The bigger the project, the bigger the star! And every famous actor comes with a price. Every other day there is news of an actor signing a film for a whopping sum that is blinding for us commoners but pretty common for them. The A-listers such as Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, and Cameron Diaz surely make a lot of money out of their career. Let’s have a look at some of the highest-paid actors in the world who have earned an insane amount of money for working in a film.
1. Keanu Reeves (The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions)
Neo is one of the most remembered and recognized roles of Keanu Reeves, thanks to the Matrix series of movies. He is currently the highest-paid actor of all time for a single movie.
2. Bruce Willis (The Sixth Sense)
Bruce Willis was at the peak of his career when he was offered a role in the movie The Sixth Sense. It is interesting to note that he earned more from this movie than he did from his more popular film- Die Hard.
3. Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible 2)
The insane popularity and charm of Tom Cruise get him a lot of big-budget movie offers. He was paid the same amount of money for the 2005 movie War of The Worlds, both of these movies together make him one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
4. Will Smith (Men in Black 3)
In the third installment of the blockbuster series of Men in Black movies, Will Smith was paid a hundred million dollars.
5. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3)
Playing the role of Iron Man has been a blessing to both the actor and us as the audience. No one else could have done a better job and hence the money is justified. He went on to earn the same whopping sum for the last two installments of the Avengers series of movies.
6. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Sandra Bullock received this well-deserved sum for her spectacular performance in this critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller movie.
7. Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
For his iconic portrayal of Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks was paid a whopping 70 million dollars and rightly so.
8. Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)
It is difficult to imagine a lesser amount for this legendary role!
9. Jack Nicholson (Batman)
You can name at least three other actors who portrayed the role of Joker better than Nicholson did. But guess who made the most money out of it? Jack Nicholson, of course.
10. Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception)
Out of all the legendary movies that this gem of an actor has been a part of, this role is one of his most commercially benefiting ones.
11. Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
For the fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp reprised his role of Jack Sparrow and earned no less than 55 million dollars for the same.
12. Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher)
Cameron Diaz is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. For the movie Bad Teacher, she was paid an amount of 42 million dollars!
13. Aamir Khan (Dangal)
The crazy physical transformation that Aamir Khan went through for this movie is unreal! His work in this blockbuster movie got him 39 million dollars.
14. Jim Carrey (Yes Man)
For this 2008 romantic comedy, Jim Carrey was paid 35 million dollars!
15. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
This man is a legend, no doubt. For the third installment of the Terminator series of movies, he was paid 30 million dollars.
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