Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. has been named Hollywood's highest paid actor with a $75 million dollar take, according to Forbes.com.
Downey Jr. has proved he is a major player in the movie business winning pole position on the trade rags List of Top Earning Actors for the second year in a row.
The Iron Man and Avengers star is a heavy drawcard for cinema crowds who have flooded the global box-office with nearly $4 billion in ticket sales to watch Downey Jr. in the Marvel films.
According to Forbes, the cinematic success means the action star won't have his pay cheque skimmed anytime soon.
"Disney, which owns Marvel, wants to keep that gravy train going for as long as it can and like it or not, that means paying Downey whatever he demands," writes Forbes analyst, Dorothy Pomerantz.
"The actor coyly held out during negotiations for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron and secured more money than ever upfront for the film. The movie is sure to be a huge hit and he'll earn even more on the back end."
Of the top ten highest paid actors there were some obvious faces, like Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith, but there were also a few surprises, including one Aussie.
Check out whose pay grade made the cut.
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