The 10 million dollar check
Jim Carrey drove up Mulholland Drive, parked his beat up old car, and peered down over the vast expanse called Los Angeles. He knew that one day everyone in the city would know his name. He was so confident that he would one day be paid over $10,000,000 for his acting services he wrote himself a check in that amount. In the memo he wrote, “For acting services rendered.” He stuck that check in his wallet – and the rest is history.