There are a ton of actors in Hollywood who earn less than we think. It's ironic to believe that their most superb roles came in the form of a terrible paycheck, even though they were great and probably won multiple awards for the roles.
There are also a ton of actors who got paid way more than we expect for their role, even though it could be better, it's hard to question the fact that “do they worth this?”
Let's take a look at ten actors in both categories.
Jennifer Aniston (Earned More)
This actress is paid way more than we think, she did not work so much last year, but she still managed to earn a whopping sum of $30 million, she claims that the society is still sexist so, women earn less.
Ryan Gosling (Did Not Earn More)
Ryan is an exceptional actor, and though, he might not be into the superhero flicks, he should be paid his worth, after the success of the notebook, he earned $1,000 a week for his next film.
Ryan Reynolds (Earned More)
The actor used to earn as low as $150, Deadpool increased the actors pay, bringing in the sum of $2 million for the first film and $20 million for the second, he is now one of the highest paid actors.
Oprah Winfrey (Did Not Earn More)
Oprah is one of the wealthiest people in the world, and she can earn as much as any actor but for her role in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, she made just $35,000 it seems like chicken change for someone as rich as Oprah, but it certainly helped her career, giving her tons of award nomination.
Mark Wahlberg (Earned More)
This actor was on the Forbes 2017, list as one of the highest paid as he made up to $70 million from films, he also owns a burger restaurant, and has endorsement deals with AT&T, definitely paid more!
Jon Voight (Did Not Earn More)
The star who became very famous for his role in midnight cowboy was paid less, the actor initially said he was going to play the part for nothing but was paid minimum wage and an extra $14.73 for the food he ate.
Dwayne Johnson (Earned More)
The actor has been in a lot of movies recently, and they are all becoming Box office gold, the actor gets more than $25 million for a film and an extra $1 million if he promotes the movie, that is very great!
Lindsay Lohan (Did Not Earn More)
The actress might not be an A-lister, but she's a household name; for her role in The Canyons, she was paid just $2,300 for the 23 days she worked, that’s like a minimum wage job, she was trying to set her career in track, but it didn't work out.
Vin Diesel (Earned More)
The fast and furious franchise might not look like an Oscar-worthy movie with its acting, but its good and it pays well, Vin Diesel earns more than $54 million a year for his role, yes that much.
Bill Murray (Did Not Earn More)
With the way Murray makes us laugh, you would think he earns so much but that's not the case, in fact, for his role in Rushmore, he was only paid $9,000, which is very low for an actor but it was the case of him playing a character that inspired him.
Adam Sandler (Earned More)
The actor used to be the king when it came to comedies, but recently, he has not done any good one; however, he has a four-movie deal with Netflix, and he brings in as much as $50.5 million.
Tom Cruise (Did Not Earn More)
The actor has movies that were a hit in the Box office, he earns a lot but when it came to his role in Magnolia, Cruise was only paid $100,000, For someone with his reputation, that's low, so less paid.
Robert Downey Jr (Earned More)
There is no lie behind the fact that the actor is an outstanding actor, for his crucial role in Avengers, he makes almost $50 million per movie, and after infinity wars, he had earned $240 million from the Marvel franchise.
Harrison Ford (Did Not Earn More)
This actors' role in the Star Wars franchise made his career, and it's funny to think that he almost turned down the role because he was offered $1,000 a week to play the role of Hans Solo.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Earned More)
For his role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the actor spoke just 861 words, and he was paid way more than his co-stars, it's great that he was the star of the film but, he should not be paid for just very little dialogue.
Ethan Hawke (Did Not Earn More)
He was the most famous actor in the purge, and he was not paid anything upfront just from profits, and there was no park to it, he even slept on the director's couch.
Jack Nicholson (Earned More)
The actor did a great job playing the joker on, but he was paid $6 million to say 595 words and was given Box office earnings, calculating that on today's inflation rate, he was paid $100 million for the role, really great!
Dustin Hoffman (Did Not Earn More)
The graduate was the film that set up his career, and though it earned $104,945,305 Hoffman was not paid even a million for the film, he was paid $17,000 which was precisely the amount he needed to get out of debt.
Johnny Depp (Earned More)
When this actor played the role of the Mad Hatter, he said about 681 words and was paid $20 million for that role, he was not the main character, but he was paid more than some of the main characters.
Jim Carrey (Did Not Earn More Initially)
For his role in Yes man, he didn't take any money up front; it's unbelievable right; however, he received 36.2% of the profit which was $35 million.