Brad Pitt, a strong jawline with award-winning acting abilities, talked to the BBC about how the days of $10 million movie deals are over, even for him. "That arithmetic doesn't really work right now ... that deal's not flying these days," he said.
But when you're one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood (and one-half of Brangelina), maybe lower salaries aren't so bad. Pitt says the economic recession has created "a really interesting time" in Hollywood, because studios are betting on predictably profitable, big-budget films. Studios, he theorizes, then pass on these profits to produce other, presumably lower-budget films. This trend, Pitt said, "opens up a vacuum for really interesting new film makers to come in."
"You take the roles for the roles," Pitt said, "and you've just got to balance economics like everyone does."
via The BBC