Top 10 Highest Paid Actors 2013

564
SHARE

Hollywood careers are built on smart (and not always obvious) choices. The two men who top our list of Hollywood’s highest-earning actors are living proof of that. While Johnny Depp topped our list last year with $75 million, Leonardo DiCaprio jumps from fifth to first place to beat Depp for the first time. Over the past year Depp earned $50 million to DiCaprio’s $77 million. Both  actors have achieved wealth and fame by making some unusual choices with their careers.

 

 

 

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

$77 million

 

Between Shutter Island and Inception, DiCaprio had an excellent 2010. Lately he’s mostly been in the press for dating Blake Lively. But later this year he’ll star in J. Edgar, a film about the famous FBI director. Clint Eastwood directs which means the film is already getting Oscar buzz.

 

2. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

$50 million

 

Depp puts his own spin on every role and whether he’s voicing a chameleon or lurching around as Captain Jack Sparrow, his movies bring in the big bucks. Up next for Depp: a film version of the cult television show Dark Shadows directed by Tim Burton.

 

 

3. Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

$40 million

 

Sandler is one of the surest things in Hollywood. His films might not get a lot of love from critics but the ticket-buying public love him. His most recent film, Just Go With It gets an 18 on Rotten Tomatoes but earned $214 million at the global box office.

 

4. Will Smith

Will Smith

$36 million

 

Lately, Smith has put his own career on the back burner in order to focus on his budding star children. He produced The Karate Kid which starred Jaden and is developing a remake of Annie for his daughter Willow. Smith will next star in Men in Black III slated for a May 2012 release.

 

 

5. Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

$35 million

 

Hanks’ latest film, Larry Crowne, was a bona fide flop earning less that $100 million. But the actor still pulls in plenty of money from voicing Woody in Toy Story. The third film was the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Hanks will next star opposite Sandra Bullock in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

 

6. Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller

$34 million

 

Stiller earns big bucks from franchises like Meet the Parents and Night at the Museum. His next film will be Tower Heist which features an ensemble cast that includes Eddie Murphy and Matthew Broderick. The film is about a bunch of ripped-off employees trying to rob a Bernie Madoff type.

 

7. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.

$31 million

 

Thanks to huge hits like the Iron Man movies and Sherlock Holmes, Downey has officially left his troubled past behind to become a big movie star. The first Sherlock Holmes film earned an amazing $525 million. The sequel, which hits theaters this Christmas, could do even better.

 

8. Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

$28 million

The former underpants model isn’t just a movie star. He also produces a slew of popular television shows like Entourage, How to Make it in America and Boardwalk Empire. Entourage, which is in its final season, is now poised to become a movie. The show is loosely based on Wahlberg’s life in Hollywood.

 

9. Tim Allen

Tim Allen

$22 million

 

Allen makes our list this year mostly thanks to his work as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 3. But he also still earns from Home Improvement. Allen has a new show in the works called The Last Days of Man about “a married father of three trying to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women.”

 

10. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

$22 million

 

Cruise isn’t the movie star he once was but he still earns more than almost anyone else in Hollywood. A lot of that comes from residuals off of his older hits like Jerry McGuire and War of the Worlds but he also got a nice upfront payday for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol which hits theaters this winter.

 

 

Leave a Reply

8 Comments on "Top 10 Highest Paid Actors 2013"

Notify of
avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
renne
Guest
renne
4 years 7 months ago

where is Kendall Schmidt from big time rush huh if you want real talent look at him

good side
Guest
good side
4 years 5 months ago

Hiya. I was thinking about adding a hyperlink back to your website since both of our web sites are primarily based around the same niche. Would you prefer I link to you using your site address: https://exploredia.com/top-10-highest-paid-actors-2011-2012/ or website title: Top 10 Highest Paid Actors 2011-2012. Please make sure to let me know at your earliest convenience. Thanks

akash panda
Guest
akash panda
4 years 5 months ago

hats off to Leonardo for Titanic………………..

rashk
Guest
rashk
4 years 5 months ago

tom Cruise is simply the best….!!!

vrk the best
Guest
vrk the best
4 years 5 months ago

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

retched
Guest
retched
4 years 3 months ago

It was toss up between Leo & johnny,, but when i compared the 2, all i kept picturin was Leo goin full retard in whats eatin gilber grape & Depp being an awesum older brother !! Lol

Februarysmell
Guest
Februarysmell
4 years 3 months ago

Tom hanks brings class into this grave list

inaam
Guest
inaam
4 years 1 month ago

johnny depp is the best actor of this generation, tim allen was the best tv actor of 1990’s , remember home improvement .he too can be very competitive, remember in 1994 he had an unbeatable year with no.1 tv show, no.1 book and no.1 movie santa clause.

wpDiscuz