Want to know where the money is? Follow the trail of hundred-dollar bills to Hollywood. A-list celebs can command tens of millions of dollars just for one role in one movie — and they also get paid to shill products for companies in the U.S. and abroad. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Hollywood Reporter released a list breaking down the salaries of some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Beyonce, Robert Pattinson, and Angelina Jolie.
Jay Z's superstar wife reportedly makes $50 million just from her Pepsi contract, THR reports. Add that to her album sales, tour money, and other endorsement deals, and you'll see why she was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world.
Pattinson, meanwhile, is reportedly getting at least $12 million over three years from fashion house Dior to represent its Dior Homme fragrance. He and his ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart also earned $20 million each for the final film in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Other stars in the so-called $20 million club: Jolie, who could make that much if she signs on for Salt 2; Daniel Radcliffe and his Hogwarts buddies Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who raked in $20 million each for the last Harry Potter installment; Denzel Washington, who made that amount for the movie 2 Guns; and Will Smith, though THR notes he took only half that for After Earth (which turned out to be one of the summer's biggest box-office bombs).
Skyfall actor Daniel Craig could join the club when he films the next James Bond thriller, THR reports. And Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson isn't far behind the pack, either; he commands up to $15 million for action movies like Pain and Gain and Fast & Furious 6.
The highest-paid actor, though, is Robert Downey Jr., who netted an estimated $50 million for Iron Man 3. According to THR, he is also getting $12 million over two years to promote mobile company HTC in Taiwan.
As for other bankable female box-office stars? Cameron Diaz scored an insane $42 million for Bad Teacher, thanks to a back-end percentage; Jennifer Aniston can command $5 million for a comedy role; and Rachel McAdams can nab $5 million for "weepy tearjerkers."
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