Who Are Some of the Highest-Paid Actors in Hollywood?


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As of 2015, some of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood are Robert Downey Jr., Jackie Chan and Bradley Cooper. Some of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood are Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson and Melissa McCarthy.

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Robert Downey Jr. is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, with earnings of over $80 million in 2015. Downey's earnings come from playing Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, as well as being a producer on films in which he appears. Other actors among the highest-paid in Hollywood are also producers on their films, such as Vin Diesel, with films such as the "Fast and Furious series," and Tom Cruise, with films such as "Edge of Tomorrow" and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation." Other highly paid actors include Adam Sandler, Jackie Chan and Mark Wahlberg.

The highest-paid actress in Hollywood is Jennifer Lawrence, known for playing Katniss Everdeen in the "Hunger Games" series and her Academy Award-winning performance in "Silver Linings Playbook." Lawrence earned $52 million in 2015, followed by Scarlett Johansson, known for roles in films such as "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Lucy," who earned over $35 million. Other actresses among the highest paid in Hollywood include Melissa McCarthy, known for films such as "The Heat" and "Spy," and Angelina Jolie, known for films such as "Unbroken" and "Maleficent."

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