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6 actors who have made millions from Netflix movies, including a massive $250 million deal

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  Hollywood stars can now strike huge deals with Netflix that
  rival those from traditional movie studios.
  
  Ryan Reynolds is getting paid $27 million for his upcoming
  Michael Bay movie, "Six Underground," as well as $20 million for
  the action movie, "Red Notice," which Netflix bought this week.
  
  Adam Sandler struck gold with a four-film, $250 million deal
  in 2014.
  
  
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  Actors don't get paid like they used to, and the days of them
  making $100 million for a single role - like Will Smith did on "Men in Black
  3" - are over. 

  But as traditional movie-star salaries have declined over time,
  Netflix salaries are on the rise. More and more Hollywood heavy
  hitters, from Smith to "Bird Box" star Sandra Bullock, are
  turning to Netflix because they can get paid just as much as, if
  not more than, they would for a Hollywood studio movie.

  
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  Netflix buying The Rock's $130 million heist movie, 'Red Notice,'
  says about its evolving movie strategy
  

  
  Netflix picked up the rights to the action movie "Red Notice"
  from Universal this week. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot
  are expected to earn $20 million for the movie, according to
  
  Variety. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will earn more than $20
  million, Variety reported, given that he stars in and is a
  producer on the movie.

  Will Smith made $20 million on the Netflix original movie
  "Bright" in 2017, and will make $35 million for its sequel,
  according to Variety. 

  It's good to note that many actors get paid a percentage of
  box-office earnings, which Netflix does not have. But Netflix is
  proving to be a lucrative platform for actors, especially if it
  buys out "back end" profits, as Variety pointed out.

  The greatest example of Netflix's willingness to invest in star
  power is Adam Sandler, who signed a four-film deal in 2014
  worth $250 million (or $62.5 million a movie). And it signed
  him on for four more movies in 2017.

  Below are six stars who have signed big deals with the
  streaming giant:

Actors don't get paid like they used to, and the days of them making $100 million for a single role - like Will Smith did on "Men in Black 3" - are over. 

But as traditional movie-star salaries have declined over time, Netflix salaries are on the rise. More and more Hollywood heavy hitters, from Smith to "Bird Box" star Sandra Bullock, are turning to Netflix because they can get paid just as much as, if not more than, they would for a Hollywood studio movie.

Netflix picked up the rights to the action movie "Red Notice" from Universal this week. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot are expected to earn $20 million for the movie, according to Variety. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will earn more than $20 million, Variety reported, given that he stars in and is a producer on the movie. 

Will Smith made $20 million on the Netflix original movie "Bright" in 2017, and will make $35 million for its sequel, according to Variety.

It's good to note that many actors get paid a percentage of box-office earnings, which Netflix does not have. But Netflix is proving to be a lucrative platform for actors, especially if it buys out "back end" profits, as Variety pointed out.

The greatest example of Netflix's willingness to invest in star power is Adam Sandler, who signed a four-film deal in 2014 worth $250 million (or $62.5 million a movie). And it signed him on for four more movies in 2017.

Ahead are six stars who have signed big deals with the streaming giant:

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