Denzel Washington, The Rock among top 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood

Denzel Washington, The Rock Among Hollywood's Highest Paid

Washington placed 9th on Forbes' annual list, raking in $33 million in 2012

by The Grio, July 17, 2013

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Denzel Washington, The Rock among top 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood

Denzel Washington, The Rock among top 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. This year, Robert Downey Jr. topped the list with $75 million in earnings from his work in the mega-blockbusters Iron Man 3 and The Avengers.

Denzel Washington and The Rock were the two performers of color to make the top 10. For 10 straight weeks in 2013 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had a film in the top 10 of the box office. This year he headlined hits like GI Joe: Retaliation and Fast & Furious 6. He earned a whopping total of $46 million this year, placing him at #5 on the list.

Washington is on an upswing following his 2012 hits Safe House ($126 million at the box office) and Flight ($93 million). His deal for back-end profits on the latter film, which earned $162 million worldwide on a $31 million budget, paid off for the actor. He earned $33 million last year, ranking him at #9 on Forbes‘ list.

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