Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Robert Downey Junior are among Hollywood’s best-paid actors but whose paychecks are the biggest? All of them have multi-million franchises behind them and massive social media presence. Continue reading to find out how much Hollywood’s superstars earn.
Downey Jr is one of most bankable stars in the world, and it’s all thanks to his role as Iron Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Marvel box office domination started in 2008 with Iron Man film and Robert benefited most of it. The most recent reports by Variety magazine claim that Downey Jr. received $10 million for his 15-minute appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming. You can imagine how much he must have earned for reprising his role in Avengers: Infinity War.
Another superstar who receives massive paychecks for his movies is Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Former WWE wrestler will receive $21 million for his role in upcoming Red Notice film. He will also get additional $1 million for the promotion of this project on social networks. With the number of followers he has on Twitter and Instagram it’s no wonder he can command this sum.
In today’s Hollywood having a franchise behind you will guarantee you millions. One of those that know this the best is Daniel Craig. For another James Bond film, this British actor will receive $25 million. This is how much Sony had to pay him for what’s going to be his last appearance as the famous secret agent. Another actor with a colossal franchise is Vin Diesel. His alter-ego Dominic Toretto is the main character in F&F universe. For an appearance in The Fate of The Furious, he got $20 million.
One actor who is not a part of any franchise but is getting massive paychecks is Leonardo Di Caprio who also took $20 million for Inception. On top of that, he’s also ready to sacrifice his earnings in order to appear in movies he likes. For example, he will star in upcoming Charles Manson film, directed by Quentin Tarantino for ‘only’ $10 million.
Actors such as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will enter in this selected group in upcoming years thanks to Guardians of The Galaxy and Jurassic Park films.
All in all the recipe for success in Hollywood includes being a part of the franchise. The industry just functions like that at the moment. Diesel, Johnson, and Downey Jr. can tell you all about this.