25 of the biggest Hollywood paydays

Here are some of the largest paychecks earned by movie stars

Tom Hanks – $60 million (Forrest Gump, 1994)

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Tom Hanks opted for performance-based pay for his titular role in the 1994 film Forrest Gump. The Oscar-winning romantic drama grossed $678 million, helping Hanks secure a $60 million salary ― the largest payday of his career to date.

Based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom, the Robert Zemeckis-directed movie depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th-century U.S.