Are Film Salaries Fair?

In 1978 Marlon Brando became the highest paid actor in the world when he played Jor El in Superman, despite only having 15 minutes screentime, he got paid millions and got top billing in credits. Its strange how he plays Superman's father and Susannah York played Superman's mother, yet she didnt get paid... show more In 1978 Marlon Brando became the highest paid actor in the world when he played Jor El in Superman, despite only having 15 minutes screentime, he got paid millions and got top billing in credits.

Its strange how he plays Superman's father and Susannah York played Superman's mother, yet she didnt get paid nearly as much and in the scene before they send Superman to earth, it is Brando that gets all the lines, Susannah York basically stands there.

Is there a reason for that?
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