Sep 25, 2012

The Highest Paid Actors of 2012 in Hollywood

Tom Cruise
Despite world wide gossip over his family and ties to Scientology, Tom Cruise still tops the list. Mr. Cruise’s accumulative earnings gives him the lead for the being one of the highest paid actors of 2012 with a total thus far of $75 million dollars.
The latest Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol grossed the actor the majority of his earnings, with the film Rock of Ages adding to his income. Other films that the actor has signed onto or has completed which add income for 2012 include the following:
Jack Reacher - to be released December 2012
Oblivion - currently in post production
All You Need is Kill - currently in pre-production

Leonardo DiCaprio
Mr. DiCaprio’s earning total for 2012 thus far have been allocated at $37 million dollars. His main money making project has been J. Edgar, in which he played former FBI head J. Edgar Hoover. That film may have been released in November of 2011 but it ran for a good half of 2012.
Some of the films that the actor has lined up to increase his earnings are:
Django Unchained - currently in post production
The Great Gatsby - currently in post production
The Wolf of Wall Street - currently being filmed

Adam Sandler
Mr. Sandler is at a tie with Leonardo, coming in at $37 million dollars for 2012 so far. His double-run playing both the male and females leads for the film Jack and Jill contributed to a higher gross for the past year. Adding to his earnings for 2012 is the film That’s My Boy co-starring with SNL lead and The Lonely Island singer Andy Samberg.
Voice over work in film has also added to Mr. Sandler’s overall income. In 2012 he was the voice actor for Dracula in the animated film Hotel Transylvania.
Signed contracts for films in production that will have an effect for Mr. Sandler’s earnings in 2012 are:
Grown Ups 2 - currently in post production
Three Mississippi - currently in pre-production

Dwayne Johnson
Also known as “The Rock” this entertainer has gone onto be one of the highest paid actors in the film industry. His earnings for 2012 so far, total to $36 million dollars. A combination of wrestling themed acting and regular storyline film acting is what has doubled his earning potential over the years.
The following are the projects and films that Mr. Johnson has been working on:
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
WrestleMania XXVIII - made for TV movie
Snitch - completed film
G.I. Joe: Retaliation - completed film
The Fast and the Furious 6 - currently filming

Ben Stiller
This comedic actor has made a mark for earnings in 2012 with about $33 million dollars. His projects are numerous and like all the actors listed above, he is constantly working. Mr. Stiller’s top earner for the year has been the release of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
His other projects that have boosted total earnings are:
Eagleheart - TV series
The Watch - completed film
He’s Way More Famous Than You - currently in post production
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - currently in post production

Alison often writes reviews about movies and TV shows. Currently, she mostly writes for, a Croatian TV shows portal.

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