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Who's been named Forbes' top-grossing actor of 2013?

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This year, Hollywood's biggest stars battled for box office supremacy. But only one holds the title of Forbes' top-grossing actor of 2013.

Dwayne Johnson

The year 2013 is coming to a close and it's time for Forbes' annual box office tally. It has done the math and uncovered the top-grossing actor of the year. Who has starred in more blockbusters? Who can be named king of the cinema?

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According to the site, Dwayne Johnson has that honor. The wrestler-turned-actor's films brought in some serious bank. He has Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and of course, Fast & Furious 6 to thank for his $1.3. billion gross.

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Johnson has been acting professionally for more than a decade and his hard work has paid off. He's become synonymous with action franchises. Not only does he lead them, he revitalizes them. The Fast & Furious franchise and the G.I. Joe series are both a testament to that fact. The latter could have easily gone downhill, but it came back bigger and better.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation had a worldwide gross of $375.7 million compared with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra's $302.4 million. Do you see what adding a little Johnson can do? Next up, the actor will tackle the iconic tale of Hercules alongside Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. He's also part of Fast & Furious 7, which is still in production limbo.

Here's the full list of 2013's top-grossing movie stars:

  1. Dwayne Johnson – $1.3 billion
  2. Robert Downey Jr. – $1.2 billion
  3. Steve Carell – $964 million
  4. Vin Diesel – $887 million
  5. Sandra Bullock – $862 million
  6. Paul Walker – $789 million
  7. Billy Crystal – $743 million
  8. John Goodman – $743 million
  9. Chris Hemsworth – $701 million
  10. Jennifer Lawrence – $700 million

What do you think of this year's box office kings and queens?

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