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Dwayne Johnson in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Image ©Paramount Pictures

Forbes Names 10 Top Grossing Movie Actors of the Year (2013)

Forbes magazine has released a list of this year’s highest grossing movie actors. And you may be surprised to see who’s at the top of the list.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has made a successful segue from professional wrestler to big screen actor. And thanks to his appearances in movies like G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6 he took the top earning spot in 2013. His films made a combined $1.3 billion at the box office.

Other actors on the list include Robert Downey, Jr. for his role in Iron Man 3. Steve Carell made the list thanks to Despicable Me 2. Vin Diesel snatched a place with a combined total of $887 million from Fast & Furious 6 and Riddick. Wrapping up the top five earners is Sandra Bullock with her part as a lone astronaut in the space movie Gravity.

The recently deceased Paul Walker came in number six for his role in Fast & Furious 6. It was the biggest movie of his career. Billy Crystal is another actor who had the highest-grossing film of his career this year. He took number seven on the list with the help of his role as Mike in Monsters University. His co-star, John Goodman, shares the seventh spot thanks to his character Sulley in the same movie. Actor Chris Hemsworth is on the list for his earnings in the films Thor: The Dark World and Rush. Rounding up the top ten is Jennifer Lawrence. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has already helped her take at the box office and Lawrence is sure to make more with her part in American Hustle.

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