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