19JAMES SPADER DIDN'T LIKE THE SCRIPT
Not every single film an actor is going to do is going to be an artistic statement. Michael Caine won his second Oscar for The Cider House Rules, but wasn't present to pick up his first Oscar when he won for Hannah and Her Sisters because he was on location
filming Jaws: The Revenge. He's never even seen the Jaws film he was in, but he did enjoy the house that he bought with the money from the movie.
James Spader, when first given the script to Stargate, read it and said he didn't particularly like what he read. So why did he make it? There are some stories that say he did the film for the pay check, others say that he decided to make the film after meeting with director Roland Emmerich.