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2004 Stars' fees

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In 2004, nine actors in France have won more than 1 million euros each, says a report published today in the section ‘Entreprises’ of the daily broadsheet Le Figaro. On top of the list, we find Gérard Jugnot who got 5,45 million euros gross, for the phenomenon film The Chorus, a profit he got mainly for co-producing the film through his company Novo Arturo. Also to be found at the top of the list, Jean Reno, who won 3,55 million euros (of which 2,2 come from L’enquête corse) and Gérard Depardieu who earned 3,35 million euros in five films.

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The 2004 record also includes Christian Clavier (3,21 million euros), Benoît Poolevoorde (1,9 million, of which 953 000 euros from Podium), Daniel Auteuil (1,4 million —900 000 for 36, Quai des Orfèvres [+see also:
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), Benoît Magimel (1,23 million from both Les Rivières pourpres 2 and La demoiselle d’honneur), and the pair of comics, Eric et Ramzy (1,16 million each, half of which came from Les Dalton). With a sum of 923 00 euros, Alain Chabat still comes before the first female in the list, Audrey Tautou, who earned 885 000 euros for A Very Long Engagement . Michaël Youn, Catherine Frot, and Mathilde Seigner are also on the rise.
From a wider perspective, what is striking in this report is the new tendency, which has been developing in the past few years that is, the actor’s increasing interest in the film’s benefits, while their interest in all sections of distribution (admissions, DVD and VHS sales and renting, sales to national and international TV...) is diminishing.

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(Translated from French)

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