Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors

Funny guys snag spots in the top 5
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2010 11:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – Johnny Depp, once known for his tendency to take on only the quirkiest of roles, is now Hollywood's highest-paid actor. Forbes' list for this year is based on earnings from films and endorsements between June 2009 and June 2010. The top 5:

  1. Johnny Depp: His starring role in Alice in Wonderland helped him rake in $75 million.
  2. Ben Stiller: In addition to taking home big paychecks for the comedies he stars in, Stiller's producing work added to his $53 million in earnings.

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  1. Tom Hanks: Even though he reportedly took a pay cut for his next film, Larry Crowne, he ranks third with $45 million.
  2. Adam Sandler: He's one of the few stars who commands a paycheck of more than $15 million per flick. For the year in question, he made $40 million.
  3. Leonardo DiCaprio: Shutter Island and Inception helped him score $28 million.
For the top 10, click here. (Read more Johnny Depp stories.)

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