The most highly paid actors in 2014

In compiling the list Forbes interrogates the actors themselves, their agents, producers and lawyers. Taxes and agency payments are not considered in the evaluation.
Robert Downey Jr.
Revenue: $ 75 million
Owned by the Disney studio Marvel is often accused of being miserly with respect to the actors. However, when it comes to Robert Downey Jr., Marvel fees are more than generous. In the role of Iron Man actor has become the driving force of the four major superhero hits the studio, including "The Avengers," the third in the list of highest-grossing films of all time. To beat a good fee for shooting in the new part of the franchise "The Avengers: Age of Ultron", he spoke at length about his workload producers and inaccessibility, and eventually got his way. However, most of the earnings in the year 2013-2014 Downey Jr. brought the third part of "Iron Man" grossed $ 1, $ 2 billion and became the highest grossing picture of 2013.

Dwayne Johnson
Revenue: $ 52 million
Starring in several blockbusters like "Fast and the Furious", Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson went beyond his career wrestler to enter the camp of professional actors. Now it's time for him to go to the main roles. In 2014, preparing to release a "Hercules" in 2015 - a disaster movie "San Andreas" in both fighter is preparing to speak at the foreground. Business instinct tells Rock that he needed to build and television career. The first step was a reality "Hero", now it is moving into the big leagues with the comedy series "Players» («The Ballers»). In the latter appears as an actor in the frame, and behind the scenes - it plays a major role and produces TV shows.

Bradley Cooper
Revenue: $ 46 million
Bradley Cooper's ability to combine work in large expensive paintings and independent projects helped him get into the list of the most influential celebrities Forbes in 2014. Filming in the lucrative franchise "The Hangover" gave him the opportunity to take a risk and play in such films as "My boyfriend - crazy" and "American Hustle". Both paintings have brought the actor nomination for "Oscar" (although the statue he has not yet won) and a good profit with their rental.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Revenue: $ 37 million
Now it's hard to believe, but by agreeing to the shooting of "The Wolf of Wall Street," DiCaprio agreed to risk. The actor has agreed to strongly reduce its advance to Scorsese was able to finish work on the film without problems. Five nominations for "Oscar" and $ 395 million later, it seems that "The Wolf" still was the best one for the actor. Another triumph DiCaprio in 2013 was the film "The Great Gatsby." Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of unexpectedly earned a worldwide box office $ 351 million

Chris Hemsworth
Revenue: $ 39 million
The most difficult category in the ranking of influential celebrities - are actors. Despite the millions of fees, Chris Hemsworth in the list of 2014 did not hit. The star of "Thor" is not resting on its laurels hero comics Marvel. In 2015 amyuitsioznogo actor will be seen in the film "Cyber" about dangerous hackers.

Liam Neeson
Revenue: $ 36 million
When Hollywood actor need guaranteed and highly capable to cope with the challenging role, producers opt Neeson. And the actor in demand as a chamber paintings and blockbusters like Taken3, which will be released soon on the wide screen and certainly allow Irishman earn millions of dollars.

Ben Affleck
Revenue: $ 35 million
Ben Affleck had to endure criticism from the shaft of the agreement on the role of Batman in the next film adaptation of the adventures of a superhero. Internet public raged and demanded to return to the "armor" bat Christian Bale. However, producers and filmmakers were adamant - and Affleck can already start to count the multimillion-dollar income from participation in large-scale project. It is possible that an actor like his predecessor, did not play in a movie of the saga, and in a series.

Christian Bale
Revenue: $ 35 million
Bale in the past year successfully got rid of the label of "the actor who played Batman." The second time he has been nominated for the "Oscar" for his role in the film "American Hustle» (American Hustle), and on the way - a big-screen adaptation of the biblical Book of Exodus (Exodus) from director Ridley Scott, in which the British played Moses.

Will Smith
Revenue: $ 32 million
Studio still willing to pay Smith record for the industry fees to actor agreed to play in the tape-blockbusters that need big names and behind them a loyal army of fans. However, the impeccable reputation of the former rapper overshadowed at the box office failure of his latest movie "After Earth» (After Earth), assembled in the USA only $ 60 million. Another $ 183 million to producers paintings brought the global box office. Now Smith, along with Jay-Z is producing a remake of the movie "Annie" - the new version of all the main roles performed by African American artists.

Mark Wahlberg
Revenue: $ 32 million
Wahlberg again hit the Forbes ranking thanks to the phenomenal commercial success of the comedy "Ted» (Ted), which was published back in 2012. With a budget of $ 50 million at the box office picture has collected $ 550 million. This year, the most successful project was the film actor "Survivor» (Love Survivor), with the box office $ 140 million three times to cover the costs of $ 40 million.
Wahlberg also acts in the role of producer. His portfolio - series HBO «Underground Empire» (Boardwalk Empire) and "Entourage» (Entourage), which in the near future expects "full length" in Hollywood.
Another potential hit star "Planet of the Apes" promises to be a comedy "Footballers» (Ballers), in which he again will be assisted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the past, actors have successful experience of cooperation in the film "Blood and then».



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