Highest-Paid Actors 2016: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Tops Forbes List (PHOTOS)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, earning an estimated $64.5 million over the past 12 months. Check out a photo gallery below of the top 10 male earners of 2016!
Johnson more than doubled his 2015 earnings thanks to big upfront fees for movies including Central Intelligence, Fast 8 and Baywatch. The former wrestler has proven to be a bonafide box office star, thanks to the successful performances of recent films including San Andreas and the Fast and Furious franchise. Coming in at number two was Jackie Chan with $61 million. Although the martial arts star hasn’t had a big domestic hit in some time, his box office power in China remains as strong as ever.
Matt Damon nabbed the third spot with $55 million mostly thanks to his smash-hit sci-fi movie, The Martian, for which he scored a Best Actor Oscar nomination. The actor also took home big paydays for his latest Jason Bourne sequel and the upcoming thriller The Great Wall. In fourth place with $53 million was Tom Cruise, one of Hollywood’s most consistent earners for nearly three decades. The actor’s backend deal for last year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and upfront fee for this year’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, helped secure his spot on the list.
And rounding out the top five was Johnny Depp with $48 million, despite this year’s Alice Through the Looking Glass bombing at the box office. However, the actor will look to rebound next year with another Pirates of the Caribbean installment, for which he received an eight-figure paycheck. Check out the gallery below of the 10 Highest-Paid Actors of 2016!