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1 year ago  ::  Dec 05, 2012 - 11:44PM #1
solfeggio
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Eddie Murphy tops the list of overpaid actors for 2012, but Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Bullock aren't far behind.

www.forbes.com/sites/dorothypomerantz/20...

www.forbes.com/celebrities/

I liked Eddie Murphy in 'Trading Places' years ago, and I've always thought Reese Witherspoon was fun to watch as well, especially in 'Just Like Heaven' and 'Legally Blonde.'  And Sandra Bullock was really great in 'The Lake House' and especially 'Miss Congeniality.'

But, professional athletes are overpaid, too, aren't they?

www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2012/09...

It didn't used to be that way, though, did it?  Babe Ruth did pretty well in 1927, though.

bleacherreport.com/articles/1002694-babe...    
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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 12:06AM #2
jane2
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Dec 5, 2012 -- 11:44PM, solfeggio wrote:

Eddie Murphy tops the list of overpaid actors for 2012, but Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Bullock aren't far behind.

www.forbes.com/sites/dorothypomerantz/20...

www.forbes.com/celebrities/

I liked Eddie Murphy in 'Trading Places' years ago, and I've always thought Reese Witherspoon was fun to watch as well, especially in 'Just Like Heaven' and 'Legally Blonde.'  And Sandra Bullock was really great in 'The Lake House' and especially 'Miss Congeniality.'

But, professional athletes are overpaid, too, aren't they?

www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2012/09...

It didn't used to be that way, though, did it?  Babe Ruth did pretty well in 1927, though.

bleacherreport.com/articles/1002694-babe...    



And your point is ????  I'm an old lady and so are you. We are not the target audience for these silver screen stars.


Pro athletes probably are overpaid--it's a tv market. Still watch fave teams.


Tell ya a story, though. The family of Brian McCann, star catcher for the Atlanta Braves live in my handicapped 16 y-o grandsons neighborhood and provided two seats just behind home-plate for my grandson and his dad to see a game. Mrs. McCann, Brian's mom, invited Joe's sister and a friend to sit in her box with her for the same game. Many of our sports stars do much that is good.




 

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 12:17AM #3
mountain_man
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And why should I care?

Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

I am a Humanist. I believe in a rational philosophy of life, informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by a desire to do good for its own sake and not by an expectation of a reward or fear of punishment in an afterlife.
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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 12:35AM #4
rabello
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Dec 5, 2012 -- 11:44PM, solfeggio wrote:


Eddie Murphy tops the list of overpaid actors for 2012, but Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Bullock aren't far behind.




It is obnoxious, that's for sure.  I thought I read that Kristin Stewart -- the star of the "Twilight" movies -- is the highest paid American actress.  Maybe she isn't considered overpaid by Forbes.  I think all 4 of those are fairly lightweight, including Bullock, compared to true artists -- the ones who generally don't get many parts, naturally.  Of course, real artists starve, and people like teachers and nurses and social workers are underpaid.  It's American captialism. 

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 12:39AM #5
jane2
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Dec 6, 2012 -- 12:17AM, mountain_man wrote:


And why should I care?





Can go with this......................

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 9:02AM #6
TemplarS
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No better case-in-point for increasing taxes on the super-rich.


Regarding athlete's money, this is why a man can't afford to take his kids to a professional baseball game anymore.


As for Babe Ruth, though, there is this story where a reporter once remarked to him that his salary was higher than that of the President of the United States.


"I had a better year than he did", Ruth replied.

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 10:07AM #7
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"  I think all 4 of those are fairly lightweight, including Bullock, compared to true artists -- the ones who generally don't get many parts, naturally.  Of course, real artists starve, and people like teachers and nurses and social workers are underpaid"


 


Seems to me that Gresham's Law has application in many kinds of economic activity, not just coinage.

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 10:35AM #8
mytmouse57
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Dec 6, 2012 -- 12:35AM, rabello wrote:


Dec 5, 2012 -- 11:44PM, solfeggio wrote:


Eddie Murphy tops the list of overpaid actors for 2012, but Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Bullock aren't far behind.




It is obnoxious, that's for sure.  I thought I read that Kristin Stewart -- the star of the "Twilight" movies -- is the highest paid American actress.  Maybe she isn't considered overpaid by Forbes.  I think all 4 of those are fairly lightweight, including Bullock, compared to true artists -- the ones who generally don't get many parts, naturally.  Of course, real artists starve, and people like teachers and nurses and social workers are underpaid.  It's American captialism. 




I don't think Kristin Stewart is either a very good actress, or particularly attractive. But what the hell do I know... I'm not a movie producer or casting director.


Even the best actors seem to go through streaks of making stinkers. Al Pachino and Robert DiNero, for instance, have been in as many horrible movies, as they have good ones.


But it's the good ones that keep us coming back.

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 10:41AM #9
mytmouse57
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As long as we're on the subject, what are the most horrible movies you have watched -- or quit watching?


Prince's "Under the Cherry Moon" and "Alone in the Dark," with Christian Slater, are a couple I had to stop watching. 


The "Expendables" movies were also both terrible, but I kept watching them -- it was sort of like seeing a car crash -- I was just waiting for the next cliche, dorky line or example of bad, bad acting. 

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1 year ago  ::  Dec 06, 2012 - 11:20AM #10
Do_unto_others
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Re: "what are the most horrible movies you have watched"


 


Indisputably, "The Master" - a pretentious overblown piece of claptrap, over-acted, badly edited horribly scripted nonsense.

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