Good Guy Downey Jr.. Source: .. They're already getting 4-5 million dollars per movie, I think robert downey jr. should just share his part of the cash if he cares so much.


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#130 - kahandran (05/11/2013) [-]
She just looks so...
User avatar #142 to #130 - obeythebiscuits (05/11/2013) [-]
honestly thats more than most of us will ever make... jus sayin
User avatar #153 to #142 - wankershimm **User deleted account** (05/11/2013) [-]
indeed, but even then, knowing that some other guy is doing the same work as you do (in a less revealing suit) and getting 10 times the money for it, i would be a little bitter too
User avatar #156 to #153 - obeythebiscuits (05/11/2013) [-]
well that would just make you a greedy cunt... shes already living better than most people on our planet why not just be happy that you dont gotta worry about bills and **** ?
User avatar #160 to #156 - wankershimm **User deleted account** (05/11/2013) [-]
ok, so same principle: you and a friend hand in identical tests. you get an A- while your friend gets A++

Its still better than most of the other students, but wouldnt you be angry that you put in the same work as your friend, but got less of an reward
User avatar #166 to #160 - fuzzyballs (05/11/2013) [-]
I'm just happy I passed
and it's my friend, social standards dictate I should be happy for him
User avatar #220 to #160 - nooc (05/11/2013) [-]
In all fairness, Robert Downey Jr's performance in the Avengers was more entertaining than Scarlet Johanason. This difference is reflected in their salaries. Granted it seems like an exaggerated pay gap, but it could be argued that Iron Man's role in the film was worth more than the Black Widows.
User avatar #173 to #160 - obeythebiscuits (05/11/2013) [-]
honestly i wouldnt give a **** as long as im succeeding in my goal.. no point in tryna be the best
User avatar #193 to #173 - schneidend (05/11/2013) [-]
Better example. You and your friend have the same job, are equally good at it, and have been at this job for a similar amount of time. You make $10/hour, and your friend makes $50/hour. Is that fair? Is that something you would just accept?
User avatar #196 to #193 - obeythebiscuits (05/11/2013) [-]
it sucks but i would use that as inspiration to eventually make 50/hour instead of jus bitching point is that yes it isnt fair but shes still making tons of money
User avatar #197 to #196 - schneidend (05/11/2013) [-]
In this scenario, your friend is making more than you for virtually no reason, not because he is more "inspired." He is making 5 times more than you, and you can do nothing to improve that situation.
User avatar #199 to #197 - obeythebiscuits (05/11/2013) [-]
then i would quit my ******* job and find one that suits me...
im not tryna be a dick,, but shes rich
User avatar #201 to #199 - schneidend (05/11/2013) [-]
"You have money and thus have no problems" is a **** argument. Her pay should reflect the success of the movie and her substantial role in that movie. Period. End of story. Full stop. It does not matter how wealthy the person is.
User avatar #217 to #201 - obeythebiscuits (05/11/2013) [-]
dude i would be happy to recieve on million dollars even if my friends got more than me...
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User avatar #159 to #7 - nsfwbrowserv (05/11/2013) [-]
well we're all dead.
User avatar #155 to #7 - uzzwick (05/11/2013) [-]
he's gonna jump out of a bush and be like
''Downey Jr.? more like...
Down's Syndrome Jr.!!!
#59 to #7 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
Every time i see this picture i just get insanely mad
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User avatar #2 - rossthomson (05/10/2013) [-]
They're already getting 4-5 million dollars per movie, I think robert downey jr. should just share his part of the cash if he cares so much.
User avatar #4 to #2 - xkmarcus (05/10/2013) [-]
Avengers 2 would come close to making 2 billion, so if the actors are only getting paid 2-4m, which is what it actually is, who the **** get's the other 1.95b?

