How Exactly Do Actors Get Paid?
We all know that actors get paid a whole lot. Especially the ones who are very popular! But how does it really work? How does an actor get to the point of being rich enough to be on this list? The acting world is kind of like those who work as freelancers and contract workers. Once a movie is in the works, the actors and actresses are chosen. This can be done through auditions, but actors at this level of popularity are typically runners up already. Having these actors in mind for whatever reason, a contract is then decided upon.
There are certain movies that will just not be the same without certain actors. The creators and companies definitely factor this in, because having certain actors will make the movie more profitable and bring fans out. On the other end of this, some of these actors are worth more than the budget. it is a lot of guesswork, and sometimes movies flop. No matter what the company decides, the contract is in place so the actor gets paid what was negotiated. There are times where the actor will get more if the movie does better, and less if it makes less. This is based off of percentage.
A big part of the acting world is the promise of residuals. This is where an actor will get a certain amount as long as a movie or show continues to make money off of it. This can happen for all sorts of reasons, but it is a big reason why even landing one big break or big gig can keep an actor afloat for years to come. This is similar to how royalties work for authors. This all depends on what was negotiated in the contract.
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10. Adam Sandler
Since 1998 when his Happy Madison Production, produced by The Wedding Singer and The Water Boy, became a high income film, Sandler’s profiting spree has never stopped. Recently, Adam Sandler invested $80 million in the quest of producing Grown Ups 2, which made him almost $250 million. He is a talented actor with a great sense of humor, and has mostly starred in comedies. Adam Sandler’s net worth is an estimated $300 million.
9. Bill Cosby
When one talks about comedians or African-American television, Billy Cosby’s name comes to everyone’s mind. For sure, he is one of the proud comedy experts of today and has been for years. For five years, his show famously known as The Cosby Show, was the top ranking show in the United States. He has emerged as a winner in the Grammy awards seven times for his comedy albums. Bill Cosby’s net worth is an estimated $350 million.
8. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is a spotlight-stealer! He has done so much that has captured the attention of every entertainment enthusiast. Some of the popular films he has starred in include Apollo 13, Catch Me If You Can, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Toy Story, and Saving Private Ryan. Interestingly, most of the films that Tom Hanks has starred have garnered over $4.2 billion only in the United States. Additionally, he has won two Oscars. His net worth is close to $350 million.
7. Johnny Depp
There are actors who are not only able of portraying new characters and roles skillfully, but also physically transforming into them. Well, Johnny Deep is one of them. Interestingly, he believably portrayed the Mad Hatter, Willie Wonka, the Drunken Pirate, and the Murderous Barber. By that, it is quite understandable why his films have grossed over $7.6 billion all over the world. That and he is a heartthrob, thanks to his incredibly good looks. His net worth is around $350 million.
6. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is the ruling king of Spaghetti Westerns from the 50’s. The actor has coined lots of mind-blowing catchphrases in Hollywood, thanks to his raspy voice. Today, Clint Eastwood is considered a living legend in Hollywood. Despite his age, his performance is still top notch. His amazing performance and natural talent have captured the hearts of many. Moreover, Clint Eastwood is incredibly wealthy. His net worth is an estimated $375 million.
5. Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson is a darling actor to many, all while being lovable and wholly entertaining. It is rare for someone to not recognize him, as he has portrayed psychopathic as well as comedic characters over the course of his acting career. His variety of rules include Jack Torrance to the Joker and Dr. Buddy. He is by far a master in expressing aloofness as well as humor in a completely deranged and creepy manner. Jack Nicholson has been a nominee for the Academy Awards twelve different times. His net worth is worth around $400 million.
4. Tyler Perry
While Tyler Perry is a popular actor, he is not just just solely an actor. His other lines of work include being an author, a director, songwriter, and screenwriter. His various jobs are the reason reason he was at one time named the highest paid person in the entertainment industry. However, his acting career seems to taking the lead currently as he is Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive partner. Although Perry is a high school dropout, he is a clear indication of how determination and hard work can scale the heights of success without schooling. His net worth is around $400 million.
3. Tom Cruise
If anyone is ever looking for a good action movie or a film with an intense feel, Tom Cruise is by far the top actor to turn to for this genre. More than twenty films have starred Tom Cruise and have been successful, with a gross of over $200 million. Additionally, Tom Cruise has appeared in traditional dramas as well as memorable, romantic comedies. His net worth is estimated at about $480 million.
2. Shahrukh Khan
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He is one of the few talented actors who can play any role, whatsoever. Be it action or a romantic film, Khan tends to be splendid and candid when on camera. He may not be a Hollywood actor, but he is no doubt the king of entertainment for Bollywood. Some entertainment critics dare to say that he is the Indian Tom Cruise. He has appeared in more than 50 high Bollywood films, ranging from comedy and action, to romance. His fame is well deserved. His net worth is around $600 million.
1. Jerry Seinfeld
At the top is Jerry Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld is a household name, even if someone has never watched him. In the history of television, he is one of the actors who has witnessed success in its full swing. He is indeed worth an honorary mention for his role in his show Seinfeld because of his contribution to the series, with it revolving around his personality.He is worth $820 million.
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