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Kuzeh
10-07-2008, 01:39 PM
Holy ^^^^!!

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/johnny-depp-to-make-an-enormously-grotesque-amount-of-money-for-pirates-4-5499


Johnny Depp will pick up a staggering £32million for starring in a fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean film.


Man!!! I'm definitely in the wrong business...:monkey2

MaulFan
10-07-2008, 01:48 PM
I love movies and all, but what a waste of major money when the country is in an economic crisis. The bailout should draw money from resources like this. There's tons of money out there just sitting around waiting to be signed over to people and so much goes to one person just to do something he has fun doing.

Government should invokes laws on entertainment venues like sports and film, etc. to control what sort of money people get and use the rest to irradicate homelessness and things like that.

Kratos
10-07-2008, 01:53 PM
Thats just crazy Depp doesn't need $56 Million
I mean he's already rich enough and famous enough and I totally agree with MaulFans comment

Shropt
10-07-2008, 01:55 PM
Are we sure they didn't mean 32million US?

praxitas
10-07-2008, 02:00 PM
Well if its either the studio or Depp being paid I would rather it be Depp. No doubt the studio will make a whole lot more than that. It would be nice if profits after a certain point were given to charity it will never happen.

barbelith
10-07-2008, 02:00 PM
It's an obscenity. But then so are major league sports salaries as far as I can see. Somewhere there's a parallel world where these guys make $45k a year for goofing off while the people who do real work make millions.

plasmid303
10-07-2008, 02:00 PM
Are we sure they didn't mean 32million US?

Did you read the article? It's 32million in pounds, dude.

$56m? Are you friggin kidding me? And people say Will Smith gets bank for his flicks.

orbitingx
10-07-2008, 02:06 PM
I love movies and all, but what a waste of major money when the country is in an economic crisis. The bailout should draw money from resources like this. There's tons of money out there just sitting around waiting to be signed over to people and so much goes to one person just to do something he has fun doing.

Government should invokes laws on entertainment venues like sports and film, etc. to control what sort of money people get and use the rest to irradicate homelessness and things like that.

I totally concur!!

Just makes me :monkey4 how police officers, teachers, fire fighters, nurses, etc scrape by, yet actors and sports ilk make the big bucks.

Fine society we all live in folks :monkey3

Kuzeh
10-07-2008, 02:25 PM
Well...
it's capitalism!
But we're part of the problem... let's accept it...
we like to be entertained, and we pay for that...

Ancient Astronaut
10-07-2008, 02:30 PM
I sure would buy lots of nice collectibles with that money. No more Flexpay for me no sir-e Bob!!!

galactiboy
10-07-2008, 02:31 PM
Not surprising... celebrities make obscene amounts of money. Yet somehow their super success makes us feel good :lol I imagine he's also gonna get a sweet cut of the licesnsing.

How much did Arnie get for T3? It was so bad they probably had to pay extra.

darthviper107
10-07-2008, 02:31 PM
yeah, that would make things kind of communist like. Rich people inspire people to get better jobs.


But this is a bit much--you know something's wrong when you're spending 1/3 of your film budget on one actor.

The Mike
10-07-2008, 02:32 PM
Just makes me :monkey4 how police officers, teachers, fire fighters, nurses, etc scrape by, yet actors and sports ilk make the big bucks. Fine society we all live in folks :monkey3

As a teacher I agree with this but the issue is that Actors, Sports Celebrities are in a privatized business where their salaries are also in relation to the revenue they bring in. We don't have that benefit.

Interesting tidbit but why wasn't this just posted in the Pirates of the Caribbean 4 thread??? :confused:

occulum
10-07-2008, 02:36 PM
as obscene as it is, its justified by everybody going to the movies and buying the DVDs and merch.
they wouldnt pay him so much money if the people didnt feed the beast ....


.. and this pretty much is the case with all overpaid sports/entertainment people ...

