I posted this question here before several years ago, but don’t think anyone came up with the right answer. But I’ll give it another try. It’s something I’ve been trying to locate for a long time. It’s a quote from a Hollywood actor back from the golden age.
The basic context is that the actor in question (pretty sure it was a guy) was making something like $300,000 a picture, which was considered an OBSCENE amount of money (like, say, $30 million today or something like that.) During an interview, a snarky tabloid reporter tried to rattle the actor by bluntly asking him: “What make you think you’re worth $300,000 a picture??”
The actor’s equally blunt reply: “Because I can get it.”
So who was it who said that? Anybody know?