Discussion How much will the main cast get paid?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by dolphin, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. dolphin Chosen One

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    Do you think Hamill will ever have to work again? Will Abrams and Ford get higher salaries (or profit points) because of their stardom? If they cast newcomers, will they get shafted? I have no insights into how Kennedy developed contracts during her Spielberg productions.

    Do you think the big 3 will get low single digit millions per movie? % of back-end?



    Carrie Fisher was wealthy before Star Wars. Harrison Ford probably has swimming pools full of Benjamins. I want Hamill to be set for life though...he deserves it. I can imagine no better Luke Skywalker.
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  2. EHT New Films Manager

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    Hmm, I'm pretty sure that between the Star Wars work he's done and his other work since then, Mark is doing just fine himself; maybe not like Harrison, but I'm sure he's already set for life if he were to want to retire. Having said that, I want to see them all in it... I just don't think any of them need to do it for the money.
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  3. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Movie stars like them are already set for life. They probably just do this mostly because they want to.
  4. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    They'll all be on librarians' salaries. Disney got socialized or something.
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  5. CommanderDrenn Jedi Grand Master

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    Luke'll have to sell his speeder to buy plane tickets to Hollywood.
  6. Aaronaman Jedi Grand Master

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    Id take a smaller salary and follow GLs lead and take a percentage of the merchandise lol
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  7. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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    It's funny...Hamill wanted to avoid the typecast roles and anything to do with Star Wars, but now he does nothing but Star Wars promoted conventions. I'm sure he's well off, but I'm not sure he's that well off. At least not like Ford is. I can see him and Fisher taking whatever deal they're offered, but demanding more money in residuals this time around.
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  8. Darth Binky Force Ghost

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    He does quite a bit of voice-over work too. He's pretty much the definitive Joker in the various Batman-related video games/cartoons.
  9. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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    My point was, he wanted to be considered a serious actor, and wanted serious roles in serious movies to prove that he was. Hollywood turned their back on him when they saw that he wasn't the kind of talent that would bring in a lot of money — which is pretty much what happened with Hayden.
  10. Lee_ Force Ghost

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    I am sure Harrison could demand more money if he wanted to.

    I am sure the Big 3 will make in the millions, and any other well known actors will get a lot of money.

    I agree they are probably all set in terms of a retirement, but Hamill and Fisher not the same kind of retirement as Harrison; this would enable them a different lifestyle in all likelihood.

    I don't know much about them personally (Fisher and Hamill I mean); it certainly is possible that they have blown the money they earned. They earned enough to have a good life (by the normal-person scale) in what they have done, but that is only true if they invested it wisely and didn't blow it on frivolous ventures. A lot of money can be spent in a short amount of time, lots of ex-stars that are broke.

    Hamill doesn't seem like the kind of guy that would blow all of his money on booze and hookers, but who know?
  11. Barbecue17 Jedi Grand Master

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    Last I heard, he blew all his money on power converters.
  12. GGrievous Chosen One

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    Don't expect newcomers to get paid millions.
  13. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    The Skywalker Curse! The next leading actor had better be sure about this ;)





    - Are you sure about this?
    - I am a Jedi, like my father before me.

    /LM
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  14. Beezer Force Ghost

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    Mark Hamill can go to any major sci-fi convention like Dragon Con and make about a half million dollars in a single weekend signing his name. So I think he's doing OK financially.
  15. Darth Maul Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    How much will they get paid? More than I make. Ha.
  16. Lord Chazza Force Ghost

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    More wealth than you can imagine.
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  17. Darth Maul Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't know, I can imagine quite a bit
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  18. Lord Chazza Force Ghost

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    You'll get it.
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  19. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    You needn't worry about their reward.
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  20. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    You can be sure that Hamill, Ford and Fisher are getting a hefty pay check out of this, and a probably a cut of profits in box office and merchandise too.

    They may be doing the movie because they want too, but it would be naive to believe they didn't take advantage of the situation and negotiate for the best possible price.

    They have already been named in the thread but I don't know if it violates the rule to name the rest specifically but I'm guessing the "others" were always able to get a great deal but I'd imagine no where near the top 3.

    The older actor I would imagine got the big bucks too - maybe somewhere in between.

    As to the newcomers, I think the paycheck - no matter how good - will be insignificant next to the exposure they are getting. Every producer and studio will want them in a movie as as possible to generate interest in their own projects.
  21. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    I wish I could see an actor's paycheck just to see how it looks. Does it have a studio logo on it? Does it look like any regular paycheck? I've heard some get the big money upfront, some get it in installments.
  22. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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  23. EHT New Films Manager

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  24. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    Why does that Cranston guy turn up in everything?

    :)
  25. Legacy Jedi Endordude Jedi Grand Master

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    A lot more than your average Joe.