The Beacon Journal (US), September 15, 2003
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.