It's a rhetorical question, I know who gets it, but they don't deserve that much more then the people who make the movie.
#211 to #4 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
You're forgetting that the 1.95b isn't all profit you have to subtract the cost of making the Movie, Advertiwsing the actors, advertising the movie, advertising the movies and actors, advertising at superbowl and so on, **** gets expensive.
User avatar #216 to #211 - xkmarcus (05/11/2013) [-]
Still at least 1.5b profit.
#8 to #4 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
"Deserve" is a relative term. You should've said "I dont think they deserve... etc". It's just an opinion. As valid as the opinion that every member of the staff, as long as they work as hard as the next person to get the movie as nice as possible, should be paid the same amount per time invested. In someone's opinion, the effort of one person should not be rewarded more or less than the effort of a different person. Yet RDJ is only asking the rise for his fellow actors, not for the make up girl that spends 3 hours preparing Thanos to look badass, while the actor that portraits it sits there. According to that person's opinion, everybody should end up gaining an equitative share of the millions, as long as they did the proportional effort.
Opinions man, opinions.
User avatar #9 to #2 - gorginhanson (05/10/2013) [-]

But you should also look at how much the studio is pocketing before deciding what's fair
#11 to #2 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
despite the people thinking that the actors don't count, if they recast the 2nd avengers movie, i think alot of people would get pissed. besides, for a movie that made over a billion bucks, i don't think a raise is unreasonable.
#20 to #2 - yunoacceptnumbers (05/10/2013) [-]
I think it's actually not exactly about the money, but how the studios treat their actors - i mean 1,5 billion - come on i mean hollywood is already screwing over it's costumers... they should at least treat their employees right...
User avatar #265 to #2 - atrumaliger (05/11/2013) [-]
Naw, that's his personal income. It wouldn't mean much for -their- resumes if he just gave em his. In other words, doing that would hinder their future careers.

Three cheers for RDJ!
#64 to #2 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
He was also trying to negotiate that they lower what he's getting paid so the others can get more
User avatar #65 to #64 - rossthomson (05/11/2013) [-]
That's pretty cool anon.
Too bad you're probably never going to read this comment ever again.
User avatar #123 to #2 - narufable (05/11/2013) [-]
It's about sending a message.
User avatar #104 to #2 - hellsjester (05/11/2013) [-]
i honestly think if it wasn't for robert downey jr. the movie wouldn't have been as good. don't get me wrong the other actors were amazing, they truly were. rdj just stole the spotlight and our hearts along with his big green buddy.
User avatar #120 to #2 - symustafa (05/11/2013) [-]
RDJ gets a percentage of the movie's profits because of his contract. The other actors mistakenly decided not to put this in their contracts. So while RDJ earns like 50 million, the others earn something like 2-5 million.
#14 to #2 - angelusprimus (05/10/2013) [-]
Actually they are not.
They are getting 200.000 per movie plus tiny share of movie profits.
If that comes down to just under 4 million in Avengers that made 1.5 billion, how much do you think they make for, lets say, Captain America that made around 350 million.
All RDJ is saying is that if they want him in the movie, they have to pay other actors better.
5 million upfront is not nearly too much for a movie like this, and if they DOUBLE percentage of the share per actor they would only make additional 8 million IF Avengers 2 make 1.5 billion.
Total cost for studio, 90 million. To make sure they keep actors who audience loves and practically guarantee another billion dollar movie. Seems like they aren't asking too much.
User avatar #208 to #14 - nastoy (05/11/2013) [-]
this guy knows his shizz
#81 to #14 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
now it makes me feel bad that i pirated avengers...

oh well, its not like i exist in this society anyways.. i am invinsible.
User avatar #137 to #81 - killerliquid ONLINE (05/11/2013) [-]
User avatar #21 to #2 - rossthomson (05/10/2013) [-]
Sorry guys, I didn't mean to start a whole discussion.
User avatar #10 - KayRed (05/10/2013) [-]
That article is ******** . The writer says that the actor doesn't matter, all marvel movies need are the special affects "the hulk movies prove'. I really hope he is being sarcastic, if not, he's an idiot. Even with all the special affects, those movies would be **** without those actors portraying. This isn't replacing that asshole Terrance Howard with Don Cheadle; Ruffalo and Evans portray their characters awesomely (and Tom Hiddleston, but it is unlikely he'll be in the next one), and I doubt anyone else can portray them as well.
User avatar #80 to #10 - arborday (05/11/2013) [-]
so... chris evans is on the level of JGL and ryan gosling? lolwut
User avatar #83 to #80 - KayRed (05/11/2013) [-]
I've only seen Chris Evans as Cpt. America, and I thought he did a fanatastic job, and I never seen a movie with Ryan Gosling, so I would say yeah.
User avatar #85 to #83 - arborday (05/11/2013) [-]

