Famous Hollywood Celebrities Were Paid $800 to Work in Hugh Jackman’s “Worst Movie Ever” That Bombed on Box Office

Famous Hollywood Celebrities Were Paid $800 to Work in Hugh Jackman's "Worst Movie Ever" That Bombed on Box Office
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In an unforeseen turn of Hollywood events, the contentious film Movie 43 was able to attract a star-studded ensemble cast, only to go down in history as one of the largest cinematic catastrophes ever. Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Gerard Butler, and other notable actors participated in this risky movie, which had a $6 million budget.

Movie 43
Movie 43

Star-Studded Cast Assembles for Movie 43

A series of 12 sketches, each directed by a different creative team, were based on the plot of three teenagers on a quest to find a prohibited movie called Movie 43. The next vignettes were not only confusing but breathtakingly nasty and unpleasant, described as “gross” by the few people who braved to witness them.

The fact that several of these great performers consented to take part in this movie disaster for the pitiful amount of $800 (about £500) and the prospect of potential future riches is what makes it all the more astounding. Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, two Oscar winners with distinguished careers, contributed their star power to this experimental project, unintentionally luring additional A-listers to what would turn out to be a terrible choice. According to Farrelly himself, several actors tried to leave the film early on. Farrelly said according to The Telegraph.


“They wanted out, but we wouldn’t let them,”

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Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet in Movie 43
Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet in Movie 43

The Film’s Humiliating Awards Sweep

When this movie first came out in 2013, it utterly failed to live up to expectations. Making a pitiful amount of money, it received a barrage of negative reviews, garnering the humiliating distinction of winning three Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Picture. Even Dumb and Dumber director Peter Farrelly, who worked on this movie, acknowledged that several players tried to leave early but were guiltily persuaded to stay.

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Farrelly defended the film (via showbiz cheatsheet), saying, 

“Movie 43 is not the end of the world. It’s just a $6 million movie where we tried to do something different. Now back off.” 

The irony that critics usually seek innovation from Hollywood yet react so dismissively when it is delivered to them was highlighted when he continued to address the audience. He extended an invitation for them to unwind and enjoy the range of cinematic experiences in his unique way.

This movie will be remembered as a disturbing example of how even the most well-known performers may wind up being a part of a terrible production, leaving both outsiders and spectators scratching their heads incredulously.


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Source: Telegraph


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