A quarter of a century later, actor continues to collect royalties for its participation in what was, for more than a decade, the highest grossing film in history.
In an interview with ‘Business Insider’, the young man, 30, revealed how much money he still earns for that job.
Thompson appears in three scenes from the James Cameron film and utters a single line of text when chaos breaks out in the transatlantic built in Belfast.
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Today, the director of digital marketing for Brian Head Resort, a ski and snowboard resort in Utah, USA, the interpreter says that he does not remember much of that experience on the set, although he continues to charge for it.
The child’s mother was asked to choose between the opportunity to star in a commercial or to play a role in Titanic.
Although the first option seemed at first the most profitable, her mother ended up opting for the one that, over time, would be indisputably the most advantageous.
“It turned out to be one of the highest grossing movies of history, so it is quite strange to see it in hindsight, ”Thompson reflects today.
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The young man remembers having difficulties recreating the Irish accent. “I was trying to imitate what the public speaking coach was trying to do. That’s the closest I came to achieving that accent, “he said.
The money he earned was deposited into a bank account and, he says, has since gone toward his education, the purchase of a car, and living expenses. maintenance.
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However, the actor said that in the years after the film was released, he received checks for several thousand dollars on a quarterly basis, although, as time passed, the number began to drop to between 100 and 300. monthly dollars (minimum 400 thousand pesos and maximum one million pesos).
“There were a couple of times when I said, ‘Oh, this is a check for 250. This movie is 25 years old and that’s pretty strange, but I hope it continues to earn a lot, because that means more money to me,” he concluded with humor.
The success of James Cameron, director of the film, has grossed more than billions of dollars worldwide since its release and, after 13 years on the podium, is currently the third film highest grossing in history after being surpassed by Avatar (2009), by the same director, and Avengers: Endgame (2019).