Friday, March 24, 2006

Randy Quaid Isn't Rich Enough...

Not surprising, considering that the only two good movies this mediocre actor has ever been in is Brokeback Mountain and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

And now he's suing Brokeback Mountain because he didn't make enough money for his, what, four lines? Maybe five lines? From the article, he

accuses the filmmakers of getting Quaid to cut his seven-figure asking price by portraying Brokeback as a "low-budget, art-house movie with no prospect of making money."

Excuse me? Seven figure salary?!?!?!?! I'm lucky I have a FIVE figure salary... Is he that lose with the money?

Okay, maybe they misled him, who am I to know? Of course, I certainly didn't expect anyone who was straight to even know it existed, let alone go see it, or even want to strike up a conversation with me about it. But whatever...

A gander at the INMD shows that he's been in 108--that's ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT--films, TV shows, or movies. Now you know he wasn't making his seven figure salary for all one hundred and eight... But I mean, come on... He's upset that he got paid a lower salary? After 108 shows and movies? That's a lot even for a bad actor such as he.

Now if we look at the past year's blockbusters according to the IMDB:

  • 380,262,555 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • 289,188,779 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 288,795,853 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • 234,280,354 War of the Worlds
  • 216,959,345 King Kong
  • 209,218,368 Wedding Crashers
  • 206,456,431 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • 205,343,774 Batman Begins
  • 193,136,719 Madagascar
  • 186,336,103 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Does anyone see Brokeback up there? Because Randy's lawyers are stating that

Only later [...] did Quaid learn Brokeback was a Hollywood-backed production with a budget worth "millions more" than he'd been told.
Yeah, "millions." Okay, well, it did make about $82 million so far... Kind of chump change, though, if you look at the years' actual top blockbusters... Hmm... Not really a big money maker... But then again, I never imagined Randy Quaid as a big money-maker either...

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