Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Male Actors
Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Male Actors
Its no secret that the actors of blockbuster Hollywood movies get paid the big bucks. But while just about every famous actor in Hollywood gets rewarded handsomely for their roles in various movies, there are some who make a significant amount more than anyone else.
Here are the list of the Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors in Hollywood.
11 Robert Douglas Pattinson ($26.5 million)
Robert is an English actor, model, musician and producer. His role of Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels brought him to prominence and worldwide fame, hence ranking him among the highest paid hollywood actors, Pattinson was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2010 and also in the same year Forbes, a media outfit that is well known for these kind of lists ranked him as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world in the Forbes Celebrity 100. Since the Twilight series ended in 2012, Pattinson has ventured into doing small independent films. Robert Pattinson earned $26.5 million last year making him one of the highest paid Hollywood male actors
10. Taylor Lautner ($26.5 million)
Taylor Lautner is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist. He is best known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer, he earned the same amount of money with Robert Pattinson last year according to Forbes
9. Mark Wahlberg ($27 million)
Mark is well known for his roles in films such as Fear (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), Rock Star (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees(2004), Four Brothers (2005), The Departed (2006), Invincible (2006), Shooter (2007), Max Payne (2008), The Fighter (2010), Date Night (2010), Ted (2012) and Pain & Gain (2013). He is one of America’s most sought after actors having succeeded in serious roles like Micky Ward in The Fighter, he made a total of $27 million last year according to Forbes making him one of the highest Paid Hollywood male actors.
8. Will Smith ($30 million)
$30 million made by Will Smith last year places him at number 8 on the top 10 highest paid Hollywood male actors, Smith has enjoyed great success both in music, television and movies that he was named the most powerful actor in Hollywood by Newsweek, he has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards. One of his recent films Men in Black 3 has grossed $600 million at the global box office so far.
7. Johnny Depp ($30 million)
The man who makes more per movie role than any other male actor in Hollywood is none other than Johnny Depp. The actor has been nominated for three Oscars and skyrocketed to worldwide fame in 2003 when his mega-successful Disney ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film series was launched. The issues in his relationship won’t hurt his movie-star appeal. Johnny Depp is the only actor to star in three films that crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide. in 2003 and 2009. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor, with $75 million, not sure why Forbes placed him at number 7
6. Sacha Baron Cohen ($30 million)
Also at $30 million is Sacha Cohen, an English stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and voice actor most widely known for writing and playing four fictional characters namely Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, and Admiral General Aladeen. Baron Cohen received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2012 British Comedy Awards. Sacha was one of the highest paid Hollywood male actors for 2012
5. Ben Stiller ($33 million)
Stiller is one of the highest paid comedians in Hollywood, this comedy star has earned quite a bit in Hollywood over the past decade with hits such as ‘Tower Heist’, his three film long ‘Meet the Parents’ series, and the family film series “Night At the Museum’ and ‘Madagascar’.
4. Dwayne Johnson The Rock ($36 million)
Johnson helped 2011′s Fast and Furious become the franchise’s highest-grossing film, but he is perhaps best known for his first leading film role in The Scorpion King (2002) where he was paid US$5.5 million making a world record for the highest paid actor in his first starring role. Johnson earned a total of $36 million last year
3. Adam Sandler ($37 million)
The former Saturday Night Live comedic actor rakes in the dough at the box office. A slew of Sandler’s comedy films have been released over the passed few years, including ‘That’s My Boy’, ‘Jack and Jill’ and ‘Grown Ups’, and all have done very well financially. He made $37 million last year.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio($37 million)
Although one his last films, J. Edgar, would not be regarded as a success financially or otherwise as it earned $80 million at the global box office without wining any major Oscar nods, but DiCaprio remains one of the few actors that can demand a $20 million for serious movies like this, he earned a total of $37 million last year making him one of the highest paid Hollywood male actors
1. Tom Cruise ($75 million)
The actor has received Academy Award nominations for his roles in ‘Born on the Fourth of July’, Jerry Maguire’ and ‘Magnolia’ and has recently released the fourth installment in his ‘Mission Impossible’ franchise. Thanks to the $700 million box office of the latest Mission Impossible, Tom reportedly earned $75 million last year making him the Highest Paid Hollywood Male Actor according to Forbes