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The Ten Highest Paid Actors In Hollywood

Last updated on: July 4, 2012 18:36 IST

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Forbes' list of highest earning actors is out and several Hollywood A-listers figure in it.

While compiling the list, Forbes considers factors including upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

Here's looking at the actors who made the list. Read on to find out who made it to the top spot!

10. Taylor Lautner

The hunky werewolf from the hit Twilight series, Taylor Lautner beat his Twilight Saga co-star Robert Pattinson into 11th place.


Image: Taylor Lautner
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9. Mark Wahlberg

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Actor/producer Mark Wahlberg takes up the ninth spot in the list.


Image: Mark Wahlberg
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8. Will Smith

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Actor and rapper Will Smith, whose entire family -- wife Jada Pinkett and kids Willow and Jaden -- is in the showbiz, figures at number eight on the list.


Image: Will Smith
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7. Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp, who recently split with longtime partner Vanessa Paradis, is at number seven.


Image: Johnny Depp
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6. Sacha Baron Cohen

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Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, whose new film The Dictator is set to release soon, takes up the sixth spot on the list with $30 million in earnings.


Image: Sacha Baron Cohen
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5. Ben Stiller

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Comedian Ben Stiller managed to be at number five with $33 million.


Image: Ben Stiller
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4. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

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Former professional wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was placed in fourth position, earning $36 million after one of his films Fast Five, raked in an impressive $626 million at the box office.


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3. Adam Sandler

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Producer and actor Adam Sandler earned a cool $ 37 million last year.


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2. Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio -- who was last year's top earner -- came joint second with comedian Adam Sandler.


Image: Leonardo DiCaprio
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1. Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise, who is reeling from wife Katie Holmes' shocking divorce filing last week after five years of marriage, topped Forbes' list of highest earning actors, after earning $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

The actor who turned 50 on Tuesday, enjoyed a successful year after the flick Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol earned more than $700 million at global box offices.


Image: Tom Cruise
Photographs: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

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