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Meet The Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood

Last updated on: November 19, 2012 17:18 IST

Meet The Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood

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The kind of remuneration Hollywood actors draw from their various film projects is stuff cinematic legends are made of.

So it's more than an honour to be a part of the coveted club of the industry's highest paid male stars.

Here's looking at 2012's top five Hollywood actors with the biggest paycheques!

5. Robert Pattinson

The Twilight series actor, who's turned into a heartthrob, thanks to his brooding and intense vampire character Edward Cullen, stands at number five in the list.

The British hunk drew in a salary of $26 million in the last year.


Image: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2


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4. Sacha Baron Cohen

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British writer-actor Sacha Baron Cohen, 41, figures at the fourth spot with $30 million in earnings.

Baron Cohen most recently wrote and starred in The Dictator that released in August this year.


Image: Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator


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3. Daniel Craig

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The British super spy James Bond, known for his swagger, swanky cars and sexy girls, has yet another feather in his cap.

British actor Daniel Craig, who's been playing the character ever since he was commissioned for the part in 2006 film Casino Royale, has recently signed a two-film contract for a staggering $49 million.

The move makes Craig the highest paid Bond and the highest paid British actor in Hollywood.

The films are set to premiere in 2014 and 2016.


Image: Daniel Craig in Skyfall


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2. Leonardo DiCaprio

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One of the most prolific actors of his time, Leonardo DiCaprio took home $37 million in salary last year.

The actor, who's given exceptional performances in films like Inception and Shutter Island to name a few, will be seen in two of the most highly anticipated films releasing soon -- Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby.


Image: Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception


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1. Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise, who delivered a smasher of a hit with his last Mission Impossible installment stands at the top spot with $75 million in earnings.


Image: Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol


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