The highest paid male actors of 2015 are Robert Downey Jr. at $80 million, Jackie Chan at $50 million, and Vin Diesel at $47 million. Bradley Cooper made $41.5 million and Adam Sandler, $41 million.
Robert Downey Jr. stars in "The Avengers," which grossed $1.5 billion, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. He also starred in the hit sequel, "Age of Ultron," which grossed $1.405 billion worldwide. His role as Tony Stark in the highly successful "Iron Man" franchise earned him $10 million for his role in the second film alone.
Jackie Chan, the oldest of the group, is the second-highest earning actor. His 2015 film, "Dragon Blade," grossed $120 million in China alone, and the most successful film in the "Rush Hour" franchise, "Rush Hour 2," grossed $347 million.
Vin Diesel starred in the second highest-grossing movie of 2015, "Furious 7," which netted $1.5 billion at the box office. Bradley Cooper has starred in the hit films "Guardians of the Galaxy," which grossed $1.077 billion, and "American Sniper." Adam Sandler earned money through acting roles, and he also wrote and directed his own projects, such as "Grown Ups 2," with his production company Happy Madison Productions.