YoNoSe
10-07-2008, 02:38 PM
He gets paid based on what he generates for his employers. He gets to decide what he does with it just like any other person.
I can't and won't argue that it's ridiculous money but it's certainly not Johnny Depp's or Disney's responsibility to bail out the economy.

EVILFACE
10-07-2008, 02:38 PM
Government should invokes laws on entertainment venues like sports and film, etc. to control what sort of money people get and use the rest to irradicate homelessness and things like that.

And then the Government will have to limit what you make as well.

Government has enough power, they don't need any more.

Andr3w
10-07-2008, 02:39 PM
For movies that consistently gross 1 billion worldwide (and over 3 billion overall) I think 56 million is very reasonable. I say he deserves it.

The more money he takes home, the less the demons at Disney get!

barbelith
10-07-2008, 02:43 PM
He gets paid based on what he generates for his employers.

Don't you think there's something very wrong with our society when you can make $56 million for pretending to be a pirate but can't even buy a house teaching the fifth grade?

occulum
10-07-2008, 02:45 PM
Don't you think there's something very wrong with our society when you can make $56 million for pretending to be a pirate but can't even buy a house teaching the fifth grade?

yes it is sad .. esp when acting is glorified lying .... :lol

YoNoSe
10-07-2008, 02:52 PM
Don't you think there's something very wrong with our society when you can make $56 million for pretending to be a pirate but can't even buy a house teaching the fifth grade?

I think there are many things wrong with society, your point included. And my second grade teaching fiancee also agrees. :D
But that's a whole other topic, IMO.

devilof76
10-07-2008, 03:52 PM
Don't you think there's something very wrong with our society when you can make $56 million for pretending to be a pirate but can't even buy a house teaching the fifth grade?

Move to Cuba. You have a choice whether or not you participate in this, uh, 'obscenity'. :lol

barbelith
10-07-2008, 03:57 PM
Move to Cuba. You have a choice whether or not you participate in this, uh, 'obscenity'.

I choose by pirating pirate movies. :)

How interesting though to value worth in monetary terms alone. Pretending to be a pirate outranks every other effort!

devilof76
10-07-2008, 04:01 PM
I choose by pirating pirate movies. :)

Can always count on communists to take the moral high ground...

barbelith
10-07-2008, 04:08 PM
Can always count on communists to take the moral high ground...

There are communists in this thread? :horror

devilof76
10-07-2008, 04:33 PM
You can't smell it?

scubasteve
10-07-2008, 04:41 PM
Are we sure they didn't mean 32million US?

Don't think so. I'm almost positive he made $40 mil for #3, so his price tag should be going up, not down.

hydrobud
10-07-2008, 05:04 PM
he is the franchise. why should the suits make all the cash. he deserves as much as he can squeeze out of them

Darth Madden
10-07-2008, 05:06 PM
As a teacher I agree with this but the issue is that Actors, Sports Celebrities are in a privatized business where their salaries are also in relation to the revenue they bring in. We don't have that benefit.

Maybe teachers should get a "retirement package" that includes a certin percentage of whatever their students make :)

The Ween
10-07-2008, 05:17 PM
Usually Depp takes a percentage of what the movie, merchandise, etc. take in. Maybe this is a guestimate of what they is? Or maybe the Studio would only give him a lump sum this time?

The Ween
10-07-2008, 05:27 PM
I love movies and all, but what a waste of major money when the country is in an economic crisis. The bailout should draw money from resources like this. There's tons of money out there just sitting around waiting to be signed over to people and so much goes to one person just to do something he has fun doing.

Government should invokes laws on entertainment venues like sports and film, etc. to control what sort of money people get and use the rest to irradicate homelessness and things like that.

Just to throw this out to a Red Sox fan, how would you like it if your team had a salary cap? Do you think they'd be in the position that they've been in for years without having, I think, the second largest payroll in baseball? ;)

Though I agree with you that entertainment people are way over paid, whenever I complain about my job and how much it pays, there's always someone telling me that if I don't like my job, to get a new one, to get more schooling, to do this or that and then I can make more money. I don't think I'd like the goverment controlling what ANYONE makes. They already sorta do that with minimum wage.

