David Smith who portrayed the monster in Predator II says he was offered a chance to portray a pirate in the Johnny Depp-Orlando Jones blockbuster, but declined because the filmmakers only wanted to pay him $80 a day as an extra.
Thats chump change to a professional stuntman and Smith figures hes worth more since, most likely, he would be used in scenes where a prosthetic limb would be ripped off his body.
It pains Smith that just because hes missing a limb the industry is trying to sever his pay as well.
Smith says he chose to retire rather than deal with the indignity of a salary cut and wishes more filmmakers would be like Steven Spielberg, who gave him a full salary when he worked on A.I.
But Smith isnt giving up the work entirely. He currently lives in San Diego where he trains other limb- deficient people how to do stunts.
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