A new report by the Women’s Media Center lists the 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood and much to their chagrin only one woman made the list. Take a wild guess who that woman is. Bet you can’t. If you said Jennifer Lawrence, you’d be way off as J-Law made about $11 million less per film than…Adam Sandler. The one woman who did make the list, and near the bottom of the top ten, is Angelina Jolie, who hasn’t starred a film since 2010 other than as a voice in a cartoon.
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The Oscar winner was the top-earning female actress in 2013 with $33 million, according to figures used in a report compiled by the Women’s Media Center, but her seemingly to-die-for paycheck was only just big enough to put her on par with the, er, lowest-earning (you know, in Hollywood dollars) male actor, Denzel Washington.
Who’s tops? Robert Downey Jr., of course, with a $75 million haul from the Iron Man franchise, per the New York Film Academy.
Liam Neeson was the 10th-highest-paid male star, with $31.5 million, allowing just enough room for Jolie (who, while some of her top-earning male counterparts have been nominated, is the only one other than Washington to have won an Oscar) to squeeze in at No. 10 overall.
Channing Tatum was second on the list at $60 million, followed by Hugh Jackman at $55 million, Mark Wahlberg at $51 million, then Dwayne Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandler, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington and Neeson.
Among the women, after Jolie, were Jennifer Lawrence ($26 million), Kristen Stewart ($21.5 million), Jennifer Aniston ($20 million) and Emma Stone ($16 million).
I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that only one woman is in the top ten or the fact that Channing Tatum made $60 million. Both are a complete travesty.