Year: 1998
How Much Money He's Making: $14 million
What Will's DoingHolding his own next to Oscar-caliber actors Jon Voight and Gene Hackman. Will tones down the goofy flails and plays it straight as a humble labor lawyer that gets unwillingly roped into a shady government imbroglio. This unravels after he receives an incriminating tape of an NSA agent whacking a congressman who won’t approve an incredibly invasive surveillance bill. (Unfortunately, years later, the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act—a bill identical to what the villains wanted in the film—still passed.)