terrific post-coke whore work.
 
2013-07-16 02:48:37 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: bungle_jr: ?
the guy who made a decision to NOT use his famous family name?
that guy?

And you  seriously don't think someone wasn't pulling strings behind the scenes?

Seriously, watch Ghost Rider and come back and tell me with a straight face he made it all on his talent alone.


Watch Raising Arizona, Bringing Out the Dead, or Leaving Las Vegas and tell me that he didn't use to have some real talent. Maybe not now, but a long while ago he had some real acting chops.
 
2013-07-16 02:48:55 PM  

KhamanV: I'm going to hijack this to mention that if for some reason someone hasn't watched Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang with RDJ and Val Kilmer, they should hurry the fark up and do that. Because yeah, it's terrific post-coke whore work.


Soloist was a good example of how great actors can prop up a movie. I generally enjoyed that movie but not for the story told, I just like watching Robert and Jamiee
 
2013-07-16 02:50:03 PM  

Mikey1969: basemetal: I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.

I liked him even when he was having issues, as well as before,. Makes me even more glad that he's been able to excise that particular monkey from his back. The added bonus is that his post-train wreck days are even better than his pre-train wreck days.


i recall an interview with a big-name actor (can't recall WHO exactly, though) a few years ago. he was talking about working with rdj, and about rdj's addiction(s)

this actor was talking about how professional and talented rdj was, and that even though everyone knew he was on whatever he was on, he never let it show in his work.

to me that speaks volumes about rdj! he is a seriously good actor, and apparently has such a strong work ethic that drugs like heroin, which would normally put folks out of commission, didn't slow him down! he is one of the great success stories!
 
2013-07-16 02:51:56 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Watch Raising Arizona, Bringing Out the Dead, or Leaving Las Vegas and tell me that he didn't use to have some real talent. Maybe not now, but a long while ago he had some real acting chops.


Raising Arizona was a Coen movie, a potato could have been cast in that role and it still would have been good. Bringing Out the Dead was a masterful creation between Scorsese and Paul Schrader, Cage had LOTS of help from the actors around him as well.

As for Leaving Las Vegas......blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then but yes, it was good.
 
2013-07-16 02:52:28 PM  

bungle_jr: seriously, never understood the sandler hate.


I don't "hate" him, as it's not exactly difficult to simply avoid his dunderhead comedies and otherwise pretend with ease that he doesn't even exist for long stretches of time.

And, while it has its flaws, I do like Punch-Drunk Love. Paul Thomas Anderson in da house.

/throws signs
 
2013-07-16 02:53:04 PM  

bungle_jr: Mikey1969: basemetal: I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.

I liked him even when he was having issues, as well as before,. Makes me even more glad that he's been able to excise that particular monkey from his back. The added bonus is that his post-train wreck days are even better than his pre-train wreck days.

i recall an interview with a big-name actor (can't recall WHO exactly, though) a few years ago. he was talking about working with rdj, and about rdj's addiction(s)

this actor was talking about how professional and talented rdj was, and that even though everyone knew he was on whatever he was on, he never let it show in his work.

to me that speaks volumes about rdj! he is a seriously good actor, and apparently has such a strong work ethic that drugs like heroin, which would normally put folks out of commission, didn't slow him down! he is one of the great success stories!


this is a good post, but i feel like it could use a little more enthusiasm.
 
2013-07-16 02:53:19 PM  

KhamanV: Mikey1969: basemetal: I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.

I liked him even when he was having issues, as well as before,. Makes me even more glad that he's been able to excise that particular monkey from his back. The added bonus is that his post-train wreck days are even better than his pre-train wreck days.

I'm going to hijack this to mention that if for some reason someone hasn't watched Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang with RDJ and Val Kilmer, they should hurry the fark up and do that.  Because yeah, it's terrific post-coke whore work.


good flick. Watched it a couple of years ago and loved it. Gotta watch it again because I can't remember much about it anymore, but the thing I DO remember is that I liked it alot.
 
2013-07-16 02:54:03 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: bungle_jr: ?
the guy who made a decision to NOT use his famous family name?
that guy?

And you  seriously don't think someone wasn't pulling strings behind the scenes?

Seriously, watch Ghost Rider and come back and tell me with a straight face he made it all on his talent alone.


seriously, you bring up a movie made relatively late in an actor's career, after he's done dozens of movies, to claim he has no talent? i did not see ghost rider...because it does indeed look horrible! but that doesn't mean the actor in it has no talent, or that he can't make it on his talent alone.

was uncle francis pulling strings behind the scenes? i have no idea, i wasn't there. but the guy IS capable of acting quite well. i've never thought he was great, but i've enjoyed a great deal of his movies
 
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2013-07-16 02:55:12 PM  

vudukungfu: This list is somehow upside down or something.
And what is a Tanning Cheater?


