The spotlight is once again on Michael Lewis! For those of you who are unaware, allow us to inform you that the life story of the well-known 2009 film The Blind Side was written by an American author.
The Blind Side, a sports drama movie, is based on Michael Lewis’s 2006 book of the same name. It tells the tale of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman for American football who, with the support of his adoptive parents, Sean and Leigh, toiled hard to play in the National Football League.
In the movie, Quinton Aaron plays Oher, Tim McGraw plays Sean Tuohy, and Sandra Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy. Oher has now asserted that he was not paid for the film, despite the fact that it made over $300 million at the box office.
What is the net worth of Michael Lewis?
Michael Lewis, an American novelist and financial writer, has an astounding net worth of $25 million, according the website Celebrity Net Worth. He is also known for writing best-selling books including Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, and Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.
Lewis has worked as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair since 2009 in addition to his writing job. He mostly concentrates on topics like economics, business, and finance.
Michael was inspired to write his first book, Liar’s Poker, which was published in 1989, by his experiences working at the Salomon Brothers investment bank in New York. The New New Thing, his second book, was published in 1999.
Lewis’ first book to be turned into a movie was Moneyball. Soon after, Tim McGraw, Lily Collins, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Sandra Bullock, and a host of other actors and actresses appeared in the film adaptation of The Blind Side. The Big Short was made into a movie, which was released in 2015.
Michael Oher alleges that he was not paid for the film
According to the petition, Michael didn’t get paid anything for the movie. In contrast, the Tuohy family made millions of dollars from the Academy Award-winning movie.
Sean said that Michael gave “half” of his “share” while speaking with the Daily Memphian and that the family “didn’t make any money off the movie”. “Well, Michael Lewis gave us half his share,” he said. Michael received the same amount as the rest of the family members. Each one cost around $14,000.
Oher responded to the allegations made in the Tuohys’ petition. “I am disheartened by the revelation shared in the lawsuit today,” the statement said. My family and I are in a difficult circumstance right now. Please respect our privacy at this time, I implore everyone. I won’t make any additional comments at this time and will let the case speak for itself.
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