Hollywood has made more millionares than any other industry out there, but even in Hollywood there are those actors that blow the rest of the competition out of the water. The highest paid actors don’t necessarily work on more projects than other actors, they just command more pay per project on account of their skill, looks and ability to bring people to the movie theater. Surprisingly, some of the most recognizable and iconic of Hollywood’s stars are not at the top of the list because of time taken off from acting and their decision to work on small, independently funded films.
The following are the top ten highest paid actors of all time in order from ten to one.
One of the most sought after actors at the prime of his acting career was Tom Cruise, and he is the tenth highest paid actor of all time. Tom Cruise pulls in about twenty two million per film project and won three Golden Globes for his work, of which he is most known for the Mission Impossible series. He has an estimated net worth of $270 million. With a more varied resume, Tim Allen is the ninth highest paid actor in Hollywood also earning twenty two million per film project. With a current net worth of 80 million dollars, Tim Allen is sought after for his work in animated films.
Complicated work in action films garners Mark Wahlberg an impressive twenty eight million per film project, making him number nine of the list. Wahlberg might not be the most popular actor, but his ability to get the shot makes him a coveted high action actor. Robert Downey, of the Iron Man chain, earns an average of thirty one million per film, also on account of his intense action film skills. Coming in at number six is comedic actor, Ben Stiller, with an estimated thirty four million a film. Tom Hanks with his heart felt blockbuster dramas commission a nice thirty five million per film earning him a spot at the top five.
To round out the top ten list are the highest paid actors of all time and the best of the best in the industry. Will Smith is number four because of his ability to adapt to every kind of film and play his characters with the skill needed in Hollywood. Will Smith earns thirty six million dollars, at least, per film he is in. The number three spot goes to Adam Sandler, for his endless series of comedic films that fans just love. Sandler earns a reported forty million per film he stars in. Acting genius, Johnny Depp commands a whopping fifty million per film he agrees to take on, and is never out of work or looking for anything long. Finally, at the top of the list is hearthrob, Leonardo DiCaprio with an astounding seventy seven million dollars a film.
Interesting enough, the entire top ten list is made up of men, even though there are equally if not better actresses in Hollywood. Female actors are climbing up the list though and demanding more and more per film appearance than ever before so this list is sure to change very soon.