80s | Movies | Pop Culture

"A Christmas Story" Star Reveals How Much He Makes In Royalties

- Page 1

A Christmas Story is arguably one of the best Christmas movies of all time. There's a reason TBS plays a 24-hour marathon of the film every year!

It's now been 24 years since its release, and the stars of A Christmas Story are definitely growing up. That includes Zack Ward, who played bully Scut Farkus.

FanPop

The Canadian actor, now 47 years old, says people still recognize him from his glory days.

CBC

“So many people come up to me and are like, ‘You got your ass kicked by Ralphie,’ and it makes them so happy,” he said. “I think they’re connecting to themselves as that little kid who had a bully and when they saw Scut Farkus get beaten up, they were just like, ‘Yeah!’ They greet me with a lot of love. It’s usually very kind.”

Included in the recognition is a lot of hugs and free beer, the actor said.

“It’s incredible to be a part of something that is lightning in a bottle like that,” he told Page Six.

Ward's biggest role since A Christmas Story was a leading role in the short live show, Titus. He still acts on occasion, but currently he works with All Sports Market and Global Sports Financial Exchange, Inc., developing a sports exchange which would allow fans to buy and trade shares of their favorite sports teams.

Zack Ward on the set of "Titus"IMDB

But if Ward ever needs a little cash, he can always rely on his royalties from A Christmas Story. And trust us when we say a LITTLE cash.

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

00s

She Was Hollywood's "It Girl," So Why Did Shannyn Sossamon Disappear?

As we've explained before, some actresses just seem to become mega stars one minute before vanishing from Hollywood without a trace.It's not a case of their careers fizzling out, so there must be something to explain their disappearing act.Shannyn Sossamon was one of the biggest names to hit the scene and then leave just a few years later. The actress had moved to L.A. to study dance, and was working as a DJ and model before she was discovered by a casting director.Her breakout role was as Lady Jocelyn, Heath Ledger's love interest in A Knight's

90s

11 Things You Didn't Know About The Greatest Bobsled Team Of All Time

Have we just been transported back in time, or did our favorite childhood movie just become reality? Now that the Winter Olympics are in full swing in Sochi, we have all eyes on the Jamaica bobsled team and we are getting flashbacks of our favorite underdog team.Cool Runnings was that movie you watched on the Disney channel as a kid 25 years ago. Based on a true story, this 1993 movie has only gotten better with age as we re-watch and relive the experience that captured us more than two decades ago. Telling the story of the first Jamaican

00s

The First Trailer Of The Incredibles 2 Has Been Released And We Can't Be More Excited

After an agonizing 14-year wait, Disney-Pixar has finally blessed us with the return of our favorite superhero family.After its announced in 2014, we've finally been gifted the fist official trailer, and boy it didn't disappoint!As previously mentioned, the highly anticipated sequel will center on the Parr family's matriarch Elastigirl returning to her superhero calling. The Incredibles 2 will take place just after the events of the first movie, and also focus the switch of old-fashioned parental roles, as Mr. Incredible becomes a stay-at-home father. “I’ve got to succeed, so she can succeed,” as the father-of-three explains to