I don’t know if you’re aware of this but Hollywood superstars are earning a lot of dough these days. Even though we go to the movies to have fun and relax, seeing a familiar face on the movie poster really helps. Oh, what’s that weird movie about? Doesn’t matter, Chris Pratt is in it, let’s get the tickets!
So yeah, snagging an amazing actor for your movie is like half the battle. And, naturally, the more popular the actor is, the more likely he or she will require a heavy paycheck. With that in mind, here are the top 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood!
1. Bryce Dallas Howard, $8 million, “Jurassic World 2” (2018)
That same scared little redhead from the first movie is back, she wants all the money!
2. Chris Pratt, $10 million, “Jurassic World 2” (2018)
Bryce’s on-screen partner, also known for his magnificent performance in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Parks and Recreation”, is not cheap either. Can you believe this guy has zero acting education?
3. Robert Downey Jr., $10 million, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)
RDJ was a secondary character at best and was seen for about 10-15 minutes in the movie, yet his paycheck for it was still phenomenal!
4. Harrison Ford, $12 million, “Indiana Jones 5” (2020)
The movie has been slated for 2020, but Ford already got his share! Let’s just hope nothing bad happens to him by the time they start shooting; he should stop flying his own planes till the filming is over.
5. Tom Cruise, $13 million, “The Mummy” (2017)
This movie is a living proof that corporate greed and bad writing can easily ruin any film even if Tom Cruise is in it.
6. Jennifer Lawrence, $15 million, “The Red Sparrow” (2018)
Regardless if you like Jennifer or think she’s got zero acting skills, most of the people seem to enjoy her performance. Hence the $15 million price tag.
6. Anne Hathaway, $15 million, “Barbie” (2020)
I have nothing good to say about this movie, but Anne is getting $15 million for this role.
7. Vin Diesel, $20 million, “Fast and Furious 8” (2017)
I don’t think this needs an explanation. The Fast and Furious franchise is one of the most lucrative business ventures in Hollywood right now, and the stars need to eat and indeed, eat very well!
8. Dwayne Johnson, $ 22 million, “The Red Menace” (2020)
Seeing’s that the Rock is one of the hottest actors in the industry right now, I’m not even a little bit surprised with this paycheck.
9. Daniel Craig, $25 million, “James Bond 25” (2019)
Finally we got to the actor, with the biggest pay check! It’s Bond. James Bond. And the new movie is already a-brewing. Big bucks can change your mind. When Craig finished the last Bond thriller “Spectre” in 2015, he lamented that he would rather slash his wrists than take Bond on to another milestone. Well that $25 million seems to have soothed those suicidal tendencies.