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Actor Michael Caine Says Hollywood Gender Pay Gap Is 'Rubbish' — Here's Why

Actor Michael Caine Says Hollywood Gender Pay Gap Is 'Rubbish' — Here's Why

"...and that was over 30 years ago."

British actor Michael Caine says the oft-discussed Hollywood gender pay gap is nothing more than a myth, despite the many female celebrities who claim otherwise.

"It’s rubbish," the two-time Oscar winner said. "I worked with Elizabeth Taylor and she got 10 times more than I did — and that was over 30 years ago.”

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Caine, 83, starred alongside Taylor in the 1972 film "X, Y and Zee."

"I don’t agree about the pay gap because she got a lot more money than me," he said.

But Caine stands in the minority with that opinion. Last year, actor Patricia Arquette said, during an Oscar acceptance speech, "To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights."

"It’s time to have wage equality once and for all," Arquette added.

Caine's comments also come one month after "House of Cards" star Robin Wright, who plays First Lady Claire Underwood in the hit Netflix series, says she demanded equal pay to that of co-star Kevin Spacey, who plays sinister President Frank Underwood.

Wright, arguing to be paid the same as Spacey, said there are few movies or TV programs in which "the patriarch and the matriarch are equal. And they are in ‘House of Cards.’” She was granted her request.

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