Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes list of highest-paid actors

FILE - In this June 10, 2016 file photo, Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of his film, "Central Intelligence" in Los Angeles. Johnson is the highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million, according to Forbes magazine. Johnson, the former wrestler whose income swelled thanks to the films “Central Intelligence” and “Fast 8,” beat out Jackie Chan with $61 million and Matt Damon, who earned $55 million. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson elbowed Robert Downey Jr. aside to become the highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million, according to Forbes magazine.

The former wrestler beat out Jackie Chan with $61 million and Matt Damon, who earned $55 million. The rest of the top five on the list, released Thursday, included Tom Cruise with $53 million and Johnny Depp with $48 million.

The top guys make more money than the top ladies. Forbes’ list of the highest-paid actresses, released earlier this week, put Jennifer Lawrence on top with $46 million, Melissa McCarthy with $33 million and Scarlett Johansson with $25 million.

All the data is from between June 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016, before fees and taxes.

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