These TV and Movie Stars Get The Highest, Envy-Inducing Pay For Their Roles
Not everyone is given a chance to be a big shot in Hollywood. One has to have good looks and incredible talent to get the public’s attention, and of course, the producers’ interest. Somehow, if you manage to have that breakthrough role, you will not only shoot to stardom but get a considerable amount of paycheck as well.
Being a big shot in Hollywood automatically means that you’re a money-making machine – just look at Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp. With several iconic roles under their belts to prove the degree of their acting prowess, the actors can easily earn millions in a single movie, making them two of today’s highest-paid and wealthiest actors.
Aside from these two, there are a slew of celebrities who cashed in a lot from their movie roles. Fortunately, these guys continue to make it big in the entertainment business today. They rode the waves of their breakthrough roles and used it as a stepping stone for greater stardom.
Will your favorite stars make it on this list? Check it out now, and you might just be surprised.
Tom Cruise | War of the Worlds | $100 Million
Sure, you know Tom Cruise’s iconic 2005 science fiction movie, War of the Worlds, by Steven Spielberg himself. With the superb storytelling, screenplay, and of course, actors, it is no surprise that it earned a whopping $234 million in North America alone and $603 million worldwide. It also became the fourth most successful film both domestically and internationally in the said year, receiving a lot of accolades, credits, and positive responses.
With its success, did you know Cruise earned a staggering $100 million? Imagine making this tremendous amount in only 73 days of movie production. It is even higher than what the average person can earn in a lifetime. Luckily, the 58-year-old actor got it right when he decided to receive an upfront salary rather than taking a percentage of the proceeds.