Here are the Highest-Paid Actors in Hollywood

Above: Daniel Craig tops the list of highest-paid actors in Hollywood
Above: Daniel Craig tops the list of highest-paid actors in Hollywood

Summer blockbuster season is finally in full swing, so it only seems right that we delve into the lustrous world of Hollywood today. And while us diehard movie-goers are mostly concerned with snagging pre-sale tickets to the hottest upcoming flicks, Hollywood’s biggest actors are focused on that next paycheque. Sure, they might not be raking in as much as they used to, but taking a look at their recently revealed salaries proves that our favourite stars are doing just fine.

Earlier this week, journalists at Variety posted a detailed look at the largest earnings from Hollywood elites. Most of the entries shouldn’t come as any shock, but perhaps the most surprising finding is that Daniel Craig has skyrocketed to the top of the charts. Thanks to his signing onto the forthcoming James Bond feature, Craig has beat out previous champs like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Fast and the Furious staple, Vin Diesel.

Another point of interest in the salary list is the glaring lack of female actors, with only Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sandra Bullock cracking the top ten. Hathaway is set to star in Sony Picture’s Barbie adaptation in 2020, with the latter two coming into the fold via turns in Red Sparrow and Minions respectively.

You can take a look at the rest of the chart below. In related news, check out the electric new trailer for Director X’s Superfly reboot here.


Daniel Craig: Bond 25 (2019) – $25M USD
Dwayne Johnson: Red Notice (2020) – $22M USD
Vin Diesel: The Fate of the Furious (2017) – $20M USD
Anne Hathaway: Barbie (2020) – $15M USD
Jennifer Lawrence: Red Sparrow (2018) – $15M USD
Seth Rogen: Flarsky (2019) – $15M USD
Tom Cruise: The Mummy (2017) – $11-$13M USD
Harisson Ford: Indiana Jones 5 (2020) – $10-$12M USD
Sandra Bullock: Minions (2015) – $10M USD
Leonardo Dicaprio: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) – $10M USD
Robert Downey Jr.: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – $10M USD
Kevin Hart: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) – $10M USD
Chris Pratt: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – $10M USD
Emily Blunt: Jungle Cruise (2019) – $8-$10M USD
Bryce Dallas Howard: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – $8M USD
Tom Hardy: Venom (2018) – $7M USD
Ryan Gosling: First Man (2018) – $6.5M USD
Jack Black: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) – $5M USD
Michael B. Jordan: Creed 2 (2018) – $3-$4M USD
Ethan Hawke: The Purge (2013) – $2M USD

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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