Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood

There is a high salary paid to famous actors in a movie. Some of these actors are so popular, that just associating the name of an actor with that movie can make that movie popular as well. In addition, the character of the actor spreads its quality and skill throughout the movie. Celebrities are the attention seekers valued for the position they hold in society. People cross various limits for just getting a glimpse of them sometimes.

Starting with actors according to Forbes Magazine, Matt Damon will be earning $29 million now onwards. His role in the first two Bourne films has netted $850 million and the third is now on the top of the U.S. Box Office.

The second on the list is Brad Pitt falling a place down and pocketing $24 million today whereas Vince Vaughn is on the third position after a tie up with Johnny Depp of Pirates of the Caribbean. Backing them up are the handsomes named Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise earning of salary of $30 million per film.

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The one-time famous heroes Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio earn only $20 million adding up 20 percentage of the gross box office turn over per movie.

Jim Carrey was the top-earning actor collecting $39 million for his role in Cable Guy in 1996. Presently we have Tom Hanks who after the Da Vinci Code is being paid somewhere in the range of $29 to $49 million for the upcoming movie Angels and Demons.

Similarly, even after a flop Rendition in 2007 Reese Witherspoon is a moneymaker. She earns not less than $15 to $20 million whereas Angelina Jolie even after a movie like Beowulf earned only $8 million. The great Charlie girl Cameron Diaz is third having a price tag of $15 million.

Nicole Kidman of New York won Oscar award in 2002 for Virginia Woolfs The Hours was highest paid in 2006 but has dropped to fourth position to a salary of $10 to $15 million.

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Renee Zellweger and Sandra Bullock get $10 million paycheck for their work. Even Julia Roberts a one time top class heroine also now belongs to same class of $10 million. Drew Barrymore and Jodie Foster together with Halle Berry follow the same track.

However, according to Forbes Magazine there are two such people away from industry but involved in it otherwise earning more than stars. One is J.K. Rowling and the other is Jennifer Aniston. The former is none other than writer of Harry Potter a craze throughout the nation whereas the latter took over Britney Spears last year and bagged $35 million for her as per reported by Reute.

These are the big names of Hollywood on whom the movie industry depends for its success.rs.


by Victor Epand