Published On: Sat, Aug 27th, 2022

The Most Shocking Gender Pay Gaps in Hollywood

Mark Wahlberg as James Fletcher Chase and Michelle Williams as Gail Harris in All the Money in the World

It’s common knowledge that the gender pay gap in America is still holding firm after first being pinpointed as a political issue in the 1860s. Women are, on average, paid less money than men, making about $ .82 for every dollar a man makes. While women are paid less than men in nearly every occupation, the film industry is one of the most glaring examples of the gender pay gap. Particularly because the gap can be so large. After all, when you see a lead actress in a film make $ 1 million, while her lead male co-star makes $ 20 million, you don’t have to be a math genius to recognize the pay difference.

2022 has been rife with some absolutely outrageous pay gaps, both confirmed and alleged. For example, Bryce Dallas Howard recently opened up about making significantly less than Chris Pratt for the Jurassic World trilogy. Reports had initially suggested she received $ 2 million less than Pratt, but she later clarified that it was a bigger gap than even that. Meanwhile, because they had her sign a contract in the beginning, accepting the outlined amount, she couldn’t negotiate to make more off the later films, even when they went on to make billions at the box office.

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