The Beacon Journal (US), September 15, 2003

Paychecks reloaded

If you're already jealous of rich, pampered movie stars, this will fry you:

According to Playboy, those $20 million-per-flick salaries scored by Jim Carrey, Chris Tucker and Cameron Diaz are chump change compared with the mega-paydays that fine-print-savvy stars can engineer. And it gives examples:

Keanu Reeves -- For the Matrix trilogy, he'll rake in anywhere from $148 million to $330 million because he got up to $15 mil per movie and up to 15 percent of the gross, including a slice of the video games spawned by Matrix.


Matrix, The

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