We can only hope that Depp pays it forward a bit.

Anzik
10-07-2008, 05:29 PM
This is America land of opportunity not the land of fairness and equality. Conversely when an actor no longer draws an audience he doesn't get work but once a teacher gets tenure they can't be fired whether they are good or not.
If life were fair everyone would work and everyone would pay taxes.

MaulFan
10-07-2008, 05:35 PM
Just to throw this out to a Red Sox fan, how would you like it if your team had a salary cap? Do you think they'd be in the position that they've been in for years without having, I think, the second largest payroll in baseball? ;)

Actually, in my thought, the existing payroll situation would exist, just dramatically decreased. The A-Rods and Depps of the world would still be the highest paid in their profession, but how much they'd be earning would be at a more rational level.

I just get perplexed when the news is full of panic messages over money situations and then along comes some news like this. Depp's got a great life as far as monetary things he could buy, probably well more than enough, he doesn't need so much. If everyone in the U.S. took home $100,000 a year we could all live really nice life-styles, but it's out of whack.

As has been said, entertainers have us by the balls, we don't like that they're paid what they're paid, but at the same time, what they provide gives us an escape from our lives so we rely on them. It's a viscious circle.

The Ween
10-07-2008, 05:45 PM
Actually, in my thought, the existing payroll situation would exist, just dramatically decreased. The A-Rods and Depps of the world would still be the highest paid in their profession, but how much they'd be earning would be at a more rational level.

I just get perplexed when the news is full of panic messages over money situations and then along comes some news like this. Depp's got a great life as far as monetary things he could buy, probably well more than enough, he doesn't need so much. If everyone in the U.S. took home $100,000 a year we could all live really nice life-styles, but it's out of whack.

As has been said, entertainers have us by the balls, we don't like that they're paid what they're paid, but at the same time, what they provide gives us an escape from our lives so we rely on them. It's a viscious circle.

It sure is!! It's really too bad that more don't share the wealth sorta speak. Have a money pool of some sort, but then you'd have to worry about it making some people lazier. I mean, I hate the fact that my tax dollars are ending up in people's hands that do nothing or are given money simply because they birth a child out of wedlock or without support. This might just make it worse. Nothing is simple. :(

devilof76
10-07-2008, 09:31 PM
As has been said, entertainers have us by the balls, we don't like that they're paid what they're paid, but at the same time, what they provide gives us an escape from our lives so we rely on them. It's a viscious circle.

It's not a vicious cycle, it's justice. They wouldn't be making that kind of money if they weren't providing what they are to so many people. Anyone can walk away and not purchase what they're selling. If people are overpaying, it's their own fault, and they'll suffer for it.

By the same token, these people are not overpaid. Their paychecks are a measure of the demand for their product. If they truly do not deserve it, the wealth will destroy them. If they do, then they'll enjoy it. They've earned it.

As for panic messages in the news lately, take them at face value, and they'll be easier to cope with. Panic is the MSM's stock and trade. They're having a field day right now. Don't let it get to you.

barbelith
10-07-2008, 10:07 PM
If they truly do not deserve it, the wealth will destroy them.

Because the money is magic?

hairlesswookiee
10-07-2008, 11:02 PM
As has been said, entertainers have us by the balls, we don't like that they're paid what they're paid, but at the same time, what they provide gives us an escape from our lives so we rely on them. It's a viscious circle.

exactly, it seems to me that people don't have problems going to see the movies, buying the DVD/Blu Ray/video game , or buying the merchandise. but when there's a dollar sign attached to the actor's name, that's when people start to complain?? i'll admit that it is a little depressing when one person makes that much money for ONE movie, but i won't complain about it while sitting in the theater to see it.

hairlesswookiee
10-07-2008, 11:07 PM
I mean, I hate the fact that my tax dollars are ending up in people's hands that do nothing or are given money simply because they birth a child out of wedlock or without support. This might just make it worse. Nothing is simple. :(

yeah i hate that they take so much money out of my taxes to support people that are taking advantage of the system. (here's my catch 22, i work in the social services, so i deal with this in my day job) i genuinely feel for people that cannot work due to illness or disability, but then i have to hide my emotions when i have to work with someone that has five kids just to get financial assistance.

