This quote from Robert Mitchum is the only honest thing a movie star has ever said

Somebody says, “We really want you to do this script.” And I say, “I’d need an awful lot of money in front to do that one.” And that never seems to be a problem. The less I like the script, the higher my price. And they pay. They may pay in yen, but they pay. Not that I’m a complete whore, understand. There are movies I won’t do for any amount. I turned down Patton and I turned down Dirty Harry. Movies that piss on the world. If I’ve got $5 in my pocket, I don’t need to make money that fucking way, daddy.

—Robert Mitchum