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12 Actor Salaries That Will Blow Your Mind

Part of the appeal of being an actor is the money. After all, most people dream about being able to do something they love while making millions. The public’s ongoing interest in the cars, homes and y

Part of the appeal of being an actor is the money. After all, most people dream about being able to do something they love while making millions. The public’s ongoing interest in the cars, homes and yachts that celebrities purchase isn’t going away any time soon, and that’s mainly because the average person can only dream about having such a large amount of disposable income. While there are some actors that say they take on certain projects simply because of the material, most people in the business rarely take on a movie or television show without being paid.

It is (logically) assumed that the most popular actors make the most money. This is true for the most part, but just because the public likes a particular actor or actress, doesn’t mean that Hollywood pays them according to their place in pop culture. It is also logically assumed that actors who are just starting out make way less than those who have been in the business for years. However, in today’s reality show-obsessed world, some “actors” are paid a pretty impressive salary as newcomers.

Some actors have been very wise with their money over the years, while others have squandered their fortunes and are trying to get back in the game. Here are 12 actor salaries that will likely surprise you.

12 Kristen Stewart

11 Julia Roberts

10 Reese Witherspoon

9 Jennifer Aniston

8 Sarah Jessica Parker

7 Angelina Jolie

6 Mark Wahlberg

5 Amitabh Bachchan

4 Tom Cruise

3 Vin Diesel

2 Jackie Chan

1 Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert Downey, Jr. has a salary of around $80 million. He most recently stared in The Avengers, and made headlines because he was making so much more than the movie’s main character, Chris Evans. Downey has had his share of mishaps, which included years of substance abuse, arrests and stints in rehab, but he’s back on top and is one of the most respected actors of his generation. He’s been acting for more than 40 years and likely gets his acting genes from his mother Elsie, who was an actress. Robert Downey, Jr. is also known for his work in movies such as The Singing Detective and Good Night, and Good Luck.

Sources:  digitaltrends.com, imdb.com, forbes.com

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