I was remembering a story I read a few years back about Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella
having to ride the bus to get to a fundraiser and it got me wondering about how well-repsected but not really high-grossing directors make ends meet.
Take for instance someone like Paul Thomas Anderson
. His work is widely loved and respected, but his highest grosser is There Will Be Blood
with $40 million. He also tends to make maybe 3 films a decade and I dont know that directors always get cut in on profits so much, but then who knows?
So do directors like Anderson, Solondz, Korine, etc have lifestyles similar to our own or do they actually end up getting paid well in some other way?
Not that it matters, but its just something I was wondering about.