Dwayne Johnson Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Hollywood Actors for 2020
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named Hollywood's top-paid actor for a second year running, heading a list dominated by lucrative Netflix contracts. The former professional wrestler banked US$87.5 million in the year ending June 2020, according to Forbes' annual ranking.
That figure—slightly down from last year's US$89.4 million haul, but comfortably ahead of second-placed Ryan Reynolds (US$71.5 million)—was boosted by Johnson's US$23.5 million fee for upcoming Netflix action flick Red Notice, as well as endorsements.
Netflix shelled out more than a quarter of all the paychecks collected by this year's top 10.
Others benefiting from the streaming giant's US$140 million A-lister splurge included Reynolds (Six Underground and Red Notice), third-placed Mark Wahlberg (Spenser Confidential) and fourth-placed Ben Affleck (The Last Thing He Wanted).
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made his debut on the list after Disney paid US$75 million for the movie rights to the smash-hit Broadway production, which soared on Disney+ streaming last month.
Perennials such as Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar and martial arts legend Jackie Chan returned to the top 10, as did Will Smith and Adam Sandler.
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Largely absent this year were the cast of Marvel's Avengers films—who dominated last year—with the record-breaking franchise taking an extended break from the big screen.
But Vin Diesel, lynchpin of the ever-popular Fast & Furious franchise, returned at number five with US$54 million.
The ranking does not include actresses, who will be featured in a separate list next month.
The top 10
1. Dwayne Johnson (US$87.5 million)
2. Ryan Reynolds (US$71.5 million)
3. Mark Wahlberg (US$58 million)
4. Ben Affleck (US$55 million)
5. Vin Diesel (US$54 million)
6. Akshay Kumar (US$48.5 million)
7. Lin-Manuel Miranda (US$45.5 million)
8. Will Smith (US$44.5 million)
9. Adam Sandler (US$41 million)
10. Jackie Chan (US$40 million)