It’s no secret that A-list movie stars earn big bucks to appear in our favourite flicks, yet sometimes these paycheques wind up becoming downright astounding thanks to risky profit-participation deals that pay out like a lottery win if a film becomes a hit. From a “Star Wars” actor who continues to earn millions long after his death to a beloved actor who learned life really is like a box of chocolates when he won both an Oscar and a small fortune for playing in iconic role, check out some of the biggest all-time movie star paydays. *Note: all figures cited are in U.S. dollars.
Jim Carrey: ‘Yes Man’
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Sandra Bullock: ‘Gravity’
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Tom Cruise: ‘War of the Worlds’
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Denzel Washington: ‘American Gangster’
Jack Nicholson: ‘Batman’
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Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Inception’
Tom Hanks: ‘Forrest Gump’
Harrison Ford: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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Alec Guiness: ‘Star Wars’
Will Smith: ‘Men In Black 3’
Bruce Willis: ‘The Sixth Sense’
Robert Downey Jr.: ‘The Avengers: Infinity War’
Keanu Reeves: ‘The Matrix’ franchise
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