Actors’ performances are often the ones that make or break the expectations of any movie. That’s why companies like Netflix have invested more than $ 540 million in total for top-performing celebrities.
That list includes Dwayne Johnson, who reportedly made $ 23.5 million on his movie Red Notice alone. We were also curious and found out which actor made the most money from a single production.
Harrison Ford – $ 65,000,000
Harrison Ford returned as Indiana Jones in the fourth film of the franchise, along with a great salary.
He seems to love playing the role as, during the filming of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Ford insisted that he actually wield the famous Indiana whip rather than being computer generated.
Tom Hanks – $ 65,000,000
One of Tom Hank’s most famous and successful roles is that of Forrest Gump in the movie of the same name.
It was later revealed that due to problems during the film’s production, the actor paid for some parts of the production out of his own pocket.
Sandra Bullock – $ 70,000,000
Released in 2013, the sci-fi thriller Gravity starred Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone. To prepare for the filming of the film, which was supposed to be set in outer space, Sandra spent 6 months doing intense physical training while reviewing the script with director Alfonso Cuarón.
Robert Downey Jr. – $ 75,000,000
The Marvel Cinematic Universe began with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. With his deal with the studio, he took home $ 75 million in Avengers: Endgame, which is tied to his reported earnings in Avengers: Infinity War and Iron Man 3.
Bruce Willis – $ 100,000,000
The director of the film The Sixth Sense, M. Night Shyamalan, created the role of Malcolm Crowe with Bruce Willis in mind.
To prevent eagle-eyed detectives from uncovering the movie’s secret, Bruce Willis even learned to write and draw with his right hand.
Will Smith – $ 100,000,000
Will Smith was more successful when he reprised the role of Agent J in Men In Black 3. He also received the highest earnings and outperformed his co-star Tommy Lee Jones in the film.
Tom Cruise – $ 100,000,000
The spy action movie Mission: Impossible 2 saw the return of Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise. Cruise personally performed his stunts, including the climbing scene at the beginning of the film. The film also became the highest-grossing film of 2000, the year it was released.
Keanu Reeves – $156,000,000
Filmed consecutively, the second and third Matrix movies were also released in the same year. It has also been announced that Keanu Reeves will return to reprise his iconic role as Neo in a fourth Matrix movie.
Have you seen all these movies? What was the highest amount you made on a single paycheck?