Date: 22nd July 2014

Robert Downey Jr. Is top earning actor for second year.

Robert Downey Jr has been named as Hollywood's highest-paid actor for the second year in a row.

The Forbes annual list put the Iron Man star on top with earnings totalling around $75 million (43m).

The majority of the 49-year-old actor's pay between June 2013 to June 2014 came from his role in the latest film in the franchise, Iron Man 3.

The movie, which was released in May last year, made $1.2 billion (702m) at the box office.

"As Iron Man, he's the driving force behind four of Marvel's biggest hits, including The Avengers,"

Former pro-wrestler Dwayne Johnson, or The Rock, has jumped from fifth to second place.

The 42-year-old is estimated to have made $52 million (30m) after starring in G.I. Joe: Retaliation and the Fast and Furious films.

Hangover star Bradley Cooper placed third, bringing in $46 million (26m) over the last year.

"His work in the lucrative Hangover franchise has given him the ability to take risks with smaller films like Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle,"

Leonardo DiCaprio was ranked fourth after starring in two major films.

It's thought The Wolf of Wall Street, which made $395 million (231m) worldwide, and The Great Gatsby earned the 39-year-old an estimated $39 million (22m).

Thor actor Chris Hemsworth completed the top five with $37 million (21m).

Source: Press Release



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