Did you ever wonder which actors make the most money in Hollywood? The list of highest paid actors in Hollywood for 2013 may surprise you.
Robert Downey Jr. – $75 Million
Robert Downey Jr. is an inspiration to young people. After more than five years of drug and alcohol use, the actor came to terms with the self-destructive behavior and made the decision to turn his life around. With help from Hollywood friends like Mel Gibson, Downey began a sober acting career that has led to becoming the highest paid actor in 2013. His film, The Avengers, was the third highest-grossing movie of all time.
Channing Tatum – $60 Million
Although Channing Tatum earned part of this huge amount for his starring role in Magic Mike, Tatum is a solid actor with a long list of movies under his belt. In 2013, Tatum shone as a young father interviewing at the White House caught in a terrorist attack in the movie White House Down. Tatum’s versatility shines in his two films, 21 Jump Street and The Eagle. This young actor is more than just a handsome face, he is a talented actor who will continue to earn big for years to come.
Hugh Jackman – $55 Million
Hugh Jackman is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men movies. However, the seasoned actor stirred audiences with his emotional performance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Jackman ‘s film, The Prisoners, released in 2013, was No. 2 on The Christian Post’s list of 5 Popular Christian Films in 2013 You Should Not Miss.
Mark Wahlberg – $52 Million
Mark Wahlberg first came to fame as the younger brother of Donnie Wahlberg, leader of the successful boy band New Kids on the Block. Wahlberg went on to be the front man for his own band, Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch. He left the group to pursue his acting career, which proved to be a great decision. Wahlberg has since starred in 36 films since 1993. In 2006, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Departed. His film, Ted, was an unexpected box office success, earning $550 million with a production budget of a mere $50 million. Wahlberg’s 2013 film, Pain and Gain, teams Wahlberg with Dwayne Johnson, also one of Hollywood’s top earners.
Dwayne Johnson – $46 Million
During 2013, Dwayne Johnson had movies in the box office top 10 for more than 10 weeks: Fast & Furious 6, grossing more than $500 million in two weeks and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Johnson is also the highest grossing actor in Hollywood. Once a WWE wrestler, The Rock, Johnson left the ring in 2003 for a career in film, yet continues to appear in WWE matches. Johnson’s success is attributed to his willingness to star in multiple and diverse films
Leonardo DiCaprio – $39 Million
Leonardo DiCaprio’s films display his major talent as an actor, and, although many of his films tend to be dark, his movies are always popular. Since DiCaprio’s box office smash Titantic (the second highest grossing film of all time), the actor has moved from romance to drama and intrigue, starring in films like Inception, Shutter Island, and J. Edgar. The 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby showcased DiCaprio’s skills and the film grossed $250 million at the box office. The Great Gatsby also made the Washington Post’s Family Filmgoer’s best family films of 2013, listed as one of the best movies for teens.