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Robert Downey Jr. Is The World’s Highest-Paid Actor (Again)

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Robert Downey Jr. Is The World’s Highest-Paid Actor (Again)

Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid actors for the third year in a row, cementing himself as, well, the Tony Stark of Hollywood.

According to the magazine, the star of Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man” and “Avengers” franchises made $80 million between June 1, 2014, and June 5, 2015, an increase of $5 million from the previous year.

The bulk of that, of course, comes from Downey’s payday for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which grossed nearly $1.4 billion worldwide. The actor famously signed a deal with Marvel that guarantees him a share of the box office of each film in which he appears: That amounted to about $50 million for “The Avengers” and a reported $75 million for “Iron Man 3.”

He’s followed on the Forbes list by Jackie Chan with $50 million, Vin Diesel with $47 million, Bradley Cooper with $41.5 million, and Adam Sandler rounding out the Top 5 with $41 million.

Downey’s “Avengers” co-star Chris Hemsworth is further down the list, with $27 million, tying with James Bond franchise star Daniel Craig for No. 15. Read the full list at Forbes. A rundown of actresses will be released later.

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