Hollywood can be termed as the most happening and glamorous field that one can get involved with. Throughout the year it keeps updating media with headlines for various topics. In today’s date it is no longer only concerned with films and acting. Hollywood is such a world where competition is always on hype, be the topic anything. Here the given list is apprehensive of the Top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors, 2012. Without wasting a minute let us have a peep to catch with the names that has been listed as the highest paid Hollywood actors, 2012.
Top Ten Highest Paid Hollywood Actors 2012
Move through the list of top ten highest paid Hollywood actors, 2012 and get to know more about their life and earnings.
1. Tom Cruise
Thomas Cruise Mapother, widely popular as Tom Cruise is an 50 years old American actor cum director who has been awarded thrice with the Golden Globe Awards. He started off with an acting career way back in 1981 with the hit, Endless Love and in today’s date he is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood with an all time high pay of $75 million. His other unbeaten movies include The Color of Money, Rain Man, Days of Thunder, A Few Good Men, Vanilla Sky etc.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
Born on 11 November, 1974 and brought up in Los Angeles, Leonardo DiCaprio is a famous Hollywood actor and producer who started his career by acting in Television commercials. Several times he has been nominated for Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild, and Satellite Awards and has also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his excellent performance in The Aviator, 2004. His films Shutter Island and Inception, both from 2010 have ranked among the highest grossing movies of the 21st century. Currently he follows the league of top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors, 2012 with earnings of $37 million.
3. Adam Sandler
An actor, comedian, screen writer, musician and producer by profession, Adam Sandler had starred in several Hollywood films which have grossed over $100 million at the box office. His best comedian side was seen in movies like Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Water boy (1998), Big Daddy (1999) and Mr. Deeds (2002). He is an American by nationality and at present earns $37 million. Adam Sandler was born on 9th September, 1966 in New York to Jewish Parents but later when he turned five years his family shifted to Manchester.
4. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson, though a professional wrestler and is popular by his Ring name “The Rock”, he also has an active part of Hollywood. With an income of $36 million he is one among the highest paid Hollywood actors, 2012. Johnson’s popularity was fuelled by his charisma and speech making abilities, which often led to many memorable catchphrases and subsequent merchandise. Apart from filmdom he has also won a total of 16 championships in WWF/E.
5. Ben Stiller
Son of veteran Hollywood actors and comedians, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Ben Stiller has also followed his parent’s footsteps and today he is so professionally flourishing that he has earnings of $33 million. Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack and his film have grossed more than $2.1 billion in Canada and the United States. An alma mater of University of California, he started acting in 1975 and since then has been honoured with several awards including an Emmy Award.
6. Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen was born as Sacha Noam Baron Cohen on 13th October, 1971 and grew up to become an English stand-up comedian and actor. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and is widely known for his contribution in four unorthodox fictional characters: Ali G, Borat, Bruno and Admiral General Aladeen. Cohen was named as the Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards for his “11 o’clock show” and at presents he draws $30 million as income.
7. Johnny Depp
John Christopher Depp II or simply Jonny Depp is a 49 years old American who has taken acting as his career along with occasional production and music direction. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street and has also won the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. Films featuring Depp have valued over $3.1 billion at the United States box office and around $7.6 billion worldwide. No doubt his name is a part of the top ten highest paid Hollywood actors with $30 million as home taking.
8. Will Smith
Will Smith was named as Willard Christopher Smith when he was born 44 years back and today he is Hollywood actor, producer and rapper with a profit of $30 million. He is also well known by his stage name, The Fresh Prince and in April, 2007, Newsweek called the most powerful actor in Hollywood. With four Grammy awards to name, fourteen out of nineteen fiction films he has acted in have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million and as of 2007; his films have grossed $5.7 billion in global box office.
9. Mark Wahlberg
A former rapper, Mark Wahlberg is yet another American actor who has a sound income of $27 million. Born on 5th June, 1971, he was known as Marky Mark in his earlier and is famous for his roles in films such as Fear (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Italian Job (2003) etc.
10. Taylor Lautner
Best known among youngsters for playing the role of Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga, Taylor Lautner is a fresh face in Hollywood but has climbed the ladder of glory at a young age of 20. The American Actor cum martial artist earns $26.5 million as of 2012 is the youngest to do so in the record of top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors, 2012. Till date he has won 12 various awards for displaying his acting skills.