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'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr highest-earning actor

Published on Jul 22, 2014 6:14 AM
 

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises Iron Man and The Avengers, is Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of US$75 million (S$93 million), according to Forbes.com.

The 49-year-old star made most of his money from June 2013 to June 2014 from Iron Man 3, which made US$1.2 billion at the box office and assured him the top spot again in the annual ranking.

"As Iron Man, he's the driving force behind four of Marvel's biggest hits, including The Avengers," Forbes.com said.

Former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 42, who starred in GI Joe: Retaliation, and the Fast And Furious films, jumped into second place this year from fifth in 2013 with earnings of $52 million, followed by Hangover star Bradley Cooper, 39, with US$46 million.

Cast member Robert Downey Jr. poses at the premiere of "Iron Man 3" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California in this April 24, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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