SpawnFan
10-08-2008, 04:02 AM
What is with all this Communist talk in here lol?

J-Wild
10-08-2008, 04:45 AM
Unfortunately, our "free market economy" and the laws of supply and demand is what dicatates already rich people like Depp becoming richer. The last Pirate movie made over a billion worldwide, so the studio knows there is the demand out there for a fourth Pirates film, and paying the lead star $50 million is nothing, compared to what the studio will make. It's business.

Do I think it's unfair? Hell yeah, but what really pisses me off is the intervention of the government to 'bail out' businesses who are a part of the "free market" economy. Like AIG, who received that $85 billion bail out loan, to find that immediately after they received it the executives were all going to resorts and spas in California spending hundreds of thousands at the taxpayers expense. That's a crock of ^^^^!

Darth Madden
10-08-2008, 06:46 AM
Like AIG, who received that $85 billion bail out loan, to find that immediately after they received it the executives were all going to resorts and spas in California spending hundreds of thousands at the taxpayers expense. That's a crock of ^^^^!

Exactly, that pisses me off a lot more than Depp getting his money.

Chimera 1
10-08-2008, 10:33 AM
Did you read the article? It's 32million in pounds, dude.

$56m? Are you friggin kidding me? And people say Will Smith gets bank for his flicks.

It is in pounds because Johnny Depp is no longer an American. He did what everyone said they wanted people to do. He didn't like where the country was headed so he took his family and moved to France. So the money he is paid will be US tax free for him (don't know if france has taxes).

Chimera 1
10-08-2008, 10:36 AM
Actually, in my thought, the existing payroll situation would exist, just dramatically decreased. The A-Rods and Depps of the world would still be the highest paid in their profession, but how much they'd be earning would be at a more rational level.

I just get perplexed when the news is full of panic messages over money situations and then along comes some news like this. Depp's got a great life as far as monetary things he could buy, probably well more than enough, he doesn't need so much. If everyone in the U.S. took home $100,000 a year we could all live really nice life-styles, but it's out of whack.

As has been said, entertainers have us by the balls, we don't like that they're paid what they're paid, but at the same time, what they provide gives us an escape from our lives so we rely on them. It's a viscious circle.

Also if we all brought home 100 grand a year then milk would cost 300 dollars a gallon. 100 dollars would be the new 1 dollar bill.

Anzik
10-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Pardon me but when was the last time anyone passed up their last raise and said "You know, I can afford a 1 bedroom house and a small car on my salary I don't need anymore money, give it to a more needy employee."?

drjedisith
10-08-2008, 08:30 PM
Pardon me but when was the last time anyone passed up their last raise and said "You know, I can afford a 1 bedroom house and a small car on my salary I don't need anymore money, give it to a more needy employee."?

totally agreed brother!:chew

devilof76
10-08-2008, 09:58 PM
Because the money is magic?

Yes. It's magic. Just like all things that happen which you have no explanation for.

customizerwannabe
10-09-2008, 04:40 AM
I love movies and all, but what a waste of major money when the country is in an economic crisis. The bailout should draw money from resources like this. There's tons of money out there just sitting around waiting to be signed over to people and so much goes to one person just to do something he has fun doing.

Government should invokes laws on entertainment venues like sports and film, etc. to control what sort of money people get and use the rest to irradicate homelessness and things like that.

If you really feel that way, this free market system driven country is not for you.

SpawnFan
10-09-2008, 06:56 AM
If you really feel that way, this free market system driven country is not for you.

