25 of the biggest Hollywood paydays

Here are some of the largest paychecks earned by movie stars

Julia Roberts – $25 million (Leave the World Behind)

25 of the biggest Hollywood paydays 1

Julia Roberts is reportedly getting $25 million for her role in the upcoming Netflix movie Leave the World Behind, which examines the lives of two families over a long weekend. Starring opposite Denzel Washington in the family drama, Roberts plays the wife of the family that rented a house, while Washington portrays the homeowner.

The Sam Esmail-directed movie is an adaptation of Rumaan Alam’s 2020 novel of the same name, which was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. Assessed by Emily Temple of Literary Hub, the novel has been included on 20 year-end lists featuring the best novels of 2020.