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Jon Heder was Paid Only $1,000 for Role in Napoleon Dynamite

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The star of Napoleon Dynamite, Jon Heder, has revealed that he received an incredibly meager salary for his work on the movie. The quirky comedy from 2004 has gained cult status since its premiere. The independent movie, however, is definitely the underdog because it only had a $400 000 budget.

A Measly Start

The finished work, a charming story about awkward kids in Idaho, not only brought in a staggering $46.1 million at the box office, but it also began Heder’s acting career. Which makes it all the more stunning to realize that Heder only received $1,000 in his initial payment. It appears that making a movie on a limited budget entails making tradeoffs.

Making the Best of It

The Blades of Glory actor thankfully succeeded in making it work. The source of the initial report for the figure is unknown, but the 45-year-old has since confirmed it is accurate. Heder acknowledged receiving barely $1,000 “originally” when discussing his “dynamite” career with Stuff.

Heder was able to renegotiate his contract and received a share of the earnings since, as we are all aware, Napoleon Dynamite is deeply entrenched in pop culture and has undoubtedly made millions since it was released into the world. Napoleon Dynamite 2 might follow the hero into a “raw and edgy” future, Heder said during a virtual Wizard World panel he participated in with co-stars Ramirez and Diedrich Bader.

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Does Laurence Fishburne feel that his absence from The Matrix: Resurrections was a loss? “No, Not At All”

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Actor Laurence Fishburne, who played Morpheus, doesn’t feel like he lost out by not participating in Matrix: Resurrections with stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Then it’s alright, we guess.

Resurrections, the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise that brought the series back after over 20 years, didn’t especially impress Fishburne or many other critics.

When speaking with Variety, Fishburne was directly questioned about if he felt excluded from the action. He answered, “No, not really.

It wasn’t as horrible as I anticipated, according to Fishburne. “And it didn’t live up to my expectations. But in my opinion, Carrie-Anne and Keanu did a great job. That’s what I was thinking, too.”

Resurrections included the return of Reeves as Neo, Moss as Trinity, Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, and Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian, but Fishburne was conspicuously absent.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II portrays an AI version of the Morpheus character in Resurrections, however the reason why Fishburne was not asked back is still unclear. Even Fishburne admitted in 2021 that he had no idea why he hadn’t been approached to take on the part again.

Even though Resurrections attempted to explain Morpheus’ absence, many believed that his absence was actually due to his death in the canonical 2005 video game The Matrix Online.

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Latest Shrek Movie Grabs a Near-Perfect Score for Rotten Tomatoes

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The most recent installment in the Shrek series has just been released, and critics are already praising it as one of the year’s best movies. The Shrek spinoff now has a 92% critic approval rating and a 98% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It has some of the top reviews of the year as a result.

What Its About

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, according to Culture Mix, is a “fun-filled adventure packed with hilarious moments, meaningful life lessons, and some wacky surprises.” The amazing voice cast, stunning visuals, and thoroughly enjoyable plot make this sequel an immediate classic.

Different from the Rest

In essence, according to IndieWire: “Perhaps what makes The Last Wish a cut above the rest is the deftness with which it eases the audience into the Lesson of the Day format of most animated children’s movies.”

Make sure you check out the latest trailer right here!

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Trailer for John Wick’s Open World Game has Dropped and Amazes Fans

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It was recently made public that Lionsgate, the studio that makes the John Wick movies, is “fielding proposals” for a prospective AAA John Wick game. It’s about time, and we believe that everyone can’t wait to see what a John Wick game would look and feel like.

Some Interesting Plans

According to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, who stated: “We certainly are interested in moving that forward, but I don’t want to say anything more about that at this time.” So, it’s not exactly nailed down and definitely happening, but fingers crossed that sometime soon it could become reality.”

Huge Efforts

TeaserPlay, a YouTube creator, has a surprise for all of us. They’ve made a concept trailer for an open-world John Wick action game using Unreal Engine 5, and it looks amazing.

Make sure you check out the trailer of it right here!

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