Skip to comments.Randy Quaid Sues Over 'Brokeback'
Posted on 03/24/2006 4:46:03 AM PST by veronica
Actor claims producers defrauded him
(Mar. 23) -- Randy Quaid has filed a lawsuit claiming he was done in by producers of 'Brokeback Mountain.'
TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming producers falsely represented the movie to him as \"a low-budget, art house film, with no prospect of making any money.\" Qauid claims the representations were a ruse from the beginning. 'Brokeback' has grossed around $160 million.
Quaid's suit claims that in 2004, he met with director Ang Lee, who offered him the role of Joe Aguirre. The suit alleges that Lee told Quaid: "We can't pay anything, we have very little money, everyone is making a sacrifice to make this film."
The suit does not specifically state how much Quaid made, but it does claim that the defendants "were engaged in a 'movie laundering' scheme designed to obtain the services of talent such as Randy Quaid on economically unfavorable art film terms..."
The suit asks for $10 million in damages as well as punitive damages. It also seeks "restitution for all ill-gotten gains."
So much for his apparent IQ...
Well, this is interesting!
Cat Fight! Pass the popcorn.
Holy crap. Wonder if he'll be suing Wall Street next because he failed to buy in and get out before the dot coms went bust?!
Talk about taking zero personal responsibility. Why can't he just kick his own ass like the rest of us do when we miss an opportunity?
Yep, because people are so desperate to have Randy Quaid in their films that they'll engage in fraud. Puh-leeze.
What, he just did it for the sex scenes(?)
Actually that is the worldwide gross, according to BoxOfficeMojo. BM grossed about 80 million in the US(and falling fast) and probably the rest in Europe and also I wouldn't doubt that much of that gross was of homosexual advocates buying multiple tickets.
This would have been a great chance for Randy to explore the "Cousin Eddie" character from the National Lampooon "Vacation" series. He already knew some appropriate lines:
"Make sure you get the gerbils and the rubber sheets!"
"Merry Christmas! Shitter was full!"
"Merry Christmas, Clark! You ready to do some kissin'?"
He signed on as Heath Ledger's body double...
Brokeback lawyers will use the "Quaid is a closet homo and did the move on principle" defense.
So I guess the Quaid's just wanted to have the complete set. One plays a Pedophile Rock singer and one plays a gay sheepherder.
Maybe someone will post that shot of him pumping the RV crapper-tank into the storm sewer... says it all.
After seeing Randy Quaid in the movie INDEPENDENCE DAY, I sure as hell don't want to see him on the big screen having carnal relations with another male.
For the record, Quaid plays the local boss-man who refuses to rehire the two gay guys after discovering their relationship.
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