When you listen to someone speaking on the radio or hear a person doing voiceover work on a television commercial, it may occur to you that you could do that work just as well, if not better. While sitting in a movie theater watching the latest animated offering from Hollywood, you can sometime recognize the voices of famous actors as well as unknown people lending their talents to cartoon animals and other characters. At this point, you begin to realize that voice acting is a job that seems within your reach. [Read more…]
The Oscars celebrates the best of the movie industry—acting, editing, directing—but the Golden Raspberry awards celebrate the worst.
“The Razzies’ as they are affectionately called was established in 1981 by John J.B. Wilson, a copywriter. This cheeky tribute has gotten cult following, that even the celebs play along. Halle Berry, for example, actually attended the awards ceremony to receive a Worst Acting award for her role as Catwoman. Read more about the ‘anti-Oscars’ of the film industry. [Read more…]
Who are the richest men in Hollywood? The stars get most of the publicity—and very often, the cash—but not surprisingly, the producers are the ones who are laughing their way to the bank. For example, Shia LaBeouf only got paid $6 million for his role in ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.’ That’s spare change compared to director Michael Bay’s income of $125 million.
We also realized that once you have one big hit that reaches almost cult-level proportions of popularity, you’re made for life. Especially if you’re smart enough to milk the idea for all of its marketing opportunities—and collect, collect, collect on the blind loyalty of fans. Collectively, the people in this list took home $1.2 billion dollars, enough to pay the international debt of some small countries. [Read more…]
Making a movie is like a very expensive game of poker: you try to get a good hand (decent script + bankable artists + strong marketing campaign) but sometimes you can lose, and lose big. (Like $95 million for Eddie Murphy’s colossal box office bomb, ‘The Adventures of Pluto Nash.’)
A movie tanks for many reasons. Sometimes, it’s just overshadowed by movies that were released at the same time. Sometimes, the story is just so god-awful bad that we wonder, ourselves, ‘What on earth were they thinking?’ Here are some of the biggest, and most expensive, losers. [Read more…]