How much money are Hollywood actors paid?

Actors are usually paid Union scale, sometimes more (if you have a good agent) and sometimes less (non-union work). Well-known actors may also be compensated based on their draw (fanbase and box-office numbers).  
 

Here is some 2017 reporting on actor salaries:

Hollywood’s Salary Report 2017: Movie Stars to Makeup Artists to Boom Operators – Hollywood Reporter

Full List: The World’s Highest-Paid Actors And Actresses 2017 – Forbes

Hollywood’s 14 Highest-Paid Actors All Make More than Its Highest-Paid Actress – Vanity Fair

Not every actor is making $20 million per movie – casts can be large and even background actors make something; Unknowns will often act for free just to build their body of work and get exposure.  Money is just one of the ways we can measure success in the quest for fame!
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Here’s hoping my actor friends monetize their careers and enjoy great success, on and off the big screen, – Alan
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Does an actor need a social media presence in order to make it in Hollywood today?

Not everyone in Hollywood needs or desires Social Media, but it has become a legitimate place for actors and actresses to promote themselves and increase their Fan-Base.

Here is some worthy internet reading:

The DOs and 1 Major DON’T of Social Media for Actors – Backstage

The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Actors | Marketing for Actors – Stage Milk

How Aspiring Actors Can Use Social Media to Their Advantage – Social Life Style Mag

What Social Media Does an Actor Need? – Backstage

And just when you thought your social media stars are really listing, That’s not a celebrity you’re following on Twitter, it’s an assistant – The Verge

Even more distressing (to me, at least), is this article from Vice:
Meet the People Pretending to Be Celebrities on Social Media – Vice

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Liam Neeson’s speech in the Movie “Taken”

This is a chilling, calmly and deliberately delivered speech, by Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills:


Text: 
Bryan Mills: I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

Marko: [after a long pause] Good luck.

Things don’t go well for Marko:

As you can see, I am a fan.  Taken is a serious “Dad” taking revenge to rescue his daughter movie, and Mr. Neeson is a Badass and capable actor.  He also has an extensive filmography, including Taken, Taken 2, and Taken 3.

Apart from being cast in these strong roles, I imagine Mr. Neeson is a disciplined actor, and a jovial friend.  Here’s to Liam Neeson, formidable actor!

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