That is completely fair.
#198 to #10 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
Tom Hiddleston is returning as Loki in the next Thor movie
User avatar #12 to #10 - infinitereaper (05/10/2013) [-]
The old Hulk was better

And yes, special effects let people tell a story they couldn't without them.

Like Avatar. Great movie, great story, but impossible without effects.

Actors are important.
User avatar #13 to #12 - daboomee (05/10/2013) [-]
>Great story

Oh, my sides.
#23 to #13 - infinitereaper (05/10/2013) [-]
Meh I don't care about the hipster 			********		 surrounding this movie, it was good, "ripoff" oh 			*******		 please half of the blockbuster hits today can be considered "rippoffs" but its about originality and unique twists.   
I liked it. Don't be hate'n
Meh I don't care about the hipster ******** surrounding this movie, it was good, "ripoff" oh ******* please half of the blockbuster hits today can be considered "rippoffs" but its about originality and unique twists.

I liked it. Don't be hate'n
User avatar #31 to #23 - deescalation (05/11/2013) [-]
I don't count "but in space" as a unique twist
User avatar #46 to #31 - infinitereaper (05/11/2013) [-]
Well you people can hate all you want but I liked it and thought it was good. That's enough for me. Thankfully I go through life enjoying a lot of different things. Can't say the same for a lot of other people.
#63 to #13 - vycanismajoris (05/11/2013) [-]
Just let him ******* have his ******* opinion about a ******* movie, you ******* piece of **** , what ******* harm does it make if he ******* likes something and you don't, you ******* bitch ****** . I bet your mom's taste is fashion is questionable at best.
User avatar #15 to #13 - Keleth (05/10/2013) [-]
what was wrong with Avatars story? it set a ******* record for profits. i think a lot of people agree it was a great story
User avatar #25 to #15 - BmanX (05/11/2013) [-]
Because the story was why people went to see Avatar, right?
User avatar #16 to #15 - daboomee (05/10/2013) [-]
You mean other than the fact that it just basically ripped of Dances with wolves, Pocahontas and Ferngully? It's the same story over and over again about how "the white man is evil and wants to take over the natives".
User avatar #26 to #16 - infinitereaper (05/11/2013) [-]
So what movies do you like then?
#69 to #26 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
The movies other people like that he hasn't actually seen.
#24 to #15 - shredmaster (05/11/2013) [-]
Avatar was shiny Pocahontas, and it didn't deserve to be longer than 90 minutes. I didn't give one singular **** about any of the characters. The main protagonist was the most two-dimensional character I've ever seen. The effects were absolutely gorgeous, the plot itself was nothing special or unique at all.
User avatar #57 to #12 - condormcninja (05/11/2013) [-]
You could tell the story without special effects, it's called Dances with Wolves
#52 to #12 - carlfroch (05/11/2013) [-]
Avatar? you mean Pocahontas 3d?
Avatar? you mean Pocahontas 3d?
#53 to #52 - infinitereaper (05/11/2013) [-]
You people are all so original.
You people are all so original.
#150 to #10 - spankcakes (05/11/2013) [-]
This will be the cast of next avengers movie and it will only cost 5 bucks to make it.
User avatar #36 to #10 - jeudyfeo (05/11/2013) [-]
Yeah but Iron Man/Tony had pretty much the same amount of screentime as, Captn America, Hulk/Bruce, ect. and Robert Downey Jr. Got paid 50 Million while the rest of the cast got 4 million and below.
He's just saying they deserve more
#112 to #10 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
I preferred Edward Norton's portrayal of Hulk
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User avatar #171 to #118 - maorox (05/11/2013) [-]
Looks like a young Sean Connery
#228 to #118 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
Now he really looks downey...
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User avatar #96 - Vezmic (05/11/2013) [-]
Maybe they could pay them more if he wasn't getting payed $50 million to do it
#108 to #96 - eshaythewolf (05/11/2013) [-]
He's also wanting to get his salary lowered so it can happen.
He's also wanting to get his salary lowered so it can happen.
#241 to #108 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
RDJ doesn't technically have a salary though as he get's paid a small percentage (about 3%) of the total gross. He made an ass-tonne of money because the film made an ass-tonne of money, if the film had bombed he would have got paid zilch.
User avatar #169 to #108 - fuzzyballs (05/11/2013) [-]
and where exactly does it say that?
#170 to #169 - eshaythewolf (05/11/2013) [-]
Not on this content but it was on a news report, I don't make a habit of bookmarking news reports. So you could try googling it or something.
Not on this content but it was on a news report, I don't make a habit of bookmarking news reports. So you could try googling it or something.
User avatar #66 - anonymouzx (05/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, they need the extra million to get by.
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#61 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
This is old news, they just released Avengers 3
#82 - avatarsarefornoobs (05/11/2013) [-]
am i the only one who does not give a flying **** ?

