10 highest paying movie stars in the world

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Being an actor and actress surely comes with its benefits. Not only does it give you fame and huge influence but it also stacks your bank account. You might be curious about how much a successful movie star makes per movie. 

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Well, here is a list of the 10 highest-paying movie stars in the world and how much they earned in 2021, to answer your curiosity.

Vin Diesel ranks 10th despite frequently being featured in Forbes “The Highest-Paid Actors” lists, this year due to the delay in F9’s release.  However, the 54-year-old star got a salary of 20 million US dollars upfront, for this movie. 

Vin Diesel – US$20 million

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Reynolds with his involvement with MCU has enjoyed immense success over the last couple of years. Furthermore, three of his 2021 releases became massive hits and skyrocketing the price of the actor even more.

Ryan Reynolds – US$20 million

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Even though the paycheck for those movies has not been disclosed yet, the salary from Red Notice alone was a whopping 20 million US dollars.

The British icon Emily Blunt stacked up a total of 23 million US dollars from her two massive films this year.  Despite Emily’s per movie income is not near enough to be on this list, the fact that she earned that amount in a single year is worth considering. 

Emily Blunt- US$23 million

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America’s sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence will make her return with Leonardo DiCaprio in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up. It is reported that Jennifer got 25 million US dollars for her role in the movie.

Jennifer Lawrence – US$25 million

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For his fifth and final appearance as James Bond, Daniel Craig got a massive pay of 25 million US dollars. Craig will next appear in two Knives Out sequels. It is reported that Craig got a 100 million US dollars deal for this movie.

Daniel Craig – US$25 million

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Leonardo DiCaprio made a name on the list after getting a pay of 30 million US dollars, for his movie Don’t look up. Furthermore, it is reported the actor will be working with Martin Scorsese in his next film.

Leonardo DiCaprio – US$30 million

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Angelina Jolie has done various kinds of projects in her career and is no stranger to massive hits. Moreover, Angelina got her name on this list after receiving a massive pay of 35.5 million US dollars, for her role in Marvel’s movie Eternals. 

Angelina Jolie – US$35.5 million

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Denzel Washington got a 40 million US dollars salary for his role in The Little Things opposite Jared Leto. While the film’s box office expectation took a nosedive due to the pandemic, Washington still got more than what he usually charges for a movie

Denzel Washington – US$40 million

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Will Smith got 40 million US dollars for his Oscar-contending film King Richard. While the actor receives a huge amount, it has also come to light that the actor/ producer gave a significant sum to castmates as well

Will Smith – US$40 million

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Despite the global pandemic, the 49-year-old star has made an appearance in two blockbuster films this year. He got a pay of 22 million dollars from his movie Jungle Cruise, and the actor become the top paid actor for 2021 if you were to add the 20 million dollars,

Dwayne Johnson – US$42 million

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