10 Highest Paid Actors of 2013

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Forbes list of the top 10 highest paid actors of 2013 features a few names you’d expect as well as a few surprises. For example, considering the success of “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” it should surprise no one that Robert Downey Jr. tops the list this year. However, Channing Tatum’s position in the number two slot might. The following is the complete top ten list with explanations.

10. Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson earned $32 million this year. The actor remains relatively quiet, avoiding the spotlight mostly, but he has a successful Hollywood career because of films like “Taken” and “The Grey.” These films cost little, and they earn a high return, ensuring Neeson’s place on this list.

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9. Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington earned $33 million this year. The actor took a few major risks this year, and they both paid off. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “Flight,” which explored themes of addiction. The actor agreed to an initial cut to star in the film in exchange for a share of the profits. This worked well as the film earned $162 million with its $31 million budget.

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