The talent and fees of Hollywood actors do not always have a direct relationship, which is clearly demonstrated by the annual rating of the highest paid actors compiled by Forbes magazine. For the second year in a row, the rating is topped by the very charismatic Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is very difficult to imagine in a strong dramatic role.
And nevertheless, in the period from June 2019 to June 2020, this actor managed to earn $ 87.5 million (a year earlier the amount was slightly more – $ 89.4 million) of which $ 23.5 million fell on the new action movie Red Notice / “Red Notice “. The film will be released on Netflix before the end of 2020, with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot appearing in addition to Johnson.
By the way, the aforementioned Ryan Reynolds ranks second in the fresh rating with the amount of $ 71.5 million of which $ 20 million came from the same Netflix action movie Red Notice, and another $ 20 million – to another Netflix action movie called Six Underground. The third of the rating is closed by Mark Wahlberg with the amount of $ 58 million, a significant part of which was the fee for the Netflix action movie “Spencer’s Justice”.
Despite drinking problems and leaving the Batman franchise, Ben Affleck came in fourth with $ 55 million. The main sources of income are the thriller The Last Thing He Wanted from Netflix and the sports drama The Way Back. The honorable fifth place belongs to Vin Diesel, who operates the Fast and Furious franchise. Despite the postponement of “Fast and Furious 9” to 2021, the actor managed to earn $ 54 million.
In full, the Top 10 Highest Paid Actors of 2020 looks like this:
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – $ 87.5 million
- Ryan Reynolds – $ 71.5 million
- Mark Wahlberg – $ 58 million
- Ben Affleck – $ 55 million
- Vin Diesel – $ 54 million
- Akshay Kumar – $ 48.5 million
- Lin-Manuel Miranda – $ 45.5 million
- Will Smith – $ 44.5 million
- Adam Sandler – $ 41 million
- Jackie Chan – $ 40 million
Interestingly, the “top ten” earned a total of $ 545 million. The rating of the highest paid actresses in 2020 has not yet been published, but last year they all together earned only $ 315 million.