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Kevin Spacey Is Making $500,000 Per Episode For 'House Of Cards'

• Business Insider

According to a new salary report from TV Guide, Spacey is making $500,000 an episode for his lead role on the Emmy-winning political thriller "House of Cards."

TV Guide reports that number includes producer fees and profit participation.

Season 2 of the series, which launched in February, had 13 episodes. That puts the actor's salary at $6.5 million. 

The figure places Spacey into an elite club of network stars who make over $500,000 per episode. According to TV Guide, it includes Mark Harmon for "NCIS" ($525,000), "Two and a Half Men" actors Jon Cryer ($650,000) and Ashton Kutcher ($750,000), and "The Big Bang Theory" stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki, who netted $1 million per-episode salaries. 

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