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Damn! I didn't get my seven figures fee!

  1. Mar 25, 2006 #1

    arildno

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    It isn't actually me who didn't get my usual seven figures fee, but the actor Randy Quaid, who played the sour Joe Aguirre in "Brokeback Mountain".
    According to him, the producers of Brokeback lied to him, and said there was no prospect that the movie would make any money, and for that reason, he chose to waive his usual fee.

    Now, he's suing the company, it seems:
    http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/24/people.randyquaid.ap/index.html
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2006 #2
    Why should I be concerned? Is he going to give me some? My birthday is coming up, soon.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2006 #3
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Good scam.

    Waive your seven-figure fee, then sue for eight.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2006 #4

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    This begs the question...if he believed the movie wouldn't make any money, why did he agree to participate in the project?
     
  6. Mar 25, 2006 #5

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    Agreed, it is sort of strange.
    For example:
    If he were enthused about the project, and wanted to be in on that even if it meant he would be paid less than usual, then it seems unlikely he would have dragged this into court.

    My bet is he's just as much a curmudgeon as Joe Aguirre ever was, and that that's basically his "reason" for doing this.
     
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