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post #76 of 110
there's a picture of michael douglas as gordon gekko on the cover of fortune magazine. is this an old picture or a new one specifically for the magazine? why catherine zeta-jones agreed to marry somebody that much older than her is still beyond my comprehension? sure, you've seen older men with younger women, but those men are usually very wealthy. but, catherine zeta jones has come into her own and become a legitimate movie star who can make millions for each movie. tom cruise is older than katie holmes, but he still looks great for somebody his age.
post #77 of 110
The answer to your question about Douglas and Jones can be answered by one of Tom Cruise's characters (Vanilla Sky), which used to be my tagline on this forum: "My father wrote about this in his book. Chapter 1... Page 1... Paragraph 1: What is the answer to 99 out of 100 questions?... Money." And now you know.
post #78 of 110
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...why catherine zeta-jones agreed to marry somebody that much older than her is still beyond my comprehension? sure, you've seen older men with younger women, but those men are usually very wealthy. but, catherine zeta jones has come into her own and become a legitimate movie star who can make millions for each movie....
Rumor has it that she has had quite a makeover. She denies it, of course.
post #79 of 110
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The answer to your question about Douglas and Jones can be answered by one of Tom Cruise's characters (Vanilla Sky), which used to be my tagline on this forum: "My father wrote about this in his book. Chapter 1... Page 1... Paragraph 1: What is the answer to 99 out of 100 questions?... Money." And now you know.
I understand the whole money aspect, but she's got enough where that shouldn't play a factor anymore. She signed the lucrative contract hawking cingular and she must make millions of dollars from each one of her movies. I googled it up, and this was what I found: Catherine Zeta Jones is worth £36m in her own right, which is calcuated to be worth around 65M dollars. She earns more than £8million a year in advertising and has a personal property portfolio of £3million. I don't doubt that Michael Douglas is even richer since he was a producer and movie star for much longer. But, at that point, you'd figure Catherine Zeta Jones could be a sugar moma in her own right. Or, at least, marry somebody as rich but not old enough to be her father. She could have her pick of any man out there. And, let's just say, that without makeup, Michael Douglas isn't quite as handsome as he used to be. Although, she doesn't sound like a very nice person. She told Vanity Fair that she weaned her son off of breast-feeding after a couple of months because she was tired of being a "milking machine."
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(Tokyo Slim) And did he get to keep the shirts?
It is virtually always that 'name' actors get to keep their wardrobe if they want it. The contract usually calls for it. In this particular case, certain shape-enhancing devices were built into the shirt construction which would have rendered them uncomfortable for 'off the set' use. Though he may have kept them, I really don't know.
thats odd, why wouldnt they put the enhancments on his body directly, rather then in the shirt?
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(gorgekko @ June 10 2005,23:13) The answer to your question about Douglas and Jones can be answered by one of Tom Cruise's characters (Vanilla Sky), which used to be my tagline on this forum: "My father wrote about this in his book. Chapter 1... Page 1... Paragraph 1: What is the answer to 99 out of 100 questions?... Money." And now you know.
Although, she doesn't sound like a very nice person. She told Vanity Fair that she weaned her son off of breast-feeding after a couple of months because she was tired of being a "milking machine."
Sounds like a winner. Jon.
post #82 of 110
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I understand the whole money aspect, but she's got enough where that shouldn't play a factor anymore.
I know those words are English but the sentence didn't make sense to me It's Hollywood math. Jones and Douglas are both stars. When you take two big stars and marry them, however, each person's fame is more than doubled and they become megastars. cf. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. The math supports the Jones-Douglas coupling because they are megastars (though Douglas was already that). Why Jones ended up with Douglas specifically I can't explain. Perhaps they actually love each other. Nah.
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(esquire. @ June 10 2005,19:14) ...why catherine zeta-jones agreed to marry somebody that much older than her is still beyond my comprehension? sure, you've seen older men with younger women, but those men are usually very wealthy. but, catherine zeta jones has come into her own and become a legitimate movie star who can make millions for each movie....
Rumor has it that she has had quite a makeover. She denies it, of course.
Well, if that is an accurate transformation, I'd say her surgeon is a real artist.
post #84 of 110
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(JamesBond) thats odd, why wouldnt they put the enhancments on his body directly, rather then in the shirt?
