There’s a new No. 1 at the top of the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid actors, which was released today. Dwayne Johnson — aka The Rock — picked up $64.5 million to muscle out Robert Downey Jr., last year’s highest-paid actor.
“Johnson’s $64.5 million payday more than doubled his 2015 earnings, making him this year’s biggest dollar gainer,” Forbes reports. “The erstwhile wrestler’s millions and millions came from upfront fees for movies including ‘Central Intelligence’ and ‘Fast 8,’ as well as the forthcoming ‘Baywatch,’ in which he’s set to play Mitch Buchannon. A staple of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, the stellar box office performance of his recent films (including 2015’s hit ‘San Andreas’) have seen his quotes skyrocket.”
The list was released on the heels of Forbes’ publication of the annual list of the highest-paid actresses, which was topped for the second consecutive year by Jennifer Lawrence.
On the actors’ list, Jackie Chan, who remains big box office in China, came in at No. 2 with $61 million, followed by Matt Damon at No. 3 with $55 million, fueled largely by the success of “The Martian.”
Tom Cruise came in at No. 4 with $53 million, ahead of Johnny Depp at No. 5 with $48 million.
Click on the link to Forbes near the top of this story to see the publication’s full list.