Given the ever dwindling budgets (that are usually over-inflated, at best) of his recent movies....I don't think the paychecks are as 'huge' as you think. Realistically, I'd be amazed if he was making 500k per movie?
[QUOTE="lee nicholson, post: 229186, member: 359"I'd be amazed if he was making 500k per movie?[/QUOTE]
Still a killer deal for three days of shooting with no rehearsals (which Seagal notoriously doesn't like to do).
Of course it is (and I'm not knocking him for it) but he was probably making around 4 times that amount around 10-15 years ago (in the same DTV market....using the same minimum effort) which may explain why he's now doing seminars, meet and greets, concerts and (last but not least) Russian envoy duties.....as a way of supplementing his lifestyle?
Personally, I wish he'd hurry up and make some more movies (irrespective of their budgets) whilst he's still 'mobile'
OH yeah he filmed about two days on a small movie earlier this year, that'll go under the radar and no doubt be terrible on nearly every level. Wish he was making loads of movies like in the 2002 to 2010 period. I think he'll maybe film something next year, but just hope it's a more focused effort like Attrition was. He just needs someone... hell, his wife even, just say to him "look Steve, your movies in the last ten years are all crap and nobody watches them, put in the effort to make it as good as you possibly can, get more hands on like Sly does in his movies." But, whatever.