The 5 Highest Paid Actors Of 2021

One of the perks of being a famous actor is the impressive payloads on big movie sets. We look at some of the men who are setting the tone in terms of actor’s pay this year, with our list of the highest Hollywood earners 2021.

We’re all a little curious about the lifestyles (and incomes) of famous actors and actresses.

After all, don’t we dream from time to time of being a famous actor?

Think about it – you could do whatever you wanted all day long! Relax in the hot tub, drink champagne for breakfast, then chill out and play a few rounds of your favourite Golden 7 game.

Sounds like the life for us. 

So, which famous actor is bringing in the biggest bucks in 2021?

We look at some of the highest-grossing famous actors who have made serious bank so far this year.

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These are 5 Highest Paid Actors in 2021

Chris Evans


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With the title role in Marvel films like Captain America, Chris Evans is well-known as one of the top-grossing actors in Hollywood.

Chris Evans’ annual pay this year is estimated to top an impressive $43 million, and the young star has only just got started.

The Captain America action hero is set to star in some fantastic upcoming projects that are currently in the works. 

Continuing his run as a beloved hero, Evans is set to appear as a voice actor in 2022’s new animated Buzz Lightyear film.

Lightyear will expand upon the storyline of everyone’s favourite Toy Story sidekick.

Evans is also due to star alongside Taron Egerton in a remake of the 80s musical classic, Little Shop of Horrors.

Look out for a release date for that in the coming months!

Bradley Cooper

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Bradley Cooper is certainly an actor with hidden depths.

His range, from the sarcastic comic in The Hangover to his poignant performance as a troubled rock singer in A Star Is Born, shows that there’s little this man can’t do.

That’s probably the reason that he’s a famous actor Hollywood now charges a fortune for. 

Cooper is set to be one of the highest-earning stars of 2021.

His net worth now tops $57 million.

Cooper is set to star in upcoming projects such as Nightmare Alley, from director Guillermo Del Toro, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Will Smith

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Will Smith is known for a variety of acting roles, from his early TV career in the 90s on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, to thrillers like I Am Legend.

Smith’s impressive legacy has him set to be among the list of high rollers this year.

His annual income is set at around $35 million in 2021. 

Smith is set to reprise his role as Mike Lowrey in the upcoming Bad Boys 4.

The Bad Boys franchise is a fun, action-packed romp.

Smith will be taking up this role next to Martin Lawrence as well as starring in Netflix’s Bright 2, which is still officially happening.

Adam Sandler

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Legendary funny-man Adam Sandler is one of the most famous actor comedians of his generation.

In fact, he could also top the list as the most famous actor ever!

His comedies are sell-out hits and his more serious films, like the Uncut Gems and Punch Drunk Love, have won him critical acclaim. 

Sandler’s net worth reflects his success.

In 2021 alone, he is set to earn around $57 million.

Sandler’s upcoming projects include a comedy Netflix series, for which he allegedly wants to recruit Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Dwayne Johnson is known for his career as a wrestler and his role in movies like Walking Tall, in which he plays an Army Agent in a high stakes casino storyline. 

This is not the only time that Sandler and Johnson may end up working together in the near future.

In fact, Sandler is rumoured to have a small role in the upcoming Hobbs and Shaw 2.

Hobbs and Shaw is a spin-off of the Fast and the Furious franchise and stars Johnson and famous actor Jason Statham.  

Robert Downey Jr.


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Robert Downey Jr has had a long and eclectic career in Hollywood and is fast becoming the most famous actor in the world of superhero movies.

The Iron Man star is set to earn a whopping $66 million in 2021.

This is the clear reason why he makes it onto the highest-earning famous actor list today.

In terms of upcoming projects, Downey has some exciting things on the horizon.

For one, Downey will be appearing in a new bro comedy alongside Gerrard Butler, Jamie Foxx, and Eva Longoria.

There is also set to be a Sherlock Holmes 3, in which Downey Jr will reprise his titular role as the famous 19th-century detective.

This instalment of the Sherlock Holmes franchise will be directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Jude Law will also be returning in his role as Holmes’ faithful sidekick, Dr Watson.

It is set for a Christmas movie theatre release in December 2021. Elementary!


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 If you’re a famous actor, USA or otherwise, it’s the ultimate dream to appear on a highest-grossing list.

After all, the glitz and the glamour are half of what Hollywood is all about.

These men have set the standard with their high-power, lucrative film careers – and, for most of them, it has only just begun. 

No doubt, there’s sure to be exciting developments on both the film and TV fronts for all the actors mentioned in this list.

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting the Hollywood scoop with us. Happy viewing!

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