Did You Know...

   

Heh: Actor Who Made $12.5 Million for ‘Gigli’ Says Corporate CEOs are Overpaid

Share
By Doug Powers  •  December 22, 2010 02:27 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s the holidays, which means the Hollywood limo libs just keep on delivering the gifts — unintentional laughs that is.

From Newsbusters:

On Tuesday’s Morning Edition, actor Ben Affleck was selling his new movie about corporate layoffs, Company Men, and anchorman Steve Inskeep carefully led the left-wing actor onto a soapbox to lecture about the immorality of American capitalism and financiers who do nothing but “move money back and forth”:

INSKEEP: There’s a line in Company Men that’s staying with me. Tommy Lee Jones is at a corporate conference table. Someone else at the conference table is discussing their plans to lay off a bunch of workers. And nearly all the workers being laid off are older, which could be construed as being wrong or illegal. Someone at the table says: “Oh, no. This is going to pass legal scrutiny.” And Jones responds: “I always thought we aimed for a little higher standard than that.”

AFFLECK: That speaks so perfectly to people’s feelings about our country. It’s like it’s just about getting by, or people can like let people go if they can get away with it, that there’s no deeper sense of right or wrong. The banks shouldn’t — people shouldn’t make such a giant profit off just moving money back and forth. And CEOs’ pay shouldn’t be 200 times the average worker. It used to be nine times.

Let’s throw Gigli, the disastrous movie that Affleck received $12.5 million to make, out of the mix and use a lower figure for comparison. Affleck reportedly earned a paltry $10 million for The Sum of All Fears. Let’s consider other “average workers” in that field. For example, according to Salary.com, the median salary for a camera operator in the television & motion picture industry in Los Angeles is just over $80,000 per year.

Affleck makes in the neighborhood of 125 times more than that on one movie. Factor in an entire year and he probably earns in the neighborhood of 500 times the “average worker” in his industry — maybe a lot more.

Before we start regulating CEO pay, maybe we should start with actors. The Hollywood left likes the idea of creeping socialism, just as long as it doesn’t creep any farther west than San Bernardino.

But I’ll say this for Affleck: He does a great Olbermann impression.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Posted in: Hollyweird

Hawaii Dem Rep. REALLY conflicted about how Trump should respond to N. Korea

January 14, 2018 10:03 AM by Doug Powers

Plus: Super brilliant actors blame Trump for missile warning error

And the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Psychological Projection’ Oscar goes to…

January 3, 2018 05:20 PM by Doug Powers

And the award goes to…

SNL cast member proves Trump wrong to call show biased by getting a Hillary tattoo

December 16, 2017 04:10 PM by Doug Powers

The comedy never stops

SNL alumni not offended by Franken vouch for beleaguered senator

November 21, 2017 04:13 PM by Doug Powers

Satire wrapped in a parody inside another satire


Categories: Democrats, Hollyweird