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Top 20 Big Fat Hollywood Cheques In History

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If you had to rank the best jobs in the world, being an actor in Hollywood would certainly be near the top. Because you can hardly think of another job that comes with a salary of several million dollars, an army of fans, private aircraft, exclusive parties and thousands of other profits that ordinary people can only dream of.

The fact that the actors make a ton of money is not new. We all know that celebrities can easily collect $ 10-20 million for just one movie.

But this chart shows the deals that turned actors into people with tremendous wealth. We are talking about the biggest sums paid to actors in Hollywood history.

For an actor to make a tremendous wealth from a movie, he (or she) needs more than a huge fee. If you want to make a ton of money in Hollywood, you need one thing: a pay based on a percentage of the movie’s box office revenue.

For example, if Brad Pitt makes a movie, he can claim 10 gross points (10%) of the film’s revenue in addition to his $ 20 million salary. That would mean that if the movie brought $ 100 million, Brad Pitt is entitled to an extra 10 million dollars (10% of the 100 million).

In summary this scheme for making money in Hollywood and below is the chart proving it.

20. Jim Carrey – $ 30 million from “Yes Man”

19. Denzel Washington – $ 40 million from “American Gangster”

18. Donnie Depp – $ 40 Million from “Alice in the Wonderland”

17. Tom Hanks – $ 40 million from “Saving Private Ryan”

16. Leonardo DiCaprio – $ 40 million from “Titanic”

15. Will Smith – $ 44 million from “Men in Black 2”

14. Robert Downey Jr. – $ 50 Million from “Avengers”

13. Will Smith – $ 54 Million from “Bad Boys 2”

12. Leonardo DiCaprio – $ 59 Million from “Genesis”

11. Adam Sandler – $ 60 Million from “Psychotherapy”

10. Jack Nicholson – $ 60 million from “Batman”

9. Harrison Ford – $ 65 million from “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

8. Tom Hanks – $ 70 million from “Forest Gump”

7. Sandra Bullock – $ 77 Million from “Gravity”

6. Will Smith – $ 100 Million from “Men in Black 3”

5. Tom Cruise – $ 100 Million from “War of the Worlds”

4. Bruce Willis – $ 120 million from “The Sixth Sense”

3. Johnny Depp – $ 185 million from “Pirates of the Caribbean 1-4”

2. Keanu Reeves – $ 262 million from “The Matrix 1-3”

1. Tom Cruise – $ 290 million from “Mission Impossible 1-4”

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