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Robert Downey Jr’s Avengers Salary Was Not Enough to Beat Keanu Reeves’ $156 Million Earning From The Matrix Franchise?

Robert Downey Jr's Avengers Salary Was Not Enough to Beat Keanu Reeves' $156 Million Earning From The Matrix Franchise?

Actor Robert Downey Jr. is the highest-paid actor in the MCU. Having started Phase 1 of the mammoth 6 Phase filmography of the franchise with Iron Man in 2008, the Avengers star has been the most important link in the Marvel Universe in the lead-up to Avengers: End Game. The actor has expectedly taken a hefty salary package for his role as Iron Man and has earned almost 75 million dollars. This staggering figure though isn’t enough to beat the total earnings of another big franchise and its star, Keanu Reeves.

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The Matrix Star Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves is officially the franchise king

The mammoth financial and commercial success of the MCU ensured that its talisman, Robert Downey Jr. became the highest-paid actor in Marvel films. But the latest reports coming in show that The Matrix star Keanu Reeves has officially overtaken the Iron Man actor to become the top earner in any single movie franchise, for his role as Neo in The Matrix films. Directed by the Wachowski sisters, The Matrix became one of the most popular and commercially successful sci-fi action thrillers of all time. Despite not gaining as much fame as the original, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Resurrections all still raked in the big bucks at the box office.

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Robert Downey Jr. with Keanu Reeves

According to reports from LADBible, Keanu Reeves’ total income for The Matrix franchise is now a staggering 156 million dollars. This figure puts him above Robert Downey Jr for MCU,  Tom Cruise for Mission: Impossible, and Will Smith for Men In Black, all huge franchises with vastly popular lead actors headlining their films.

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What does Keanu Reeves do with his fortune?

Keanu Reeves is riding high as the highest-paid actor in any film franchise. So what does the John Wick star do with his well-deserved money? According to a family friend,

“Keanu’s given away a lot of money and done a lot more for people than most will ever know. “He knows how lucky he is. Unlike many Hollywood mega stars, he never takes any of this for granted.”

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Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

In addition to being a philanthropist working with many charities, Keanu Reeves has also been known to help his technical crew and co-workers on the film set. The actor donated 20,000 dollars to a set designer after learning that he was facing financial troubles. Some of his other generous contributions include gifting Harley Davidson bikes to 12 stuntmen in The Matrix Reloaded and personalized Rolex watches to his stunt team on the sets of John Wick.

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Source: Metro

Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.