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10 Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood

Here are the 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood

According to a new report by The Hollywood Reporter, there are at least six actors that earn as much as $20 million a movie. 20 years ago, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise were the highest paid actors. Now, newcomers Jennifer Lawrence, Dwayne Johnson, and Seth Rogen are among the highest paid actors in Hollywood. From The Hollywood Reporter:
The top quote belongs to DiCaprio, who was paid $25 million up front for The Wolf of Wall Street. But this came with a catch: It also included his producing fee, and budget overruns meant he had to defer some of his salary. Following the success of American Sniper and his three Oscar nominations as an actor, Bradley Cooper is expected to command $15 million to $20 million a picture — lifting him above the $15 million he got for the third Hangover. Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum could be in the ballpark for the right role. But Tatum might find that harder to come by for nonsequels, following the disappointment of Jupiter Ascending. In the action category, Dwayne Johnson has become the go-to guy and can command $14 million to $15 million a studio picture. That's what he got for Hercules and the upcoming summer release San Andreas — though insiders say he made a lot less to be part of the ensemble cast of Furious 7.
Nowadays, actors are taking less money up front, but instead are making deals on the back end.
Hardly anyone gets the type of massive back-end deal those stars received, when many were granted 20 percent of first-dollar gross. Today's backend nearly always comes after "cash-break-even," which means when a studio has recouped its costs, including whatever it spent for production and marketing.
Ultimately, actors are getting paid only if the movies are profitable and successful.

Here are the highest paid actors in Hollywood:

‘The Revenant’ Starring Leonardo DiCaprio Open Casting Call 1. Leonardo DiCaprio 2. Sandra Bullock 3. Matt Damon 4. Robert Downey Jr. Photo Works / Shutterstock.com Photo Works / Shutterstock.com 5. Denzel Washington 6. Angelina Jolie 7. Dwayne Johnson 8. Mark Wahlberg Jennifer Lawrence 9. Jennifer Lawrence 10. Seth Rogen Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.