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Hollywood’s Top Earning Actors and Actresses For 2017

Some of the best and biggest projects from Hollywood are to be released in 2017. That said, some actors are poised to earn tremendous amounts for their works in various blockbuster movies. Competition in Hollywood has become tougher. This is why their paychecks have also reached insane amounts. Here are some of the highest paid actors for 2017.

Leonardo DiCaprio – $39 million

Leonardo DiCaprio has established himself as a household name in Hollywood because of his tremendous acting skills. In addition he has been in the business since he was a young lad. This is also why it does not come much of a surprise that he ends up as one of the highest paid actors for this year. Fans have followed him as a young boy in “Titanic” until his first Oscar in “The Revenant.” Other than that, DiCaprio has been nominated for an Oscar five times, along with other awards. His Hollywood journey still goes on.

Bradley Cooper – $46 million

Bradley Cooper has established his name in Hollywood and is loved as a comedy figure since his work in “The Hangover” trilogy. His good looks have also earned him the title of sexiest man alive — and women from everywhere could not help but agree. Cooper still is one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood and still has a lot of movies, awards, series and nominations coming up for this year.

Jennifer Lawrence – $52 Million


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This blonde beauty has done nothing but excel in her craft. Whether it be her starring role in the “Hunger Games” franchise, to being a mutant in the “X-Men” reboot, to her most recent work in “Passengers,” she has been nothing short of absolutely entertaining.

Lawrence has been nominated thrice for the Oscar and bagged an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in “Silver Linings Playbook.” With her stunning looks and for delivering one spellbinding performance after another, it is not that big of a surprise than Jennifer Lawrence gets a spot on this list.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – $64.5 Million

Forbes says that by the end of 2016 Dwayne Johnson rose to be the highest paid actor and scored his biggest ever paycheck in the process. His $64.5 million salary more than doubled his earnings for 2015, which makes him the biggest dollar gainer. The former wrestling champion’s millions came from his work in “Central Intelligence,” “Fast 8” and “Baywatch” which will be hitting the theaters soon. His wealth can be attributed to the tremendous box office performance of his recent films.

Emma Watson – $70 Million

Emma Watson already has an estimated net worth of $70 million, more than half which could be attributed to her break in the “Harry Potter” films. With the recent success of “Beauty and the Beast,” Watson is set to be the highest paid actor of 2017 — and analysts are not even done counting yet.

She was paid $2.5 million for her role as Belle, but her contract promised her a generous slice of the earnings from the movie itself. She is expected to earn $15 million, which when added to her $2.5 million upfront fee, would give her $17.5 million for one project alone.

Watson, however, is no stranger to coming in listed as some of the highest paid actors. Her gorgeous looks coupled with her captivating acting skills and intelligence make her perfect for big roles. In 2010, she came in 14th place in the list of some of the highest paid actresses because of her earnings from Harry Potter, even before she turned 20.

Big paychecks are nothing new in Hollywood, but this list shows a different category. It reflects what people want for this season. While some actors get paid more than others or others are bound to bag more awards, in the end, everyone just wants to give us entertainment. Is your Hollywood blockbuster magnet listed here? Share with us your thoughts on this list in the comments below.

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