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Wickedness: See How Much The Main Actor Of “The Gods Must Be Crazy” Was Paid (Details below)

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Just $300 was paid to the main actor of the successful 1980 film ” The Gods Must Be Crazy” , although the film earned over $60 million, as it often appears online. Yeah, it’ s a reality, surprisingly, that movie became the biggest international movie of that year, and actor N! Xau Toma gained international celebrity status. N! was Born in the Tsumkwe region of Namibia. He was a farmer who shot to worldwide fame after starring in the lead role of a 1980 comedy film, The Gods Must Be Mad.

In the film N! Xau tended to depict Xixo as a gentle chief of a nearby tribal Khoisan clan. He was also a sober, comic- smiling bushman who found a bottle of Coca- Cola thrown from an airplane. On finding the bottle, he sees it as an alien entity and it sets off into a comedy of mistakes. More than $60 million was reportedly made for the film, but lead actor N! Xau Toma only paid $300. N! says Jamie Uys, the South African film director who discovered the actor.


At first, Xau did not realize the value of paper money, so he let his first $300 wages go. before being cast in the movie. Xau’ s exposure to daily life was minimal and he did not know how much money it was worth. However, by the time of the sequel of the Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989), he had learned the value of money and demanded several hundred thousand dollars before agreeing to be recast in the film. He insisted that his family needed the money to build a cinder- block house with electricity and a water pump for the three wives of his family and their children.

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The Namibian daily newspaper announced that N! Xau faded in 2000 during his film career. He returned to Namibia, where he tended his livestock and became a farmer in a newly built brick home, growing maize, pumpkins, and beans.

Sadly, the funny actor, N! In late June 2003, he was found dead near his home in Namibia, after allegedly going out to collect wood. He was thought to be 59 years old and it was unclear the exact cause of his death. He had also suffered from tuberculosis in the past. N! Xau Toma is known to be a humorous late 1990s African performer. His name is pronounced with the click sound used in the language of Khoisan.

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