Published On: Jul 16 2013 06:04:20 PM CDTUpdated On: Jul 22 2014 11:57:30 AM CDT
Before you head out to see the latest movie blockbuster this summer, check out Forbes' list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors based on estimated earnings between June 2013 and June 2014.
No. 10: Mark Wahlberg ($32 million)
Wahlberg starred in "Lone Survivor," which earned $150 million globally, and he still has money coming in from 2012's "Ted."
No. 9: Will Smith ($32 million)
Smith's "After Earth" brought in $183 million globally. Next up for the former "Fresh Prince" star: a new version of the movie-musical "Annie."
No. 8: Christian Bale ($35 million)
Bale is best known as Batman these days. But he's kept busy since taking off the cape -- he had an Oscar-nominated role in "American Hustle" and is set to star as Moses in Ridley Scott's "Exodus."
No. 7: Ben Affleck ($35 million)
Affleck received a big advance for his upcoming role as Batman. Multiple movies starring Affleck as the Caped Crusader are expected to be released over the next five years
No. 6: Liam Neeson ($36 million)
Neeson starredsequel "Taken 2," which grossed nearly $380 million worldwide, and has "Taken 3" on the horizon. He also voiced a few characters in "The Lego Movie."
No. 5: Chris Hemsworth ($37 million)
The lead role in the "Thor" franchise and the chance to reprise that role in "The Avengers" have helped boost Hemsworth's earnings and visibility in Hollywood.
No. 4: Leonardo DiCaprio ($39 million)
DiCaprio originally had to reduce his upfront pay to get "The Wolf of Wall Street" made, but his gamble paid off when the film grossed $395 million and earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor. Add to that DiCaprio's starring role in "The Great Gatsby," which earned $351 million globally, and DiCaprio had a good year.
No. 3: Bradley Cooper ($46 million)
Cooper is new to the list of the highest-paid actors this year, which Forbes attributes to his willingness to take risks in movies like "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
No. 2: Dwayne Johnson ($52 million)
The former wrestling star once known as "The Rock," has become a full blown movie star. He's already starred in ensemble blockbusters like "G.I. Joe" and "Fast and Furious." And coming up, he'll be the center of the show in films including "Hercules" and "San Andreas."
No. 1: Robert Downey Jr. ($75 million)
Downey's super-sized income over the past year stems from the role that revived his once flailing career: "Iron Man." The actor has now played the role in three standalone "Iron Man" movies, including 2013's $1.2 billion-grossing "Iron Man 3," and 2012's "The Avengers." He negotiated a salary boost for 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Visit Forbes.com for more information on the top 10 list.
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