It was a long time coming.
That’s when the big-name actors, writers and directors in Hollywood had to scramble to keep their money flowing in the midst of an economic downturn.
But it’s not all about the money.
It’s also about the experience, and how the process of working for a film or television show changes over time.
We caught up with three of the big names to find out how they keep their eyes on their money, and what it means for their creative output.1.
Peter BergThe biggest name in the game of Hollywood is Peter Berg, the director of the upcoming, high-profile “Ocean’s Eleven,” and the host of the popular podcast “The Berg Report.”
He was born in the Netherlands, raised in the U.S. and went on to win an Oscar for directing the 1998 film “Hairspray.”
Berg’s latest film is “Sully,” which opens in theaters on June 13.2.
Ben AffleckBen Affleck is the man behind the likes of “Suicide Squad,” “Argo,” “Captain America: Civil War” and the upcoming “Fury.”
His latest project is “Justice League,” which hits theaters June 12.3.
Joe BidenJoe Biden is a former vice president of the United States and the father of the current first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
He also happens to be a frequent critic of President Donald Trump.
He’s in the running for the presidency in 2020.4.
Joss WhedonThe creator and star of “The Avengers” is the director and writer behind the “Joss Whedonverse,” a collection of films and television shows, including “Divergent,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
He’s also an executive producer of “Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Daredevil” and other Marvel shows.5.
Jeff PinknerJeff Pinkner is the author of the new book “Sailor Moon: The Sailor’s Tale.”
He also co-wrote “Super Mario Bros. 3,” “Fantastic Four” and many other “Disney” movies.6.
James WanJames Wan is the star of the “Transformers” movies and the co-creator of the TV show “Battlestar Galactica.”
He recently released “The Man in the High Castle,” the new TV series starring James McAvoy.7.
Chris PrattChris Pratt, the “Fast and the Furious” actor, is also in the race for the White House.
He has an upcoming movie in the works titled “Pride and Prejudice: The Trials of Elizabeth Taylor.”8.
Chris HemsworthThe “Thor” star is hoping to be the next president of “Marvel.”
His upcoming project is the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Thor: Ragnarok.”9.
Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler, who also hosts “Saturday Night Live,” is in the “SNL” race for 2020.
She’s in talks with the cast of the Netflix comedy series “Girls.”10.
Seth RogenThe “The Interview” director is in discussions with “Game of Thrones.”
He wants to make a movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.11.
Justin TimberlakeThe singer is already a rising star in Hollywood, and the director behind the upcoming animated film “The Little Mermaid” is also eyeing the White Congress for 2020 in 2020 in the first-ever run-off election.12.
Michael CeraMichael Cera is the creator of “Breaking Bad,” “The Wire” and HBO’s “True Blood.”
He previously helmed the comedy “Dancing With the Stars.”
He’ll soon star in the forthcoming Netflix comedy “The Get Down.”13.
Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence, the actress who won an Oscar as “Scandal” and was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in “12 Years a Slave,” is also vying for the 2020 White House in the second-ever presidential run-offs.14.
Brad PittThe actor who has been in the spotlight as a leader in Hollywood since the end of the George W. Bush administration is in talks to play the first black president.
He recently wrapped filming on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which is set to release May 25, 2020.15.
John LegendJohn Legend is the musician and actor best known for his hit song “Bad and Boujee.”
He is also currently the president of his country’s country music group, The Black Eyed Peas.16.
Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges is the former “Hamilton” actor and lead singer of the country band The Rolling Stones.
He and the group have been on the road promoting their new album, “Good Vibrations,” which debuts March 23.17.
James FrancoJames Franco, who co-starred in the upcoming Netflix comedy, “The Leftovers,” is