Thursday, January 14, 2010

(don't) listen to your agent!

re: 'la strada'-Anthony Quinn said in an interview a few years before his death that he originally accepted a deal that would have paid him a percentage of the profits this film generated instead of an upfront salary. When his agent found out about it, the agent changed the deal and insisted an upfront salary and no percentage. Quinn said that decision cost him several million dollars.

photo: anthony quinn in a scene from the 1954 winner for best foreign film.

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