He is a child star from the 80's who grew up to become a male stripper and actor.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-16 02:56:09 PM  

Mad_Radhu: IdBeCrazyIf: bungle_jr: ?
the guy who made a decision to NOT use his famous family name?
that guy?

And you  seriously don't think someone wasn't pulling strings behind the scenes?

Seriously, watch Ghost Rider and come back and tell me with a straight face he made it all on his talent alone.

Watch Raising Arizona, Bringing Out the Dead, or Leaving Las Vegas and tell me that he didn't use to have some real talent. Maybe not now, but a long while ago he had some real acting chops.


It's not like he "lost" the ability to act somewhere, he just takes too many movies. He needs to take only movies that work with his style. Usually(But not always), Keanu Reeves does this, he's in roles that work with his weird not-quite-wooden style. Gilbert Gottfried only shows up in movies occasionally, but it always in a role that seems custom written for him. Cage needs to quit taking every movie thrown his way and wait for the ones that work with him.
 
2013-07-16 02:56:41 PM  

Mad_Radhu: IdBeCrazyIf: bungle_jr: ?
the guy who made a decision to NOT use his famous family name?
that guy?

And you  seriously don't think someone wasn't pulling strings behind the scenes?

Seriously, watch Ghost Rider and come back and tell me with a straight face he made it all on his talent alone.

Watch Raising Arizona, Bringing Out the Dead, or Leaving Las Vegas and tell me that he didn't use to have some real talent. Maybe not now, but a long while ago he had some real acting chops.


Leave Bringing out the Dead and sub Wild at Heart, and I agree totally.  Hell I even liked the Bad Lieutenant re-make, but WH is the shiat.
 
2013-07-16 02:56:43 PM  
would have blown it all up his nose/in a brothel

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2013-07-16 02:58:09 PM  

ricewater_stool: This is something I like to bring up when people complain about the salaries of professional athletes. Highest paid baseball player: makes $25 million/year, works every day for 6 months, including weekends. Plus spring training, which is another 2 months of every day work. If playoffs are involved, that's another month on the clock. Every performance is live in front of a gigantic audience and is also televised.

Actors have it pretty easy.


In either case, directing your ire at the workers is pathetic. They put it in the work, they should get the profits. The other choice is to give more money to the owners and the studios.
 
2013-07-16 03:04:58 PM  
The Rock's been in a ton of movies in the past year.  Sure he's one of the highest paid, but that's because he's done a boat load of movies.
 
2013-07-16 03:16:27 PM  

bungle_jr: basemetal: I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.

same here, but my wish for a buddy movie with him and scott weiland together in jail never came to be. i recall a time about 15 years ago when they were both in jail for heroin, and i had a picture in my mind of them sharing a cell and being good friends.


Sounds like a 2 hour instant classic to me
 
2013-07-16 03:19:04 PM  

thurstonxhowell: ricewater_stool: This is something I like to bring up when people complain about the salaries of professional athletes. Highest paid baseball player: makes $25 million/year, works every day for 6 months, including weekends. Plus spring training, which is another 2 months of every day work. If playoffs are involved, that's another month on the clock. Every performance is live in front of a gigantic audience and is also televised.

Actors have it pretty easy.

In either case, directing your ire at the workers is pathetic. They put it in the work, they should get the profits. The other choice is to give more money to the owners and the studios.


Agreed.
 
2013-07-16 03:27:01 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: bungle_jr: basemetal: I like Robert Downey Jr, because he did clean up.  I wish him continued success and sobriety.

same here, but my wish for a buddy movie with him and scott weiland together in jail never came to be. i recall a time about 15 years ago when they were both in jail for heroin, and i had a picture in my mind of them sharing a cell and being good friends.

Sounds like a 2 hour instant classic to me


should we start one of those kickstarter accounts?

i know rdj is busy with playing that iron man character and such, but since scott got himself ousted from stp, he's probably got some free time
 
2013-07-16 03:31:58 PM  

Mikey1969: Mad_Radhu: IdBeCrazyIf: bungle_jr: ?
the guy who made a decision to NOT use his famous family name?
that guy?

And you  seriously don't think someone wasn't pulling strings behind the scenes?

Seriously, watch Ghost Rider and come back and tell me with a straight face he made it all on his talent alone.

