Robert Downey Jr. – $75 million
Though he’s only had one film in theaters in the past year, and it wasn’t a Marvel comic superhero movie, he’s still the highest paid actor in Hollywood for the second year in a row. The reason is that he’s Iron Man. He’s been in several hit Iron Man movies and The Avengers. He’s like a Hollywood Cinderella story. He went from being someone who spent more time in rehab than at home to getting clean and becoming the highest paid, most sought-after actor in all of Hollywood. It’s a nice story when you thinka about it. He literally came out on top.
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