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Hol­ly­wood’s top earn­ers; Jamie’s tied to the kitchen; Bradley chases a dream

Hol­ly­wood’s gen­der pay gap has been un­der in­tense scru­tiny for more than a year – but Forbes’ lat­est high­est-paid ac­tors list is sure to reignite the de­bate around the mas­sive dif­fer­ence be­tween male and fe­male ac­tors’ pay pack­ets.

Os­car win­ner Emma Stone (28) was an­nounced as the world’s high­est­paid ac­tress ear­lier this month, earn­ing $36m a year, and last week the top-earn­ing ac­tors were re­vealed – with more than $58m sep­a­rat­ing the big­gest-earn­ing male and fe­male.

Mark Wahlberg (46) has soared to first place on the list, earn­ing a whop­ping $94m in a sin­gle year, fol­lowed by Dwayne “The Rock” John­son (45) on $90m and Vin

Diesel (50) on $75m.

Adding in­sult to in­jury, Forbes re­ports the top 10 lead­ing men earn $675.5 mil­lion be­tween them, three times more than the women, who come in at $242.5 mil­lion.

The news will come as a blow for La LaLand star Emma, who, along with pal Jen­nifer Lawrence

(27), has been a vo­cal sup­porter for equal pay.

Ear­lier this year, she re­vealed her male co-stars have taken pay cuts so she could have pay equal­ity.

“That’s some­thing they do for me be­cause they feel it’s what’s right and what’s fair.”

While a bevy of brawny ac­tion flicks and su­per­hero movies are partly at­trib­uted to the salary gap be­ing es­pe­cially big this year, lack of roles for older women can also be blamed.

In the list of top 10 ac­tresses, the old­est woman is 49-year-old

Ju­lia Roberts. When it comes to the men’s list, all but three of the 10 high­est-earn­ing blokes are over 50.

Jen­nifer Anis­ton $35m Jen­nifer Lawrence $33m Melissa Mc­Carthy $25m Mila Ku­nis $21.4m Mark Wahlberg $94m Dwayne John­son $90m Vin Diesel $75m Adam San­dler $70m Jackie Chan $68m

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