:: Wednesday, October 30, 2002
so.. a while ago, I wuz wondering how you'd get y'self a career as a professional corpse actor on a tv show / movie..
well, apparently some geeks on a forum somewhere did some research and came up with some answers.. (gotta love the internet for lookin' up useless information.. ;)
so.. here's all ya need to know..
apparently, according to the "Screen Actors Guild" guidlines (in USA), you could be paid between $110 - $125 a day.. for playing a corpse in a movie.. (which is more money than I get now..), Actors usually play corpses in TV shows.. except.. if the faces aren't shown - they use crew members.. if they're being really stingy.. they'll use some "ultra-realistic" latex corpses.. (imagine that for a halloween prank!). Mostly if an actor is called in to play a screen corpse.. it's as a favour.. so they can keep their "SAG" benefits.. (playing stiffs.. so they're not stiffed for benefits.. heh!)
oh yeah.. and apparently, Kevin Costner's first big screen debut.. wuz as a corpse in "The Big Chill" (methinks his career has been going downhill ever since.. hahahahahaha!)
weird the things you find out, when you ask stupid questions in a rant site..
:: Spoz 4:51 PM |