Highest Paid Actors in the World: 2022

Some Hollywood movie stars earn substantially more than others when it comes to pulling power, but not every actor shows the same level of talent.

There has been a lot of money being made in showbiz this year for directors like Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt, while Joaquin Phoenix has been receiving major funding for the sequel to the Joker (2019).

We have compiled a list of the 10 highest-paid actors of 2022-2023, please refer to the list below

Tom Cruise – $100 million

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer, one of the highest-paid performers in 2022. According to Collider, Top Gun: Maverick, released three decades after the first, passed US$1.37 billion at the global box office in August.

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In addition to the Honorary Palme d’Or and three Golden Globes, Tom Cruise has received nominations for three Oscars and three Golden Globes. In North America, his films gross over $4 billion, while worldwide, they gross over $11.1 billion, making him among the world’s greatest box office stars.

Will Smith – $35 million

Emancipation, his latest film release, received generally positive reviews and may be his ticket back to Hollywood. It’s set in the 1860s and tells the story of a slave moving through the abolitionist movement.

Will Smith, who is also known as The Fresh Prince, is an American actor and rapper. In recent years, he has achieved recognition as a versatile actor and is currently one of the highest-paid actors.

Earlier this year, Smith infamously slapped Chris Rock on national TV at the Oscars, leaving many fans and critics wondering what the future holds for him.

Leonardo DiCaprio – $30 million

As part of his next film, Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Robert De Niro and a screenplay by Martin Scorsese, the 48-year-old earned $30 million. According to History.com, the historical drama is based on the Osage tribe murders, which became the FBI’s first major homicide case in the 1920s.

American actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio has won numerous accolades for playing leading roles in biopics and period films, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globes. He has earned more than $7.2 billion from his films, and he has topped the annual list of the highest-paid actors eight times.

Brad Pitt – $30 million

Throughout his long career in the industry, Pitt’s salary stream has consistently been high. His latest role, after Bullet Train, will be a fictional Formula One driver in a film with Apple Studios, according to Deadline. Pitt will act in the film as a veteran Formula One driver.

An American actor and film producer, Pitt has won multiple awards including two Academy awards, two British Academy awards, two Golden Globe awards, and two Primetime Emmy awards. Pitt has been cited as a powerful and influential figure in the American entertainment industry as a public figure.

Dwayne Johnson – $22.5 million

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As DC Comics’ Black Adam, the actor is paid $22.5 million for his first superhero role, and the 50-year-old also gets an additional $1 million for promoting the film on his Instagram account, which boasts 350 million fans.

In addition to being an actor, Johnson is an accomplished wrestler. He was known as The Rock in the ring. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. A former wrestler for the WWF, Johnson became an actor after eight years. Many of his films grossed more than $3 billion in North America and more than $10.5 billion globally, making him one of the world’s highest-paid and highest-grossing actors.

Highest Paid Actresses in the World: 2022

Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds – $20 million (Each)

Spirited” is a 2022 American Christmas musical comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. Each made $20 million from the film.

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An American actor, comedian, and producer, Will Ferrell started his career as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the mid-1990s. He performed on the show from 1995 to 2002. In 2015, the British GQ Men of the Year awards named Ferrell the best comedian of the year. On March 24, 2015, Ferrell received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

A Canadian soap opera star, Ryan Reynolds began his career with Hillside. His voice roles have been used in animated films like “The Croods”, Turbo, and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was awarded to Reynolds in 2017 after he was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2010. His biggest commercial success was with Deadpool and Deadpool 2.

Chris Hemsworth – $20 million

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As an up-and-coming actor when he first joined Marvel to play Thor, Chris Hemsworth’s salary has skyrocketed over the past decade from US$122,000 to US$18 million in the most recent Thor installment, as reported by The Indian Express. As a result of Netflix’s payment of $20 million for his Extraction 2 film, the hunky Aussie is clearly highly sought after.

Vin Diesel – $20 million

Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise will be delighted to learn that a new film (the 11th one) is in the works, with Vin Diesel raking in $20 million for his role.

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The Fast & Furious franchise is one of the world’s top-grossing franchises. In addition to writing, producing, and directing Strays, Diesel is best known for playing Dominic Toretto. The Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films feature Diesel as Groot. One Race Films was established by Diesel, where he has also served as a producer and executive producer for a number of his star movies.

Tom Hardy – $20 million

Among Hardy’s television roles are “Band of Brothers” and “And Peaky Blinders”, both of which he starred in. Among his credits was the eight-part historical fiction series “Taboo”, for which Hardy created, co-produced, and played the lead role. The Laurence Olivier Award was nominated for Hardy. He has performed on both British and American stages.

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The early years of Hardy’s career saw him in films such as RocknRolla (2008) and Inception (2010), but he hit the jackpot when he landed Venom‘s lead role. Disney’s third movie will feature the 45-year-old British actor resign for a reported $20 million.

Joaquin Phoenix – $20 million

He was cast by Warner Bros to portray Arthur Fleck, aka the Joker villain from DC Comics.

His contract for the film cost him US$4.5 million, but it has since grossed over US$1 billion at the box office, which explains his new US$20 million pay cheque for the Joker 2, in which he will star alongside Lady Gaga.

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