Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016

Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016
Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016

Dwayne Johnson: $64.5 Million

This famous celeb, and ex-professional wrestler, has dominated the cinema industry with his top class acting skills. Even during his days as a wrestler, his charisma, in combination with a great sense of humor, have drawn the audience towards him. So they may witness his superb talent and skill.

Also famously known by the name “The Rock”, his first film was “The Mummy Returns”, in which Dwayne had the leading the role as the Scorpion King.


Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016 - Dwayne Johnson
Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016 – Dwayne Johnson

He is a member of a bestsellers team, promoting the Fast and Furious franchise. And like other actors, in order to stay in the limelight, he stirred up controversy in one particular film, which earned him a healthy eight figures: Fast and Furious 8.

Last year, he played the lead role in what became a blockbuster disaster film, “San Andreas”. The Rock also pays occasional visits to his old home, WWE, in WrestleMania. And as an additional treat for the fan’s eyes, he is also working on a small screen project, “Ballers”.





Jackie Chan: $61 Million

Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016 - Jackie Chan
Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016 – Jackie Chan

This Chinese mega star, considered one of their best actors, is also a famous celeb in Hollywood Cinemas too. Jackie’s last appearance in Hollywood was in the Rush Hour film, which was released way back in 2007.

Due to the monstrous Chinese film city, he managed to pull second slot on this list. The 62-year-old actor had done quiet wonders during his walk of life, contributing his magic

al voice to the Money King: Hero is Back. This best actor is part of many American/Chinese films, sharing the screen with many other actors. He was considered the best actor for many movies such as Kung Fu Panda 3, Dragon Blade, Karate Kid and many others.


Matt Damon: $55 Million

Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016 - Matt Damon
Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016 – Matt Damon

In third position, we have another best actor. This celeb was part of the Good Will Hunting film, sharing the screen with Ben Affleck. One of Matt’s bestsellers on the cinema screen was Jason Bourne, in which he was the producer, as well as playing the role of lead actor. Merely from this chain, he has easily managed $25 million dollars.


Tom Cruise: $53 Million

Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016 - Tom Cruise
Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016 – Tom Cruise

A little behind Matt Damon, we have this giant standing to claim the fourth slot. He is a tremendously famous celeb, who even at the age of 54, is still pulling bestsellers out of his hat. Tom has been considered best actor because he provides diversity in many roles, for example, the action thriller film, Mission Impossible.

The sixth sequel in the Mission Impossible series is currently in the pre-production stage. Every time Tom gives the audience what they desire when they see his films in cinemas. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, is another sequel, which will be on the screens by October 21, 2016. He is also going to play the lead role in American Made and The Mummy.


Johnny Depp: $48 Million

Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016 - Johnny Depp
Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016 – Johnny Depp

How can we complete our list, without our favorite celeb, and another best actor, Captain Jack Sparrow? Last year, Johnny was revealed to be the most overpaid actor in Hollywood. The next in the series of the bestseller, the brand new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is ready to hit the Cinemas on May 26, 2017, even though the production is completed.

If Johnny can create a clean slate from the domestic violence accusations, he can make more films, and those films will always stay within the hearts of his fans.



Ben Affleck: $43 Million

Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016 - Ben Affleck
Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016 – Ben Affleck

Another on our best actor and celeb list, Ben is the second person to earn a huge sum of money through his super hero acting skills. Ben is 44 years old, and twice an Oscar Winner, but surprisingly none of those Oscars were from films.

He made his first Batman appearance on screen for the role of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was a bestseller, and then again appeared as Batman in the Suicide Squad. Ben is gaining a lot of his money merely by playing the role of Batman in these films. There is also a solo Batman movie being written for him, which will soon be on cinema screens, along with two Justice League films, in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

Besides being Batman, he is also appearing in a crime thriller film, The Accountant, which will be released shortly on screens in October this year. And we believe we would have witnessed some wonders on screen, if Ben and Jennifer were still with each other.


Vin Diesel: $35 Million

Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016 - Vin Diesel
Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016 – Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel is the man, and now the only soul, of the Fast and Furious bestseller production, after the late Paul Walker. He is the best actor and celeb for the Fast and Furious franchise. He kept this franchise alive, after Paul’s death. Vin was part of every single Fast and Furious production house except for Tokyo drift, in which he gave a minute appearance towards the end.

Back in 2009, when the franchise was looking like it would drift off track, Vin was the one who managed to put it back on course, and ever since, the franchise continues to be in the cinema. For fans who like this film a lot, there is good news for them, as the ninth and tenth installments have been announced.

Besides running the Fast and Furious franchise, he is also busy in making money from other franchises, such as the Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2, giving them magic by contributing his voice. He will also return in the character of xXx, which is currently in production.


Robert Downey Jr.: $33 Million

Best Paid Actors in 2015 - 2016 - Robert Downey Jr
Best Paid Actors in 2015 – 2016 – Robert Downey Jr

Without having this superstar in our list, it would definitely feel as though someone important was missing. The Ironman best actor and celeb has always managed to give his film and cinema viewers what they want from him. He played the lead role in the bestseller Captain America: Civil War.

He also played a unique part in the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Robert managed to take his share of $40 million dollars, alone from this film, while Captain America was way behind in the race with him pocketing just $6.9 million.

RDJ also has another chain to run, Sherlock Holmes, which has worked out very well for him. He will soon also be the face of HTC smartphones with a $12 million contract. And might just also throw in an appearance in Spiderman: Home Coming.