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
Highest-Paid Actor Is ... What's-His-Name
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.)

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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. (Read more Tom Cruise stories.)

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