TITANIC WILL TURN 21 years old this year, and still remains the second highest-grossing film of all time.
We’re still not over Jack dying when he CLEARLY could fit on that door. The film lives on, and so, apparently, does the royalties the smaller actors made from it.
One such minor actor, is ‘little Irish boy’ Reece Thompson.
He played a little boy in the lower cabins of the ship who had no chance of making it out
Reece isn’t Irish at all, and didn’t really understand what the director meant when he said he was supposed to talk in an Irish accent.
He’s now 25 and looks like this
He spoke to Business Insider recently, and revealed all about how much he made from the movie.
Thompson told the publication that he made $30k (roughly €24k these days) from the film, and received residual checks after the film’s release that were ‘in the thousands’.
But they didn’t stop after the initial cinema interest died down. He still gets checks that range from £100-$300 annually (that’s about €80-€240). Not bad for work done 20 years ago.
When you consider that the movie grossed an estimated €2.2 billion, we can only image how much Kate and Leo get annually.
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