12 Ridiculous Requests Movie Stars Put In Their Contracts

Being a celebrity gives you perks that not everybody can ask for, especially when you’re an A-list star. However, some famous people just took it too far and demanded some pretty ridiculous requests in their contracts. Can you imagine asking for a $1,000,000 per day salary, or a custom-made beach just for you to relax during the takes? Yeah, that sounds insane.
These ridiculous requests are over extravagant, but they’re still accepted because the value of the star is much more than what they ask for. Their talents can make a movie become a big box office hit and bring back hundreds of millions of dollars, so in the grand scheme of things, these requests are not that hard to do. Let’s find out what these stars demanded and how over the top they can be.

1. Tom Cruise Demanded Stretchy G-string Underwear

ridiculous requests Tom Cruise Demanded Stretchy G-string UnderwearSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Tom Cruise is famous for dangerous stunts and the secret behind his smooth action scenes is pretty weird: custom-made G-strings. yup, you read that right. These specific underwears need to be made from soft, stretchy material so that he feels unrestricted during his action scenes.
Tom Cruise admitted that it was pretty embarrassing for him at first, but as he grew older he saw it more as a way of ­improving his flexibility.

2. George Clooney Requested A Custom-made Beach Hut

ridiculous requests George Clooney Requested A Custom-made BeachSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

The movie Gravity was filmed in London, the city that was notoriously known for its rains. George Clooney decided to bring “a bit of California to London” by requesting a house built specifically for him. The movie crew compromised by giving him a special trailer with a private beach hut attached to it. The private beach hut had a private landscape garden, a hot tub, a deck area, and a basketball court. It cost them $130,000 to satisfy his demand.

3. Daniel Day-Lewis Demanded to Be Treated as a Disabled Person

ridiculous requests Daniel Day-Lewis Demanded to Be Treated as a Disabled PersonSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Speaking of ridiculous requests, Daniel Day-Lewis is known for taking his roles very seriously and his character in the 1989 movie My Left Foot is no exception. In this movie, he played a man who had cerebral palsy and demanded to be treated like one on set. To stay in his character for the whole shoot, the actor asked to be wheeled around the set in his wheelchair. The crew members were required to spoon-feed him and lift him around.

4. Bruce Willis Requested A $1,000,000 Per Day Salary

ridiculous requests Bruce Willis Requested A $1,000,000 Per Day SalarySource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Bruce Willis could have been a character in The Expendables 3, but his extravagant demand made him lose the role to the hand of Harrison Ford. So what was his request? Well, the action movie star demanded 4 million dollars for 4 days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria, which meant he got paid $1,000,000 per day. The studio tried to offer him 3 million dollars instead, but he refused.

5. Johnny Depp Got Paid No Matter What

ridiculous requests Johnny Depp Got Paid No Matter WhatSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

When Johnny Depp accepted the role of Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts movie, he made sure the studio agree to his “pay or play” conditions. Basically, if the production gets delayed or even canceled, the actor will be fully paid anyway. Depp only starred in one scene before Warner Bros left him, but he still got paid. His entire fee for the movie was rumored to be about $16 million.

6. Jennifer Lopez Surrounded Herself With Everything White

ridiculous requests Jennifer Lopez Surrounded Herself With Everything WhiteSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Jennifer Lopez looks beautiful in white, so she surrounds herself with everything white on her tours. The singer’s tour rider shares that Lopez asks for white flowers, white furniture, and white curtains in any hotel room she stays in. She also requests Cuban cuisine.

7. Samuel L. Jackson Needed To Play Golf Twice a Week

Samuel L. Jackson Needed To Play Golf Twice a WeekSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Samuel L. Jackson loves playing golf, so he makes sure that in every movie contract that he signs he will be allowed to play golf twice a week throughout the duration of the shoot. You might ask yourself why can he just wait until the work is done and then play as much as he wants. Well, turns out the work is almost never done for Samuel. He is one of the hardest-working actors in Hollywood and his schedule is almost always full.

8. Vin Diesel Limited The Number Of Punches He Could Take

Vin Diesel Limited The Number Of Punches He Could TakeSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Vin Diesel often plays the tough guy, so it’s perfectly understandable why he wants to look tough onscreen. To ensure his tough guy image, he limits the number of punches he can take during a fighting scene. The actor will assign a numerical value to each blow he receives on screen. Diesel thinks that this act will guarantee that each actor will take an equal number of punches and won’t look less tough than their co-stars.

9. Dwayne Johnson Never Loses

Dwayne Johnson Never LosesSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Dwayne Johnson also has to play a lot of badass characters, so he has a special clause in his contracts. This clause ensures that The Rock won’t lose any on-screen fight. However, Dwayne also doesn’t want to look fake on screen, so he hires a whole team of producers, editors, and fight choreographers who help him assure that his victories are as realistic as possible.

10. Uma Thurman Asked For Discounts

Uma Thurman Asked For DiscountsSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

During her shooting of the movie Eloise in Paris, Uma Thurman requested discounts in her contract. According to her clause, any clothes and wigs used during the shoot could be bought with these discounts if she wanted. The actress also asked for the best dressing room.

11. Cher Requested A Room Dedicated To Her Wigs

Cher Requested A Room Dedicated To Her WigsSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Cher’s special request was an entire room dedicated to her wig collection. Apparently, the actress has so many wigs that her tour rider has to include one wherever they stay. She also requests a slushie machine and both white and milk chocolate fountains.

12. Will Smith Asked For A $2 Million Trailer

Will Smith Asked For A $2 Million TrailerSource: Courtesy of Everett Collection

During the shooting of Men in Black III in New York City, Will Smith asked for 2 luxurious trailers. One of them just to accommodate his gym equipment, the other costs about $2,000,000 and has a fully-equipped kitchen with Italian cabinets and arched windows.
Do you think these ridiculous requests are worth it, or do you think these celebrities are just asking for too much? If you want to know more wild facts about famous people, check out these epic celebrity backstories that sound just like movie plots.
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