10. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston kicks off the list with earnings of $11 million last year, largely thanks to her roles as nice girl in “Just Go With It” and as the sexually aggressive dentist in “Horrible Bosses.” Her relationship with Justin Theroux also casted a big spotlight on her. The former Friend stars in 2013’s “We’re the Millers.”
Tyrese Gibson Doesn’t Want to be a Movie Star
During the promotion of his 25-minute short film Shame at the Aruba International Film Festival, Tyrese Gibson revealed that he doesn’t want to be movie star, desiring instead to be a renowned musician.
The B-List actor — best known for his supporting roles in the Fast and Furious and Transformers movies — described the struggles he faces as an actor in an interview with Film Journal, specifically stating:
“When you become really successful in box office, you get typecast and put into a box.”
Despite his global fame and success, the singer-songwriter doesn’t want to be a “movie star” and wants to make an impression on the world as an artist, adding:
“My interest is not to be a movie star, I’m just focused on the arts. I love it. I got a lot of people that look up to me, and the fact that I have this God-given stage to motivate and inspire people, that’s the biggest gift in the world. It’s something that I don’t take for granted.”
Tyrese is also not a fan of the movie star lifestyle enjoyed by the likes of Will Smith and fellow Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel, supposedly because of the pressure it demands:
“You got people waking up every day saying, ‘How can I be more famous?’ That’s not my interest. Being around the Vin Diesels and the Will Smiths of the world, I don’t want that life,” he said. “That’s a different level of pressure that I don’t necessarily want to carry.”
That’s not to say he’s not interested in movies. In fact, Gibson stated that he would love to be in the films directed by successful and highly-respected directors like Paul Haggis, Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Lee Daniels, James Mangold and Martin Scorsese:
“… these guys have a list of people they call all the time, the same f—ing people … I gotta be on this list. So instead of me complaining, I said I’m gonna create something to get on their radar.”
What must poor ol’ Tyrese do to get the attention he deserves?
Robert Downey Jr. will Star in Assassin’s Creed Movie?
The rumor mill is churning with news that Avengers and Iron Man superstar Robert Downey Jr. will play a major role in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, likely representing medieval artist Leonardo da Vinci of all people.
According to Moviepilot, the Assassin’s Creed movie will be loosely based on around the events of Assassin’s Creed 2, in which artist Leonardo da Vinci provides protagonist Ezio Auditore with uniquely-crafted weapons and gear as a supporting character. To layman, Robert Downey Jr. may seem like a strange choice to play the classical Italian inventor; however, the versatile actor has played a wide variety of roles throughout his career, including Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark (Iron Man), two intelligent and fairly offset characters not unlike Da Vinci.
As for who will play lead character Ezio Auditore, X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s Michael Fassbender will don the hood and deadly Hidden Blade. Also in charge of writing the film’s story, Fassbender previously revealed that although the movie will be strongly inspired by the video game, it will be original in its own way.
Indie film director Justin Kurzel, who Fassbender was worked with on another project, is directing Assassin’s Creed, which is slated to release on May 22, 2015. He is perhaps best known for such titles as Snowtown and The Turning.
Ryan Reynolds, Status Update on Deadpool Movie
A standalone Deadpool movie has been in the making for what seems like an eternity, but Ryan Reynolds has revealed that the project is coming along, albeit very slowly.
Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, Reynolds stated “[In] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small,” adding “There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them. We’re saying ‘Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R [age certificate] or it needs those elements.”
“It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward.”
The Canadian-born actor has been actively pursuing a Deadpool movie since 2003. When asked if the movie will ever see the light of day, he responded “In our lifetime? Yeah, I think so. I think if I were a betting man it’ll get made, eventually. I mean it’s just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we’ll see.”
The script for Deadpool has already been leaked online, although it is still meta. Similar to the franchise video game that was released for the Xbox 360 an PS3, Deadpool knows he’s a comic book character in a movie. He’s also set to poke fun at specifically-named studio executives, which may be a reason why Fox is taking its sweet time with the movie.