To the victor go the spoils



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    In general, Hollywood stars are not beloved in Hollywood. Why? Because they make so much money AND they now take jobs away from people who make much money.

    I think this started with commercials. Young actors could make an okay living picking up commercial work. Then in Japan, companies would pay absurd amounts to American stars to be spokesmen for their commercials. And the actors felt the commercials would never be seen here so no one was going to accuse them of selling out, so what the hell? Think: the plot of LOST IN TRANSLATION. Bill Murray is in Japan to film a whiskey commercial.

    Eventually, Madison Avenue came calling and started offering commercials to Hollywood stars. We had moved past the era where selling out dodidMore...