Tom Cruise Is The Highest Paid Actor Per Word – Here’s Who’s Behind Him

Turns out Tom Cruise has a lot of words spoken in his movies, and the rate per word is more than you think.

But while Cruise is mostly known for his stunt work in his action films, he might be known for something else as well. He has the record for being the highest-paid actor…per word.Cruise’s career spans from the ’80s, most of it consisting of movies that don’t really require a lot of talking and more fighting. So how does he come out on top, and who’s under him on the list?


Cruise in Mission Impossible.
Via: Rolling Stone