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Dwayne Johnson leads Forbes list of highest-paid actors

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Action movie hero Dwayne Johnson, star of the "Jumanji" and "Fast and Furious" franchises, topped the annual list of the world's highest-paid actors, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday.

Johnson, the former wrestler once known as The Rock, pulled in $89.4 million from June 2018 to June 2019, the magazine said.

That includes his salary and a share of profits from films,$700,000 per episode of HBO series "Ballers," and seven figures in royalties from his line of clothing, shoes and headphones with Under Armour.

Last year, Johnson was second behind George Clooney, who reaped a windfall from the sale of his tequila company.

Next on this year's list were two stars of "Avengers: Endgame," the highest-grossing movie of all time.

Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor, took in $76.4 million, while Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. earned $66 million, Forbes said.

Other "Endgame" stars - Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans and Paul Rudd - also landed in the top 10.

Most of Cooper's earnings, however, came from "A Star is Born," the musical drama he directed, produced, co-wrote and starred in with Lady Gaga. Cooper collected $40 million of his$57 million total from that film, Forbes said.

The fourth-biggest earner was Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, with $65 million, and Hong Kong-born actor and martial artist Jackie Chan with $58 million.

The figures are pre-tax and do not include deductions for fees given to agents, managers and lawyers, Forbes said.

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Dwayne Johnson is one of the few actors who almost always makes an entertaining product. Sure, some aren't great, but there is something about the man. I find him likeable and don't know why.

My favorite George Clooney film was him fighting giant tomatoes. It is a work of art in a B-movie. ;)

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@theFu

Its because he is a comedic actor. He's always been funny since his wrestling days when I was a kid. I think that charisma and personality is what he has brought with him to the movie acting world. I am not surprised that he made the top of the list. I feel as if he is in every movie these days.

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I’m surprised, but I’ve never seen one Fast and Furious movie so I haven’t seen many of his recent movies. He did pull off a pretty good remake of Walking Tall.

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And just for make stupid movies..

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The Rock is a talented actor. But what I really respect about him is his work ethic. He is very disciplined.

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How?  Purely because his movies make a mint.

The amount actors earn is anyway obscene.

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that's a lot of money for just an eps damn

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Dwayne will probably be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2024.

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The amount actors earn is anyway obscene.

Most actors earn very little. It is only the 0.1% who make over $3M in their acting lifetime.

Who provides more happiness to the world? Dwayne or the CEO of Toyota? Should all salaries be capped for all professions? Is that the stance?

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