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Johnson top grossing actor of 2013

Dwayne Johnson has been named the top grossing actor of 2013 by Forbes.com.

The actor and wrestler, aka The Rock, topped the list thanks to Fast And Furious 6, which grossed 789 million US dollars (£483 million) at the global box office. Combined with his films GI Joe Retaliation, Pain And Gain and Empire State he made 1.3 billion dollars (£797 million) at the box office this year.

His Fast And Furious co-star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash last month, was placed sixth on the list, and fellow Fast And Furious alumni Vin Diesel was fourth.

Robert Downey Jr, who earlier this year was named the highest paid actor in Hollywood by Forbes.com, came second, thanks to Iron Man 3 being the highest grossing film of the year, making 1.2 billion dollars (£735 million).

Steve Carrell was third and Sandra Bullock was the highest placed actress on the list at number five, 3D space adventure Gravity taking 632 million dollars (£387 million) at the box office.

Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Chris Pine and Jennifer Lawrence completed the top 10.

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