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).
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!
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
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.
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.