Robert Downey Jr tops highest-paid actor list

We're familiar with Tony Stark, that filthy rich penthouse-living hero in the Iron Man films.

But Robert Downey Jr can't be too different from his on-screen alter ego these days.

The 48-year-old star has topped Forbes' annual list of highest-paid actors, banking an astounding US$75 million (S$94.7 million) from June 2012 to June 2013, most of which was earned from starring in the superhero blockbuster The Avengers last year.

Coming in second on the list is US actor Channing Tatum with US$60 million while Australian actor Hugh Jackman takes third place with US$55 million.