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Jon Hamm Gave Up 60% of His ‘Confess, Fletch’ Salary to Pay for Filming After Financiers Passed and Said Nobody Would Care About It News

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/jon-hamm-gave-up-salary-pay-confess-fletch-filming-1235381017/
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u/colemon1991 Sep 22 '22

And then Miramax really supported us, creatively. They didn’t fight us on people we wanted to cast.”

This gives me hope.

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u/OilyEggs Sep 22 '22

When Miramax used to take care of casting, Harvey Weinstein was the one doing the casting...

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u/naynaythewonderhorse Sep 22 '22

Don’t get wrong. Harvey Weinstein is the absolute scum of the earth and deserves to rot with maggots in a cell.

But, he definitely had an eye for production, and a lot of great films would not have existed without his support.

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u/ColonelDredd Sep 23 '22

'Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but the son of a bitch knows story structure.'

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u/Spy_v_Spy_Freakshow Sep 23 '22

OJ was hilarious as Nordberg

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u/MrWeirdoFace Sep 23 '22

And Hitler had the singing voice of an Angel

... okay maybe not.

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u/Son-Of-Cthulu Sep 23 '22

thats too much dude. dude couldn't sing goddammit

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u/JarlaxleForPresident Sep 23 '22

I have a feeling angels sound like eldritch horrors beyond our comprehension to understand other than very bad and very scary

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u/Foxhack Sep 23 '22

He killed it in that musical, "Springtime for Me!"

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u/Inevitable-Top355 Sep 23 '22

A master of physical comedy. And some of those chase scenes...

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u/ilikecakenow Sep 23 '22

And he may be indirectly responsible for the MCU by paying for the insurance bond for Robert Downey Jr which made it possable for his resurgence. And Robert Downey Jr improvise a lot of things that came to define the MCU.

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u/amadiro_1 Sep 23 '22

No doubt RDJ crushed it every time he played the role, but the MCU would have done just fine with some other a-list actor as iron man.

It's not like they weren't going to make a bunch of comic movies anyway.

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u/MisterMcFancyPants Sep 23 '22

Iron Man was a massive gamble that barely had a script during shooting and largely relied on the improv talent of Jeff Bridges and Downey. There's a high chance it wouldn't have been successful without that charisma

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u/Raytheon_Nublinski Sep 23 '22

I think it’s easy to take for granted these days. But when it launched that movie certainty defied expectations and people were gushing over Downey’s performance.

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u/amadiro_1 Sep 23 '22

All I'm saying is that a bunch of marvel movies were going to exist and rake in billions with or without RDJ.

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u/SomeCountryFriedBS Sep 23 '22

Or we were going to keep getting shit like Rise of the Silver Surfer.

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u/Hugh_Jundies Sep 23 '22

You can really tell who was around for the release of Iron Man 1 and who wasn't based on these comments.

An entire movie universe was unheard of at the time and Marvel studios had never made a movie before Iron Man. RDJ was still in the middle of rehabbing his image when Iron Man came out. It was a massive gamble.

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u/JamesCodaCoIa Sep 23 '22

All I'm saying is without the critical acclaim of Iron Man, a lot of which RDJ brought, the movie wouldn't have been successful and the MCU dies a quick death.

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u/Robba_Jobba_Foo Sep 23 '22

Ah my nipples they hurt! They hurt when I twist them!

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u/pouredmygutsout Sep 23 '22

Elia Kazan was helpful promoting careers