Movie Stars: Highest Paid Actors–Lawrence, Jennifer Tops 2015 Poll

According to Forbes, Jennifer Lawrence, the 25-year-old actress, who’s Oscar nominated for Joy, made an estimated $52 million pre-tax between June 2014 and June 2015. That amount makes her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

The Revenant star and Oscar frontrunner Leonardo DiCaprio is runner-up with $29 million.

Matt Damon —also up for best actor — is the only other Oscar nominee who made the magazine’s list of highest-paid actors, having earned $25 million.

Last October, Lawrence addressed the fact that she was getting paid less than her male co-stars working on “American Hustle.”

“When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself,” she wrote in an essay about Hollywood wage gap for her friend Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter newsletter. “I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need.”

Lawrence is nominated for her role as entrepreneur Joy Mangano in the David O. Russell dramedy Joy. She is competing in the best actress category with Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson.

Sandra Bullock was the last actress to rank at the top of the Forbes list and earn an Academy Award nomination in such a close time frame. She was Oscar nominated for Gravity in 2014, the same year that she made $51 million.

Although Lawrence earned more this year than actors like Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, she was bested by Marvel star Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, who earned $80 million for his work on projects like Avengers: Age of Ultron.