When it comes to salary negotiations, some celebrities are completely out of touch. Many of them demand too much money and some of them get the boot as a result. Sometimes a pay raise is definitely in order; however, most of the time it really isn’t. Being too demanding is never really a good thing. It can potentially ruin a celebrity’s reputation. We decided to take a look at some of the most outrageous salary demands that were made in the entertainment industry. Many of these actors and actresses have been totally spoiled and are in desperate need of a reality check.
7. Bruce Willis
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bruce Willis was forced to walk away from “The Expendables 3” movie when Sylvester Stallone refused to pay him $1 million a day for four days of filming. Stallone had offered him $3 million for four days of work, but it wasn’t good enough. He replaced Willis with Harrison Ford within 72 hours and took to Twitter to voice his frustrations. Stallone called him “greedy and lazy” and also stated his behavior was a “sure formula for a career failure.” “I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford – a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film,” a source said.
This salary dispute didn’t totally ruin Stallone and Willis’ friendship though. “This is just a matter of economics. Bruce has been a lifelong friend. I still consider him a friend, at least on my side. This is something that came out of frustration, but it also turned out okay,” Stallone told Empire.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com