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Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor, Says Forbes

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson is rock solid at the box office — so much that he is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.

The star of the forthcoming "Fast 8" earned an estimated $64.5 million in the last 12 months, according to Forbes — more than double what he made last year. Matt Damon, who placed third, with $55 million, saw a 120 percent increase over last year’s earnings, thanks in large part to his starring role in the box office hit "The Martian."

Jackie Chan came in second, with $61 million. Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp round out the top five.

Robert Downey Jr. topped last year's list of top earners for the third consecutive year, with $80 million. This year, he drops to eighth, with less than half those earnings.

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Earnings are estimated based on paydays, endorsement deals and other earnings for acting during the year. Here are the 10 highest-earning actors, according to Forbes:

1. Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, $64.5 million
2. Jackie Chan, $61 million 3. Matt Damon, $55 million 4. Tom Cruise, $53 million 5. Johnny Depp, $48 million 6. Ben Affleck, $43 million
7. Vin Diesel, $35 million
8. Shan Rukh Khan, Bollywood star, $33 million (tie) 8. Robert Downey Jr., $33 million (tie) 10. Akshay Kumar, Bollywood star, $31.5 million (tie) 10. Brad Pitt, $31.5 million (tie)


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