James Cameron, director of the $2.7 billion grossing film “Avatar”, is spreading some holiday cheer this year by giving an Oprah-inspired bonus to some of the cast members.
Cameron and producer John Landau have reportedly bought eleven Priuses to distribute to the principle actors. Not only are these eco friendly gifts, but seeing famous faces behind the wheels of hybrid cars inspires others to follow suit and perhaps buy an environmentally friendly vehicle over a gas guzzler.
With Priuses starting at $22,800, Cameron and Landau are dropping just over $250,000 on the gifts. That might not seem like much compared to the billions of dollars the film made, but it sure is a thoughtful gift.
Via Cinema Blend
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Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World
(Hazelden) and Misdirected
(Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART
teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com
. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover
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