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Sharon Stone is one of the most familiar faces of Hollywood, but her journey to get to this point has not always been smooth sailing.

The actress, now 65, rose to fame after the release of 1992 hit film Basic Instinct which earned her a Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Golden Globe Award, and Saturn Award nominations.

Stone played a well renowned character named Catherine Tramell, known for flashing cops during an interrogation scene.

While in conversation with CNN‘s Chris Wallace, Stone opened up about the mass fandom that she gained after the film took off.

“I didn’t now on Friday when that movie came out that I would be basically a nobody, and on Tuesday I would go to get my eye glasses picked up in Sunset plaza and I would come out in my little 325 BMW and I would stop at the stop light and everybody would climb all over my car,” she said.

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During the encounter, Stone noted her panicked attempt to figure out what the road rules were in the situation.

“The light would turn green and cars would start beeping and I wouldn’t know is it legal to drive when people are all over the top of your car,” she said.

In Stone’s 2021 memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, the actress spoke further to feeling like a “nobody” in Hollywood before the film’s release, and explained how hard she fought to get the role.

Basic Instinct was my 18th movie,” Stone wrote.

“For years, I had been getting pummelled doing a bunch of crap movies… I was 32 years old… aging out of the business I hadn’t really gotten into yet. I needed a break.”

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American actors Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone on the set of Basic Instinct.

The star recalled her manager breaking into the office of a casting director working with director Paul Verhoeven to steal the script of the classic film for her.

“I had already done Total Recall with Paul, but Michael Douglas didn’t want to test with me,” she said. “Hey, I was a nobody compared to him, and this was such a risky movie.”

Stone added: “Eventually, after they had offered the part to 12 other actresses who had turned it down, Michael agreed to test with me.”

Even after fighting to get the part an amassing huge success as a result, Stone wasn’t exaggerating about the difference between the day before and after the film’s release.

“When I first got invited to the Oscars right before Basic Instinct, the movie hadn’t come out, so no one would lend me a dress,” Stone said during a March interview on the Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi podcast.

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When arriving to the event the star recalled showing up in her Betsey Johnson polyester jumpsuit while being surrounded by stunning gowns costing up to $50,000.

“That was the best I could do,” she said, adding that aside from her outfit, she was also responsible for her own glam.

“I’m doing my own hair and makeup and I was just like, ‘Wow, this is awful. Like, how am I going to do this, right?'” she recalled.

While interacting with other actors and actresses however, the star soon knew that something great was about to happen.

“… I got there and I was like in the fourth or fifth row back which was really good,” she said.

“And I was on the aisle, and I was seated right behind Anthony Hopkins, and when I walked by, he put his hands together and put them over his head like a champion and held them up to me when I passed him. I was like, ‘Oh my God, he saw my movie.'”

After Basic Instinct

Although the actress was desperate for a break after all her hard work, the fame the came after Basic Instinct didn’t do Stone a world of good.

”In the olden days, what we were doing was very new,” she said. “This was a feature film for a major studio, and we had nudity, sex, homosexuality, all these things that, in my era, were breaking norms.”

The public attention that came from the film earned her a firm lecture from a friend who gave her advice to help her cope with the change.

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As for dealing with all the public attention, Stone told USA Today that a friend had to educate her about the “new rules” of fame.

“I was on my knees, dry heaving. And he took me to his room, sat me on the side of the tub, ran some cold water, told me to put my feet in there and gave me a Valium,” Stone told USA Today of the emotional incident after the film’s Cannes premiere.

“He handled a lot of big stars in his time and he was like, ‘Look, from now on, life is going to change. You need Sharon-Stone-the-movie-star clothes, and then you need your clothes.’ You need to start separating out your life so that you have a sane existence.”

Stone continued, recalling his bizarre advice about autographs.

“He actually told me to pay for anything under a hundred dollars with a check because people won’t cash the check. They’ll want your autograph. Which is something I didn’t do. But it was sound advice.”

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The repercussions also affected her family with the star losing custody of her son after a judge had apparently asked her “tiny little tiny boy ‘do you know your mother makes sex movies?'”

She described it as an “abuse by the system,” noting that the scene was just “maybe a 16th of a second of possible nudity.”

The actress was so heartbroken that it took a toll on her health.

“I ended up in the Mayo Clinic with extra heartbeats in my upper and lower chamber of my heart,” she recounted. “It broke my heart.”

These days you can find the star posting regular updates about her life on social media, particularly Instagram.

In regards to projects, Stone reportedly optioned the right to Lisa Barr’s novel Woman on Fire, and is set to produce a film adaptation in which she will star.

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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’

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Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.

Deontay Wilder Net Worth

Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.

The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.

As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).

Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.

Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.

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Deontay Wilder Career Earnings

After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.

Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.

Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.

See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.

Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):

Fight Fight Purse
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 $12 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 $28 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2 $20 million
Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz $2 million
Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2 $1.4 million
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington $900,000
Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola $1.4 million

Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News

Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship

Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.

The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.

Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.

All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.

Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and boxing free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Deontay Wilder’s next fight.

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