Forbes has recently released the world's highest-paid actors list for 2015. Check out their ranking, along with then and now photos of each actor! Below the photos, you'll also find their recent and upcoming movies to check out, as well as links to all of the amazing articles related to these movies on Moviepilot! You can thank us later... let's begin!
#1 Robert Downey Jr., $80 Million
Thanks to Marvel studios films such as The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age of Ultron (which each grossed over $1 billion), Robert Downey Jr. is the world's highest-paid actor for three consecutive years. Who would have known the actor who debuted at age 5 as a sick puppy in his father's absurdist film would be our Iron Man today?
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Robert Downey Jr.
#2 Jackie Chan, $50 Million
Jackie Chan's dedication to his work and path to success is admirable. He had rigorously studied martial arts, drama, acrobatics and singing; and was subjected to strict discipline including harsh punishment for poor performance since childhood. To date, he has starred over 100 feature films and his hard work definitely had paid off!
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Jackie Chan.
#3 Vin Diesel, $47 Million
Vin Diesel is a multi-talented actor who has also wrote, directed and produced films and lent his voice to critically acclaimed animated film, The Iron Giant. As he is of mixed heritage, he used to have difficulty in finding roles. Now, everyone wants him in their films!
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Vin Diesel
#4 Bradley Cooper, $41.5 Million
Bradley Cooper has once said "I used to have buddies come over after kindergarten and I'd cook them food. I prided myself in taking whatever was in the fridge and turning it into lasagna". From a boy who loved cooking to an English major graduate and now one of the highest-paid actor in the world, he has proved that nothing is impossible if there is true passion!
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Bradley Cooper.
#5 Adam Sandler, $41 Million
Started out largely as a comedian, Adam Sandler is argubly one of the most successful actor in its genre today. Who would have guessed that a teenage stage comedian would be one of our highest-paid actor today?
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Adam Sandler.
#6 Tom Cruise, $40 Million
Tom Cruise left school and moved to New York after he found out that acting is what he really wanted to do. He has struggled through so many auditions until he make it, and he is certainly one of the actors who went from rags to riches!
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Tom Cruise.
#7 Mark Wahlberg, $32 Million
Who would have predicted that the underwear model for Calvin Klein that appears on advertisements would be one of the highest-paid actor in the world? From rapper and model to actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg has gone a long way into becoming one of the highest-paid actor in the world!
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Mark Wahlberg.
#8 Dwayne Johnson, $31.5 Million
Dwayne Johnson started out as a professional wrestler as The Rock with WWF/E. His first leading role was the titular character in The Scorpion King and he was listed in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the highest-paid actor (he was paid $5.5million) in his first leading role! Although he was stunning in the ring, it is much more amazing that he is more active in the film industry!
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Dwayne Johnson
#9 Johnny Depp, $30 Million
Who doesn't know the man who portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow and is also well known for his many portrayal of odd-ball characters? It would be shocking if Johnny Depp is not on this list! One cool fact about him is that before he pursued acting, he was a member of a garage band!
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Johnny Depp.
- Into the Woods
- Black Mass
- London Fields
- Yoga Hosers
- Alice Through the Looking Glass
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
#10 Leonardo Dicaprio, $29 Million
Last in the 2015 top ten highest-paid actor, is none other than Leonardo Dicaprio who loved acting since he was young. Although he didn't have much success in Hollywood until he reached his early teens, he never gave up and it is his persistence that landed him on where he is today!
Recent and Upcoming Movies Starring Leonardo Dicaprio.
All of these actors are awesome and each of their performances are uniquely brilliant, no wonder they are the highest paid Hollywood actors in the world! Who is your favorite in the list? Tell us in the comments below!
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