yeah RDJ is cool, thats great. wheres the funny?
#124 to #82 - kingrui (05/11/2013) [-]
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User avatar #140 to #82 - Aerodamus (05/11/2013) [-]
On Reddit, Tumblr, and 4chan, where 99.9% of our funny content comes from. I'm not complaining, just stating my observation. For a long time, I really only used FunnyJunk to get my lulz, but then something happened.

For about one week I didn't visit FJ at all, I only browsed Reddit, 4chan, and a little Tumblr. When I came back to FJ the next week, everything that wasn't original content was the "best of" content from all the other websites I visited.

That's when I decided just to stay on FunnyJunk. All the good stuff from the other sites eventually makes its way here, and I don't have to sort through all the ******** . I still like Reddit though.
#99 to #82 - cactusupthebutt (05/11/2013) [-]
A kind person would look past the fact that it isn't funny and take note on how to better yourself.
User avatar #176 - highhopes (05/11/2013) [-]
They're already overpaid.
#168 - theincrediblelegs (05/11/2013) [-]
They all get payed way too much, seriously, 50 million dollars just for acting in a movie, that is utter crap.
User avatar #231 to #168 - pandasmayn (05/11/2013) [-]
Then you should go and act as the lead in an Avenger's movie.
#236 to #231 - theincrediblelegs (05/11/2013) [-]
That would be fantastic, I am no actor though, nor am I lucky enough to ever score a job like that.
User avatar #237 to #236 - pandasmayn (05/11/2013) [-]
Easier said then done I suppose. 50 million would be nice/
User avatar #179 to #168 - secretdestroyers (05/11/2013) [-]'s the Avengers. But, then again, Iron Man, Captain America, and got their own movies to themselves so yeah, they probably get a hell of a lot more than they should. But Black Widow and Hawkeye aren't gonna get their own movies, so their salary seems appropriate.

And, I didn't mention the hulk because Mark Ruffallo's only been the hulk once, before that it was Ed Norton...
#190 to #179 - youxbarstard ONLINE (05/11/2013) [-]
And before that Eric Bana.
User avatar #202 to #190 - secretdestroyers (05/11/2013) [-]
I was referring to the movies from 2008-onward, the Eric Bana version's not connected, but yes. Not the best incarnation, but HOPEFULLY it won't be the last.

They have Iron Man 3 and Thor 2, Captain America 2, Avengers 2 on the way, but have been very stingy on the details of The Hulk 2, even though they clearly left i open for a sequel in the Ed Norton version!

