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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actor, Says “Forbes”


Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is rock-solid at the box office, enough to make him Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.

The star of the forthcoming Fast 8 earned an estimated $64.8 million in the last 12 months, according to Forbes, more than double what he made last year.  Matt Damon, who placed third with $55 million, saw a 120% increase over last year’s earnings, thanks in large part to his starring role in the box office hit The Martian.

Jackie Chan came in second, with $61 million.  Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp round out the top five.

Robert Downey, Jr. topped last year’s list of top earners for the third consecutive year, with $80 million.  This year, he drops to eighth with less than half those earnings.

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence earlier this week topped the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, with $46 million.

Earnings are estimated based on paydays, endorsement deals and the like.  Here are the top ten highest-earning actors, according to Forbes:

1) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $64.5 million
2) Jackie Chan, $61m
3) Matt Damon, $55m
4) Tom Cruise, $53
5) Johnny Depp, $48
6) Ben Affleck, $43m
7) Vin Diesel, $35m
8) Shan Rukh Khan, Bollywood star, $33m (tie)
8) Robert Downey, Jr., $33m (tie)
10) Akshay Kumar, Bollywood star, $31.5m (tie)
10) Brad Pitt, $31.5m (tie)

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