Published on August 30th, 2012 | by Timothy Makalinao0
Top 10 Highest Paid Actors 2011
Top 10 Highest Paid Actors 2011! These are the highest paid actors for the year! With a minimum earning of $22 million to get on this list, these actors are household names around the world. Starring in movies from the Pirates of the Caribbean to Men in Black these actors can do it all, one of them is even a platinum recording artist! Find out who the highest paid actor for 2011 is! Numeroten brings you, Top 10 Highest Paid Actors 2011!
10. Tom Cruise – 2011 Earnings $22 Million
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With Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol hitting theaters on December 21, 2011, Tom Cruise plays the star role in the action adventure. By staring in Ghost Protocol, cruise edges out Jim Carrey and Daniel Craig, both at $20 million, the earnings made from this movie boost him up to the number 10 spot. Ghost Protocol earns Cruise a cool salary of $12.5million from one movie, and the other $9.5 million coming from residuals Cruise earns from past movies like War of the Worlds.
9. Tim Allen – 2011 Earnings $22.5 Million
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The voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films, the most recent film, Toy Story 3, earned Tim Allen the number 9 spot in the highest paid actors of 2011. With the movie earning more than $1 billion worldwide, Tim Allen revitalized his career. Meanwhile, reruns of his hit TV show Home Improvement continue to bring Allen a lot of money. At 58 years old, Allen has taken up directing and is still one of the highest earning actors in Hollywood.
8. Mark Wahlberg – 2011 Earnings $28 Million
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The producer of hit shows like Entourage, How to Make it in America, and Boardwalk Empire, Wahlberg continues to shine heading into 2012. Also, the star of many hit movies such as The Fighter and The Departed it is impossible to not realize the plethora of talent Mark Wahlberg has. At only 40 years old, Wahlberg has a lot more good years in him, and is sure to have a long line of hit movies coming up. With Entourage heading to the big screen and his new movies Contraband and Ted hitting theaters in 2012, Wahlberg is on track to make the top 5 for 2012.
7. Robert Downey Jr. – 2011 Earnings $31 Million
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The star of the hit Iron Man films, Robert Downey Jr. made himself a household name with hits like Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Tropic Thunder, Chaplin, and Sherlock Holmes. With Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in theaters now, Downey continues to make his epic comeback into the hearts of the public. With the help of his epic producer wife Susan Downey, Robert has kicked his alcohol and drug addiction, and has instead starred in a line consecutive hit movies bringing him to the number 7 spot on the highest paid actors of 2011 list.
6. Ben Stiller – 2011 Earnings $34 Million
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With a continuos flow of hit movies, Ben Stiller just barely misses the top 5 highest paid actors of 2011. Still bringing in a lot of money from movies like Night and Museum Series and Meet the Parents Series. Ben Stiller boosts his salary with new movies like Tower Heist, Madagascar 3, and Neighborhood Watch, giving Ben Stiller millions of dollars for 2011.
5. Tom Hanks – 2011 Earnings $35 Million
The voice of Woody in the Toy Story Series, Toy Story 3 put Tom Hanks over the edge and into the number 5 spot of the highest paid actors of 2011. At 55 years old, Tom Hanks has starred in classics like Forest Gump, Cast Away, Apollo 13, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, and countless other classics. Tom Hanks has been in discussion as one of the greatest actors of all time, and still continues to bring in a lot of money movie after movie. His amazing talent to put emotion into his acting really puts Tom Hanks on top of other famous actors.
4. Will Smith – 2011 Earnings $36 Million
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Putting his acting career in hiatus for the past few years, Will Smith has been busy producing hit movies and making his children Hollywood Stars. Will Smith produced his son, Jaden Smith, movie Karate Kid, and is producing his daughter, Willow Smith, movie Annie. However, it has not stopped this 43 year old daddy from having one of the highest salaries in Hollywood. Before his time off from acting Will Smith starred in The Pursuit of Happiness, Hitch, I am Legend, and many other hits throughout his prestigious career. Yet, come 2012 Will Smith comes back big with Men and Black III.
3. Adam Sandler – 2011 Earnings $40 Million
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A father, a platinum recording artist, a producer, and one of the most well known actors in the world, Adam Sandler can do it all. With some of the most famous movies in Hollywood under his belt like Billy Madison, Waterboy, Happy Gilmore, Longest Yard, and countless others, Adam Sandler is revered as one of the funniest men in Hollywood. Also, it seems that even though Sandler’s movies are sometimes quite awful, his name alone always bring money to the movie. Sandler’s impact on the public has made him loved by Hollywood directors looking for stars.
2. Johnny Depp – 2011 Earnings $50 Million
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Johnny Depp’s movies have grossed over $7.6 billion in all the movies he has stared in. That total is one of the highest ever in Hollywood history, which shows Johnny Depp’s unreal impact in Hollywood. People Magazine has even named him the sexiest man alive in 2003 and 2009. At only 48 the list of movies Depp has starred in spans from The Pirates of the Caribbean Series to Edward Scissorhands. His recent roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tiders, Rango, and other movies have put him number 2 on highest paid Actors 2011.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio – 2011 Earnings $77 Million
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Number one on our list, Leonardo DiCaprio has earned over $77 million in 2011. With hits like Shutter Island, Inception, and his most recent hit J. Edgar still bringing in money for Leonardo DiCaprio, 2011 was great for this 37 year old actor. Also, with his production company Appian Way Productions bringing in more money, DiCaprio is the highest paid actor in 2011. Furthermore, DiCaprio will be starring in the 2012 rendition of The Great Gatsby which looks very promising.