Top earner Will Smith
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 July 2008
Will Smith has topped a list of Hollywood's Highest Paid Actors.
The 'Hancock' actor - who has made $80 million in the last year - became the first ever actor to have eight consecutive movies break the $100 million mark at the box office.
His earnings caused him to shoot to the top of Forbes magazine's list, ahead of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' star Johnny Depp who earned $72 million.
Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers came joint third with earnings of $55 million each, and 'Blood Diamond' star Leonardo DiCaprio rounded off the top five after making $45 million last year.
'Die Hard 4.0' actor Bruce Willis proves he still has the potential to be a huge box office star, after coming sixth in the list with earnings of $41 million.
He was closely followed by comedian Ben Stiller and 'National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets' star Nicolas Cage, who made $40 million and $31 million respectively.
The top ten was rounded off by 'Old School' funnyman Will Ferrell, who earned $31 million, and Adam Sandler with earnings of $30 million.
The list was compiled by looking at the actors' earnings from June 1, 2007 to June 1, 2008.
Forbes' magazine Hollywood's Highest Paid Actors, full list:
1. Will Smith - $80 million
2. Johnny Depp - $72 million
3= Eddie Murphy - $55 million
3= Mike Myers - $55 million
5. Leonardo DiCaprio - $45 million
6. Bruce Willis - $41 million
7. Ben Stiller - $40 million
8. Nicolas Cage - $31 million
9. Will Ferrell - $31 million
10. Adam Sandler - $30 million