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Depp is highest paid actor

Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes. The actor earned 50 million pounds, all thanks to his role in the film, Alice in Wonderland.

entertainment Updated: Sep 12, 2010 01:06 IST

Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes. The actor earned 50 million pounds, all thanks to his role in the film, Alice in Wonderland. Depp portrayed the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s 3-D version.

The Disney film grossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making Depp the only actor to headline two $1 billion films — the other being Pirates of the Caribbean.

Depp also landed a big payday estimated at more than 15 million pounds for The Tourist, starring alongside Angelina Jolie.

Last year, Depp was 10th place on the annual list. Ben Stiller came second this year, with 38 million pounds.

The top five actors on the list are:
1. Johnny Depp — $50 million
2. Ben Stiller — $38 million
3. Tom Hanks — $30 million
4. Adam Sandler — $26.6 million
5. Leonardo DiCaprio — $18.6 million