Malcolm McDowell, star of “A Clockwork Orange,” claims Stanley Kubrick defrauded him of the film’s profits in a devious manner: “It’s so ungenerous and so mean.”
A Clockwork Orange, a dystopian crime film set in futuristic Britain and starring a delinquent main character, stunned audiences with its portrayal of “ultra-violence.”
The audience was almost treated to a performance by Pink Floyd in the film, but the band refused to work with Kubrick.
Malcolm McDowell, the actor, had a squabble with the director as well.
In a sly move by Kubrick, the actor did not receive his share of the box office revenue, causing a rift in their relationship.
McDowell played Alex DeLarge, the leader of a gang of droogs in A Clockwork Orange.
The actor had already appeared in a number of other films when he was cast.
The 1968 British drama film if… was a hit in England, according to Entertainment Weekly, and Kubrick wanted to see it.
Kubrick’s widow said the director saw a screening of the film at his house.
He watched McDowell’s entrance scene four times.
The actor who would play DeLarge was chosen by Kubrick at that point.
McDowell, he thought, could “play intelligence.”
Kubrick, on the other hand, didn’t give McDowell much in the way of character development.
The director walked away, leaving the star to figure out the part on his own.
McDowell initially began to lose some of his self-assurance.
His friend, on the other hand, advised him to think about his close-up in If for inspiration.
McDowell, like other Kubrick actors, gave his all to the role.
After all, the director expected his stars to give their all.
For each shot, McDowell let the director pin his eyes open.
Filming was excruciating for him, and he had trouble seeing for a time.
Despite the fact that Anthony Burgess, the author of A Clockwork Orange, did not enjoy the film, it developed a cult following.
For many people, including Keanu Reeves, the award-winning film became a favorite work of art.
McDowell, on the other hand, recalled that he did not profit financially from the film’s success.
McDowell asked for (dollar)100,000 and 2.5 percent of the profits, according to the AV Club.
Much of the promotion was handled by the actor, particularly in the United States.
Despite this, he only received (dollar)100,000; Kubrick informed him that Warner had refused to pay him 2.5 percent of the box office receipts.
Kubrick had deceived McDowell, McDowell discovered.
When the Halloween star met with studio executives, the executives told him that they had given Kubrick the 2.5 percent in order for him to pass it on…
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Stanley Kubrick and Malcolm McDowell on the set of ‘A Clockwork Orange’, (1971). pic.twitter.com/A8u5EyehfV
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