10 Highest Paid Hollywood Actors
You all might have a favorite actor or actress. Of course they are in the entertainment industry so they must make a lot of money but did you ever wonder exactly how much? Now, we can’t list all the actors and actresses in Hollywood, but we can discuss the top ten this year. This particular lists introduces you to the highest paid actors in Hollywood this year. You must have some idea regarding the amount of money they might make but here a few specifics. Enjoy the read!
10. TAYLOR LAUTNER
He earned $26.5 million.
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born on the 11th February of 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. He is an American actor. He is also a martial artist. His acting career began in the year 2001 and appeared in the comedy series called The Bernie Mac Show in 2003. He is best known for his performance in the Twilight Series as Jacob Black. He starred in a film called Abduction in 2011 as well. Twilight Series made sure that he was seen as a sex symbol and he soon became a teen idol. He was ranked on the second number on Glamour’s ‘The 50 sexiest Men of 2012’.
9. MARK WAHLBERG
He earned $27 million.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on the 5th June of year 1971. His full name is Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg. He is an American actor, television producer and also a former rapper. He is very well known for his roles in Fear, Boogie Nights, Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, Planet of the Apes, The Italian Job, Four Brothers, The Departed, Invincible, Shooter, The Fighter, Date Night and Ted. He was the executive producer of TV Series Entourage, Broadwalk Empire and How to Make it in America.
8. WILL SMITH
He earned $30 million.
Will Smith happens to be one of my favorite actors. He was born on the 25th September of year 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is otherwise known as The Fresh Prince. His career started in the year 1985 and since then he has tried his luck in acting, producing and even rapping. He needs no introduction. He became prominent with the TV Series ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’. He is known for his roles in Men in Black, Pursuit of Happyness, Independence Day, Hitch and I am Legend. He has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards and has won four Grammy Awards.
7. JOHNNY DEPP
He earned $30 million. Ever since I saw Sleepy Hollow (that’s his first movie I saw) I have followed his movies like a stalker, per say. He is absolutely brilliant and a genius when it comes to acting. My admiration for him was taken to a whole a new level when I saw the Pirates of the Caribbean. He was born on the 9th June of 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. He is known for his roles in Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Pirates of the Caribbean Series. His acting career started in 1984.
6. SACHA BARON COHEN
He earned $30 million.
He rarely hits the limelight which is why it is very surprising to see him make this particular list. Sacha Noam Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London, England on the 13th October of year 1971. He is a stand-up comedian, writer and an actor. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards and a Golden Globe Award . Borat and Ali G made him famous. His acting career started in the year 1995 and he is married with two daughters. Rowan Atkinson is his inspiration.
5. BEN STILLER
He earned $33 million.
His full name is Benjamin Edward Stiller and he was born in New York City, New York, United States on the 30th November 1965. He is an American actor, comedian, film director and screenwriter. He has received many awards including an Emmy and Teen Choice award. He is known for his works in Heavyweights, There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Dodgeball, Tropic Thunder, Greenberg and Night at the Museum. His net worth is around $120 million.
4. DWAYNE JOHNSON
He earned $36 million.
You all know him as ‘The Rock’. He used to be my favorite wrestler in those days. His full name is Dwayne Douglas Johnson and he was born in Hayward, California, United States on 2nd May in 1972. His acting career started in the year 1999 with The Scorpion King. I found him the best in his movie Fast Five. He was a Diplomatic Security Service Agent and played the character Luke Hobbs. He is all set to be part of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He will play the character Roadblock.
3. ADAM SANDLER
He earned $37 million.
He was born in 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is an American actor, musician, film producer and comedian. He is known for his comic roles in Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, Bid Daddy and Mr. Deeds. His acting career started in the year 1987 and has seen success ever since. He is married to Jacqueline Titone and has two children. I personally love him as a comic actor and have been my favorite ever since I saw his first movie. Anger Management is my all-time favorite though.
2. LEONARDO DICAPRIO
He earned $37 million.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on the 11th November of year 1974 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is an actor and a film producer. His career started in the year 1989. He became the limelight with his film Titanic. He has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award around eight times and he won it once for his performance in the movie ‘The Aviator’.
1. TOM CRUISE
He earned $75 million.
He takes the top spot this year. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born in Syracuse, New York, United States on the 3rd July in year 1962. He is an American actor and producer. Being nominated for three Academy Awards and having won three Golden Globe Awards for Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia, he is considered to be one of the finest actors in Hollywood. He is mostly known for Minority Report, The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds, The Color of Money, Days of Thunder and A Few Good Men.