He's the face of a massively-successful action franchise, and last year took home an astonishing $65 million. According to Forbes list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, he has overtaken stars like Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio - who are no strangers to the top of the list.
But who is he, and who is the surprise entry at number two?
Top FiveAccording to Forbes, Robert Downey Junior takes the top spot, after the enormous success of Iron Man 3. He also earned a large chunk of the profit from The Avengers, which took $1.5 billion at the box office and became the highest-grossing film ever.
Second on the list is a somewhat surprise entry from Channing Tatum. The biggest contributor to his earnings in the year was Magic Mike. He helped to finance the film, which was made with just $7 million and it took $167 million, which meant he earned a big chunk of the profits. In all he made an estimated $60 million during the year.
Third is Hugh Jackman, who made his mark in the X-Men franchise and Les Miserables and took home $55 million. The Wolverine film was not released in time to make the figures, but should ensure that he maintains at least this position next year.
Fifth is Dwayne Johnson - otherwise known as The Rock - whose $46 million was boosted significantly by the ever-reliable Fast and Furious pay cheques and the GI Joe franchise. As Forbes notes, The Rock is proving a bankable star, with a film in the top ten for ten weeks in a row.
Rest of the top tenSixth was Leonardo Di Caprio, who made $39 million. It's not a patch on the heady heights of his career when he took the top spot. However, The Great Gatsby was always going to be a more acquired taste.
Seventh was Adam Sandler, who made $53 million. The income is partly from Hotel Transylvania and Grown Ups 2. He continues to prove that you don't need critical acclaim for your films to fill the cinemas and generate a huge pay cheque.
Eighth was Tom Cruise, who made $35 million, largely from the action hit Jack Reacher. It didn't do particularly well in the US, but it made a small fortune overseas, keeping him as one of the town's most bankable stars.
Ninth was Denzel Washington who made $33 million, thanks in part to his role in Flight. He was nominated for an Oscar for the role, and took a lower pay cheque in return for a bigger chunk of the profit - the move paid off.
And tenth was Liam Neeson, who took home $32 million, thanks mainly to The Grey and Taken 2. Both were relatively inexpensive films with big box office profits.