12. Tobey Maguire – Spider-Man 3
Jake Gyllenhaal was almost drafted in to replace Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2 after the latter suffered a serious back injury while shooting Seabiscuit, but physical therapy and a substantial pay rise can heal most wounds.
The third installment in the web-slinging trilogy was the costliest production ever with a budget of $258 million, $17.5 million of which went straight into the leading man’s bank account.
Spider-Man 3 may have been overstuffed and overlong, bringing the trilogy to a hugely disappointing close, but at least Maguire was seriously compensated for his physical efforts.