Matt Dillon Files Lawsuit for 'Crash' Profits

Oct 7, 2010 - LegalZoom News Sources
Matt Dillon Files Lawsuit for 'Crash' Profits

Actor Matt Dillon has become the latest to file a lawsuit against the makers of the 2006 Oscar-winning film "Crash," claiming he was cheated out of at least $100,000 in profits from the film, the Toronto Sun reports.

In the lawsuit, filed recently in Los Angeles Superior Court, Dillon claims that his company, Matthias Productions, performed an audit in 2006 and found that the actor was owed a large amount of money for the movie, which took less than $8 million to make but grossed approximately $98 million around the world.

Dillon has filed the lawsuit against the film's executive producer, Bob Yari, and others, claiming the executives "deliberately authorized [the production entity] to apply an incorrect formula for the calculation of [Dillon's] contingent compensation."

The lawsuit is nothing new for "Crash," as executives and writers have previously sued each other, seeking a larger share of the profits, according to the news provider.

Just before the film won best picture at the 2006 Oscars, Yari sued the Academy and the Producers Guild after he was denied a producer credit for the film and was therefore not allowed to accept the Oscar on stage.