Watch Raising Arizona, Bringing Out the Dead, or Leaving Las Vegas and tell me that he didn't use to have some real talent. Maybe not now, but a long while ago he had some real acting chops.

It's not like he "lost" the ability to act somewhere, he just takes too many movies. He needs to take only movies that work with his style. Usually(But not always), Keanu Reeves does this, he's in roles that work with his weird not-quite-wooden style. Gilbert Gottfried only shows up in movies occasionally, but it always in a role that seems custom written for him. Cage needs to quit taking every movie thrown his way and wait for the ones that work with him.


I don't know if that's financially wise for him.  It's my understanding that the reason why he takes every crappy part he's offered is because he's up to his eyeballs in debt and the IRS got after him.
 
2013-07-16 03:32:13 PM  

bungle_jr: Killer Cars: darkmayo: fark you Adam Sandler you worthless turd of a comedian.

If you consider all of Adam Sandler's works to be metaphorical critiques of the various state actors involved in the Austro-Prussian War, then you can gain a better understanding of his artistic merit. Namely, that he really sucks in more ways than you even first thought.

i see it's still "cool" on fark to hate sandler.

i like sandler.

you people are turds.

i didn't mean that...come back fellow farkers!

seriously, never understood the sandler hate.


I thought it was perfectly clear.  He's not funny.
 
2013-07-16 03:39:40 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: bungle_jr: Killer Cars: darkmayo: fark you Adam Sandler you worthless turd of a comedian.

If you consider all of Adam Sandler's works to be metaphorical critiques of the various state actors involved in the Austro-Prussian War, then you can gain a better understanding of his artistic merit. Namely, that he really sucks in more ways than you even first thought.

i see it's still "cool" on fark to hate sandler.

i like sandler.

you people are turds.

i didn't mean that...come back fellow farkers!

seriously, never understood the sandler hate.

I thought it was perfectly clear.  He's not funny.


see, that's the thing about opinions.

i, and apparently millions of other people who pay to see movies, believe he IS funny. there are at least 5 of his movies that i will (and do) watch anytime i see that they're on when i'm flipping thru channels.

i've seen waterboy AT LEAST 150 times, and i still laugh out loud at certain parts.
 
2013-07-16 03:47:05 PM  

NDP2: I don't know if that's financially wise for him.  It's my understanding that the reason why he takes every crappy part he's offered is because he's up to his eyeballs in debt and the IRS got after him.


So what you're saying is that we have the farking IRS to thank for both Ghost Rider movies and The Sorcerer's Apprentice, just to name a few?
 
2013-07-16 03:48:07 PM  

Mikey1969: It's not like he "lost" the ability to act somewhere, he just takes too many movies. He needs to take only movies that work with his style. Usually(But not always), Keanu Reeves does this, he's in roles that work with his weird not-quite-wooden style. Gilbert Gottfried only shows up in movies occasionally, but it always in a role that seems custom written for him. Cage needs to quit taking every movie thrown his way and wait for the ones that work with him.


Pretty much this.

He's very good at playing oddballs, weirdos and kinda sleazy types that you can still relate to, like the main character in Lord of War. When he plays straight leads (like in Con Air) not so much.
 
2013-07-16 03:53:47 PM  

farkeruk: Mikey1969: It's not like he "lost" the ability to act somewhere, he just takes too many movies. He needs to take only movies that work with his style. Usually(But not always), Keanu Reeves does this, he's in roles that work with his weird not-quite-wooden style. Gilbert Gottfried only shows up in movies occasionally, but it always in a role that seems custom written for him. Cage needs to quit taking every movie thrown his way and wait for the ones that work with him.

Pretty much this.

He's very good at playing oddballs, weirdos and kinda sleazy types that you can still relate to, like the main character in Lord of War. When he plays straight leads (like in Con Air) not so much.


Liked him in Face/Off that was a good crazy for him, IMHO.
 
2013-07-16 05:35:51 PM  

Mad_Radhu: ricewater_stool: This is something I like to bring up when people complain about the salaries of professional athletes. Highest paid baseball player: makes $25 million/year, works every day for 6 months, including weekends. Plus spring training, which is another 2 months of every day work. If playoffs are involved, that's another month on the clock. Every performance is live in front of a gigantic audience and is also televised.

Actors have it pretty easy.

Once you get to RDJ's level it is not that bad of a job, but it takes a hell of a lot of busting your ass to work your way up to that level unless you are lucky and were born with a silver spoon up your ass like Will Smith's son.


Sometimes, fame and money can cause more problems than it's worth.  But hey, keep using a silver spoon as a reason to rag on the kid.
 
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