Becoming a successful movie star is every actor’s dream, but any A-list celebrity will tell you that a long, lucrative career is never promised. Things can turn on a dime in showbusiness, leaving once-popular names struggling to pay the bills. That’s why it’s always important to cash in your chips at the right moment.
In some cases actors gamble it all on one movie, eschewing a normal salary for a lower rate combined with a slice of the box office profits. It can be a disastrous move, but when it all falls into place leading stars to come out of it a million times richer, surprising big studios like Disney.