Robert Downey Jr. Repeats as the Highest-Paid Actor. The Surprise Is No. 2, Who Wasn’t the Lead Star in a Movie Until He Was 30 Years Old. (Hint: He Was on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes National College Football Championship Team)

Jul 22, 2014  •  Post A Comment

"Robert Downey Jr., the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises 'Iron Man' and 'The Avengers,' is Hollywood's highest-paid actor for the second consecutive year," Reuters reports, from a list compiled by Forbes.

The Reuters story notes that Downey's estimated earnings were $75 million.

In second  place is someone who came late to movies. Says Reuters, "Former wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, 42, who starred in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' and the 'Fast and Furious' films, jumped into second place this year from fifth in 2013 with earnings of $52 million."

Johnson, who  played in college on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team that won the national championship, was 30 years old before he was the lead star in a movie: "The Scorpion King," released in 2002.

Here's the rest of the top 10 on this year's highest-paid actors list:

3. Bradley Cooper………$46 million

4. Leonardo DiCaprio….$39 million

5. Chris Hemsworth…….$37 million

6. Liam Neeson…………..$36 million

7. Ben Affleck……………..$35 million

7. Christian Bale………….$35 million

9. Will Smith………………..$32 million

9. Mark Wahlberg………..$32 million

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.jpg

Robert Downey Jr. (as Iron Man) repeats at the top
of the Forbes Highest-Paid Actors List

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