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Robert Downey Jr. tops highest-paid actor list again

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    Dec. 6: Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan at the L.A. premiere of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" at the Village theater. (Reuters)

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    Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Levin (l-r), husband and wife (AP)

For the second year in a row, Robert Downey Jr. topped Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. The magazine estimates that the Iron Man star earned $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014. In addition to the Iron Man movies, Downey also anchors the Avengers franchise.

At No. 2 is Dwayne Johnson, who's received huge paydays thanks to his work in the Fast and the Furious movies. It's estimated that he earned $52 million in the past year, and he'll next be seen in Hercules, which hits theaters Friday.

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Third on the list is Bradley Cooper, who cashed in with American Hustle and The Hangover Part III last year on the way to earning $46 million. He's also voicing Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens Aug. 1.

Buoyed by The Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio ranks fourth with a $39 million salary. And rounding out the Top 5 is Downey's fellow Avenger, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, with $37 million.

Falling out of the top 10 were Channing Tatum, who placed second in 2013 with $60 million in 2013, Hugh Jackman, Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington.

Check out the top 10:
1. Robert Downey Jr., $75 million
2. Dwayne Johnson, $52 million
3. Bradley Cooper, $46 million
4. Leonardo DiCaprio, $39 million
5. Chris Hemsworth, $37 million
6. Liam Neeson, $36 million
7. Ben Affleck, $35 million
8. Christian Bale, $35 million
9. Will Smith, $32 million
10. Mark Wahlberg, $32 million

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