Robert Downey Jr. tops Forbes' Highest Paid Actors list for second consecutive year

By Gina DiFalco,

Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes’ list of highest earning actors for the second year in a row, thanks to his starring roles in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and The Avengers.

Downey Jr. made an estimated $75 million from June 2013 to June 2014 due to his role in Iron Man 3, which made $1.2 billion internationally.

Forbes reports that the majority of the money he made from the film is actually from the back-end. He was also awarded generously for his involvement in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came in the No. 2 slot, earning an estimated $52 million last year. Johnson has his feet in everything from G.I Joe Retaliation, Fast and Furious, Hercules and "San Andreas, as well as HBO’s Ballers, which he’s executive producing in addition to starring in.

No. 3 on the list is Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper with $46 million, with Leonoardo DiCaprio in the fourth spot with $38 million.

The Daily News reports Chris Hemsworth rounds out the top five with $37 million.

image via Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com



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