2014's Highest Paid Actors! By Author Tyler Johnson at Jul 21, 2014 • Category Ben Affleck The top earning male movie stars of 2014. You won’t believe how much some of these guys earn. 1 Mark Wahlberg The former Marky Mark earned $32 million in the past year, thanks to roles in films like Lone Survivor and Pain & Gain. 2 Will Smith Will also pulled in around $32 mill in the past 12 months. Not bad for a guy responsible for bombs like After Earth. 3 Christian Bale Christian Bale made $35 million (but sadly, no Oscar) in the past year thanks to films like American Hustle. 4 Ben Affleck Ben Affleck pulled in an estimated $36 million thanks to signing on for Batman vs. Superman. 5 Liam Neeson Neeson edged Ben out with $36 million and change. The revered actor has become an action sar in recent years. 6 Chris Hemsworth Hemsworth raked in $37 million in the past year. Behold, the power of Thor. 7 Leonardo DiCaprio One of the few non-action stars on the list, DiCaprio earned $39 million starring in weightier fare like The Wolf of Wall Street and The Great Gatsby. 8 Bradley Cooper Cooper earned $46 million from diverse projects like American Hustle and Guardians of the Galaxy. 9 Dwayne Johnson Smell what The Rock is cooking: $52 million thanks to slew of projects including Pain & Gain and Hercules. 10 Robert Downey, Jr. The reigning king. Downey takes the top spot for the second year in a row with a jaw-dropping $75 million.