You Want How Much?? 15 Of The Most Outrageous Salary Negotiations

August 13, 2013 ‐ By Meg Butler

Not every actor is bold enough to announce that they want more money or they’re going to bounce. And when they do, they can be in for a rude awakening. From Bruce Willis to Will Smith, these salary negotiations made headlines, cancelled projects, and made us look at our favorite actors in a new light.

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Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis burst into headline news when he demanded $4 million dollars for 4 days worth of work on the next “Expendables” installment. But director Sly Stallone told Bruce he could take the offered $3 million or walk. Three days later, Sly took to Twitter to announce Bruce’s replacement and throw a little shade his way:

“WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!”

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  • Run

    I want Jill Marie Jones to be my wife! She is extra bangin’!

  • unque43

    Did Jill Marie Jones, get her more challenging roles? I loved her on Girlfriends. I haven’t seen her in any roles lately.

  • me

    You have got to be kidding me! These numbers make me sick. While I’m sitting here making 7.72 hr with two kids…..

  • IllyPhilly

    Ain’t it said, consumers let it get to that point?

  • Beejcee

    Charlie and Ridge (bold and beautiful) are not aging well!

  • Issa

    I didn’t know who Immortal Technique was, but I have lots of respect for him now.

  • MsSunshyne77

    Michael C. Hall deserves his money. Dexter is my shyt!!! Great actor.

    • IllyPhilly

      The last 2 seasons of Dexter were sh!t and this one is rounding out to be funky as well.

  • bigdawgman

    Wayment, I don’t remember Jill Marie Jones quitting to do other roles, I distinctly remember her not taking the money they offered her. She even threw her cast mates under the bus because they wouldn’t back her. And I don’t remember her playing a lot of roles after that either.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    Some people get a little money in their pockets and then think the world owes them something for their “talents” RME You can take a trip home if that’s what you want . . .

  • Gigi

    Bruce Willis barely had a part in the Expendables and has the nerve to ask for more money?!

    I’ve never heard of Immortal Technique, but all that conscious-ness about minorites and their health makes a sista want to check him out.

    Will Smith – boy, just STOP! While he is a pretty good actor, he’s just not as good as he thinks he is – at least not good enough to be demanding big money AND roles for his family. He seems to be under the belief that Independence Day was HIS movie. He was a black actor that Stephen Spielberg happened to like. That movie made him, not the other way around.

    • PolkaDots

      I agree with the comment about Will Smith WHOLE HEARTEDLY. I feel the same way about Jamie Foxx. I don’t think he is that good of an actor. He was PHENOMENAL in “Ray” but nothing else.

    • brwnskinlonghair

      and demanding his wife & kids in the movie!?……please stop