Only Two Of Hollywood's 25 Highest-Earning Stars Have Commented On Harvey Weinstein [Updated]

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Harvey Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 (Getty Images)

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from the studio he helped found on Sunday, after a bombshell New York Times article last week revealed "decades' worth of sexual harassment allegations" against him.

The Times article noted Weinsten's predatory behavior toward female employees had long been an "open secret" that few of Weinstein's colleagues were willing to address; some Hollywood power players, including Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow and Meryl Streep, have spoken out to condemn Weinstein's actions, but the majority of Hollywood has remained uncharacteristically silent. The relative silence is loud enough to have even warranted quite a few articles commenting on the lack of commenting.

But just how silent have most movie stars been on Weinstein's downfall? We went name-by-name down the list of last year's 25 highest-earning actors and actresses, and found that only a single one had already publicly spoken out about Weinstein or condemned his behavior: God bless Mark Ruffalo.

We then both emailed and called representatives for every one of the actors and actresses on that list, to see what—if any—comment they had on Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment, and gave them several hours to respond. We did not receive a single additional comment, although we will obviously update this post if we do hear back from anyone.

Note: There are obviously innumerable ways to list the biggest names in Hollywood. Since earning potential is a pretty good approximation for power, we used Forbes' 2017 list of the world's 30 highest-paid actors and actresses as a metric—excluding the three Bollywood stars* on the list, and the fact that the list inexplicably only had 29 names to begin with, we cut the last name (sorry, Amy Adams) and rounded down to 25.

Also, as New York magazine correctly points out, actresses who fail to condemn sexual misconduct are subject to far more scrutiny than their male counterparts. While we’re going through the Forbes highest earners’ list name by name, it’s still important to acknowledge that speaking out about powerful men's misbehavior carries an extra stigma for women, even for the A-list actresses who made the Forbes list.

Mark Wahlberg: No.

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Mark Wahlberg. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

LAist reached out to Wahlberg's team for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: No.

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(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

LAist reached out to Johnson's PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

Vin Diesel: No.

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(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Diesel’s PR and management teams for comment, but did not immediately hear back. Diesel starred in the 2002 Miramax film XXX.

Adam Sandler: No.

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(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

LAist reached out to Sandler’s PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back. Sandler starred in the 2002 Miramax film Punch Drunk Love.

Jackie Chan: No.

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(Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images for amfAR)

LAist reached out to Chan’s management team for comment, but did not immediately hear back. Chan has appeared in several Miramax films, most recently starring in and producing 2002’s The Accidental Spy.

Robert Downey Jr: No.

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(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Downey’s PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back. Downey starred in the 1995 Miramax film Restoration.

Tom Cruise: No.

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Tom Cruise and Harvey Weinstein at the premiere of 'The Others' at The Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Cruise’s PR and management teams for comment, but did not immediately hear back. Cruise was an executive producer on the 2001 film The Others, which was distributed in the U.S. by the Weinstein Company’s Dimension Films.

Chris Hemsworth: No.

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(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Hemsworth's PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

Tom Hanks: No.

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(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

LAist reached out to Hanks' PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

Samuel L. Jackson: No.
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LAist reached out to Jackson's PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back. Jackson starred in the 1994 Miramax film Pulp Fiction.

Ryan Gosling: No.

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Harvey Weinstein, Ryan Gosling and actress Emily Blunt speak during amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Gosling's PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

Emma Stone: No.

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(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Stone's PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

Jennifer Aniston: No.

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(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Aniston's PR team, but did not immediately hear back. Aniston starred in the 2005 Weinstein Company film Derailed

Jennifer Lawrence: No Yes.

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Producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and actress Jennifer Lawrence speak onstage during the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for GLAAD)

LAist reached out to Lawrence's PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back. Lawrence thanked Weinstein in her Oscars acceptance speech for Best Actress in the 2012 Weinstein Company film Silver Linings Playbook, saying, "Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today."

Update [Tuesday, 9:20 a.m.]: Lawrence said in a statement late Monday night that she was "deeply disturbed" to hear about Weinstein's allegedly predatory behavior, although she herself was not victimized by the producer.

Here is Lawrence's full statement, from the Daily Beast:

I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. I worked with Harvey five years ago and I did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting. My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions. And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.

Ryan Reynolds: No.

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Harvey Weinstein, Blake Lively, and Ryan Reynolds attend the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Reynolds' PR team, but did not immediately hear back. Reynolds starred in the 2015 Weinstein Company film Woman in Gold.

Matt Damon: No.

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Producer Harvey Weinstein (far left), actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attend the American Cinematheque 24th Annual Award Presentation To Matt Damon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on March 27, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Damon's PR team, but did not immediately hear back. Damon wrote and starred in the 1997 Miramax film Good Will Hunting, one of the actor's first movie roles. Along with actor Russell Crowe, Damon allegedly helped kill a 2004 New York Times expose about Weinstein's predation, The Wrap reports.

Jeremy Renner: No.

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Jeremy Renner attends the premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'Wind River' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Renner' PR team, but did not immediately hear back.

Chris Evans: No.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Evans' PR team, but did not immediately hear back. Evans starred in the 2013 film Snowpiercer, distributed in the U.S. by the Weinstein Company.

Melissa McCarthy: No.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to McCarthy's PR team, but did not immediately hear back. McCarthy starred in the 2014 Weinstein Company film St. Vincent.

Chris Pratt: No.

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(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Disney)

LAist reached out to Pratt's PR team for comment, they declined to comment.

Mila Kunis: No.

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(Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Burberry)

LAist reached out to Kunis's PR team, but did not immediately hear back. Kunis starred in the 2009 Miramax film Extract.

Emma Watson: No.

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(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Watson's PR team, but did not immediately hear back. Watson co-starred in the 2011 Weinstein Company film My Week With Marilyn.

Mark Ruffalo: Yes!!!

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(Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Ruffalo commented on the accusations against Weinstein in a tweet on Sunday, calling the former Weinstein Company head's actions "disgusting."

A PR representative for Ruffalo told LAist that the actor "isn't commenting beyond his tweet."

Cate Blanchett: No

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Actress Cate Blancett (L) and producer Harvey Weinstein attend the New York Film Festival screening of 'I'm Not There' at Frederick P. Rose Hall October 4, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)

LAist reached out to Blanchett's PR and management teams, but did not immediately hear back. Blanchett starred in the 2015 film Carol, whose director Elizabeth Karlsen claims to have been approached by one of Weinstein's alleged victims almost 30 years ago: "She came to me directly and said that [Weinstein] had appeared naked in her bedroom," Karlsen told The Hollywood Reporter.

Julia Roberts: No.

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Producer Harvey Weinstein, actress Julia Roberts and CEO of Colony Capital Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. attend the premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'August: Osage County' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on December 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LAist reached out to Roberts' PR team for comment, but did not immediately hear back. Roberts starred in the 2001 Miramax film America's Sweethearts and the 2013 Weinstein Company film August: Osage County.