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Christopher Reeve Earned $250,000 for Both Superman I and II
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Reeve was picked from over 200 actors who auditioned for the role. Superman and Superman II were shot simultaneously and Reeve was reportedly paid $250,000 for both movies. It is estimated that the Superman franchise earned the actor a total of $3.7 million.
It was initially decided to sign an A-list actor for the role of Superman. Robert Redford was offered a large sum, but didn't take the part. Burt Reynolds also turned down the role and Sylvester Stallone was interested, however nothing ever came of it.