He is the highest paid TV star
Kevin Costner earns $1.3 million on an episode of Yellowstone, Variety has revealed in a new ranking.
Kevin Costner (67) would receive 1.3 million dollars (equivalent to 1.27 million euros) per episode for his role in the series “Yellowstone”. He is currently the highest paid television actor in the form of “Variety” reports.
In the Neowestern series, Costner plays patriarch John Dutton, who lives with his family on a ranch in Montana. For the first season of the Paramount series, the actor reportedly received $500,000 per episode in 2018.
Although the series failed to fully impress critics, each season surpassed the last in ratings. In season four, the audience was four times larger than in season one. The series, which Costner is producing, also spawned two prequels: “1883,” starring 54-year-old Faith Hill and 55-year-old Tim McGraw, which premiered in December 2021. And the upcoming “1923” series, in which, according to reports, of “Variety”, Harrison Ford (80) and Helen Mirren (76) will star and also receive a record $1 million per episode.
More record salaries
According to “Variety”, Costner is not the only star to receive $ 1.3 million per series episode – Mahershala Ali (48) can also be delighted with this proud salary thanks to “The Pilot”. Michael Keaton (70) receives a million dollars per episode for his work on ‘Dopesick’ – as does the aforementioned Ford and Mirren in ‘1923’ and Jason Sudeikis (46) from ‘Ted Lasso’ and Sylvester Stallone (76) in “Tulsa King”.
Other highlights on the list include Elizabeth Olsen, 33, who earned $875,000 per episode for “Love and Death,” and Anne Hathaway, 39, and Jared Leto, 50, who filmed “We Crashed for $750,000 per episode. David Harbor (47) and Winona Ryder (50) reportedly received $450,000 per “Stranger Things” episode.