Veteran actor Richard Dreyfus appeared in the movie Poseidon only because he was offered a lot of money. Dreyfus had announced his retirement from Hollywood to focus on theatre but he was coaxed back by the hefty pay he received from the movie, according to He says: “It was because they offered me enough money to do the things I want to do now like teaching, lecturing and reading about history. I need the money because when I was earning well, I was not handling it as wisely as I should have done.” — HNS