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    Timothée Chalamet: From Dune to Wonka, Hollywood’s Newest Superstar Commands Multi-Million Dollar Fees

    Timothée Chalamet made more than $8 million for Wonka. As his star power continues to rise, Timothée to get a salary boost after his latest hit, Dune Part Two.

    Timothée Chalamet has been unstoppable. The actor took home a whopping $8 million for Wonka, as per a report by Variety, and his growing star power has led to a recent ‘salary bump.’ Timothée played the world-famous chocolatier Willy Wonka in the prequel film released in December 2023, which raked in over $600 million at the worldwide box office. Also read: Dune Part Two box office collection: Timothée Chalamet film mints over $367 million worldwide

    Box office success of Wonka and Dune Part Two proves Timothée Chalamet’s leading-man potential.
    Box office success of Wonka and Dune Part Two proves Timothée Chalamet’s leading-man potential.

    Timothée could be the next Leonardo, Tom Cruise

    Within months of Wonka’s release, Timothée Chalamet produced another box office hit – Dune: Part Two ($369 million and counting). Dune: Part Two, which also sees Timothée in a lead role, hit theaters on March 1. Per the Variety report, Timothée is shaping up to be the next big Hollywood ‘leading man’, much like Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise.

    Salary bump

    His recent box office success will see Timothée getting a salary bump and ‘looking at paydays in the double digits for leading roles in studio films’, per the report. Warner Bros. doesn’t have a contract yet for Dune: Part Three, but director Denis Villeneuve has been vocal about wanting to make it, so ‘Timothée’s salary could surge for future installments after the success of the sequel’.

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