“A Christmas Story” actors have yet to receive royalty checks from the hit holiday film.
“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”
“A Christmas Story”, the holiday classic flick filled with one-liners, is the gift that keeps on giving his actors.
Zach Ward, 47, who portrayed in the 1983 film, the maniacal bully Scut Farkus, told Page Six of the amount that he receives is somewhat disappointing.
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“You are going to be so disappointed,” Ward told Page Six. “It’s actually about $1,800 every two years … and it comes in the Canadian money because we shot in Canada.”
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Ward said he put the money aside in a special account for his mother to have in case they ever need it.
The actor, who was 13 years old during the film production, said he still gets recognized in public so many years after release.
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“So many people come up to me and are like, ‘you got your ass kicked by ralphie didn,’ and that makes them so happy,” Ward said. “I think they connect to himself as that small boy who was a bully and if they saw, Scut Farkus get beaten up, they were like, ‘Yes!’ She greeted me with much love. It is usually very nice.”
Ward also said that he has received a lot of free beer and hugs through the years.
“It is incredible to be a part of something that is lightning in a bottle like that,” he said, adding that he did not get to the coonskin hat that he wore throughout the film.
Ward is still the act of these days and just a guest star on the latest season of ” American Horror Story.” He also works with All Sports of the Market and Global Sports Financial Exchange Inc. The companies make the exchange of empower fans to purchase and trade in shares of sports teams.