Tom Cruise named highest-paid Hollywood actor

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Tom Cruise has some good news on his birthday. Forbes unveiled its list of the highest-paid working actors and Cruise sits at the top.

Hopefully, the $75 million that the Mission: Impossible star raked in will soothe a bit of the sting from Katie Holmes’ divorce papers. Cruise, who turns 50 today, ultimately might not look back so fondly on the past year, considering his personal turmoil. But he had an unbelievable year at the box office, blowing by last year’s champ, Leonardo DiCaprio. The King of the World had to settle for $37 million, less than half of his 2010-11 earnings.

New faces on the Forbes list include Dwayne Johnson ($36 million), Hollywood’s go-to franchise resuscitater, Sacha Baron Cohen ($30 million), and the Twilight hunks, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson ($26.5 million). Check out the entire list below.

1.     Tom Cruise, $75 million
2.     Leonardo DiCaprio, $37 million
3.     Adam Sandler, $37 million
4.     Dwayne Johnson, $36 million
5.     Ben Stiller, $33 million
6.     Sacha Baron Cohen, $30 million
7.     Johnny Depp, $30 million
8.     Will Smith, $30 million
9.     Mark Wahlberg, $27 million
10.  Taylor Lautner, $26.5 million
11.  Robert Pattinson, $26.5 million

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