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The Gender Gap Persists, Even Among Hollywood's Most Rich And Powerful

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pa
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angele Premiere 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Female actors in Hollywood are earning less than their male counterparts. On Friday, The Daily Beast released information from the Sony hack which reveals that Jennifer Lawrence received a smaller portion of the back-end compensation for "American Hustle" than her male co-stars, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner.

But according to a recent graphic released by The Washington Post (via the New York Film Academy), Lawrence is not alone. In the year 2013, the 10 highest earning male actors earned between $32 million and $75 million dollars, while the 10 highest earning female actors earned between $11 million and $33 million.

The Washington Post also notes that the charts points to other forms of discrimination faced by women in Hollywood:

The chart also suggests that age is a bigger factor for female actresses: Their median age is 34.8, while the median age for male actors is 46.5 ... Part of the pay gap is undoubtedly due to women’s lower representation overall: Less than a third of speaking characters in the top 500 films between 2007 and 2012 were women, and only 10.7 percent of movies featured a balanced cast where half of the characters were female.

Earlier this month, leaked data also revealed a gender gap among Sony executives: of the 17 employees at the company who earn $1 million or more per year, only one is a woman.

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