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Top TEN-10 Highest Paid Best Hollywood’s Stars 2011-2012



Top TEN-10 Highest Paid Best Hollywood’s Stars 2011-2012





1. James Cameron



WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (Creative Artists Agency)



ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $257 MILLION (2009 rank: 4)

$248 million: Avatar (back-end for writing, producing, and directing, based on 2010 worldwide box-office gross of $1.95 billion, and share of DVD and pay-television revenue; excludes $50 million earned in 2009)

$5 million: Avatar (share of toy licensing, other revenue)

$4 million: Older film revenue (e.g., back-end and royalties from earlier projects, other payments)







2. Johnny Depp



ACTOR (United Talent Agency)



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ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $100 MILLION (2009 rank: 21)

$40 million: Alice in Wonderland (back-end for starring in Tim Burton film, based on worldwide gross of $1.02 billion)

$35 million: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (up-front money for starring in next installment of Jerry Bruckheimer’s waterlogged but ludicrously profitable franchise)

$20 million: The Tourist (fee for co-starring in one of the year’s bigger flops alongside Angelina Jolie)

$5 million: Older film revenue





3. Steven Spielberg



DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA)



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ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $80 MILLION (2009 rank: 2)

$50 million: Universal-theme-park royalties and consulting fees

$20 million: War Horse (fee for directing and producing upcoming World War I drama)

$10 million: Older film revenue





4. Christopher Nolan



WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA)



Hollywood -4



ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $71.5 MILLION (2009 rank: —)

$69 million: Inception (back-end for writing, producing, and directing, based on worldwide gross of $823 million, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)

$2.5 million: Older film revenue







5. Leonardo DiCaprio



ACTOR (Special Artists Agency)



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ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $62 MILLION (2009 rank: —)

$59 million: Inception (back-end for starring in somewhat convoluted Christopher Nolan film)

$3 million: Back-end for starring in somewhat convoluted Martin Scorsese film Shutter Island, older film revenue





6. Tim Burton



DIRECTOR (William Morris Endeavor)



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ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $53 MILLION (2009 rank: —)

$50 million: Alice in Wonderland (back-end for directing, based on worldwide gross of $1.02 billion, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)

$3 million: Older film revenue







7. Adam Sandler



ACTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER (WME)



Hollywood -7





ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $50 MILLION (2009 rank: 12)

$25 million: Just Go with It (fee for producing and starring in upcoming comedy opposite Jennifer Aniston)

$20 million: Jack and Jill (fee for producing and starring in upcoming comedy with Katie Holmes and Al Pacino)

$3 million: Grown Ups (back-end for starring and writing, based on worldwide gross of $271 million, plus share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)

$2 million: Older film revenue







8. Todd Phillips



ACTOR (WME)



Hollywood -8



ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $33.5 million (2009 rank: —)

$12.5 million: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 (fee for co-starring in upcoming penultimate Twilight film)

$12.5 million: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 (fee for co-starring in upcoming final Twilight film)

$7.5 million: Abduction (fee for starring in upcoming John Singleton thriller)

$1 million: Older film revenue, mostly from Twilight franchise







9. Taylor Lautner



WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA)



Hollywood -9



ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $34 MILLION (2009 rank: 5)

$15 million: The Hangover Part II (fee for writing, producing, and directing)

$13 million: The Hangover (back-end for producing and directing; excludes $39 million earned in 2009)

$3 million: Due Date (back-end for producing and directing, based on worldwide gross of $200 million, as of December 31, 2010)

$2 million: Older film revenue

$1 million: Project X (fee for producing upcoming low-budget comedy)







10. Robert Downey Jr.



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ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $31.5 MILLION (2009 rank: 28)

$15 million: Fee for starring in upcoming untitled Sherlock Holmes sequel

$12 million: Iron Man 2 (back-end, based on worldwide gross of $627 million, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)

$3.5 million: Sherlock Holmes (back-end, based on worldwide gross of $523 million, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)

$1 million: Older film revenue

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