Top 10 Most Expensive Actors in 2012

Though the entertainment world is full of beautiful, talented males and females actors, but some of them are extra ordinary performers. Their extra shining abilities have brought them on top and have made them most expensive actors / performers in the world. Hollywood film industry is full of expensive as well as talented actors, but we are discussing in this article only top 10 most expensive actors in 2012.


Leonardo DiCaprio Most Expensive Actors

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Leonardo DiCaprio is on top in this list for 2012. This 37-year-old notable Hollywood actor, who is about to enter into 38, is the most expensive actor of this year with his latest earnings of $77 million. Wow, really big amount for a single year. Leonardo has given some outstanding movies in the past that brought him worldwide fame including Shutter Island, Inception and Titanic, but his latest movie “J. Edgar” made him most expensive actor.


Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp is an awesome actor who got worldwide recognition for the number of his super hit movies in a minimal time. He really deserves this position because of his naturally awesome acting skills. Some of his movies grossed more than $7.6 billion for the producers but his earning in the latest movieis $50 million. Johnny Depp was also honored by the People Magazine firstly in 2003 and then in 2009 as the sexiest man alive.


Adam Sandler

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Adam Sandler is among top actors that perform not only in drama but also appears in films especially in comedy films. Adam is also a well-popular recording artist and producer. Waterboy, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison and Longest Yard are some top-rated movies on the credit of Adam Sander. “Just Go with It” is the latest film of Adam Sandler which was a huge hit as it earned around $214 million in a short time. Sandler earned $40 million for his latest hit movie and secured 3rd spot in top 10 most expensive actors in 2012’s list.


Will Smith

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Will Smith is probably the most popular black actor at the moment in Hollywood. There are a number of Hollywood movies that were super hit because of Will Smith’s awesome acting. The net earnings of Smith in the latest movie were $36 million which brought him on 4th position. Almost every movie of this talented actor, he starred in, was a super hit. “The Pursuit of Happiness”, “Hitch” and “The Legendary” are some of his top movies.


Tom Hanks

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The most recent movie of Tom Hanks successfully managed to earn around $100 million. It shows the acting talent of this Hollywood actor. Hanks performed in “Toy Story” recently and earned $35 million for his voicing in this super hit movie. This huge earning brought Hanks on 5th position in our list. “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Castaway”, “Apollo 13”, “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump” are top movie against his best acting performance.



Ben Stiller

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Ben Stiller is really an outstanding actor and therefore earns huge amount for his acting skills. His latest earning for this top-rated performance is $34 million. Stiller has given a number of hit movies that earned a huge overall profit and top positions on the chart, including “Madagascar 3”, “Tower Heist”, “Neighborhood Watch” and “Meet the Parent” series.


Robert Downey Jr

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Robert Downey Jr. became a worldwide known figure by delivering outstanding performance in the “Iron Man” series. Some notable performances of this talented actor were given in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, “Sherlock Holmes”, “Tropic Thunder”, “Chaplin” and “Iron Man 2”. Though he struggled to get rid of drug and alcohol addiction with the help of his wife, but Downey Jr. still manages to earn $31 million in 2012 for his acting and secured his position in this top 10 list.


Mark Wahlberg

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Mark Wahlberg is recognized as a consistent performer in Hollywood film industry who has been shining for the years. Wahlberg started through modeling but now this talented but expensive actor is among most sought actors in the industry. Wahlberg also got fame by producing notable television shows including “Entourage”, “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Fighter”. The net income of Mark Wahlberg is $28 million and thus we put him in top 10 most expensive actors in 2012’s list at No. 8.


Tim Allen

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Tim Allen shines after his outstanding voicing performance in the latest version of Toy Story i.e. “Toy Story 3”. Allen performed voicing for the character of “Buzz Lightyear” in this movie. Other notable acting performances of Tim Allen include “The Last Days of Man” and the “Home Improvement Show”. Allen earned total $22 million for his artistic performance in 2012 which is equal to Tom Cruise.


Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise has a number of outstanding performances against his name and some of them are truly unforgettable. “Mission Impossible” brought him a matchless international fame. Cruise always look younger than ever in all his latest movies. “Ghost Protocol” is another super hit movie that got success due to the marvelous acting performance by this 10th most expensive actor of 2012. His net 2012 income is $22 million.

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