Hollywood’s 10 Top-Earning Actors

Acting has been considered as one of the high-paid professions. Many actors earn millions of dollar for their roles in high-grossing movies, being placed among the highest ranks in society. The highest paid actors can command as much as $ 20 million for one movie. Earnings can be much higher than the initial fee with advent of home video and DVD. Many actors receive huge fees for their work. Men in Hollywood have been always fighting at the top of highest paid actors.

 

Harrison Ford‘s stardom as a leading man was solidified when he starred as Indiana Jones in the Lucas/Spielberg collaboration Raiders of the Lost Ark. He was paid record salary for his role in Indiana Jones.

 

Harrison Ford is also best known for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy.

 

Eddie Murphy has been considered as the highest grossing actor in motion picture history. He was ranked #10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time.

 

Murphy earned $ 50 million from the movie Meet Dave.

 

Jim Carrey became the best-known and best-paid Hollywood comedian during the 1990s. He was also a excellent businessman. His film project Yes Man brought him $ 30 million in 2009.

 

Jim Carrey followed with a string of high-profile roles and hit movies

 

The success of movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button helped Brad Pitt earn $ 28 million.

 

Brad Pitt received his second Academy Award nomination for his title role performance in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

 

Tom Cruise has always had a bankable career. In 2005, he raked in $ 31 million. In 2006, Premiere raked Cruise as Hollywood’s most powerful actor, being the highest ranked actor.

 

Tom Cruise earned $ 30 million for his role in Valkyrie in 2009.

 

Nicolas Cage earned $ 40 million for his role in movie G-Force.

 

Nicolas Cage won awards such as the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1995 for his lead role in Leaving Las Vegas.

 

Will Smith was called the most powerful actor on the planet by Newsweek in April 2007.

 

Smith has been nominated for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and has won multiple Grammy Awards.

 

Adam Sandler was paid $ 55 million for his role in Funny People and Bedtime Stories in 2009.

 

After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Adam Sandler went on to star in several Hollywood feature films which grossed more than $ 100 million at the box office.

 

Johnny Depp was regarded as an independent film favorite. In 2009, he earned $ 27 million. It was reported that he would earn $ 32 million for starring in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.

 

Depp rose to prominence in a lead role on the television series 21 Jump Street

 

Tom Hanks became the highest earning actor in Hollywood history when he starred in a follow up to The Da Vinci Code. Columbia Pictures has reportedly agreed to pay Hanks between $ 29 million and $ 49 million to appear in Angels and Demons.

 

Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump

 

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