Paul Bettany Net Worth $22 million
Paul Bettany salary $2,000,000
Paul Bettany Net Worth: How rich is Paul Bettany? & How much money is Paul Bettany worth? Time to find out!
Paul Bettany is an English actor and his current net worth is $22 million.
Born in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, he is the son of Anne, a stage singer, theatre teacher, and stage manager, and Thane Bettany, a dancer, actor, and drama teacher.
While his father taught at an all-girls boarding school, the family lived on the campus.
At his sixteen years old, his brother died at age 8 after falling onto concrete from a tennis pavilion roof. Soon after, he dropped school and went to live on his own as a street performer in London.
While there he lived in a small flat and earned money by playing his guitar in the streets as a busker. Two years later he found a new job in a home for the elderly.
Upon working there, he joined the Drama Centre in London and started a three-year course.
Bettany made his stage debut in West End revival of An Inspector Calls by Stephen Daldry, at the Aldwych Theatre.
He also starred in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar.
At 21 years old, he appeared in a BBC production of Oliver Twist playing Bill Sikes. After appearing in the final of Sharpe as HRH The Prince of Orange, he made his film debut with a minor role in Bent.
From there, he continued with his work on stage and television, having roles in TV productions Killer Net and Coming Home.
During the next period of time, he filmed several more movies, including his first leading role in Gangster No. 1.
For his performance, he received a nomination for Best Actor from the British Independent Film Awards.
How did Paul Bettany get famous?
Meanwhile, writer/director Brian Helgeland planned a new film, The Sin Eater, and impressed by Bettany’s audition tape he decided to do A Knight’s Tale instead.
The film became Bettany’s first big Hollywood production for which he received critical acclaim. He even won the London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Supporting Actor.
After the film finished, the director, determined that Hollywood should recognize Bettany’s talent and showed the audition tape to many of his friends, including Ron Howard. He then went to cast Bettany in A Beautiful Mind.
He made his breakthrough with his leading-man debut in Wimbledon, a romantic comedy with Kirsten Dunst.
Bettany has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), Wimbledon (2004), and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code (2006).
How does Paul Bettany make money?
Today he is famous for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. and the Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially the films Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, and so on, for which he received critical acclaim.
For his work, he has received many nominations for various awards, including BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance.
Bettany is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, with whom he has two children.
His most commercially successful films have been The Avengers, which grossed over US$1.5 billion.