We did. However, once the enhancements were removed, the shirts would not fit properly ... at least not what I would call properly. And to take it waaaay back to the beginning, this is the first shirt I made in that style back in 1982 or 1983. It is the shirt which inspired the creation of the Gekko shirts in "Wall Street".
post #85 of 110
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there's a picture of michael douglas as gordon gekko on the cover of fortune magazine. is this an old picture or a new one specifically for the magazine? why catherine zeta-jones agreed to marry somebody that much older than her is still beyond my comprehension? sure, you've seen older men with younger women, but those men are usually very wealthy. but, catherine zeta jones has come into her own and become a legitimate movie star who can make millions for each movie. tom cruise is older than katie holmes, but he still looks great for somebody his age.
I find this to be such a shallow question, and the answer that its about money is even more silly. If a good looking superstar celebrity marries another of that ilk we "understand" it even though its his 4th marriage and her 6th, assuming that they "fell in love" for the 4th and 6th time yet when a beautiful woman marries someone that isnt her exact age it must be after money. C'mon fellows, isnt the fact that they have been married for this long an indication that they might actually like each other?
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(esquire. @ June 10 2005,22:14) there's a picture of michael douglas as gordon gekko on the cover of fortune magazine. is this an old picture or a new one specifically for the magazine? why catherine zeta-jones agreed to marry somebody that much older than her is still beyond my comprehension? sure, you've seen older men with younger women, but those men are usually very wealthy. but, catherine zeta jones has come into her own and become a legitimate movie star who can make millions for each movie. tom cruise is older than katie holmes, but he still looks great for somebody his age.
I find this to be such a shallow question, and the answer that its about money is even more silly. If a good looking superstar celebrity marries another of that ilk we "understand" it even though its his 4th marriage and her 6th, assuming that they "fell in love" for the 4th and 6th time yet when a beautiful woman marries someone that isnt her exact age it must be after money. C'mon fellows, isnt the fact that they have been married for this long an indication that they might actually like each other?
But is the behavior Trad?
post #87 of 110
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It's Hollywood math. Jones and Douglas are both stars. When you take two big stars and marry them, however, each person's fame is more than doubled and they become megastars. cf. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. The math supports the Jones-Douglas coupling because they are megastars (though Douglas was already that). Why Jones ended up with Douglas specifically I can't explain. Perhaps they actually love each other. Nah.
Ahh... That would explain why Ben Affleck is such a major star and got paid 15M for Gigli despite his track record of failing to carry a film by himself. First, Gwenyth Paltrow. Then, J. Lo. And, now, Jennifer Garner. Tom Cruise's name by itself can carry a mediocre film past the 100M mark.
post #88 of 110
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C'mon fellows, isnt the fact that they have been married for this long an indication that they might actually like each other?
Well, I'm sure that Catherine Zeta-Jones gets more money the longer she's married to Michael Douglas in any potential divorce settlement. And, that she'd get even more money and potential child support money if she bore him any children. And, given, Michael Douglas' past infedility which he blamed on his addiction to sex, I'm sure there's also another clause where Catherine Zeta-Jones would receive a sizeable lump of cash if he cheats on her. Or, maybe, it was Catherine Zeta-Jones and counseling that finally put a stop to his behavior.
post #89 of 110
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Originally Posted by JBZ
I like the way Gekko was dressed, regardless of who made the shirts (and, Alex, I know it was you). Terrific looking shirts and suits that really captured the Wall Street fashion sense of the time. I've always liked the look of the contrast collars, particularly in a business setting.

It will surprise no one who has read any of my posts that I adore the Gordon Gekko style (let's leave the morals out of it!). I wear contrasting collars and cuffs probably 40-50% of the time, and a good horizontal-striped dress shirt is high on my wish list right now, such as this Robert Talbott model:

http://hansensclothing.com/products/...hirt/2895.html

I love the brashness. I lived my young adulthood in the Eighties. I'll never disown that.

I also try not to pay too much attention to "out" / "in." Within reason, if I like it, it's "in."
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
What is our opinion of Mr. Gekko's style? I think it's hideous. Especially the contrast collar and suspenders. Then again, it was the 80s.
My first and only thought is that the fashion is unworthy of thought or concern as it lacks true style.
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