Hollywood is a rich box of chocolates full of bitterÂ and sweet bites.Â From the highest paid actress Julia Roberts to newcomer Scarlett Johansson, they bring in the bucks.Â The current asking price to have Tom Cruise aboard your film, $25 million.Â Let’s take a closer look at these highly paid Hollywood dwellers:
First big payday:Â $75,000 for Risky Business, 1983
Current price tag:Â $25 million
First big payday:Â $2 million for There’s Something About Mary, 1998
Current price tag:Â $20 million
News:Â This Hollywood babe is currently working on none other than Shrek 3, set to hit screens in 2007.
First big payday:Â $500,000 for Six Degrees of Separation, 1993
Current price tag:Â $20 million + 20% of gross (I like how the man thinks!)
News:Â Smith is currently working on The Pursuit of Happyness in which he plays a rags-to-riches banker who is trying to get a new start on life, due out later this year.
First big payday:Â $50,000 for Mystic Pizza, 1988
Current price tag:Â $27 million
News:Â Roberts will be delighting all, and filling up her bank account, with this year’s Charlotte’s Web.Â The animated feature includes many A-list stars including:Â Oprah Winfrey, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi, Cedric The Entertainer, Reba McEntire & Kathy Bates.
The one question I keep asking myself regarding these prized entertainers and their million dollar price tags-Â are they worth the money?Â You let me know.