Yellowstone’s Kevin Costner leads highest paid stars on TV [VIDEO]

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He stars and executive produces the smash hit series Yellowstone.

And now, once again, Kevin Costner is reaping the reward as he becomes the highest paid actor per episode on the small screen.

The 67-year-old Hollywood veteran is making $1.3 million per episode for season 5 of the Western-themed show, Variety reported Wednesday.

Costner, who won two Academy Awards for 1990’s Dances With Wolves, stars in Yellowstone as patriarch John Dutton whose family has owned a ranch in Montana for six generations.

Each season of the drama has outperformed the last with the audience for season 4 four times the size of the one that tuned in for the first series.

And along with its success, Costner, whose season one starting salary was $500,000 an episode, managed to renegotiate his contract every step of the way to $1.2 million per episode for the fourth season, according to ScreenRant.

Now he’s getting an extra $100,000 per episode to return for more episodes of the drama.

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