The Hollywood film industry is marked by the presence of highly talented actors who are always trying to give something new and rare to their fans and the worldwide audience. This is indeed one of the major reasons behind their ever growing worldwide fame and fortune. In the early days of the film industry, the actors charged minimal amounts for their performances, but today the opposite seems to be substantiated. The 21st century is branded by some of the most highly paid actors of all times. The actors are now being measured primarily on the basis of what they charge per movie. Let us take a view of the top 10 highly paid Hollywood Actors of 2012.
10. Tim Allen-$ 22 Million
At number 10 we have the voice specialist, Tim Allen. Through the course of his acting, this guy had established himself as one of the most talented actors, especially in the domain of back stage voicing. He received a positive critical response for his voicing of Buzz Lightyear in the movie Toy Story 3. We will indeed see more from Tim in his upcoming movies.
9. Tom Cruise- $ 25 Million
There is no doubt in saying that Tom Cruise has witnessed a number of ups and downs in his movie career. But still, he is among the highly paid actors of Hollywood. This is primarily because of his excellent acting and the kind of agility he displays in his movie stunts. Till now his movies have earned more than $ 7 Billion worldwide which indeed elucidates that how much profits his movies come to earn.
8. Mark Wahlberg-$ 28 Million
Mark is now one of the most sought actors in the industry. Initially, he had started out as an underwear model, but later on he showed the world that he is more than just a cocky model. This fact is evident in the kind and quality of acting he had shown in the movies like The Fighter, The Departed and many more.
7. Robert Downey Jr. ($ 31 Million)
In the past few years, Robert Downey Jr. has established himself as one of the best actors in the industry. Thanks to the super hit and high grossing movies like The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man 1, Downey is now on the road to eternal fame and fortune. Till now his movies have grossed more than $ 1.5 billion worldwide.
6. Ben Stiller-$ 34 Million
Next in the list we have the not so self-assertive super star from the movies, Night at The Museum and Meet the Parents from which he has earned some great amounts of precious bucks. At the same time he has also managed to make a great fan following which is not limited to the United States only. Due to his growing fame in the industry, he is now one of the highest paid Hollywood actors for the year 2012.
5. Tom Hanks-$ 35 Million
There is no one who can come to speculate or criticize the acting skills of this man. Tom used to be the highest paid actor in the Hollywood industry and still manages to earn a lot. At an average he earns more than $ 34 million per movie which indeed shows that the audiences of today still want to see something new from this guy. For just voicing the role of Woody in the movie, Toy Story 3, Tom had earned more than $ 15 million.
4. Will Smith-$ 36 Million
The super star from the movies like I M Legend, Hancock and the MIB series, Will Smith is yet another gifted individual in terms of acting skills and humor. From his latest MIB 3 movie, Will has received positive responses from all the critical spheres. He has earned more than $ 35 million from this movie. It is indeed safe to say that in the upcoming years we will surely see more from him.
3. Adam Sandler-$ 40 Million
Adam Sandler is among those top notch actors who are never completely appreciated from the side of the critics, but are still heavily loved and desired from the side of ticket buying fans all over the world. His latest movie Just Go with It, received not so good remarks from the critics, but still managed to earn a great sum of $ 214Million. How odd is that?
2. Johnny Depp-$ 50 Million
When one talks about the most gifted actors in Hollywood, then this guy indeed leads all others. Johnny Depp has played a number of spectacular roles in some of the highest grossing movies of all time like Pirates of the Caribbean series, Alice in Wonderland and many more. His latest movie Dark Shadows did well at the box office in which yet again Johnny’s acting was highly appreciated.
1. Leonardo Dicaprio -$ 77 Million
For the movies like Inception and Shutter Island, Leonardo is now back in the top ten list of the highly paid Hollywood actors. Through the course of his movie career, Leonardo has shown such a large number of excellent performances that it becomes quite difficult to rate the acting skills of this guy. His movies have left behind a number of his images whether you see the obsessions and compulsions he displayed in the movie The Aviator, the romantic side from Titanic or the kind of selflessness he displayed in movie The Departed. This guy indeed deserves the right to be at number 1.