In this article, we will try to get you an insight of The Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Actors.
World’s highest paid actors get salaries ranging within $ 20-30 million. For every movie released, we as a public only look at the overall box office collections, but what we need to know is that even actors in the movie get a share of the profit. Long time ago (in 50s and 60s) actors and actresses were hired in a fixed salary job much like today’s 9to5 job. But things changed as entertainment industry (Specifically movies) tend to make huge money. Due to improvement in collection producers can afford actors and actresses with a fat fee (sometimes a portion of film’s total income as royalty).
Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Actors
Let’s start the countdown of 10 most paid Hollywood actors. See also Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood actresses.
10. Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson, an Irish-American actor, who is known to keep a low profile, is among the top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors. He gained his fame by starring in the Oscar winning – Schindler’s List. With his power-packed performed, he is expected to make around $32 million in a year. His secret is to work on low budget, but high return movies such as ‘Taken’ and ‘The Grey’.
9. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington, an American actor, is known to be one of the best actors in Hollywood. He has won two Golden Globe Awards, Tony Award, and two Academy Awards. Interestingly, he holds the record for maximum number of Oscar nominations. His movie, Flight, where he played the role of a hero airline pilot was nominated for two Oscars in 2012. With annual earnings of around $33 million, he certainly marks his place among the top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors.
8. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise, an American actor-producer, is well known for his character as Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible series. He has won three Golden Globe awards and received nominations for three Academy Awards. According to records, fourteen of his films has got the box office collections of around $100 million domestically and $200 million overseas. His annual earnings are $35 million and he certainly has ensured to keep his position intact as one of the top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors.
7. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler, an American actor, is said to be the funny man of Hollywood industry. He is famous for his roles in Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and Mr. Deeds. With his animated movie – Hotel Transylvania, he has ensured the movie makes box office collections of $347 million. He is expected to have annual earnings of $37 million.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio, the super talented American actor, gained his international fame from his movie Titanic. Most of his films are not very joyful as he ends up drying in the end, but the movies are always profitable. His role in the latest The Great Gatsby has gained the box office collections of more than $250 million. With his annual earnings of $39 million, he has his way to the list of top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors.
5. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson, a good-looking American actor and wrestler, is known for his sports and action-packed movies such as The Game Plan and Fast & Furious. For his first leading role in The Scorpion King, he was paid $5.5 million, the highest for the first starring role. He is now estimated to make $46 million annually.
4. Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg, an American actor, producer, and former rapper, is best known for his serious roles in the movies such as The Fighter and The Departed. His performance in the move ‘Ted’ was well-appreciated and there is a sequel to Ted that is in pipeline along with ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’. With such meaty roles in his kitty, he is on his way towards big money. His current annual earnings is around $ 52million.
3. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman, an Australian actor and producer, is known for his brilliant roles in X-Men series, Real Steel, Prisoners, Les Misérable, The Prestige, and so on. He earned his annual earnings $55 million not from his X-Men serioes, but his Oscar-winning Les Misérables. This movie earned the overall box office collections of $438 million.
2. Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum, a young and good-looking American actor, producer, and dancer, was known to earn reasonably well in medium-budget movies. However, the comedy drama movie – Magic Mike, changed this trend by earning him $60 million and thus making his way to the top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors.
1. Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey, an American actor is best known for his roles in Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes series. This good-looking actor is like a wine that gets better with age. According to the records, he has worked in six movies that have made the box office collections of $500 million worldwide. With his annual earnings of $75 million, this actor tops the list of Highest paid Hollywood actors.
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