...was anyone else heartened to read this compelling headline for this bit of hard-hitting news in this morning's Internet Movie Database news column?:
AFFLECK TAKES MASSIVE PAY CUT
The story reports that Ben Affleck has waived his usual multi-million dollar fee to play actor George Reeves, the Superman star who was mysteriously shot dead in Beverly Hills in 1959, in a movie entitled Truth, Justice And The American Way. Affleck is so convinced, says the item, that the fact-based drama is the perfect project for him that he's taken a massive pay cut - and will only earn $2.8 million.
If we're to take "multi" as meaning more than one, or even more than two (Webster's 11th Collegiate Dictionary supports both meanings), then I think I'm safe in saying the status of Affleck's fee as a multi-million dollar one, while perhaps severely diminished, remains intact. How he expects to to survive on "only" $2.8 million, on the other hand, is a question I think only he can adequately answer.