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    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49419053
    Forbes list of the world's best-paid female actors 2019
    1. Scarlett Johansson - $56m (45.7m)
    2. Sofia Vergara - $44.1 (35.9m)
    3. Reese Witherspoon - $35m (28.5m)
    4. Nicole Kidman - $34m (27.7m)
    5. Jennifer Aniston - $28m (22.8m)
    6. Kaley Cuoco - $25m (20.4m)
    7. Elisabeth Moss - $24m (19.5m)
    8. Margot Robbie - $23.5m (19.1m)
    9. Charlize Theron - $23m (18.7m)
    10. Ellen Pompeo - $22m (17.9m)
    Forbes list of the world's best-paid male actors 2019
    1. Dwayne Johnson - $89.4m (73.6m)
    2. Chris Hemsworth - $76.4m (62.9m)
    3. Robert Downey Jr - $66m (54.4m)
    4. Akshay Kumar - $65m (53.5m)
    5. Jackie Chan - $58m (47.8m)
    6. Bradley Cooper - $57m (46.9m)
    7. Adam Sandler - $57m (46.9m)
    8. Chris Evans - $43m (35.4m)
    9. Paul Rudd - $41m (33.8m)
    10. Will Smith - $35m (28.8m)

    Doesn't seem like as much as one would expect. I assume we are not talking residuals.
    I can proudly say I haven't seen one of them in a movie theater, this year just on Netflix (Big Little Lies)
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    Gee, no gender disparity there . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Gee, no gender disparity there . . .
    And? Wonder what their sales are in the same period?

    Why didn't they negotiate for more?
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Gee, no gender disparity there . . .
    Yep just like Bad Boys for Life (Bad Boys III) where the original franchise co-stars received:

    Will Smith $17m
    Martin Lawrence $6m

    I didn't realise that Martin Lawrence was a woman because there is no other explanation for pay disparity for co-stars.

    It's not like Will Smith having greater name recognition and bigger box office than Martin Lawrence would allow him to actually negotiate a higher salary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro View Post
    Yep just like Bad Boys for Life (Bad Boys III) where the original franchise co-stars received:

    Will Smith $17m
    Martin Lawrence $6m

    I didn't realise that Martin Lawrence was a woman because there is no other explanation for pay disparity for co-stars.
    A-list stars always get more than B-list.
    Now compare A-list men to A-list women.
    Compare #1 man to #1 woman.
    Do the same for every number, 2 - 10.
    Notice anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    A-list stars always get more than B-list.
    Now compare A-list men to A-list women.
    Compare #1 man to #1 woman.
    Do the same for every number, 2 - 10.
    Notice anything?
    It's not place by place by place but let's look at the men first.

    I think to be clear, the figures provided are total income from all souces, including endorsements, NOT just salary for appearing in roles.

    I don't follow movies closely nowadays but even I (and boond) can tell that a lot of that money is not for "acting", per se.

    Rather it is made from the comic book complexity movies targeted at the most profitable audience, and this is where Johnson/Hemsworth/Downey/Evans/Rudd have scored big, especially with the opportunity for profit shares and multiple ones at that.

    Additionally, in the men, you have Kumar/Chan/Sandler with long histories of producing their own profitable movies with the resultant backends boosting their numbers. So that's 8 out of 10 men with incomes driven by more than acting payments.

    There are no TV actors at all in the men.
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    For the women, only Johansson seems to be in the comic book position at the moment but Robbie could hit the big time if her production of Birds of Prey is profitable when released next year.

    In the women, there is a much greater TV presence (including streaming) with Vergara/Cuoco/Pompeo only successfull on the small screen in long running serials. This provides them with residuals to fund their lifestyles for years. They are clearly getting the best return for the lowest risk but once their singular roles finish, so will their earning capacity.

    Witherspoon/Aniston/Kidman/Moss have success in both but Aniston mostly in TV with Friends residuals of $10m yearly. Lucky, because nobody wants to pay her to be in movies anymore because she doesn't make money and can't act like Nicole Kidman (who loses even more).

    Witherspoon/Kidman and Robbie have also produced successful ventures but only recently, unlike Chan et al. Robbie, whose first production, I Tonya, was profitable has the possibly of hitting the comic book franchise jackpot with her production of Birds of Prey due next year. If all three maintain this success for 20 years like Sandler, they will have equivalent incomes (but fewer dumb movies).
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro View Post
    Yep just like Bad Boys for Life (Bad Boys III) where the original franchise co-stars received:

    Will Smith $17m
    Martin Lawrence $6m

    I didn't realise that Martin Lawrence was a woman because there is no other explanation for pay disparity for co-stars.

    It's not like Will Smith having greater name recognition and bigger box office than Martin Lawrence would allow him to actually negotiate a higher salary.
    If you have ever watched Martin Lawrence in action, it would be much clearer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinR View Post
    If you have ever watched Martin Lawrence in action, it would be much clearer.
    And yet, at their height, each commanded $20m per film, despite what you think of Lawrence.

    Will Smith's crap just has better longevity and thus potential profit than Lawrence's crap.
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    Should I worry that I don't know who half those people are?
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