"I did it for the Money" - Orson Welles

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  1. snkeyes069

    snkeyes069 Legend in his own mind TFW2005 Supporter

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    I found this and thought I'd share with everyone. I love the last line of the mini-review...

    The Transformers: The Movie | Bank Roles: 25 'I Did It for the Money' Films | Photos | EW.com
     
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    That was posted a while back. Wally Burr at one of the Botcon panels a couple of years ago went into some detail as to why the various celebrities accepted roles in the TF animated movie.

    If memory serves their reasons ranged from "It sounded like something that would be fun to do" to "The money is nice" to "No one ever asked me to do a voice before."
     
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    Of course Orsen did it for the money....they weren't gonna cremate a body that big for peanuts you know.
     
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    Childhood has been you know what'd.
     
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    No real surprise there tho... i mean, i doubt anyone thought Welles took the role because of the artistic vision and integrity :)  At the time of course it meant nothing to me, but I almost didn't believe it when, years later, i saw that Orson Welles at the end of his career, was the voice of Unicron.

    It must have been hilarious when he did the voice acting. I've got this bizarre 7" somewhere from years ago (it might be Spanish actually, tho it's in English), and it's just a recording of Welles recording adverts for radio. It's hysterical, he keeps breaking off to criticise the grammar and meaning of what he's reading, and generally slating the people doing the ad copy. All the while, earning his money for delivering said rubbish. Hugely entertaining.

    *Goes off to find and watch copy of the The Third Man*
     
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    Too bad they didn't research more carefully. EW might have found out that both Casey Casem and Scatman Crothers were regulars on Transformers before the 1986 movie (though the movie would be their last roles for the franchise).
     
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    I know Transformers was not the pinnacle of his career but every time ths get brought up it still saddens me a little bit.
     
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    With the perspective of our more enlightened (read: litigious) times, I wonder how the hell they got away with 'Carbombya' back then.
     
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    EVERY actor does it for the money; Wells is/was the only one honest enough to actually admit it.
     
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    Haha. At least he's honest.
     
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    I know what you mean. I wonder if Welles were still alive now, how would he feel about it?
     
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    This.
     
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    Yea but at least they're grateful enough to but on a smile and pretend to go along with the show. I remember reading that Wells had made comment somewhat to the effect that he had done all these great works over the coarse of his career and look at him now reduced to doing a voice over for a kids cartoon. WTF?

    The whole things always rubbed me wrong.

    I've often wondered the same thing, but mostly for the notion that someone would have leaned over to him at the premier of the 07 movie and say "you really had no idea what you were involved in did you?"
     
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    Sad but true..... so many stories surrounding his final days.
     
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    Let's all be honest, shall we? I think we've all done things for money at one time or another... right? :confused2 
     
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    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Personally I think it looks much bad to the artist when they say they did something only for the money, than to the actual work done itself.

    Edit: But I do respect them more when they admit it. Way better than Leonard Nimoy...
     
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    I just love the tags for this thread... :lol 
     
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    Was that the same panel where (I think it was Burr) said that he was nervous about telling the very large Orson Wells that he was going to be playing the role of a planet?
     
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    ...An actor doing a role for the money? SAY IT AIN'T SO.
    Very old news, ppl.
     

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