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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Male Actors

Its no secret that the actors of blockbuster Hollywood movies get paid the big bucks. Many get paid millions and millions of dollars for a single movie. But while just about every famous actor in Hollywood gets rewarded handsomely for their roles in films, there are some who make a significant amount more than anyone else.
The highest paid of these actors make up our list of the Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Male Actors.


10. Brad Pitt: 

The husband of actress Angelina Jolie and four-time Oscar nominee comes in at the bottom of the list. Don’t feel too bad for the guy; he still makes quite the pretty penny for his acting skills. Pitt, who has played roles in such films as ‘Thelma and Louise’, ‘Fight Club’ and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ earns an average of $19 million per film role.

9. George Clooney: 

The seven time Oscar nominee who took home the golden statue in 2006 for his supporting role in ‘Syriana’ ranks as the ninth highest paid actor in Hollywood. The 51 year-old star of such films as ‘Up In the Air’, ‘Good Night, And Good Luck’ and ‘The Descendents’ receives an average of about $20 million for each film that he does.

8. Tom Cruise: 

Coming in at eighth on the list is frequent action film star Tom Cruise. 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. Tom Cruise reportedly earns an average of $22 million per movie.

7. Robert Downey Jr.: 

The superhero star who has been nominated twice for an Oscar ranks as the seventh highest paid Hollywood actor. Robert Downey Jr.’s fame skyrocketed in 2008 due to his career-defining role in the mega-hit Marvel film ‘Iron Man’ which has spawned a successful sequel, as well. The very much in-demand actor makes an average of $24 million for each of his films.

6. Daniel Radcliffe: 

Now that the ‘Harry Potter’ films have wrapped up, the star of the eight-film franchise has mostly been doing Broadway. However, he was in this year’s horror film ‘The Woman in Black’, which made quite a bit of money at the box office. The British actor earns a reported $25 million for each film that he stars in.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio: 

Fifth on the list is the star and heartthrob who has been nominated thrice for an Academy Award for his roles in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’, ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Blood Diamond’. DiCaprio is known for doing quality work and for being paid in great quantities in return, earning an average of $28 million per film.

4. Adam Sandler: 

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. The actor earns $40 million per film on average.

3. Tom Hanks: 

Winner of two Oscars and box office draw for over two decades, Tom Hanks has been in films of many different genres, including drama with ‘Saving Private Ryan’, comedy with ‘Larry Crowne’, and family with the ever-popular ‘Toy Story’ series. Perhaps it is this adaptable quality that makes Hanks such a thrill to watch and earns him an average of $45 million per film.

2. Ben Stiller: 

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’. Stiller earns an average of $53 million per film role.

1. Johnny Depp: 

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. Depp is a huge box office draw and makes an average of $77 million for each film role.

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