Downey Jr tops Hollywood pay scale for second consecutive year

Downey Jr tops Hollywood pay scale for second consecutive year

Robert Downey Jr has been named Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second year running.

The 49-year-old star - who earned an estimated $75 million for the year 2012 and 2013 - has topped Forbes' annual ranking of the highest paid movie stars after making a fortune from his portrayal of Iron Man.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson came in second place with an earning of $52 million, which he accumulated from a number of acting roles as well as producing gigs.

Bradley Cooper, 39, followed behind with an estimated $46 million due to his much loved roles in 'The Hangover' and 'American Hustle', while Leonardo DiCaprio, 39, secured fourth place with $39 million.

Chris Hemsworth finished off the top five with an estimated earning of $37 million after beating Liam Neeson and Ben Affleck, who earned $36 million and $35 million respectively, to the place.

Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg fell to the bottom of the top 10 list with an estimated annual earning of $32 million, while Johnny Deep, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise all failed to secure a place on the chart.

The top 10 list of highest paid actors 2014:

1. Robert Downey Jr - $75 million

2. Dwayne Johnson - $52 million

3. Bradley Cooper - $46 million

4. Leonardo DiCaprio - $39 million

5. Chris Hemsworth - $37 million

6. Liam Neeson - $36 million

7. Ben Affleck - $35 million

8. Christian Bale - $35 million

9. Will Smith - $32 million

10. Mark Wahlberg - $32 million

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