Hollywood’s Biggest Earning Stars

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Written By Hasan Rezazadeh

Hollywood’s Biggest Earning StarsEver wonder how much those on screen heroes make for those Hollywood blockbusters?

Of course they’re worth every penny – and here’s just amount they earned in 2012 according to rich list magazine Forbes.

The list contains some surprise placings – and no Brad Pitt, Samuel L Jackson, Owen Wilson or Jason Statham, who seem to be in just about everything.

The Men

Tom Cruise

$75 million

Starred in Oblivion, Jack Reacher, Rock of Ages, Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol, Knight and Day

Leonardo DiCaprio

$37 million

Starred in The Great Gatsby, Django Unchained, J. Edgar, Inception, Shutter Island

Adam Sandler

$37 million

Starred in Hotel Transylvania, That’s My Boy, Jack and Jill, Zookeeper, Grown Ups

Dwayne Johnson

$36 million

Starred in: Fast and Furious 6, Pain and Gain, GI Joe: Retaliation, Snitch, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Ben Stiller

$33 million

Starred in: The Watch, He’s Way More Famous Than You, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Tower Heist, Little Fockers

Sacha Baron Cohen

$30 million

Starred in: Les Misérables, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, The Dictator, Hugo, Brüno

Johnny Depp

$30 million

Starred in: The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, The Rum Diary, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Rango

Will Smith

$30 million

Starred in: After Earth, Men in Black 3, Seven Pounds, Hancock

Mark Wahlberg

$27 million

Starred in: Pain & Gain, Ted, Broken City, Contraband, The Fighter

Taylor Lautner

$26.5 million

Starred in: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Abduction, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Valentine’s Day

The Women

Kristen Stewart

$34.5 million

Starred in: Twilight, Snow White and the Huntsman

Cameron Diaz

$34 million

Starred in: Bad Teacher

Sandra Bullock

$25 million

Starred in: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Blind Side

Angelina Jolie

$20 million

Jolie earns millions from residuals and endorsements even without a movie out

Charlize Theron

$18 million

Starred in: Young Adult, Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus

Julia Roberts

$16 million

Starred in: Larry Crowne and Mirror, Mirror

Sarah Jessica Parker

$15 million

Starred in: I Don’t Know How She Does It and Sex and the City

Meryl Streep

$12 million

Starred in: The Iron Lady and Hope Springs

Kristen Wiig

$12 million

Starred in: Bridesmaids, Friends With Kids and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Jennifer Aniston

$11 million

Starred in: Just Go With It, Horrible Bosses and Wanderlust.

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