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  • Yes they are.

    A famous actor can make in the millions for just one movie. Although not all actors make this amount, many of them do. They are definitely overpaid. They make millions just to learn a few lines and have some fun. Many sets are in exotic locations and are like a vacation themselves.

  • No wonder the industry is so hypocritical and corrupt!

    If by "actor" you mean Hollywood A-listers and TV stars, then yes, they are GROSSLY overpaid. $X Million for just one film/show appearance? What a load of smeg! What about the new guys trying to get a break? They get slanted down because of their status as neophytes. Overpaid salaries are just the surface - there's also getting representation and joining unions and all that jazz. Why does something so (seemingly) simple have to be so damn complex in real life? I refuse to watch Hollywood films for this very reason - I prefer independent features.

  • Actor's don't deserve their 7 digit salaries, because it's the people behind the scenes doing the work!

    They just have to be at the film location and sit in a dressing/makeup chair all day long. They are talented and that is their asset. However, if they are not coming back with a profit to the people that invested in them then most definitely the money should be going to the people doing all the hard labor. Some of them even get greedy and ask for even more money than was planned. When are they even going to spend all of it?

  • They are overpaid!

    Think of your favorite teacher,nurse or anyone who works hard everyday to make a living their work is more important than movie fiction! But it goes un acknowledged and i rewarded in our culture,I don't think they are work the astronomical amounts of money they are paid! If you think about how little nurses are paid despite them Savin lives daily! It seems really unfair! Some of ten are even bad influences to us! How can people like this,get so much money!

  • Acting is incredibly difficult, but so is firefighting

    It often takes decades to get to a stable position in the film industry. In all roles, much less that of an actor.
    But no actor is worth $8 million for a few months of work (Kirsten Dunst; spiderman). Much less $16 million (Nichole kidman)!!
    I'm an animator, and I'm very aware of the strong cultural value of film and other "entertainment" industries. But the amount of worth that an EMT holds in relation to his contributions to society are exponentially greater than an actor. And yet he (or she) is rewarded with fractions (of fractions) of the amount that a big-name actor is paid.
    They're just spectacles. They have little actual value beyond their context.

  • Totally Overpaid! Hollywood's 10 Most Overpaid Actors http://www.pajiba.com/box_office_round-ups/hollywoods-10-most-overpaid-actors.php

    The movie industry and the actors are overpaid billions annually. It is a sad joke.
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    The profits from a movie should be share by all the workers, even the janitor.
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    And, what's funny, these overpaid actors claim to be for the people. They are full of BS, just greedy punks.
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  • Everything is made less beneficial to others for the few

    Films as an entirety are made up of far more than its individual actors. The star actors are head figures and Hollywood focuses on this. So the general public is never aware that a fantastic film is made up by more than that head figure. As an entirety not everyone involved in this film benefits greatly and something is wrong with that. The general public overpays for their tickets as well. The result of Hollywood actors being paid what they get paid has negative results on everyone else around them. It has a negative effect on our culture where art is supposed to do the opposite. It’s far more than wrong: it’s disgusting what they get paid!!!

  • I don't know how someone can vote "no".

    1. Most of them just play themselves. 2. A lot of them lack education, some even basic acting one. 3. What can you live without: a doctor or a few shitty movies? 4. Star culture is retarded and provides shitty role models for the children. (No one wants to be Newton when they grow up) (Literally rapists are famous and loved by the masses) 5. Most movies suck nowadays. They provide no cultural value anymore. 6. Their value is fictional and we all know how good economic bubbles are...

  • I don't know how someone can vote "no".

    1. Most of them just play themselves. 2. A lot of them lack education, some even basic acting one. 3. What can you live without: a doctor or a few shitty movies? 4. Star culture is retarded and provides shitty role models for the children. (No one wants to be Newton when they grow up) (Literally rapists are famous and loved by the masses) 5. Most movies suck nowadays. They provide no cultural value anymore. 6. Their value is fictional and we all know how good economic bubbles are...

  • Yes they are

    I think actors are overpaid due to the fact that they receive millions just to entertain us whereas people such as doctors who save lives rarely get paid over half of what an actor receives. Many of you say no because the market decides the actors net worth and overall pay but alot of us might not even like the movies they are in let alone the actor themselves.

