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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito made Twins for free

Posted by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito forfeited pay cheques for their hit comedy movie Twins to help studio bosses get the project off the ground.

The two actors starred in the 1988 film as unlikely twin brothers who were separated at birth.


Work is about to start on a sequel, called Triplets, with Eddie Murphy playing a long-lost third sibling, and Schwarzenegger has now revealed they were initially paid nothing to appear in the original.


He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I said right off, 'Don't give me anything, you are taking a risk, let's make the movie for $16.5 million, let's keep it cheap, no one takes a salary. Let's just get a certain percentage, the back end, and then we'll split that.'"


The gamble paid off and Twins went on to gross $216 million at the worldwide box office, making a lot of money for the two lead actors.


Schwarzenegger adds, "In the end, we made more money than we ever made on anything else we've done."

http://www.younghollywood.com/news/arnold-schwarzenegger-and-danny-devito-made-twins-for-free.html

by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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sara_7106
by Platinum Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 8:23 PM
Wow
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monjerm01
by Monica on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Awesome!
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JLCrunch
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM

"Work is about to start on a sequel, called Triplets, with Eddie Murphy playing a long-lost third sibling, and Schwarzenegger has now revealed they were initially paid nothing to appear in the original."


I sincerely hope that's a joke. It's easy to say that if Eddie Murphy is in it it WILL be a painful flop. The last half decent comedy he did that comes to mind is Daddy Day Care and that was just okay.

acrogodess
by Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 9:01 AM
Triplets? Lol. Wow.
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Jessica020410
by Jessica on Jan. 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM
Wow!
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BeachMommy07
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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Interesting. Still think he's a jerk tho (arnold) for how he did his wife wrong.

jltplk25
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Interesting!
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