What do you get the 21-year-old with $45 million in the bank and a movie career spanning 10 years? How about the chance to play a new character?
That is how JK Rowling rewarded Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe for his performance in the latest instalment in the franchise - by promising not to write another book about the boy wizard.
Having played the same bespectacled character for the past 10 years, Radcliffe was delighted to get the news via text message from the author recently.
"Basically, it amounted to the fact that she felt I had been very good in this Harry Potter film, and as a reward for that, she wasn't going to write any more Harry Potter books," Radcliffe said.
"I'm sure she will be writing other books. But I can pretty much guarantee that Harry will not be a feature."
Radcliffe has been praised for his acting skills in the latest part of the saga Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which has been broken up into two movies. The second one has finished being filmed and will be released in 2011.
And although Radcliffe won't have to don the boy wizard's spectacles ever again, he snapped up a pair on-set so he can still play fancy dress.
"I stole the glasses! Actually, they gave them to me - I asked for them," he said.
"I've got one pair from the first film, which are very, very small now for my head, and the very last ones I wore in this film.
"They're in a safe place, not in my house. That would just be foolish and I would break them."
Bet we know what he'll be dressing up as next Halloween!