I hear Korea is nice this time of year. ;)

Darklord Dave
10-09-2008, 02:27 PM
Even now $100K a year isn't very much. If you only make $100K in SoCal it would be difficult to buy a nice house in a nice neighborhood.

Brent72
10-09-2008, 08:17 PM
Holy ****. I just saw this and my mouth hit the floor. As the economy spirals downward towards the worst situation in our lifetime a movie studio has the balls to hand out $56 million to an actor for one film. I love Depp and I loved the first Pirates film, but this makes me not even want to see Pirates 4. Absolutely ridiculous!!!

blakus939
10-10-2008, 09:24 AM
It's so ridiculously overkill. I like Depp and all, but he's not that good, honestly, think of how much more things that money could do for the world. Uh actors in general are sooooooooooo overpaid.*note, i, myself, am an actor and can even admit this* :p

The Ween
10-10-2008, 06:07 PM
It is in pounds because Johnny Depp is no longer an American. He did what everyone said they wanted people to do. He didn't like where the country was headed so he took his family and moved to France. So the money he is paid will be US tax free for him (don't know if france has taxes).

I don't think Depp moved his family to France, they've always been there. Depp's lady is French and he met her there. And Depp is an American cause he was born here, unless he denounced his citizenship, which I never heard of.

Alot of British actors move here to avoid taxes, so I doubt he lives in France to avoid them. They probably don't pay as much as you think. Alot of loop holes I'm sure with all the overseas filming.

customizerwannabe
10-12-2008, 03:07 PM
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Depp getting that much. Who else should get it? The producers? Depp IS Jack Sparrow and he's made Disney well over a billion dollars. 56 million is a bargain if you ask me.

uscmhicks
10-12-2008, 03:29 PM
I'll do it for 55 million. Depp is going down. :lol:lol:lol

The Ween
10-12-2008, 08:28 PM
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Depp getting that much. Who else should get it? The producers? Depp IS Jack Sparrow and he's made Disney well over a billion dollars. 56 million is a bargain if you ask me.

I just wonder if this 56 million is just a promised percentage of the movie. I know he had a percentage of the other Pirate movies and everything else (toys, etc.) that went with it. I'm sure in the long run he made more than 56 million on the other ones.

The Ween
10-12-2008, 08:34 PM
I'll do it for 55 million. Depp is going down. :lol:lol:lol


I'd play Jack's love interest for 1% of the box office take and I get to share his trailer. :naughty

Malice
10-12-2008, 10:01 PM
I'd play Jack's love interest for 1% of the box office take and I get to share his trailer. :naughty

cochina! :nono

pjunk
10-12-2008, 11:08 PM
even stranger apparently depp has signed on to play tonto in the upcoming lone ranger flick

The Ringer
10-13-2008, 03:23 AM
I heard about that. It should be interesting.

Anzik
10-13-2008, 05:10 AM
Depp is part Cherokee I believe.

The Ween
10-13-2008, 06:35 PM
cochina! :nono

Awwwwwww......nuh uh! :(

GrueSam
10-13-2008, 07:08 PM
cochina! :nono
Do you dare call me that name too, Mr. Malice? http://bestsmileys.com/nono/3.gif


Because I'm right behind her in line to be Depp's love interest! :naughty

DPrime
10-13-2008, 07:18 PM
Oh god, really? These movies suck...

The Ween
10-14-2008, 02:45 PM
Oh god, really? These movies suck...


:mad: :thwak

plasmid303
10-15-2008, 11:31 PM
This rumor is false (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=49716), says co-screenwriter of the POTC films


For the record, none of the recent Pirates 4 rumors have any truth, including the so-called record 50 million dollar payday for Depp.

Some pretty funny stuff, though. Sacha Cohen? Tim Burton? Studios are way too protective of their franchises for that sort of thing.

The Ringer
10-15-2008, 11:34 PM
:confused::confused:

Well "That's Interesting."

I think that may be false because the news had been pretty widespread but you never know.