HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Will Smith accepts the Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘King Richard’ onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

According to a report by the Daily Mail these are the highest paid movie stars based on their latest movie or a new movie that their starring in.

Just to give you an idea of the crazy amounts of money that celebrities are making now, here are the salaries of some of the actors on this list for movies they previously starred in. Tom Cruise made a mere 2 million dollars for starring in the original Top Gun, he now makes more than double that…much more than double that amount. Will Smith was also paid 2 million bucks for his role in Bad Boys. Leonardo DiCaprio’s base salary for Titanic was 2.5 million. For his role in nineteen ninety one’s Thelma and Louise, Brad Pitt earned just 6 thousand dollars. You read correctly, Brad Pitt got just six grand! How about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? In his debut movie role he took in 5.5 million, which is considered pretty high because it was his first starring role. How about this? Ryan Reynolds made just a hundred and fifty dollars a day for his very first acting gig. How ridiculous is this one, Chris Hemsworth earned a paltry one hundred and fifty thousand for his very first Thor movie. For his first Fast and Furious movie Vin Diesel obtained 2 million clams. For an entire season on Saturday Night Live Will Ferrell made just three hundred and fifty thousand bucks. For his role in Quills in 2000, Joaquin Phoenix collected three hundred seventy five thousand greenbacks. Denzel Washington is getting 20 million for Equalizer 3, but only received a tiny fraction of that for his first role in the TV show St. Elsewhere. Jason Momoa took in a million bucks per episode for Game of Thrones.

Now let’s find out what these actors are making for their acting talents in their latest movie or a new movie that they’re starring in 2022.

  • 10. Joaquin Phoenix - $20M - Joker 2

  • 9. Tom Hardy - $20M - Venom 3

  • 8. Vin Diesel - $20M - Fast X

  • 7. Chris Hemsworth - $20M - Extraction 2

  • 6. Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds - $20M - Spirited

  • 5. Dwayne Johnson - $22.5 - Black Adam

  • 4. Brad Pitt - $30M - Formula 1 Drama

  • 3. Leonardo DiCaprio - $30M - Killers of the Flower Moon

  • 2. Will Smith - $35M - Emancipation

  • 1. Tom Cruise - $100M - Top Gun: Maverick

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