There are so many Actor/Actresses in the world who are the best in the business but the question that arises is who gets paid highest so Quickknows brings you is the list of Highest paid Actor/Actresses in the world.
1. Daniel Craig — $100 million+ (“Knives Out 2” and “Knives Out 3”)
Rian Johnson’s whodunit, starring Craig as private detective Benoit Blanc, earned big bucks at the box office for Lionsgate when it opened in 2019 and a best screenwriting Oscar nomination for Johnson.
That was enough for Netflix to swoop in and buy the rights to the movie for a reported $450 million to make it into a franchise.
Craig will walk away with north of $100 million when production wraps on the movies — with future potential for even more if Netflix decides they want additional sequels.
2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — $50 million (“Red One”)
Dwayne Johnson A.K.A. The rock is teaming with “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” screenwriter Chris Morgan to deliver a holiday-themed action-adventure movie for Amazon, currently set for a planned 2023 holiday premiere. That’s a nice bump from the $22 million he has earned for Netflix’s “Red Notice,” the action movie he’s starring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds alongside.
3. Will Smith — $40 million (“King Richard”)
Smith has been one of the highest-paid actors for decades now. That will continue with his latest role in the upcoming film “King Richard,” where he plays the father of Venus and Serena Williams. It’s due out in theaters on November 19, with a simultaneous month-long streaming release on HBO Max.
4. Denzel Washington — $40 million (“The Little Things”)
Like Smith, Washington’s decades-old box-office clout has led to him earning some huge checks. That was also the case with his 2021 performance as a troubled detective in “The Little Things,” which was released in theaters and simultaneously on HBO Max for one month.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio — $30 million (“Don’t Look Up”)
DiCaprio has finally been nabbed by Netflix and to get him, they had to pay up.
For the upcoming “Don’t Look Up,” he stars opposite Jennifer Lawrence. The two play astronomers who try to warn the world that a comet is on its way to destroying the Earth. DiCaprio earned one of his biggest paydays ever for the role.
6. Mark Wahlberg — $30 million (“Spencer Confidential”)
Netflix spent its money wisely on Wahlberg.
His starring role in this action-comedy led to the movie being one of the most-watched original Netflix titles of all time, with 85 million views in its first 28 days of release.
7. Jennifer Lawrence — $25 million (“Don’t Look Up”)
Lawrence is the first female actor to show up on this list.
She’s getting paid $5 million less than the $30 million DiCaprio will walk away with to star in their Netflix dark comedy.
8. Julia Roberts — $25 million (“Leave the World Behind”)
Roberts will be landing a big check to star opposite Denzel Washington in this Netflix drama that examines the lives of two families over a long weekend.
Roberts plays the wife of the family that rented a house, and Washington plays the homeowner.
9. Sandra Bullock — $20 million (“The Lost City of D”)
Bullock will take in a sizable paycheck for this comedy in which she plays a romance novelist who finds herself part of a kidnapping attempt alongside her book’s cover model (Channing Tatum). The movie, which just wrapped filming, is currently set for a wide theatrical release in April 2022.
10. Ryan Gosling — $20 million (“The Gray Man”)
Gosling will play a CIA operative-turned-fugitive in this Netflix thriller that also stars Chris Evans as the CIA agent tasked with tracking him down. As of July 2020, it was the most expensive Netflix film ever with an overall budget of over $200 million, according to Deadline.