Sorry, /end rant
#205 to #202 - youxbarstard ONLINE (05/11/2013) [-]
Yeah with him finally gaining some amount of control you'd expect to see more.
And with Avengers 2 I'd be disappointed if spider-man isn't in it.
User avatar #206 to #205 - secretdestroyers (05/11/2013) [-]
Well, the reason why they can't include Spider man is because Disney owns the Avengers series and I think Sony or some other company owns the Spider Man franchise. So, unless one buys up the other, there's no legal way they can do a crossover.

If they could, you'd see a lot more crossovers by now. The good news, however, is that Ant Man is getting his own movie in 2015 and he'll more than likely be in one of the coming Avengers movies!
#207 to #206 - youxbarstard ONLINE (05/11/2013) [-]
Those 			*************		!   
And it's about time Ant man gets some screen time.
Those ************* !

And it's about time Ant man gets some screen time.
User avatar #209 to #207 - secretdestroyers (05/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, corporations are tainting politics and engaging in their own tainted politics, it's a big **** show! Why I ever got into politics in the first place is a complete mystery, but whatever!

But, I am psyched for Ant-Man.
#210 to #209 - youxbarstard ONLINE (05/11/2013) [-]
The sad thing about Ant man is that because he's not regarded by most as 'one of the main heroes' might mean that the people making said movie might not try as hard with this movie as they have done with others, but then that's just me talking.
User avatar #191 to #168 - schneidend (05/11/2013) [-]
Only RDJ was getting that much. Chris Hemsworth and Scarlet Johansson were getting less than 1 million.
User avatar #158 - rageidos (05/11/2013) [-]
You people do know that he is doing this because they are not getting 2-10 million dollars just something like 200 000 dollars. Yes, it is a lot money but the thing is the thor's actor got from the other movie about 50 million dollars, then marvel says they pay him like 200 000 dollars for doing the avengers.

