The millionaire salaries of movie stars fascinate even the least interested moviegoers, making it almost impossible for us to imagine what it’s like to have this money in our bank account.
Hollywood A-listers make a small fortune per word research has recently found. One calculations site recently sought to find out how much movie stars have earned per word with an analysing of the movie scripts and salaries of the highest-payed actors and actresses of the past year.
From starting with £5 at the beginning of his career to becoming one of the highest-paid actors in 2020, it’s no surprise that Dwayne Johnson is the first on the list. “The Rock” was paid £52,872 per word to play himself in the comedy Fighting with My Family last year.
One of Hollywood’s favourite stars, Angelina Jolie comes in second place. The award-winning actress and film director earned £23 million for her role in Maleficent, which equates to £16,697 per word for playing one of Disney’s most iconic characters!
Ranking third is DC Comics most recent Batman, Ben Affleck. The movie star took £11 million to the bank for his lead role in the thriller The Accountant, providing him with £7,632 per word he was scripted.
Will Smith is fourth on the list. Smith made £5,713 per word on his latest film, the third flick of the Bad Boys trilogy, Bad Boys for Life.
Jennifer Lopez makes the top 5, banking £3,534 per word scripted in the romantic comedy Second Act.
In sixth place, Mark Wahlberg earned £2,131 per word for his role in the crime thriller All the Money in the World. Ryan Reynolds’ salary for the first Deadpool didn’t earn him a giant paycheque, but it ranks the actor seventh on the list with £968 per word scripted.
Comedy regular Adam Sandler takes the last spot. Netflix’s Uncut Gems may not have been the biggest payday of his career (only £2.3 million in comparison to his four-film deal with Netflix for £197 million), but he still earned £855 per word scripted.
The research carried out by calculations site Gigacalculator.com took the movie stars from the Forbes’ list of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2020. The criteria used to choose the actors and actresses’ films was the availability of both film script and the salary of their highest-rated films on the website IMDB from 2014 – 2020.
The movie actors Vin Diesel, Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar and the actress Sofia Vergara were not included in the list due to a shortage of information about their salary and online availability of their film’s scripts.MSN Currency Converter was used to convert the movie stars’ salaries from USD to GBP using live currency rates as of 23/09/2020.