Robert Downey Jr. is Hollywood's highest paid actor

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22 July 2014

Robert Downey Jr. has been named Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second year running after topping Forbes' annual list of top earning movie stars.

Robert Downey Jr. has been named Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second year running. 

The 49-year-old star - who earned an estimated R795 million ($75 million) for the year 2012 and 2013 - has topped Forbes' annual ranking of the highest paid movie stars after making a fortune from his portrayal of Iron Man.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson came in second place with an earning of R552 million ($52 million), which he accumulated from a number of acting roles as well as producing gigs.

Bradley Cooper (39) followed behind with an estimated R488 million ($46 million) due to his much loved roles in The Hangover and American Hustle, while Leonardo DiCaprio (39) secured fourth place with R412 million ($39 million).

Chris Hemsworth finished off the top five with an estimated earning of R392 million ($37 million) after beating Liam Neeson and Ben Affleck, who earned R382 million ($36 million) and R371 million ($35 million) respectively, to the place.

Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg fell to the bottom of the top 10 list with an estimated annual earning of R339 million ($32 million), while Johnny Deep, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise all failed to secure a place on the chart.

The top 10 list of highest paid actors 2014:

1. Robert Downey Jr - R795 million ($75 million)

2. Dwayne Johnson - R552 million ($52 million)

3. Bradley Cooper - R488 million ($46 million)

4. Leonardo DiCaprio - R412 million ($39 million)

5. Chris Hemsworth - R392 million $37 million

6. Liam Neeson - R382 million ($36 million)

7. Ben Affleck - R371 million ($35 million)

8. Christian Bale - R371 million ($35 million)

9. Will Smith - R339 million ($32 million)

10. Mark Wahlberg - R339 million ($32 million)

- Bang Showbiz

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