Michelle Williams Praises Mark Wahlberg, WME for #TimesUp Donation

Michelle Williams has responded to the combined $2 million donation from her “All the Money in the World” co-star Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor to #Time’sUp, the legal defense fund founded in response to the #MeToo movement.
“Today isn’t about me,” Williams said in statement Saturday night. “My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment.”
She also called out Anthony Rapp, the actor whose accusations against Kevin Spacey led to his removal from “All the Money in the World” and necessitated significant reshoots to replace Spacey with Christopher Plummer.
“Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours,” she wrote.
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USA Today first reported last week that Wahlberg received $1.5 million to take part in reshoots, while Williams received only a per diem of $80 a day. Although her contract required her to do reshoots, Wahlberg’s didn’t.
But Saturday morning, Wahlberg and WME released a joint statement saying they would make the donation in Williams’ name.
“Over the last few days my reshoot fee for ‘All the Money in the World’ has become an important topic of conversation,” Wahlberg said in a statement. “I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5M to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.”
WME, in turn, donated $500,000.

Forbes released its annual highest-paid actors list for 2017 and there are quite a few newcomers on the list. Overall, the list (for earnings between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017) proves that if you star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’re set for a while.

20. Mark Ruffalo  Earnings: $13 million
Ruffalo got a nice payday from his role in the MCU. He’ll be appearing next in “Thor: Ragnarok” as Marvel’s jolly green giant.

19. Chris Pratt  Earnings: $17 million
Pratt is also a staple in the MCU, with his starring role in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. He made 35 percent less than last year, but still manages to make the top 20.

18. Chris Evans  Earnings: $18 million.
Look another MCU veteran. Evans plays Captain America and is expected to earn an even bigger paycheck with his role in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

17. Jeremy Renner  Earnings: $19 million
We sense a pattern. However, Renner is on the list thanks to his role in “Arrival,” which earned over $200 million at the box office.
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16. Matt Damon  Earnings: $21 million
Damon is expected to earn a huge paycheck with his upcoming film “Downsizing,” but multiple executive producing credits surely help.
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15. Ryan Reynolds  Earnings: $21.5 million
Expectations for “Deadpool 2” are high and his paycheck will be even higher.

14. Ryan Gosling  Earnings: $29 million
“La La Land” and an Oscar nomination really helped Gosling to make it onto the list, plus the upcoming “Blade Runner 2049” didn’t hurt.
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13. Samuel L. Jackson  Earnings: $30.5 million
He gets money from his deal with Capital One but the sheer number of movies Jackson appears in contributes. He starred in “Kong: Skull Island,” “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” in 2017 alone.
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12. Tom Hanks  Earnings: $31 million
A frequent member of the highest-paid actors club, Hanks raked in paychecks from “The Circle,” “Sully,” and the third Robert Langdom film “Inferno.”
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11. Chris Hemsworth  Earnings: $31.5 million
The best Chris? At least the highest-paid one. The Marvel actor saw the biggest increase in money earned this year of anybody else on the list.

10. Akshay Kumar  Earnings: $35.5 million
Many inside the United States may not realize it but Bollywood is a big moneymaker. Kumar’s films are some of the highest grossing in Indian history.
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9. Salman Khan  Earnings: $37 million
Another Bollywood star. Khan has been one of the country’s biggest stars for nearly three decades. He starred in the movie “Sultan” in 2016.
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8. Shah Rukh Khan  Earnings: $38 million
They don’t call him the “King of Bollywood” for nothing. He had four film roles in 2016 and has three listed for 2017.
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7. Tom Cruise  Earnings: $43 million
Like Hanks, Cruise is another frequent flyer on this list. He earned massive paychecks this year for “The Mummy” and “Mission: Impossible 6.”
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6. Robert Downey Jr.Earnings: $48 million
Being the highest-paid actor in the MCU will help those numbers. A lot.

5. Jackie Chan  Earnings: $49 million
He may not be as frequent in American cinemas but he’s still the biggest star from mainland China.
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4. Adam Sandler  Earnings: $50.5 million
Sandler is making big money from his deal with Netflix. Recently, the streaming service extended that deal for four more films.

3. Vin Diesel  Earnings: $54.4 million
The eighth installment in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” made over $1 billion internationally and that doesn’t even include paychecks from “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” 

2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson  Earnings: $65 million
He was the top earner on Forbes’ list last year. Despite some box office disappointments, like with “Baywatch,” he’s still rolling in the dough.
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1. Mark Wahlberg  Earnings: $68 million
Wahlberg smelled what the Rock was cooking and took the top spot this year thanks to big paychecks from “Transformers: The Last Knight” and the upcoming “Daddy’s Home 2.”
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Forbes list proves actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are set for a while, too

Forbes released its annual highest-paid actors list for 2017 and there are quite a few newcomers on the list. Overall, the list (for earnings between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017) proves that if you star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’re set for a while.

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