Making a Hollywood blockbuster with actors like Tom Hardy in Venom, or Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5 can cost studios a lot of money, but how much do these A-list stars actually make?
According to a report from Variety, Hollywood’s stars don’t command the salaries they once used to in the golden age of paydays in the ’90s, but that doesn’t mean that actors like Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Vin Diesel are in the poor house. Even with studios spending more on special effects and less on talent, a film star can still earn a pretty penny for their work.
If you look at the outlet’s list below, you’ll see that these numbers only include incomes from specific movies and not the actor’s cumulative salary for the entire year. Some of the films have either already been released, or are still in development.
- Daniel Craig “Bond 25” (2019): $25m
- Dwayne Johnson “Red Notice” (2020): $22m
- Vin Diesel “The Fate of the Furious” (2017): $20m
- Anne Hathaway “Barbie” (2020): $15m
- Jennifer Lawrence “Red Sparrow” (2018): $15m
- Seth Rogen “Flarsky” (2019): $15m
- Tom Cruise “The Mummy” (2017): $11-$13m
- Harrison Ford “Indiana Jones 5” (2020): $10-$12m
- Sandra Bullock “Minions” (2015): $10m
- Leonarda Dicaprio “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” (2019): $10m
- Robert Downey Jr. “Spider-Man Homecoming” (2017): $10m
- Kevin Hart “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017): $10m
- Chris Pratt “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018): $8m
- Emily Blunt “Jungle Cruise” (2019): $8-$10m
- Bryce Dallas Howard “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018): $8m
- Tom Hardy “Venom” (2018): $7m
- Ryan Gosling “First Man” (2018): $6.5m
- Jack Black “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017): $5m
- Michael B. Jordan “Creed 2” (2018): $3-$4m
- Ethan Hawke “The Purge” (2013): $2m
While Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s salaries make sense for the blockbusters they’re attached to, it is surprising to see Tom Cruise, one of the most popular actors in the world, not having the same financial pull as Daniel Craig for the upcoming James Bond sequel. To be fair, Craig has been with the Bond franchise for a long time, and it seems like the studio really wants him for his potential final appearance as the famous British special agent.
What do you think of the list? Is Tom Hardy being paid too little for his leading role in Venom? Let us know in the comments below.
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