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Nolte Works Cheap


Trixie writer-director Alan Rudolph has found the perfect collaborator in Nick Nolte ? an actor who knows how to deliver the goods and do it cheaply.

"Nick is this guy who was making seven figures and was probably the first male actor to get into that category, and then he turns his back on it," Rudolph, who previously worked with the actor on Afterglow and Breakfast of Champions, tells TV Guide Online. "Afterglow was a decidedly low-budget movie and he worked for a tenth of what his normal salary was. And then the next movie we do is Breakfast of Champions [and] he works for a third of what he did on Afterglow. And now we do Trixie and he works for a third of what he did on Breakfast!"

"Bruce Willis told me this about Nolte: he's the most influential actor working today because he turned his back on the basic franchise," adds Rudolph. "Nick decided that his real chances and real interests a read more

Nolte Works Cheap


Trixie writer-director Alan Rudolph has found the perfect collaborator in Nick Nolte — an actor who knows how to deliver the goods and do it cheaply.

"Nick is this guy who was making seven figures and was probably the first male actor to get into that category, and then he turns his back on it," Rudolph, who previously worked with the actor on Afterglow and Breakfast of Champions, tells TV Guide Online. "Afterglow was a decidedly low-budget movie and he worked for a tenth of what his normal salary was. And then the next movie we do is Breakfast of Champions [and] he works for a third of what he did on Afterglow. And now we do Trixie and he works for a third of what he did on Breakfast!"

"Bruce Willis told me this about Nolte: he's the most influential actor working today because he turned his back on the basic franchise," adds Rudolph. "Nick decided that his real chances and real intere read more

Mel Gibson's Patriotic Duty


Appearing in films like The Patriot and Braveheart has taken its toll on Mel Gibson. "You get hurt all the time. All you gotta do is just like eight takes of running down a hill and you twist an ankle," the action pic veteran tells TV Guide Online. "I got a chiropractor to come along to the [Patriot] shoot, because they can actually stick you back together within 15 minutes. He used to come every other week, from Los Angeles to South Carolina ? spend a week and work on the entire crew. All the stunt guys were like, 'Oh, fix my disc.' He's putting their discs back in. The guy's amazing."

Gibson let director Roland Emmerich do his own thing, too. The Australian actor won an Oscar directing Braveheart but wasn't even tempted to share some of his own ideas. "I read more

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