Top 7 Highest Paid Actors in 2010

Now that we are getting to the end of 2010, it would be nice to know who are the best paid Hollywood actors in 2010:

1. Johnny Depp

$75 million

Last year Johnny Depp made ‘only’ £18 million – making him the 10th-best-paid man in Hollywood, according to Forbes.

This year he’s topped the list, mainly thanks to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. With three films out next year and filming underway on the next Pirates of the Caribbean instalment, expect to see him near the top of the 2011 list as well.

2. Ben Stiller

$53 million

Comedy follow-up Night at the Museum 2 was Ben Stiller’s biggest film of the last 12 months, but far from the only thing the actor’s been involved in.

Another comedy franchise is back soon, with Little Fockers coming out in December, while The Marc Pease Experience and Greenberg have also hit our screens.

That was enough to make Ben Stiller £38 million, according to Forbes.

3. Tom Hanks

$45 million

In his mid-90s heyday Tom Hanks was Hollywood’s most-bankable star and he could be heading back to that summit.

Da Vinci Code follow-up Angels & Demons made more than $150 million (£96 million) while Toy Story 3 made more than $500 million (£319.5 million) from box office sales across the globe.

4. Adam Sandler

$40 million

Being funny is a serious business and Adam Sandler is near the top of the film-comedy tree.

His 2009 film, Funny People, made more than $50 million (£32 million), while 2010’s Grown Ups took more than $160 million (£102 million) at the box office.

Those films meant he made £26.6 million last year, according to Forbes.

5. Leonardo Di Caprio

$28 million

If you’re only going to make two films in a year, making Inception one of them is a very good plan. Critically acclaimed worldwide, the film made more than $300 million (£191.7 million) at the box office.

Of course, Leonardo Di Caprio’s other film of 2010 – Shutter Island – was no slouch either, bringing in $150 million (£96 million) worldwide.

Di Caprio was well-paid for his efforts, making £8.6 million, according to Forbes.

6. Daniel Radcliffe

$25 million

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has made hundreds of millions of pounds at the box office and netted Daniel Radcliffe a cool £16.6 million, according to Forbes.

But with just two more Potter films to come, and those already filmed, Radcliffe is now embracing life after Harry. He’s filming thriller The Woman In Black and has signed up to three more films.

7. Robert Downey Jr

$22 million

It’s been a good 12 months for Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 2 raked in more than $300 million (£191.7 million) in the US box office, while Sherlock Holmes comfortably topped $200 million (£128 million) and The Soloist more than $30 million (£19 million).

Forbes estimates that his roles in these netted him £14.6 million, making him the seventh best-paid man in Hollywood.

Source: Forbes

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