According to Forbes, Daniel Kaluuya has a paycheck of $3 million. He earned his first Oscar nomination after featuring in the movie, Get Out. He was nominated for the best supporting actor at the 2021 Oscars for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah which he eventually won. Forbes says that though he and co-star LaKeith Stanfield earned the same amount of money for their work on the project, Kaluuya “collected an extra check for an XBox ad based on his Get Out role.”
According to Forbes, the top five earners of this year’s Academy Awards earned less than half the $87.5 million Dwayne Johnson (Rock) made last year as the world’s highest-paid actor.
“In a world where accomplished performers have decent choices, the material and the talented director often mean more than the money,” Forbes quoted Ken Ziffren a partner at leading entertainment law firm Ziffren Brittenham as saying.
“To get nominated, even though they may not win, by SAG or for the Oscars, can also materially improve economics in the future.”