Or was it on another board? My memory is failing me.
The amount of money he could have made, perhaps could have led to him developing his own production company. Being involved in such a big vehicle would have led to more film offers.
What is unlikely? My memory fading me? Or the other points? A rumored $10 million payday sounds like plenty of seed money. Dalton was paid handsomely for Bond and I am sure The Rocketeer as well. I do not see why appearing in LAH would not lead to more offers. In sight in mind.
With Dalton skipping out on GoldenEye and doing no other prolific work (not that he did nothing or terrible material--I quite enjoy Framed, Tales from The Crypt, and Rocketeer)
I guess you didn't see "Salt Water Moose" or *gasp* "Time Share".
You are right. I did not see Salt Water Moose. I did finally see Time Share. *Gasp* I enjoyed it. It was typical family fare like something from Disney. Definitely not Dalton's best work but I enjoyed it just the same as I enjoy bad action movies.
I was referring to that time period of when Dalton was Bond of Record. Between 1990-1994. In that time Dalton was in The Rocketeer, The King's Whore Framed, Tales from the Crypt, Lie Down with Lions, Scarlett, and Naked in New York. I enjoyed The Rocketeer, Tales from The Crypt and Framed. Fun stuff but lower profile projects. I have the King's Whore on DVD but have yet to watch it. Naked in New York was dull and Dalton had a bit part. I have not seen Lie Down with Lions but Ken Follett (the author) claims Dalton came up to him at a party and admitted it was a shite representation. So, while Bond was stuck in legal wrangling Dalton managed to keep busy with some fun projects. Post-Bond left a lot to be desired. But I hear great things about The Informant.
Like I have said before, bowing out in 69/70 from films & leaving Bond in 94 did no favors for Dalton's film career. Momentum lost.
In fact, Dalton did himself no favors abandoning his burgeoning film career back in 69. After Lion in the Winer, he was in HOT demand. Dalton killed all the momentum because he felt insecure but he was actually being offered all these roles on the justified talent.
Not true at all! Dalton did several films in fairly quick succession. What *seems* to have killed his career was the unfortunate incident of "Lady Caroline Lamb". Dalton was dropped at the last minute. There was litigation. Dalton apparently grew disgusted with the industry and so returned to the stage.
I am aware of the Lady Caroline Lamb litigation. I realize now I am off by a year or two. As Dalton did not depart immediately after TLITW but it was not long after.
I go by what Dalton has said in numerous interviews. That it was not disgust with the film industry but in fact insecurity. Dalton was being offered film roles left & right after Lion in the Winter and being labeled as a film hunk after Wuthering Heights. Dalton carried a lot of disdain for the idea of matinee idol early in his career. Dalton would later on revise the idea of contempt toward being a movie star. Dalton said, he did not feel he deserved all these roles or that he was ready for them, something to that effect. He felt it was too much too soon. With hindsight he realized he was being offered roles for the right reasons.
So Dalton returned to the stage to hone his craft. But returning to the film industry some 7 or 8 years later and Dalton was forgotten and lost all that momentum on his side. Re-establishing himself proved to be no easy feat. In fact, Dalton has admitted that he would probably never have been "rediscovered" were it not for Bond.