Filmmaking is not just an art but also a business. There are many celebrities who are valued higher than others based on the profit they can bring back. Certain actors are considered more bankable than the others and so these actors are paid higher. Due to the covid-19 lockdown, there has been a shift in the viewing pattern. A lot of the value depends on OTT platforms. As they have become the main source of entertainment and would be for a while. Here is the list of the most expensive actors of 2022, ranked.
1. Dwayne Johnson is the most expensive actor
So at the top of the list of most expensive actors, this year is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He has been around in the acting industry for a while now and has become a part of major franchises. Recently, he bagged a role with DC and will be playing Black Adam for the superhero franchise. According to Forbes, the actor’s current value is $89.4 million. It increased by $23.5 million by starring in Red Notice, a film on Netflix. He was also part of the most expensive actors’ list in 2019 and 2020. And this year he has reached the top.
2. Chris Hemsworth is among the most expensive actors
The second on the list is everyone’s favorite Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth. The actor has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years now, portraying one of the major characters, Thor. According to Forbes, his current value is $76.4 million. He has also been working on other projects meanwhile. He is a bankable actor and has reigned over the action genre for a while now. Among his recent projects is the upcoming Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. Before joining Hollywood he was a part of the Australian film industry. He will also be soon seen in Extraction 2.
3. Robert Downey Jr. is #3 on the list
When it comes to one of most inspiring actors in Hollywood its Robert Downey Jr. He was in the list of 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine from 2013 to 2015. The actor is best known for playing Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man of Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Forbes, his value in 2022 is $66 million. He has won two Golden Globes Awards and an Academy nomination. In is upcoming projects he would reprise his role as Sherlock Holmes in the third film of the franchise among other major projests. Also, we could see him in The Sympathizer.
4. Bradley Cooper is one of the most expensive actors
According to Forbes, the value of Bradley Cooper in 2022 is $57 million. In 2015, he was among the 100 most influential people and Forbes Celebrity 100. Also was the highest paid actor four times before this. He has won various awards, including two Grammys and 9 Academy Awards. He is best known for his role in The Hangover, Limitless, and Places Beyond the Pines. Also, the actor has been a part of the major franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he plays Rocket. His recent projects also include Nightmare Alley, a psychological thriller.
5. Adam Sandler ties with Bradley Cooper
In the list of most expensive actors, Adam Sandler ties with Bradley Cooper at $57 million, according to Forbes. The actor is majorly known for playing comedic roles in movies like Grown Ups, The Wedding Singer and many more. He has also been the voice of Dracula in the Hotel Transylvania movies. He has been in many critically acclaimed dramedies too like Spanglish, Reign Over Me, and Funny People. Also, his recent work in 2019 crime thriller Uncut Gems is said to be his best work so far by the critics.