The highest paid actors of 2014
Forbes has published an annual ranking of the highest paid Hollywood actors. Topping the list for the second year in a row takes Robert Downey Jr. The main source of income for actors today are shooting in the Marvel franchise "Iron Man" studio. According to Forbes estimates, in the period from June 2013 to June 2014 the actor has earned $ 75 million - the same as last year.
On the second line of the rankings - an actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, whose income for the previous period Forbes estimates at $ 52 million closes the top three most highly paid actors Bradley Cooper with income of $ 46 million..
Estimation of revenues of the rating is made up of all of the following indicators: advances for films that are in production, earnings from rental published paintings, advertising contracts. In compiling the list, Forbes interrogates the actors themselves, their agents, producers and lawyers. Taxes and payments agency in the assessment are not included.
Robert Downey Jr.
Revenue: $ 75 million
Owned company Disney Marvel studio is often accused of being miserly with respect to the actors. However, when it comes to Robert Downey Jr., the Marvel fees are more than generous. In the role of Iron Man actor he has become the driving force of the four major superhero hits the studio, including "The Avengers," the third in the list of highest-grossing films of all time. To beat a good fee for shooting in the new part of the franchise "The Avengers: Age of Ultron", he spoke at length about his producers congestion and inaccessibility, and eventually got his way. However, most of the earnings in the year 2013-2014 Downey Jr. brought the third part of "Iron Man" grossed $ 1, 2 billion and became the highest grossing picture of 2013.
Revenue: $ 52 million
Starring in several blockbuster movies like "Fast and the Furious", Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson went beyond his career wrestler to enter the camp of professional actors. Now it's time to go to the principal roles for him. In 2014, preparing to leave, "Hercules", in 2015 - a disaster movie "San Andreas" in both fighter is preparing to act in the foreground. Business instinct tells Rock that he needed to build and television career. The first step was a reality, "Hero", now it is moving into the big leagues with the comedy series "Players" ( "The Ballers"). The latter appears as an actor in a scene and behind the scenes - it plays a major role and produces television shows.
Revenue: $ 46 million
Bradley Cooper's ability to combine work in large expensive paintings and independent projects helped him get into the Forbes ranking of the most influential celebrities in 2014. Filming in the lucrative franchise "The Hangover" gave him the opportunity to take a risk and to star in such films as "My guy - crazy" and "American Hustle." Both paintings brought actor nomination for "Oscar" (although the statue he has not yet won) and a good profit with their rental.
Revenue: $ 37 million
Now it's hard to believe, but by agreeing to shoot in "The Wolf of Wall Street," DiCaprio agreed to risk. The actor agreed to greatly reduce its advance to Scorsese was able to finish the film without problems. Five nominations for "Oscar" and $ 395 million later, it seems that "The Wolf" still was the best one for the actor. Another triumph DiCaprio in 2013 was the film "The Great Gatsby". Screen version of Baz Luhrmann suddenly earned $ 351 million in worldwide box office.
Revenue: $ 39 million
The most difficult category in the ranking of most influential celebrities - are actors. Despite the millions of royalties, Chris Hemsworth in the 2014 list is ranked. Star of "Thor" is not resting on its laurels hero Marvel comics. In 2015 amyuitsioznogo actor will be seen in the film "Cyber" about dangerous hackers.
Revenue: $ 36 million
When Hollywood needed an actor guaranteed highly professional and able to cope with a complex role, the producers opt Neeson. And the actor in demand as a chamber music in films and blockbusters like Taken3, which will soon be on the wide screen and certainly will allow the Irishman to earn millions of dollars.
Revenue: $ 35 million
Ben Affleck had to endure criticism from the shaft to the agreement on the role of Batman in the next film adaptation of the superhero adventure. Internet public raged and demanded the return to "armor" bat Christian Bale. However, producers and filmmakers were adamant - and Affleck can already start to count the multi-million dollar income from the participation in large-scale project. It is possible that an actor like his predecessor, did not play in a film of the saga, but in the whole series.
Revenue: $ 35 million
Bale in the past year successfully got rid of the label "the actor who played Batman." He is the second time was nominated for "Oscar" for his role in "American Hustle" (American Hustle), and on the way - a big-screen version of the biblical Book of Exodus (Exodus) from director Ridley Scott, in which the British played Moses.
Revenue: $ 32 million Studio still willing to pay Smith a record for the industry fees to the actor agreed to play in the tape-blockbusters that need big names and behind them a loyal army of fans. However, the excellent reputation of the former rapper overshadowed a dip in the box office of his latest film "After Earth" (After Earth), are collected in the United States only $ 60 million. Another $ 183 million to producers paintings brought the global box office. Now Smith, along with Jay-Z has produced a remake of the film "Annie" - the new version of all the main roles performed by African American artists.
Revenue: $ 32 million
Wahlberg again ranked in the Forbes ranking thanks to the phenomenal commercial success of the comedy "Ted" (Ted), published back in 2012. With a budget of $ 50 million painting collected at the box office $ 550 million. This year, the most successful project was the actor's film "Survivor" (Love Survivor), with box office $ 140 million three times to cover the costs of $ 40 million.
Wahlberg also acts as a producer role. His portfolio - HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" (Boardwalk Empire) and "Entourage" (Entourage), which in the near future expects "full meter" in Hollywood.
Another potential hit Star "Planet of the Apes" promises to be the comedy "Footballers" (Ballers), in which he will again assist Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the past, the actors already have successful experience of cooperation in the movie "blood and sweat".