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Vader getting played?

04.08.2009

David Prowse He can choke the life out of an unbelieving Imperial officer with a single hand gesture, he can make whole armies tremble with fear, he can command the power of the Dark Side but Sith Lord Darth Vader apparently still can't get residuals on RETURN OF THE JEDI. Well, at least his alter ego David Prowse can't.

It seems that Mr. Prowse, who's entitled to residuals for his appearance in both EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, is getting played by grand daddy George Lucas because…wait for it…the film hasn't made a profit. Prowse recently told "Equity" magazine, "I get these occasional letters from Lucasfilm saying that we regret to inform you that as Return of the Jedi has never gone into profit, we’ve got nothing to send you." Even though the film is one of the highest grossing of all time, the "no profit" inexplicably refers to the special edition releases which apparently have not made back their production costs. Poor Lucas. It must be tough to have movies that make so little.

Not that Prowse is bitter about the whole thing. He mentioned, "It all worked out very nicely for me. Darth Vader became the cult figure of the series and a big role in the subsequent movies and it’s stood me in good stead for the past 30 years." Moral of the story? Read your goddamn contracts, actors!

Read more about this bizarre little story HERE.

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Extra Tidbit: Prowse, a former weightlifting champion, trained Christopher Reeve for his role in the first SUPERMAN.
Source: Times Online

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12:47AM on 04/10/2009

FUCK YOU LUCAS

what a scumbag no surprise there...Lucas is a hack.
what a scumbag no surprise there...Lucas is a hack.
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3:39PM on 04/09/2009
Maybe he should discuss this with a committee.
Maybe he should discuss this with a committee.
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3:26PM on 04/09/2009
The contracts can have a powerful influence over the weak minded.
The contracts can have a powerful influence over the weak minded.
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12:17PM on 04/09/2009

suggestion

i hear there's money in nerf herding
i hear there's money in nerf herding
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12:13PM on 04/09/2009

SIMPSONS

i recently saw an old episode of the simpsons (season 10) where the family goes to a sci fi convention and they meet mark hamill making an appearance as luke skywalker. he loses his prop lightsaber and freaks out saying "george lucas makes me pay for these lightsabers!!"

how true.
i recently saw an old episode of the simpsons (season 10) where the family goes to a sci fi convention and they meet mark hamill making an appearance as luke skywalker. he loses his prop lightsaber and freaks out saying "george lucas makes me pay for these lightsabers!!"

how true.
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11:57AM on 04/09/2009

Looks

like Lucas is "altering the deal"
like Lucas is "altering the deal"
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7:58AM on 04/09/2009

.

Maybe he promised him 2,000 now and another 15 when they reached Alderaan?
Maybe he promised him 2,000 now and another 15 when they reached Alderaan?
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3:17AM on 04/09/2009
What happened to you George Lucas, you used to be cool?
What happened to you George Lucas, you used to be cool?
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2:30AM on 04/09/2009
I find his lack of residuals disturbing.
I find his lack of residuals disturbing.
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12:47AM on 04/09/2009

give lucas a break.
everyone wants his money.
dont forget all those clones he has to feed.
want them all to starve?
want him arrested for clonal abuse?

give lucas a break.
everyone wants his money.
dont forget all those clones he has to feed.
want them all to starve?
want him arrested for clonal abuse?
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12:34AM on 04/09/2009

Clone Wars

Feel sorry for the poor fucks who are waiting on profits from that shitty Clone Wars movie. Thank God that movie bombed, cause if it banked we would have to see Star Wars 3.5: The New Hope of More Money.
Feel sorry for the poor fucks who are waiting on profits from that shitty Clone Wars movie. Thank God that movie bombed, cause if it banked we would have to see Star Wars 3.5: The New Hope of More Money.
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9:24PM on 04/08/2009

curse you George

you're just screwing everybody over arn't you?
you're just screwing everybody over arn't you?
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9:23PM on 04/08/2009
Many Bothans died to bring us this contract dispute
Many Bothans died to bring us this contract dispute
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8:58PM on 04/08/2009
Sucks to be him, but Star Wars is still the best thing ever.
Sucks to be him, but Star Wars is still the best thing ever.
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8:17PM on 04/08/2009
just another reason why that greedy bastard George Lucas can suck a fuck
just another reason why that greedy bastard George Lucas can suck a fuck
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8:17PM on 04/08/2009

impossible

That is absolutely impossible. what was the production value of the special editions, a million space bucks?
That is absolutely impossible. what was the production value of the special editions, a million space bucks?
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