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Actor Chris Pine arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at the Dolby Theatre on May 14, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Actor Chris Pine may have the leading-man looks, even the leading-man roles such as the most recent "Star Trek," but he is not commanding paydays of yesteryear's stars. As The Hollywood Reporter explains, the new batch of A-listers can only expect the rare $10-million deal. Familiar faces including Denzel Washington, Robert Downey, Jr. and Leonardo DiCaprio still command $20-million a picture, but rare is the woman or up-and-comer who can come close. The salary tumbles started when the economic collapse hit everyone in 2008 and 2009, and when the home-movie market fell away.
Is this a good thing or bad thing for Hollywood? Who do you think deserves the bigger checks? Who are the names on your A-list?
Tatiana Siegel, Film Reporter The Hollywood Reporter