18He Was Paid $300,000 For The First Avenger

Captain America The First Avenger

We’re so used to hearing about actors’ salaries being in the millions that it might be surprising for many to find out that Evans made just $300,000 for his first solo outing. While $300,000 is far from chump change, it pales in comparison to

the $15 million that Robert Downey Jr. made in Spider-Man: Homecoming — a part which came to just about eight minutes of screen time. 

But this is actually a rather common occurrence for an actor’s first “major” movie role. For instance, Gal Gadot reportedly made the same amount for Wonder Woman, while Chris Hemsworth earned half of that for the first Thor film. Even Downey Jr. — a far better-known actor — was only paid $500,000 for starring in Iron Man.

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