16 Beloved Things That Were Completely Driven By Greed

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Did you know Jim Davis created Garfield specifically to sell merchandise? He's a marketing guy who studied Peanuts and decided he wanted his own version of Snoopy -- a bland, inoffensive animal character with stock catch-phrases who would make a cute plushie. And it turns out there's a lot of that going on, right under our noses.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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MOUNT RUSHMORE WASN'T ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO BE A NATIONAL MONUMENT. THE INITIAL IDEA WAS JUST TO HAVE GIANT SCULPTURES THAT WOULD ATTRACT THOUSANDS O

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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