Brad Pitt Speaks on Actor Salaries Affected by the Economic Climate

You know the economy must be bad if Brad Pitt is speaking out about actors not getting paid enough. Blair Stover has all the juicy details below.

Pitt states that actors can no longer demand multi-million dollar contracts because of the situation the economy has put movie studios in. He went on to say that the industry’s top stars, who could have demanded $10 million or more per picture, cannot do it anymore for various reasons. Producers haven’t got the resources to handle large contracts anymore. In a conversation with BBC Newsbeat, he told them that the high dollar deal days are over. “That arithmetic doesn’t really work right now … that deal’s not flying these days … A lot of the studios have been challenged because of the economic downturn as well so they’ve been betting on bigger, more tent pole (blockbusters) kinds of things.”

However, he did go on to say that the change is a good one concerning the movie industry. It will give other actors the chance to break through and have a chance to make their name. “That opens up a vacuum for really interesting new filmmakers to come in, it’s a really interesting time … You take the roles for the roles and you’ve just got to balance economics like everyone does.”

Forbes magazine named Tom Cruise Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. Cruise raked in an estimated $75 million in 2011 alone. Some actors may not need the extra million or two in earnings it seems but according to statistics, there hasn’t been a drop in pay for actors yet.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge