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Steve Mc Queen question

 
 
lovejoy
 
Reply Thu 12 May, 2011 05:21 pm
according to "not starring" film site Steve turned down the role of The Sundance Kid because he couldn't get top billing over Paul Newman, since the two lead characters were of equal importance to the film what difference did it make?

Was he just being petty?
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talk72000
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2011 05:23 pm
@lovejoy,
Maybe he didn't want to be uotshined by Paul.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2011 05:23 pm
@lovejoy,
Just guessing, it may have made a difference in their contracts as to how much they'd be paid and how much they'd receive in residuals and royalties.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2011 07:56 am
I read somewhere that the billing order was very important , especially since the theater (outside) marquees in those days could only feature one star's name.

Yes, it was probably a big deal then.


lovejoy
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2011 10:32 am
@PUNKEY,
Not the case here Punkey

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads/2009/06/butch_cassidy_and_the_sundance_kid.jpg&imgrefurl=http://artofmanliness.com/2009/07/13/100-must-see-movies/&h=755&w=486&sz=99&tbnid=--3v1rcfUSfzAM:&tbnh=280&tbnw=180&prev=/search%3Fq%3DCINEMA%2BADVERTS%2BFOR%2BBUTCH%2BCASSIDY%2BAND%2BSUNDANCE%2BKID%2B%2BSHOWING%2BPICS%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=CINEMA+ADVERTS+FOR+BUTCH+CASSIDY+AND+SUNDANCE+KID++SHOWING+PICS&usg=__WLhDTlRH6rdtQoZUHh7Qrq6LXak=&sa=X&ei=jVzNTfu5EZGBhQeKqbyPDQ&ved=0CCYQ9QEwAA

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