From Tom Cruise to Will Smith via Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, we reveal to you who are the 12 highest paid Hollywood stars in history!
Figures that make you dizzy… To play in a film, these Hollywood actors and actresses were paid several tens of millions of dollars, pharaonic sums that take into account the base fee but also a percentage of the receipts negotiated in advance.
So, who are the 12 highest paid US stars in history? And for which films? Of Tom Cruise at Will Smith Passing by Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullockwe lift the veil, in our slideshow, on the biggest Hollywood salaries!
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If today it is less bankable, Johnny Depp has long been one of the most profitable actors in the seventh art and therefore, logically, one of those being the best paid. In 2011, the American earned $55 million by reprising his role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. His initial fee for the film was 35 million greenbacks.
For his performance in the feature film Inception of Christopher Nolanthe American actor Leonardo DiCaprio pocketed a whopping $59 million. It should be noted that he had been paid 40 million for his role as Jack in titanic and that the recent Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up brought him 30.
In worship Batman of Tim Burton, released in theaters in 1989, he is unforgettable as Joker. Thanks to his extraordinary performance, the American actor Jack Nicholson won $60 million. Not bad, when you know that his base salary was “only” 6 million greenbacks, ten times less!
His role as Forrest Gump brought him an Oscar but also several tens of millions of dollars. For his incredible performance in the classic of Robert Zemeckisthe American actor Tom Hanks has indeed won no less than 70 million greenbacks.
Tom Cruise was paid 70 million dollars for the first part of the saga Impossible missionrealized by Brian DePalma. Box office champion since the 80s, the American actor has earned even more money for other films, but which ones? You will find out a little later!
A trip to space that pays off! For his role in the Gravity ofAlfonso Cuaronwhich earned her an Oscar nomination, American actress Sandra Bullock won $70 million. For information, its initial cachet was 20 million greenbacks.
Robert Downey Jr.
With his incarnation of Tony Stark / Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. hit the jackpot! Judge for yourself: its performances in Iron Man 3, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame allowed the American actor to win three times (!) the sum of 75 million dollars! Be aware that his initial stamp on Endgame was 20 million greenbacks.
His career has been on hold since the famous Oscar slap episode. But as everyone knows, Will Smith was for many years one of the most profitable stars in the Hollywood industry. The film that earned him the most? Men In Black 3released in theaters in 2012, for which he earned a whopping $100 million.
The movie that made the most money Bruce Willis is not necessarily who you think it is. Forget his benefits John McClaneit is indeed the Sixth Sense of M.Night Shyamalan which was the most profitable work for the actor. His initial fee was 14 million dollars, but in total, Willis won… 100 million greenbacks!
Tom Cruise (again)
Tom Cruise managed the performance of winning 100 million dollars for two different films: the mission impossible 2 of John Woo and War of the Worlds of Steven Spielberg. But since this year, the Hollywood actor has made an improbable pass of three: Top Gun Maverick indeed also allowed him to reach this symbolic bar. A film for which its initial fee was 14 million greenbacks. Impressive.
If we consider Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutionsshot simultaneously, as a single work, so Keanu Reeves is the highest paid actor for a film. To resume his role as Neo in the second and third installments of the cult SF saga, the American has indeed won … 156 million dollars. His initial fee to play in the two opuses was 30 million greenbacks.