Tim Robbins Net Worth

How much is Tim Robbins worth?

Net Worth:$75 Million
Profession:Professional Actor
Date of Birth:October 16, 1958
Country:United States of America
1.96 m

Who Is Tim Robbins

Growing up around artists in New York, Tim Robbins became an actor who rose to prominence in the early 90s in dramas and comedies, and since then has become much more involved with the production of movies and TV, becoming a celebrated director in his own right. The actor is most famous for starring in the greatest movie of all time according to IMDB, the prison drama The Shawshank Redemption and is known outside of the movie world for dating Susan Sarandon for 20 years. Robbins’ other popular movies include Mystic River, The Player, Jacob’s Ladder, andWar of the Worlds.

As of 2021, Tim Robbins has a net worth of $75 million dollars.

How Did Tim Robbins Get So Rich?

It’s no secret that being held in such high regard by anybody who has seen it that The Shawshank Redemption is undoubtedly Robbins’ biggest money earner. Surprisingly, Shawshank’ originally underperformed at the box office, and it wasn’t until a year later, after it was nominated for seven academy awards, that people started to take notice of the movie. Then, in 1995, the film became the most rented VHS of the year, making all of it’s money back and millions more.

Bob Gunton, who played the Warden in the movie, continues to get residual checks from the studio for his performance. Those checks are in the six figures every year, and if that’s what an actor playing a tertiary character in the movie gets, it could be that Robbins makes more than one million dollars per year for playing Andy Dufresne in the 26 year old movie.

Though Robbins’ salaries are undisclosed, being an actor of his caliber and fame, he would have seen some huge checks in the 1990’s. 1994 would have been Robbins’ biggest year financially, as not only did he star in The Shawshank Redemption, but he also had the leading role of the Coen brothers movie of that year, The Hudsucker Proxy. Though the movie was unsuccessful at the box office, it had a budget of $25 million, and a large part of that would have been Robbins’ salary.

Why Is He So Famous?

Robbins first started to see recurring work in acting in the mid-80s, as he featured in three episodes of the popular TV show St. Elsewhere and the Bruce Willis starring show, Moonlighting. He also made it to the big screen on several occasions, though only with minor roles. The actor can be seen in Fraternity Vacation and in the Tom Cruise blockbuster, Top Gun. However, in the late 80s, Robbins would finally get his big break, starring as Nuke in the baseball movie Bull Durham with Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner, which is often noted as one of the greatest sports movies of all time.

With the widespread critical acclaim of Bull Durham, the floodgates opened for Robbins and the 90s saw the actor lead several commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies. 1990 saw the release of Jacob’s Ladder, a horror movie that featured Robbins’ first ever major leading role, and then in 1992, The Player was released to the world. The Player is a satirical black comedy that takes a critical look at Hollywood and is both disavowing of the industry and a love letter to it, as there are over 60 cameos from movie stars, writers, and directors. The movie was nominated for several Academy Awards and the opening of the movie is often taught in film school. On top of that, Robbins won one of the most prestigious awards an actor can receive in the industry; the Best Actor Award at Cannes.

Two years after The Player was released, Robbins would star in a movie that would change his life forever. He was directed by Frank Darabont in The Shawshank Redemption, and adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. Robbins plays the lead character who is wrongly accused of murder and spends 20 years trying to escape. The Shawshank Redemption currently sits at number one as the greatest film of all time on IMDB and has kept that spot for years. The only movies that come close to its score are The Godfather and The Godfather Part II in second and third place, respectively. The movie has been parodied to no end in pop culture as it has one of the most shocking twists in movie history.

After the release of The Shawshank Redemption, Robbins continued to be cast in heavy hitting dramas. Most notably, the actor starred in the Clint Eastwood directed Mystic River alongside Sean Penn. Robbins won his first and so far only Academy Award for his role in Mystic River, as he plays Dove Boyle who suffers trauma as an adult after he was molested as a child. The actor also starred in Steven Spielberg’s modern day retelling of War of the Worlds alongside Tom Cruise, which remains Robbins’ highest performing movie at the world wide box office.

What Makes Robbins Successful?

Robbins started acting at a young age, as he began performing at the Theater for the New City when he was just a teenager. One of his first roles was in a musical version of The Little Prince, and upon graduating, he became a founding member of the Actors’ Gang in Los Angeles. The Actors’ Gang was much more experimental than other acting troupes, and also a lot more relaxed, as it was made up mostly of the actor’s college softball team, and that included fellow 90s movie star, John Cusack. The acting troupe helped Robbins’ confidence and his ability to comfortably switch his emotions on and off.

Robbins’ style is unlike many others’, as so many actors in the 90s were tying desperately to become movie stars with charming charisma and making safe, vanilla choices in what roles to take, but Robbins was almost exactly the opposite. The actor has a slow and mannered delivery, so it always looks like his characters are thinking before they’re speaking, which is much more realistic, and he takes roles that are often much more emotional than others such as in The Shawshank Redemption and Mystic River. And though he isn’t a traditional movie star, he is often cast for his slender frame and towering height, as he is six foot five inches tall.


Owing to his dramatic acting and starring in movies in the 90s that are considered to be classics, Robbins is now looked at as one of the greatest actors of our generation. Tim Robbins now has a massive net worth of $60 million, and thanks to his leading role in The Shawshank Redemption, that number will continue to balloon thanks to a constant stream of residual checks that seem to never end. Right now, acting has taken a back seat for Robbins as he is currently gearing up to launch the Trump satire podcast, Bobbo Supreme.

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