After a very long break, the ‘Twilight’ actor is back and has already become one of the most in-demand stars in Hollywood. His latest film, ‘Mermaid’, has almost completely sold out the theaters across the country, grossing over $100 million worldwide. In the middle of April 2020, he made $4.6 million per show while hosting the Cannes Film Festival – also taking home the Palme d’Or for best performance for his supporting role in ‘Honey 2′. He has also been named one of the highest-paid celebrities in Instagram history, boasting over 139 million followers as of April 2020. In this article, we’ll examine the net worth and earnings of Hollywood’s best-known male celebrities, focusing on the most recent figures available.
The Cast Of ‘The Hobbit’
To begin with, let’s take a look at the net worth of the ‘The Hobbit’ movie cast. While some are still relatively unknown, appearing in smaller roles in relatively lower-budgeted movies, many have established themselves as megastars, raking in millions from small roles in major films to huge franchise potential.
Peter Jackson, the director of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, made a fortune of over $500 million with his cinematic adaptations of J.R.R Tolkien’s books – becoming one of the wealthiest directors in Hollywood. The franchise made him immensely popular, and he continued to attract large audiences with the upcoming ‘The Fall of the Dark Lord’.
The director has enjoyed a long and successful career, winning multiple Academy Awards and making his mark on cinema history. Despite his success, Jackson still considers his net worth to be modest, only revealing that he has a “small amount” of money in the bank. He has also spoken openly about the stress and pressure of maintaining such a high profile.
The Cast Of ‘Black Widow’
Sofia Coppola, the brilliant director of ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘The Virgin Suicides’, is another high-profile name associated with ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ that became famous due to their association with these epic films. Much like Jackson, Coppola is the daughter of a famous filmmaker (her father is Francis Ford Coppola) and she too has built a successful career, notably winning an Academy Award for her work on ‘The Virgin Suicides’.
While many might expect that a woman would be affected by the high pressure of fame, this has not been the case for Coppola. In fact, she has stated that she enjoys the spotlight and has no intentions of stepping aside, even if her current film ‘Black Widow’ becomes a global success, similar to ‘The House of Gucci’ or ‘Ocean’s 11′.
The Cast Of ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’
He may not have reached the lofty heights of Peter Jackson or Sofia Coppola, but Jay McInerney’s novel ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ – as well as Ron Howard’s 2010 film adaptation – established Woody Allen as one of the most successful and acclaimed directors of all time, grossing over $500 million at the box office worldwide. Like Jackson and Coppola, Allen has continued to attract large audiences with his work, most notably ‘A Quiet Place’, which became the highest-grossing film of all time for Netflix. If his latest film ‘The Cast of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is anything to go by, then Allen is certainly in good company as one of the most prominent and wealthiest film-makers in Hollywood.
The Cast of ‘Ocean’s 11′
It’s been a good month for Ocean’s franchise, with the latest installment, ‘Ocean’s 12′, becoming the eighth film in the series to break the $100 million mark at the global box office. While most of the cast have remained relatively unknown, even appearing in smaller roles in independent films, they have all found fame and fortune, with most notably George Clooney going on to become one of the most prominent and wealthiest stars of all time, with a net worth of over $500 million.
The Cast Of ‘American Gangster’
Speaking of Hollywood’s most prominent and wealthiest stars, let’s take a look at the net worth of the ‘American Gangster’ cast. While many might expect a gangster film to be set in the Prohibition era, the 2009 film was actually set in contemporary New York City and focused on the violent struggles of illegal drug lords in the 1970s. The film was directed by John Singleton, who went on to win an Academy Award for best director, and was loosely based on the memoirs of journalist George Malcolmson, who covered the life of drug lord Frank Lucas in the 1970s. Singleton’s previous credits include the successful films ‘Dre, Major Impressions’, ‘Boyz n the Hood’, and ‘Baby Boyz’.
Malcolm X, the famous African-American civil rights activist who was murdered in early 1965, was a prominent character in ‘American Gangster’, embodying Lucas’ cunning and ruthlessness. The film was a major critical and commercial success, earning over $100 million at the box office around the world. It also won multiple Academy Awards, including best supporting actor for Edward Norton and best supporting actress for Jennifer Hudson. In the years since its release, the movie’s young stars have managed to make a name for themselves, with Hudson going on to become a renowned actress and Norton enjoying a huge career resurgence.
The Cast Of ‘Lethal Weapon’
Speaking of Academy Award-winning stars, let’s take a look at the net worth of the ‘Lethal Weapon’ cast. Roger Donaldson, who won an Academy Award for best screenplay for ‘Lethal Weapon’, is well-known for his screenplays for the ‘Lethal Weapon’ series, but he has also written several other successful films, including ‘48 Hrs’ and ‘Predator’.
Richard “Rico” Hauer, who portrayed Roger, also enjoyed a huge career resurgence in the years following the release of ‘Lethal Weapon’, also scoring a role in Michael Mann’s ‘Thief’. He went on to play supporting roles in ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Django Unchained’, and ‘Suicide Squad’, before resurfacing in 2020 with a role in Warner Bros.’ ‘The Matrix 4′.
The Cast Of ‘The Usual Suspects’
In 2004, a group of very talented and influential film directors, including Bryan Singer, directed an ensemble cast of international stars in the crime drama ‘The Usual Suspects’. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential films of all time, the movie scored over $400 million at the box office worldwide and is frequently listed among the greatest films of all time. Despite the movie’s popularity, many of its stars went on to enjoy relatively muted careers, with Sigourney Weaver going on to have a successful career in TV, while Kevin Spacey struggled to find major success for years, eventually being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This was particularly devastating for Spacey, as he reportedly worked extremely hard to ensure that he portrayed the part of the sinister Mr. Spacey accurately. Despite this, he has found fame as an author, with his first novel, ‘The American’, becoming an international best-seller, as well as the subject of an upcoming Broadway show.
The Cast Of ‘Joker’
While many might expect that a character so notorious for killing people would face major financial repercussions, this has not been the case for Joaquin Phoenix. The year 2020 was a major comeback for the ‘Joker’ actor, with the highly-anticipated movie breaking box office records and winning over audiences and critics alike. The movie is based on the historic and infamous Arkham Asylum siege, which occurred in October 2019 and involved the home invasion of a group of criminals who broke into the famous mental institution seeking to kill Thomas Stern, a famous psychiatrist who had rejected their application for parole. The incident earned the moniker “Joker’s Wild”.
The movie, which was directed by Todd Phillips and starred Phoenix as well as Robert De Niro, was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $675 million at the box office worldwide. One of the most talked-about scenes in the movie involves Phoenix’s character, Joker, ripping off his own lips to reveal fangs, thus becoming the first mainstream movie to feature a leading character with vampire-like qualities. Since the film’s premiere, numerous other movies and TV shows have featured their own take on the Joker, with audiences and critics praising Phoenix’s take on the iconic character.