16 Beloved Things, Driven By Money

All of these creations were 100 percent profit-driven. Yet we still love them.
16 Beloved Things, Driven By Money

Throughout their appearance, an actor who has the flair and the presentation can transcend the shape of the human spirit, but somewhere at the end of each day, regardless of how much is the outcome of all of that labor means to viewers on an emotional connection, it's still the film industry and this is still a career for someone. Also, while a performance in an internationally praised independent film may get a performer a few plaudits as well as an Oscar nomination or two, blockbuster movies are generally the ones that pay the bills.

We've always done these things in our careers that were inspired by the knowledge that we were getting paid, and hollywood's top names are no exception.

Did you know that Jim Davis invented Garfield with the express purpose of selling merchandise? He's a marketer who grew up watching Peanuts and decided he wanted his own Snoopy — a bland, inoffensive animal figure with stock catchphrases that would make a cute plush toy. And it turns out that a lot of it is going on right in front of our eyes.

Stephen Dillane, who played Stannis Baratheon in A Game of Thrones admitted that he doesn't actually watch the series and was only in it for the money
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined Airplane! so he could buy -a new carpet. The NBA star asked for $35, 000 to play co- pilot Roger Murdock, since the origina
16 Beloved Things, Driven By Money
Lemmy recorded a slow acoustic version of Ace of Spades' for a beer commercial. And he wasn't shy about why he did it. I DID A FEW ADVERTS. THEY PAY
Singin' In The Rain (1952), one of the best musical films ever made, was produced by Arthur Freed in order to promote the songs he wrote.
In the 1980s, the struggling HASBRO toy company released a new action figure for its GICDEA line. The new character SNAKE EYES was clad completely in
Billy Bob Thornton agreed to do Armageddon because he needed money to pay OFF a divorce. He was also told by his manager that he needed to appear in C
Maisie Williams is beloved for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones. cRAgh She recently admitted that she only accepted the role so she'd have th
16 Beloved Things, Driven By Money
FRIDAY TIE 3n Right after Betsy Palmer read the script for Friday the 13th, her car broke down. She says she accepted the role as Mrs. Voorhees so she
The 1983 HE-MAN was syndicated AND THE developed MASTERS cartoon by Mattel OF THE UNIVERSE just to sell dolls (err... action figures). Reagan era dere
The Beatles wrote some of their songs purely because they wanted to buy cool new stuff. BRAOT Paul McCartney and John Lennon would start a songwriting
Will Smith starred in The PrND ooooe of fBel-Air because he owed the IRS $2.8 million. Smith became a Hip Hop star at a young age, which led to some r
Chris Brown's single WForeverw was a hit in 2008 sitting at no. 4 on the Hot 100 chart. nt DOUBLEMINT It was later revealed, however, that the song wa
For Glenn Close Guardians of the Galaxy was a means to an end. She agreed to appear in the blockbuster in order to have financial security while she m
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