|I'm not even convinced he's the best actor in this scene...|
|Marky Mark, seen here with the|
Funky Bunch made $68 million for acting.
Let that sink in. $68 million. Of money.
But what I want to know is what kind of a world do we live in where three million dollars is a narrow gap? And furthermore, what kind of world is it where a rapper and a wrestler are the top two highest paid actors in the world? Shouldn't they be off rapping and wrestling respectively?
|Oh, right, it's exactly this world.|
|Pffft...doctors...they just cut people open|
and perform complicated surgical procedures.
So again, nothing against these actors as people, but are they paid so much because they can act or because they're Mark Wahlberg and Dwane Johnson? Like professional football players, some of whom make two Wahlbergs a year, they presumably have a quality that's sufficiently rare as to warrant crazy town amounts of money but is that quality acting or is it being famous? I guess what I'm getting at is, is this a list of the highest paid actors or the highest paid famous people who repeat words other people wrote while someone else films them? I don't know, am I making a valid point or just describing what film actors do?
Maybe I'm just being a snob (definitely), here sniping from the box about things I know nothing about and could never do myself. And of course, this isn't a list of the most talented actors, it's a list of the highest paid actors, but it just seems like acting ability should factor in a bit more. Like, say, at all.
|Pictured: Basically me. Huh? Which one?|
I don't know, probably Waldorf?
|While technically a subjective question,|
the answer is objectively no, in no way.
|Above: basically a unicorn.|
Anyway, regardless of my assessment of Adam Sandler's talent as an actor and where I think the blame for pay-disparity really lies, $68 million seems like too much money to hand any one person who's only unique skill is being Mark Wahlberg.
|Don't look at me like that. You get paid millions of dollars to|
co-star with Optimus goddamn Prime. I do not feel sorry for you.