'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr highest-earning actor - Forbes
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 01:25
Jul 21 - ''Iron Man'' star Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid male actor according to Forbes Magazine. Phil Furey reports.
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Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises "Iron Man," and "The Avengers," is Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com.
The 49-year-old star made most of his money from "Iron Man 3," which made $1.2 billion dollars at the global box office.
Former wrestler Dwayne Johnson who starred in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and the "Fast and Furious," films, jumped into second place this year with earnings of $52 million.
Johnson was followed by "Hangover," star Bradley Cooper, who made third place with $46 million in earnings.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who had a lucrative year with "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Great Gatsby, came in fourth at $39 million in earnings.
And Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, star of the "Thor" series, rounded out the top five with $37 million.
Spots number six, seven and eight, went to "Taken" star Liam Neeson with $36 million, upcoming "Batman" star Ben Affleck with $35 million, and former "Batman' star Christian Bale, who also made $35 million.
And closing out the top ten were actors Mark Wahlberg and Will Smith, with both stars taking in an estimated $32 million dollars.
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