  • I think the market sets prices too high

    I think compared to the market they're not overpaid. However, I think the prices the networks charge are too high especially in the digital markets like Amazon video and Vudu. I think prices to the consumer should be only around 40-50% what they are now and then actors should be paid a third of what they are now.

    If you look right now for something like Little House On The Prairie on Amazon Video you'll see that it cost $19.99 per season. If you look at the physical copies you'll see it cost $10.82 per season and you can get the complete series for $55-80. Most of the time the digital products for movies and tv shows cost more than the physical copies and they don't offer the complete series like with the physical copies! My point is that the cost to the consumer should only be 40-50% as much as it is now as well as the advertiser THEN actors should be paid a third of what they are now.

  • No they are not.

    I feel that actors are not overpaid, as contractors their pay is determined by how much the market determines they are worth. Many actors work really hard for their job and spend months getting into character, there is a lot more to do than just learning their lines. As long as millions of people are buying tickets to their films then they will be paid lots.

  • Actors are not overpaid.

    No, actors are not overpaid. First of all, most of them work really hard and absolutely deserve the money they earn. But secondly, movies and television make a whole lot of money, so it makes sense that actors get paid a lot. Actors, directors, writers, etc. should all be paid a significant portion of the earnings of their work.

  • Really think about it.

    No, they are not overpaid think about how much work they do it is hard to memorize lines actions ect.. Really?? just think about getting mobbed everywhere you go. you can't even go on a walk without someone asking for a picture or will you sign this? so no they are not over paid!!!

  • Not at all

    The market determines what an actor is worth. If producers think it's worth it to pay actors as much as they do, then that's what actors are worth to those producers. And if people are willing to pay as much as they do for the movies they watch, then that's what those movies are worth.

  • No They're Not

    Acting is very hard to do and it is even more difficult to make it in that industry. Movies that they make are seen by millions of people around the world and bring in a lot of revenue. Therefore, I believe the pay that actors get is very much justified.

  • No of course not.

    Actors spend months even years trying to perfect a movie for us to watch so they are not even paid enough. Actors like Daniel Radcliffe got paid a lot for his Harry Potter movies so no they are not overpaid, finally they just work really hard and we need to support them.

  • No of course not.

    Actors spend months even years trying to perfect a movie for us to watch so they are not even paid enough. Actors like Daniel Radcliffe got paid a lot for his Harry Potter movies so no they are not overpaid, finally they just work really hard and we need to support them.

  • Think about it

    Take your favorite movie and put your spouse as the main character is it that great of a movie now? Actors make a movie not everyone has that skill. They memorize lines and actions. And what kills all arguments is we live in a free market which means we value their skill so the can control their pay.

  • No actors are not overpaid

    Sure they do get paid a lot money but they have to stay up all night like a final-writing university student learning lines, getting into characters and posing and filming in situations that would make a chameleon feel out of place. But movies like Twilight, now that was a terrible movie with overpaid actors, one with a good body, another with a twig like body and a girl with the least backbone I've ever seen or read since Fifty Shades of Gray. And their work is very delicate. It depends all on the public. If they hate it, then all the producers and sponsors work is for naught and they get blamed-even if the script was horrible-and they get put out of work. They have to come up with new ways to freshen up a script without offending anyone (if they are still not very famous) and being fired.


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GWL-CPA says2014-03-01T01:26:38.490
We need socialism and everyone shares. No one is paid millions. Everyone gets food, and equal shelters (i.E., no more mansions, yachts, vacation homes, etc.), complete and free health care, (i.E., medical dental, eye care, etc.), complete old age age, free education for everyone. No more fancy cars, just simple cars that get great gas mileage. No more maids and servants, except for old people and the sick.

No more of these AHs paid millions in sports, TV, Movies, Music, corporations. Everyone helps everyone else and shares in all the profits. All natural resources belong to everyone and are shared equally. No more folks that just sit on their Arses in Texas, NM, and OK collecting oil and gas royalties just because they own the land. We the people of American own all the natural resources. Those resources existed before man walked on earth.