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Will Smith was paid $40 million for his role in the upcoming HBO Max biographical drama film, King Richard.

 

The film is based on the true-life story of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, who coaches his daughters to become two of the most prominent tennis stars in the world.

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The movie was filmed in Los Angeles during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and prevented Smith from reprising his role as Deadshot in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

In a recent article by Variety detailing the biggest movie stars salaries for recent projects, it was revealed that Smith’s salary for his role in King Richard was $40 million. This figure is noticeably higher than the typical paycheck for a movie star in a big project, which currently sits at around $20 million.

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Based on the Variety article, the only other actors to earn more than Smith are Dwayne Johnson and Daniel Craig, who tops out the list at $100 million for Knives Out 2 and 3.

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