|The Revenge of Tarzan (1920)||$100 /week|
When he was 28 years old Numa Pictures offered New York City fireman Joseph Pohler the role of Tarzan on account of his physique: six feet two-and-a-half inches, two hundred fifteen pounds. He got a new name, Gene Pollar, and $100 per week plus expenses. When "The Revenge of Tarzan" turned out to be surprisingly successful, Universal offered him a two-year contract at $350 a week, but Numa wouldn't release him. Disappointed, he ended his acting career and returned to his job as a fireman.