Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid an incredible $21,429 per word for his role in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
The actor, now 73, spoke a total of 700 words in the 1991 movie and earned $15 million for his portrayal of the cybernetic android.
He had been given a substantial pay rise from when he starred in The Terminator, seven years earlier.
For the first movie in the franchise, which had a budget of $6.4 million, he earned $750,000 - significantly less. In that one he only had 57 lines, which worked out at 13 grand per word - still more than decent.