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Vin Diesel, Voice of Marvel’s Groot, Walked Away With $54,000,000 Paycheck Despite His Superhero Movie’s $8M Loss

Vin Diesel is one of the most established actors in the industry. The American actor first rose to fame back in 1995 when he wrote, directed, and starred in the short drama movie, Multi-Facial. Despite having played the main character in many action movies, Diesel is best known for his portrayal of Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise.

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Vin Diesel

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The XXX actor is one of the highest-paid actors in the industry and usually receives a lot of money for his roles. Diesel allegedly received a massive paycheck of $54 million back in 2020 for his portrayal of Ray Garrison in the movie, Bloodshot.

Vin Diesel earned almost $54 million in the year 2020

Vin Diesel only starred in one movie back in 2020 and earned almost $54 million throughout the year. The Fast X actor played the role of Ray Garrison aka Bloodshot in the movie Bloodshot. The movie was based on a superhero character from Valiant Comics and was supposed to be the first movie in a series of movies. Sony was allegedly hoping to build a Valiant Comics Universe like the MCU or DCEU.

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Vin Diesel as Bloodshot
Vin Diesel as Bloodshot

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However, Bloodshot was not a success at the box office as the Covid-19 pandemic began right around the release of the movie and the movie only grossed around $37.1 million against a budget of $45 million. The movie also received negative reviews from critics for Vin Diesel’s underwhelming portrayal of Bloodshot.

The Pacifier actor is usually paid a lot of money for even small roles

Vin Diesel is one of the highest-paid actors in the industry and is usually paid a lot of money for roles that do not require much of the actor’s skills. One example of such instances is Diesel’s voice acting for Groot in the MCU where he receives an absurd amount of money for repeating the same 3-4 words throughout the movie.


According to sources, Vin Diesel has allegedly made $13-15 million for giving his voice to the character of Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Groot has appeared in 6 Marvel movies so far namely, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. On top of that, the character does not even have any such complex lines in the movies, he just has to say “I am Groot“.


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To put things more into context, Zoe Saldana has reportedly only made $10-15 million for her portrayal of Gamora throughout the MCU in seven movies and Dave Bautista has earned almost $15 to $20 million for his portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in the franchise.

Source: Conan Daily

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Written by Shikhar Tiwari

Shikhar Tiwari is a Hollywood news author at Fandom Wire. He is a student at Manipal University Jaipur currently aspiring to be a Computer Science Engineer. Shikhar loves to combine his passion for writing with his love for Hollywood updates.