The highest-paid actors in Hollywood for the year 2021 are now revealed. A list of top films released this year on theaters and also on Streaming platforms. A $20M is the minimum paycheck for the top talent since 1996. Now things changed with the popularity.
Variety published the overview of the highest actor salaries in Hollywood in the year 2021, The stars Daniel Craig, Dwayne Johnson, and Mark Wahlberg have raked the list of 2021 for their salary figures.
1. Daniel Craig – USD$100 Million
Daniel Craig is currently the highest-paid actor for 2021. Daniel made a lucrative deal with Netflix. Netflix picked up Craig’s runaway hit Knives Out with two sequels set to premiere in 2022.
2. Dwayne Johnson – USD$50 Million
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is one of the highest-paid actors in 2021, Dwayne is currently in the A-lister. His USD$50 million salaries is a projection, with the initial reports suggesting his Red One pay-cheque is closer to USD$30 before back-end box office participation.
3. Will Smith – USD$40 Million
Will Smith’s latest film King Richard has attracted Oscar anticipation, but it isn’t the only reason for his success. His performance as Richard Williams, the father of tennis greats Venus and Serena, earned him an estimated USD$40 million, placing him third among the year’s highest-paid actors.
4. Denzel Washington – USD$40 Million
Denzel Washington is perhaps Hollywood’s most consistent man. With important roles, the two-time Academy Award-winning actor, producer, and director continues to build his bank account. Washington made a USD$40 million for the thriller The Little Things.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio – USD$30 Million
Leonardo DiCaprio also holds the ranking of highest-paid actors in 2021. For the upcoming sci-fi thriller Don’t Look Up, DiCaprio and co-star Jennifer Lawrence. Leonardo’s paycheck was USD$30 million.
6. Mark Wahlberg – USD$30 Million
Spenser Confidential a Netflix film, was one of the top hits for Mark Wahlberg. By no means was the action/comedy Oscar-worthy, but it was at the right place at the right time. The film was one of the most viewed films of 2021, due to its release during the pandemic.
7. Jennifer Lawrence – USD$25 Million
Don’t Look Up budget is huge. Apart from Leonardo DiCaprio’s USD$30 million salary, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence also managed to net USD$25 million. As the highest-paid female actor in 2021.
8. Julia Roberts – USD$25 Million
Julia Roberts grabbed a USD$25 Million for signing on to star in the family drama Leave the World Behind. Based on the upcoming Rumaan Alam novel, the film will premiere on Netflix and also stars Denzel Washington.
9. Sandra Bullock – USD$20 Million
Sandra Bullock USD$20 million and in 9th spot on the highest-paid actor’s list for 2021. The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum will hit theatres on March 25, 2022.
10. Ryan Gosling – USD$20 Million
“The Grey Man” made Ryan Gosling back to his sci-fi thriller best and a successful A-lister. The Blade Runner 2049 actor signed on to the Anthony and Joe Russo film earlier this year, earning USD$20 million through the deal.
11. Chris Hemsworth – USD$20 Million
Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi’s to direct the sequel of Thor: Ragnarok is set to be one of most anticipated films. Chris Hemsworth is demanding a massive paycheque. While it may be less than Avenger’s co-star Robert Downey Jr. scored for Endgame, Hemsworth’s USD$20 million salaries is still good enough to make the top-earning actors 2021 list.
Daniel Craig – USD$100 Million
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