TL;DR: Marvel pays them very little compared to other movies.
#18 - sketchysketchist (05/10/2013) [-]
**sketchysketchist rolled a random image posted in comment #27 at Cabbage though **    
Sometimes I wonder is RDJ is really a nice guy or if he's putting up an act. No way in hell a rich person can ever be this awesome.
**sketchysketchist rolled a random image posted in comment #27 at Cabbage though **
Sometimes I wonder is RDJ is really a nice guy or if he's putting up an act. No way in hell a rich person can ever be this awesome.
#30 to #18 - pineapplepeople (05/11/2013) [-]
If he is doing good things, does his motivation really matter? I understand it strokes his ego a little bit, but if it's helping people isn't that what really matters?
User avatar #32 to #30 - sketchysketchist (05/11/2013) [-]
Well, sometimes they benefit more than from what they give.
Like if a celebrity donates some trees and gets a tax break worth more than the trees.
Kinda screwing the city out of some money that could've gone to fixing something that's broken instead of adding more trees.
User avatar #27 to #18 - calawesome (05/11/2013) [-]
yeah, but you have to realise. RDJ went through hell, to jail, was addicted to black tar heroin and coke, once went to auditions without any shoes, that kinda **** . If you went through all that, and came out on top, and be greatful and try and be good and **** ?
User avatar #28 to #27 - sketchysketchist (05/11/2013) [-]
Good point.
I guess surviving addiction and other worst situations bring the best out of people.
User avatar #29 to #28 - calawesome (05/11/2013) [-]
User avatar #34 to #29 - sasorikingofrocks (05/11/2013) [-]
RDJ is a good role model, and I've always said that when I get famous from my books, I'd be extravagant, and humble. There are also things to learn when you've been living lower-class for several years.
User avatar #35 to #34 - negerboll **User deleted account** (05/11/2013) [-]
Love the "When", good attitude!
When I get Jennifer Lawrence in my bed, im gonna film it and put the link on FJ.
User avatar #37 to #35 - sasorikingofrocks (05/11/2013) [-]
haha, yes. And I've always had that attitude, I know these things for fact haha. I've been working on my first novel for around seven years. (What's funny is I was able to finish the sequel before I finalized it XD.)
User avatar #88 to #37 - sketchysketchist (05/11/2013) [-]
Lol, good luck bro.
This is a great time to start writing novels.
If you can do better than twilight and 50 shades of crap while being almost as good as harry potter, you'll succeed big time.
User avatar #89 to #88 - sasorikingofrocks (05/11/2013) [-]
yeah. haha. I'm also gonna be working on a one shot with my friend. I have a lot of... unique ideas floating around in my head. I have like twelve concepts for novels atm. XD
User avatar #91 to #89 - sketchysketchist (05/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, don't you hate it when you've got more ideas than you can put on paper in one day?
Good luck, I hope you succeed.
User avatar #93 to #91 - sasorikingofrocks (05/11/2013) [-]
Actually having that many ideas is good, because eventually you find an amazing way to combine them and create an intricate plot with a consistent story, dynamic characters, and fantastic visualizations :).
User avatar #94 to #93 - sketchysketchist (05/11/2013) [-]
I never thought of it like that.
Eventually, it all fits into place.
User avatar #98 to #94 - sasorikingofrocks (05/11/2013) [-]
Haha yes it does.
User avatar #90 - basicargentinian (05/11/2013) [-]
I'm very against actors winning so much money (which contradicts with my love for the genre). I can't understand how someone who entertains for aliving makes so much money than doctors, policemen, teachers, firemen...etc
User avatar #101 to #90 - ghouleyed (05/11/2013) [-]
Yea acting is one of the most useless job but most rewarding tough it depends on which country you live in.
User avatar #141 to #101 - yuukiii (05/11/2013) [-]
a person who acts but have no passion for it is useless, but a person who has the passion shouldn't be called useless
User avatar #115 to #90 - emptysuperman (05/11/2013) [-]
It's about demand. It's not really a conscious choice made, though it may seem that way.
#126 to #90 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
because people pay for it..
User avatar #103 to #90 - Ruspanic (05/11/2013) [-]
Because we pay them. It's not about merit, it's about demand.
User avatar #105 to #103 - basicargentinian (05/11/2013) [-]
demand for actors? The must be over 10000 waiter/actors in LA.
User avatar #107 to #105 - Ruspanic (05/11/2013) [-]
Demand for particularly talented (or just popular) actors. How do you think they make so much money? They don't just steal it from poor people, they get it from people who willingly pay them for their services.
User avatar #109 - pickledpee (05/11/2013) [-]
He won't do a role for 50 million dollars, unless his 2-10 million dollar payroll colleagues get a raise.

I don't care about demand, revenue, or any other **** like that, give some other workers a raise before the actors. Acting takes talent and training, yes, but it's nowhere near as frustratingly difficult as what those behind the scenes guys do.

Even the behind the scenes videos show nothing more than a makeup shot and some extremely short narrated clips.
User avatar #131 to #109 - loonquawl (05/11/2013) [-]
As a gaff... I think you're awesome.. Thumbs up for you, sir.
#268 to #109 - ronvarone (05/11/2013) [-]
I'll just leave this here.
User avatar #111 to #109 - Damahaste (05/11/2013) [-]
Or how about giving it to the people who make the special effects!! Since without them none of this would be possible.
User avatar #114 to #111 - pickledpee (05/11/2013) [-]
They kind of fall into the parameters of "behind the scenes guys".
#154 to #109 - SuperHyperCrazy (05/11/2013) [-]
wouldn't that make the movie 10x more expensive to produce though, to give all of the behind the scenes guys raises?
#224 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
I would have consensual intercourse with this man. He is the very essence of what women hate in a man but would ravage anyway because of the sheer lust he radiates. I would also do Tony stark if he was real. Everyone loves a superhero.
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User avatar #132 to #128 - sorrybut (05/11/2013) [-]
Would you?
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User avatar #229 to #128 - pwndguy (05/11/2013) [-]
did you read the source? it said he was under contract...
User avatar #134 to #128 - kerfufflemachtwo (05/11/2013) [-]
I don't think it said that he wouldn't take a pay cut.

Not saying he would, but it didn't say he wouldn't.
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