If You Build It, They Will Come.

Sunday, August 18, 2002

Jack posted a blog a few days ago asking why we pay actors so much money. She said Vin Diesel gets 10M for a two hour movie. I feel the need to play Devils Advocate here. While I do agree that the other professions listed are much more worthy of 10M, the other professions don't rake in as much money. The film Titanic alone grossed 1.8 Billion dollars at the Box Office. Is that because of the cool special effects? Or perhaps the chilling story? Maybe. But I'm willing to bet it's got more to do with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslets boobs. And when you have the potential to rake in 1.8 billion dollars, but only if you get Leo, and Kate's boobs, you're willing to pay a little extra for them. The actors know this, and are more than willing to ask for it.

Unfortunately the same goes for athletes. People will go to a Cubs game for Sammy Sosa, so he's in high demand. As you can read on the blog I wrote on Aug 16, I don't mind, as long as it doesn't go to their heads. If you're raking in muchos denero for some easy thing, don't get indignant, because you are one lucky lucky bastard. You could be an underpaid overworked real hero, like a fireman or a cop, who are much more worthy of the money you say you deserve more of.


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