This Year’s Top 10 Highly Paid Hollywood Actors

This Year’s Top 10 Highly Paid Hollywood Actors: Hollywood, which is one of the most exciting and famous film industry all over the world with its globally distinguished actors who have a huge list of fans. Every year, the American film industry produces budgeted top films so as to pull a large number of audience. Moreover, these famous actors, who have a huge audience support, have become popular with their roles and their looks. All these famous actors are highly paid mainly because of their popularity across the world. All these actors, other than their popularity, they are also known for their acting skills. Here, you will be able to find a list of Top Ten Highly Paid Hollywood Actors of the Year 2016-17.

10. Liam Neeson

Liam John Neeson is one of the famous Hollywood actors from Northern Ireland who was born on 7 June 1952. He made his first film appearance in the year 1977, by playing Jesus Christ and Evangelist in the religious film called ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’. He, later on, acted in an Arthurian film called Excalibur in the year 1981. He became more famous and captured everyone’s heart by acting in the Oscar-winning movie called ‘Schindler’s list’. Apart from that, he has played leading roles in various films like Les Miserables, Michael Collins, Kinsey and Taken (which is one of the top rated thriller action movies). He is also rated as one amongst the 100 sexiest stars in the film history, and also earns a high income of nearly $36 million. Neeson, in 2016, narrated the RTÉ One three-part documentary on the Easter Rising, 1916. Other than that, he also voiced the Monster in the Spanish film called ‘A Monster Calls’. Neeson has won and also got nominated for many awards such as Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Awards, and also The Academy Awards.

9. Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler, an American actor, screenwriter and a film producer is known for his wits. If someone asks to name a man in the Hollywood film industry, who has a funny bone, then it would be him. He is an actor who is famous for his diverse roles in over fifty films and ten television series. Big Daddy, Billy Madison, and Mr Deeds are some of his best roles. His comedy album called ‘Stan and Judy’s Kid’ established a record for maximum albums sold by a comedy album in its opening week. He has an annual earning of around $37 million.

8. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor is known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series called ‘Home and Away’ in the year 2004 and also as ‘Thor’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011. Hemsworth began his career in the year 2002 as the television actor and performed a role in ‘Guinevere Jones and Neighbours’. In the year 2009, he made an appearance in Star Trek. He also acted in a horror comedy called ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ in the year 2012. All these films made him one of the most popular actors in the Hollywood industry, thus making him one amongst the top ten highest earning star, with an earning of $37 million. Apart from all those movies, he is also famous for his role in the war film Red Dawn Snow White and the Huntsman, and also the biographical sports drama film called Rush, The Avengers, Blackhat and age of Ultron.

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7. Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is a movie producer and actor who kickstarted his career by appearing in television ads in early 1990. However, he became more famous after playing ‘Jack’ in James Cameron’s movie called ‘Titanic‘. His began his film career by starring as ‘Josh’ in Critters 3. He has amassed popularity at the age of 40 years because of his character in The Basketball Diaries and also Romantic drama Romeo+ Juliet. In the year 2015, Leonardo Dicaprio acted as fur trapper Hugh Glass in the survival drama called as ‘The Revenant’, which was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. This is one movie that earned him several awards, including his first ‘Academy Awards’ in the ‘Best Actor’ category. It was his eleventh nomination and also his third win at the Golden Globes. He also got his first BAFTA Award for Best Actor for the same. Other than that, he has also received lots of awards and nominations and now he turns out to be one of the highest paid actors with an earning of $39 million.

6. Bradley Cooper

Bradey Cooper, an American actor and a producer are one amongst the highest earning Hollywood actor with a $46 million income. Other than being the highly paid actor, he is also noted among the Sexiest Men in the world. After joining the film industry, he gained recognition all over the world with comedy franchise called as ‘The Hangover trilogy’ in which his character has critically acclaimed by the public. He started off with a guest role in the television series called ‘Sex and the City’, after which he acted in the film ‘Wet Hot American Summer’. In the year 2011, Bradey Cooper was entitled as ‘International Man of the Year’ by GQ and also as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People.

