Highest-Paid Actor Is ... What's-His-Name Tom Cruise again tops the Forbes list By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jul 3, 2012 5:25 PM CDT 23 comments Comments Tom Cruise is the highest-paid actor, again. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Forbes is out with its annual list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, and none other than Tom Cruise tops the list, by a mile. The birthday boy (he's 50 today) made $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012, in large part because of last year's Mission: Impossible sequel. (Thanks to his prenup, his high-paying roles might not translate into a huge payday for soon-to-be ex Katie Holmes. Click here for that.) The top earners: Cruise, $75 million Leo DiCaprio, $37 million Adam Sandler, $37 million Dwayne Johnson, $36 million Ben Stiller, $33 million Click here for the full list, or here to see who is tops on last month's list of actresses.