Our list compiles the highest paid actors from 2014 (according to Forbes.com) and those that really got their acting start staring in budget, cult, and/or bad movies.
Dwayne Johnson - $52 Million in 2014
Saying that Dwayne got his acting start in bad movies is a little bit of cheating. We know that he got his acting start in the WWE as The Rock. But he still started his film acting career by staring in such bad movies with the first being The Mummy Returns in 2001 as the Scorpion King. He is still a main-stay in our favorite bad movies and we can't wait to see more of him in the future.
- The Mummy Returns (2001)
- The Scorpion King (2002)
- Doom (2005)
- Tooth Fairy (2010)
- Fast 5
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation
- Fast & Furious 6
Leonardo DiCaprio - $39 Million in 2014
Nominated for 4 Academy Awards and winning 2 Golden Globes for his performances in The Wolf of Wall Street and The Aviator, many consider DiCaprio to be a "good movie" staple. However his career didn't start out that way. His first film role was in Critters 3 and then followed that up in Poison Ivy, while then going "all retard" in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (which is a fine film) he starred as Kid in The Quick and the Dead (directed by Stinker Hall of Famer, Sam Raimi).