Talking to a Blue Ranger RN.
Even though Abdi played a crucial role — and ad-libbed the biggest line in the film, “Look at me, I’m the captain now” — he was compensated two years ago with only the SAG minimum: $65,000. The film then went on to gross $55 million worldwide, earning Hanks a multi-million paycheck.
Of course, it makes little sense to compare the salary of a complete industry unknown with that of one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. Abdi was playing an important, but ultimately replaceable role; Hanks had the weight of the movie on his shoulders. But even as critical raves and award buzz followed, the studio did little to change its treatment of Abdi.
After Abdi finished the film, he had to wait until it was released and reviewed. In the meantime, he could not find any more acting opportunities in Hollywood and had to return home to work at his brother’s phone shop. “I had made up my mind that I wanted to be an actor but there were no jobs for me at the time because I didn’t have any other experience and the film wasn’t out so I decided to work with my brother rather than stay at home,” Abdi told the BBC.
The new Germany kit! Excellence and intelligence for the2014 FIFA World Cup.
Show your colours or fade away, all in or nothing.
Inspired by previous glories. But that was then. Argentina’s new away kit for #WorldCup. Show your colours or fade away. #allin or nothing.
GORJAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GONNA COP LIKE FOUR KITS THIS YEAR
"But hold up—in that [McConaughey’s] whole complicated bag of rhetorical tricks, nary a shoutout to Ron Woodroof, the AIDS patient and eventual activist he played in Dallas Buyers Club? Nor a word for the countless others, gay, straight, and transgender, who’ve been lost and continue to be lost to that terrible epidemic? And he’s accepting this highly visible prize for a movie that specifically and repeatedly thematizes the struggle of Reagan-era AIDS patients to get an indifferent straight establishment to recognize their existence? Matthew, I know your mama raised you better than that."
OMG THANKS BIBI JESUS (via Oranje to Debut New Football Kit Against France on Wednesday)
- Choose love.
Every Saturday morning, I go for a swim at the ol’ alma mater, usually with Chester and a guy whom, for the purposes of this story,...
- “Not sure what file type they come out as, but we do all our graphic work in Paint.”
AMERICAN HUSTLE WAS NOMINATED FOR THE MOST ACADEMY AWARDS AND DIDNT WIN A SINGLE ONE WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD WE LIVE IT WHAT A TIME...