Special Report

20 Actors Getting Paid the Most to Say the Least

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

15. Eddie Murphy as Slide
> Movie: “Tower Heist” (2011)
> Total pay: $12,759 per word
> Word count: 647
> IMDb user rating: 6.2/10

Source: Courtesy of FilmDistrict

14. Ryan Gosling as Driver
> Movie: “Drive” (2011)
> Total pay: $13,797 per word
> Word count: 116
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

13. Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken
> Movie: “Escape from L.A.” (1996)
> Total pay: $14,216 per word
> Word count: 1,076
> IMDb user rating: 5.7/10

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

12. Keanu Reeves as Neo
> Movie: “The Matrix” (1999)
> Total pay: $14,451 per word
> Word count: 995
> IMDb user rating: 8.7/10

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

11. Sean Connery as John Patrick Mason
> Movie: “The Rock” (1996)
> Total pay: $14,557 per word
> Word count: 1,261
> IMDb user rating: 7.4/10

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