Robert Downey Jr named highest paid actor in Hollywood

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Robert Downey Jr has topped a Forbes list of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.

The actor raked in estimated earnings of $75 million (£50m) from June 2012 to June 2013 with Iron Man 3 and The Avengers both taking more than $1 billion at the box office.

Downey Jr is rumoured to have made $50 million from The Avengers and when asked about it by The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year, he said: ‘Isn’t that crazy?.

‘They’re so p***ed. I can’t believe it. I’m what’s known as a ‘strategic cost.”

Meanwhile, Channing Tatum came second with a pay cheque of $60 million (£40m) after financing box office hit Magic Mike.

In third place is The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman, who earned $55 million (£36.5m).

Mark Wahlberg ranked fourth with earnings of $52 million (£34.5m) while Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock rounds out the top five with $46 million (£30m)…

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