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All About Scottish Actor James McAvoy: His Career, Net Worth, And Salary

Updated On 12 Aug, 2018 Published On

James McAvoy is a Scottish actor best known for his portrayal of Professor X in the X-Men franchise. He has an estimated net worth of $17 million, and he is the 12th richest X-Men actor. Making his acting debut as a teenager, he has also appeared in some notable TV shows and films like Split, Filth, Shameless and many others. 

Born on 21st April 1979, the 39-year-old as of 2018, is giving his voice to a character named Hazel in animated miniseries Watership Down and has also made a cameo in Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds, Zazie BeetzJosh BrolinBrianna Hildebrand, and many others. 

Here, we are going to share some information related to his net worth, salary and career achievements. 

James McAvoy Net Worth and Salary

As of 2018, James McAvoy has an estimated net worth of staggering $17 million. According to Screen Rant, he is the 12th richest actor in the X-Men franchise while the first place is abducted by Hugh Jackman with an estimated net worth of $150 million

Likewise, the actor makes a hefty $2 million on an annual basis through his career as an actor. However, according to The Richest, he is also one of the lowest paid actors in the industry reasonably because he prefers to appear in smaller roles in small budget productions. 

While he loves to appear in small budget films, he has also appeared in big-budget films alongside actors like Angelina Jolie. His movie named Wanted made a massive $341 million at the box office, and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past made a jaw-dropping $747.9 million at the box office. It also became 2014's 6th highest grossing film. 

Watch James alongside Angelina Jolie in Wanted.

Likewise, in 2009, he was also ranked second by Forbes on their list of Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck, all thanks to his very versatile acting skills. 

Below we have listed down some of his earnings from films. 

Year Film  Earning
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse $2.97 million
2015 Victor Frankenstein $2.41 million
2014 Muppets Most Wanted $1.83 million

Also, James' income is not just limited to his career as an actor as he also owns a clothing line,  restaurant, perfume, vodka brand and much more.

Watch James McAvoy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The actor reportedly makes hundred thousands of dollars through sponsorships and endorsements deals only. 

James McAvoy Career Achievements: Awards

To date, James McAvoy has been nominated for a total of 48 awards out of which he has won 15. 

CAPTION: James McAvoy with his British Academy Film Award SOURCE: Pinterest

Here, we have listed down all the awards he has won to date.

Year Award Work Category
2006 British Academy Film Awards - Rising Star Award
2007 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Atonement Best Seduction
2007  British Academy Scotland Awards Atonement Best Actor in Film
2007 Cannes Film Festival - Male Revelation
2008 Empire Awards Atonement Best Actor
2008 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Atonement Virtuoso Award
2008 London Critics Circle Film Awards Atonement British Actor of the Year
2013 Empire Awards Filth Best Actor
2013 British Independent Film Awards Filth Best Performance by an Actor
2014 British Academy Scotland Awards Filth Best Actor in Film
2014 London Critics Circle Film Awards Filth, Trance, Welcome to the Punch British Actor of the Year
2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Split Best Villain
2017 San Diego Film Critics Society  Split Best Male Actor
2017 Fright Meter Awards  Split Best Actor
2018 ALOS Awards Split Best Actor in a Leading Role

These are all the awards the actor has won to date, and some of the awards, he has been nominated for but did not win include National Movie Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Golden Globes Awards, and much more.