Re: Redistribution


Sandra Bullock? Still? How? Maybe it's 'cuz I'm a guy and don't go to the movies much, but Speed is the last flick of hers that I saw. Not to judge, but it looks like most of her work for the past ten years has flicks. Is this a gender disparity that needs to be explored?

Posted by: Dan | Link to this comment | 01- 3-05 4:29 PM
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Chick flicks or not, scroll down to the bottom of this IMDB page to get an idea of what she could afford to give away -- and this list doesn't include her last four movies...

Posted by: NYSusan | Link to this comment | 01- 3-05 8:10 PM
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She can probably afford it out of the taxes she isn't paying.

(She sought the advice of a notorious tax cheat lawyer, and considered buying an off-shore bank as part of the deal. I expect she's doing quite well avoiding paying taxes using the ways that are legally available to the super-rich.

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Posted by: Maynard Handley | Link to this comment | 01- 3-05 9:02 PM
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Man, you people know about some obscure stuff. But Maynard, that's not a very charitable reading of the story.

One well-known celebrity inquired before deciding against taking Schneider's financial advice.
Actress Sandra Bullock declined Schneider's services after asking her advisers to review his plan, said her spokeswoman, Cheryl Maisel.
''Ms. Bullock never put money into an offshore account,'' Maisel said. ''Her business advisers and attorneys at that time investigated one of Jerome Schneider's opportunities, determined that it was unsound and terminated any contact with him over six years ago.''

Sounds innocent to me.

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 3-05 9:07 PM
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She is innocent of using his services, yes (or at least so her PR flack says). But that's not what I claimed. What I claimed is that she is interested in fairly aggressive tax avoidance, and the story certainly supports that claim.

Posted by: Maynard Handley | Link to this comment | 01- 4-05 1:46 PM
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Yes, and legal tax avoidance is fine, especially if you make noble use of the money you keep.

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 4-05 1:48 PM
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Sandra Bullock is more interesting than I imagined:

"I've learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you. It's what you choose to do with it, the people you choose to surround yourself with. Always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you. Always be the student. Once you find yourself to be the teacher, you've lost it."

--Good point!

Loves horses, but is extremely allergic to them

--Weird! (and somewhat tragic)

Uses the ancient Chinese technique of accupuncture as a form of weight loss.

--Yikes! Pressure to stay thin in Hollywood is as fierce as they say.

Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 01- 4-05 2:35 PM
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Or, like Cruise, they have to be in a movie by an excellent director who understands how to use their ridiculous flatness, and that be misunderstood by another director who thinks he can act and puts him in everything.

Posted by: William S | Link to this comment | 01- 7-05 1:56 AM
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