The Fast and Furious film franchise has come a long way since the street-racing premise of its first outing in 2001 and leading star Vin Diesel’s salary reflects that.

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Variety, the weekly entertainment magazine, reported the salaries for some of Hollywood's biggest stars on Tuesday, including Diesel, who made US$20 million for his role in last year's eighth Fast and Furious film, The Fate of the Furious.


As one of its original and biggest stars, Diesel’s pay has increased along with the growing success of the franchise, which has made more than US$5 billion from its films worldwide.

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Diesel also served as a producer on The Fate of the Furious – as he has done on every film since 2009’s fourth instalment, Fast & Furious.

He received a performance bonus, too because the film made US$1.2 billion worldwide.

However, Diesel's efforts have not been drama free.

In 2016, franchise co-star Dwayne Johnson posted a message to Facebook on the last week of filming The Fate of the Furious calling out some of the film’s actors for being unprofessional.

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It was later revealed that Johnson was referring to Diesel, and the two have not exactly got over their beef – Johnson suggested recently that he still feels some ill will towards Diesel.

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The ninth Fast and Furious film will be released in April 2020, after being pushed back a year from its original release date in 2019.

It is not known whether Johnson will be involved in the film.

The next film in the franchise will be a spin-off, starring Johnson and Jason Statham, called Hobbs and Shaw in 2019.

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This article originally appeared on Business Insider.