In a recent article published by Parade, author Lindsay Lowe touches on all of the details of the last year of women in movies. Now, considerably more women have higher paying roles since the dawn of cinematography, but some of them are only featured as sexual appeal, rather than outright roles. Now, even though in 2013 women had starring roles in films, it was still only up slightly from the previous year. In 2012, it ranked it 41%, in 2013 it raised slightly to 43%. This shows that the margin of main roles in movies is evening out between men and women, however their pay is substantially different. Robert Downey Jr. made 75 Million last year, more than double what Angelina Jolie, the highest paid actress was making.
Original Article : http://parade.condenast.com/264408/linzlowe/hollywood-by-the-numbers-men-still-largely-outnumber-women-in-movies-and-tv-shows/