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Brokeback Mountain actor sues producers

Actor Randy Quaid claims that he was duped into accepting less money for his work in the film.
None | By Asian News International, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2006 09:07 PM IST

Actor Randy Quaid, who plays a tough sheep rancher in Brokeback Mountain, has reportedly taken legal action against the producers claiming that he was duped into accepting less money for his work.

The actor is suing Focus Features for $10 million.

Quaid said that he originally was approached in 2004 by director Ang Lee, who told him, that "We can't pay anything, we have very little money, everyone is making a sacrifice to make this film."

According to Zap2it, Quaid filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging the producers got him to work cheap by falsely claiming the movie was 'a low-budget, art house film, with no prospect of making any money.

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