Mar 7, 2024

Netflix hits make Adam Sandler the best-paid actor

Adam Sandler may not be up for any Oscars this weekend for Netflix's Murder Mystery 2 - but he can console himself with the fact that the rom-com-thriller sequel helped make him the best-paid actor in Hollywood last year, according to Forbes magazine. Sandler's success on Netflix, appearing in and producing three films for the streamer in 2023, contributed to his $73m earnings, Forbes said. Tom Cruise is third on the Forbes list, with Robbie's Barbie co-star Ryan Gosling joint fourth with Matt Damon, and Sandler's Murder Mystery castmate Jennifer Aniston in sixth. Last year, Sandler's lucrative relationship with Netflix also saw him write, produce and voice animation Leo; and appear in and produce comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah. His earnings were boosted by 44 stand-up comedy dates last year, Forbes reported.

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