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5. Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is an actor and a producer, who has also tried his hands in business and modelling. He is also a rapper. He became famous for his serious role in films like ‘The Fighter’ and ‘The Departed’. Wahlberg has assisted as executive producer of four HBO series: the period crime drama Boardwalk Empire, the comedy-drama Entourage, and the comedy-dramas How to Make It in America and Ballers. Other than acting, he also the co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain. Wahlberg started recording with the dancers/rappers Hector Barros (Hector the Booty Inspector), Anthony Thomas (Ashley Ace), Scott Ross (Scottie Gee) and Terry Yancey (DJ-T) as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. With that, he earned a hit with “Good Vibrations” from their first album Music for the People. Another brilliant performance of Mark is in ‘TED’. There is also a sequel to Ted that is in the pipeline simultaneously with Transformers-Age of Extinction. His earning comes upto around $52 million.

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4. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, who is well-known for his ring name ‘Rock’, is one handsome American actor and a wrestler. He has acted in various action and sports movies such as Fast and Furious and The Game Plan.
Dwayne Johnson burst into the mainstream with performances in the blockbuster action films such as The Mummy Returns in the year 2001 and The Scorpion King in the year 2002, for which he was paid 5.5 million. Johnson has also played against type with Sean William Scott in 2007’s Southland Tales. Johnson was awarded the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 80th Academy Awards in the year 2008. Some of his box office hits are Retaliation, GI Joe, and Hercules. He came into the list of top ten highest paid actors in Hollywood with an earning of $52 million.

3. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is well-known for his performance in the movies such as X-man series, The Prestige, Les Miserable, Prisoners, Real Steel, and much more. In Broadway theatre, Jackman bagged a Tony Award for his character in ‘The Boy from Oz’. Moreover, he has also hosted the 81st Academy Awards in the year 2009. His early film works include Erskineville Kings and Paperback Hero. Other than that his television work comprises of Halifax f.p., Blue Heelers, Law of the Land and Banjo Paterson’s The Man from Snowy River. He is one of those top paid actors who receives nearly $55 million. His movie- X-men series, received an overall box office collection of $438 million. He earned his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Les Misérables and also bagged his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

2. Channing Tatum

This handsome young American actor and dancer has made his way into the second position of the top ten highly paid actors of Hollywood. He was also known to make fairly well in medium-budget films. His first appearance was in the movie Coach Carter and one of his breakthrough roles was in Step Up. Other than that, there are various other popular characters such as ‘Duke’ in action film ‘GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ and its 2013 sequel ‘GI Joe: Retaliation’. Both the films were commercially successful earning more than $300 million at the box office. However, one comedy drama movie- Magic Mike transforms this tradition when he gained $60 million and thus made his place in this list.

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1. Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr, other than a known actor, he is also a singer who commenced his career in the film industry with his father Robert Downey Sr.’ s film called ‘Pound’ in the year 1970. He has now turned out to be the highest paid actor of the Hollywood film industry as per the 2016 stats. Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes are the two popular movies that made him famous. He receives around $75 million for his six top rated movies which earned up to $500 million globally at the box office. Downey Jr’s career possibilities developed when he featured in the mystery thriller called Zodiac, and also the satirical action comedy called Tropic Thunder. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the latter. He played the title character in the film Chaplin, which won him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Downey later joined the cast of the TV series called ‘Ally McBeal’ performing Calista Flockhart’s love interest, which earned him a Golden Globe Award.

Now, let us have a quick look into the top ten highly paid Hollywood actors of the year 2016-17
1. Robert Downey Jr. $75 Million
2. Channing Tatum $60 Million
3. Hugh Jackman $55 Million
4. Dwayne Johnson $52 Million
5. Mark Wahlberg $52 Million
6. Bradley Cooper $46 Million
7. Leonardo Dicaprio $39 Million
8. Chris Hemsworth $37 Million
9. Adam Sandler $37 Million
10. Liam Neeson $36 Million


There are lots of people who are movie buffs and show a keen interest in articles on movies too. This article is for all those people who loves to know more about the film industry.Years back, the actors were hired at a fixed salary. However, the things have changed now since the artists receive a tremendous amount of movie profit. All the above mentioned actors have earned money due to their skills, talents and absolute hard work.

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