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Hollywood’s Top Earners

Hollywood's Top Earners

It’s time for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue and the cover always stirs controversy. This year they seem to have airbrushed in Robert Duvall, forgot to dress Olivia MunnWilde (I am wondering what went through her mind when she saw that her dress had um, no material and most of the other women actually had clothes on), put Noomi Rapace in the only colorful dress (is it because she is not from the US?), and solidified Anne Hathaway as the leading young woman in Hollywood.

But let’s just remember that she hasn’t had been a sole LEAD in a movie since 2007 with Becoming Jane. So now is the time for her to take this new found star power to the next level, ditch the crappy romantic comedies and find a script that she can star in like The Devil Wears Prada. Cause if she ain’t getting a crack at the decent scripts with female leads no one is.

The magazine took a look at the people who earn money directly from the movies they make — the stars, directors and producers. Not surprisingly, there are no women in the top 10 and the first woman on the list is Kristen Stewart at 13. (And if anyone wants to write off the Twilight franchise, those kids are making some serious money, and Taylor Lautner has gone from no one to big earner. He comes in at number 9) The top earner was James Cameron, who is still raking in the bucks for Avatar.

Here are the women:

13. Kristen Stewart
ACTRESS (The Gersh Agency)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $28.5 MILLION (2009 rank: 37)
$12.5 million: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 (fee for co-starring)
$12.5 million: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 (fee for co-starring)
$2.5 million: On the Road (fee for starring in long-aborning adaptation of the Jack Kerouac classic)
$1 million: Older film revenue, mostly from Twilight franchise

18. Jennifer Aniston
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $24.5 MILLION (2009 rank: 33)
$10 million: Just Go with It (fee for co-starring in Adam Sandler comedy)
$8 million: Wanderlust (fee for starring in upcoming Judd Apatow-produced film)
$6 million: Horrible Bosses (fee for starring in upcoming workplace comedy)
$500,000: Older film revenue

21. Angelina Jolie
ACTRESS (Media Talent Group)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $23.5 MILLION (2009 rank: 32)
$19 million: The Tourist (fee for co-starring alongside Johnny Depp)
$2.5 million: Fee for writing and directing untitled Bosnian-war drama
$1 million: Kung Fu Panda 2 (fee for voice work in animated DreamWorks sequel)
$1 million: Older film revenue

22. Sandra Bullock
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $22 MILLION (2009 rank: 34)
$20 million: The Blind Side (back-end, based on worldwide gross of $309 million, plus share of DVD and pay-TV revenue; excludes $15 million earned in 2009)
$2 million: Older film revenue

33. Katherine Heigl
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $16 MILLION (2009 rank: 25)
$15 million: One for the Money (fee for producing and starring in upcoming romantic cop comedy)
$1 million: Older film revenue

36. Reese Witherspoon
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $14.5 MILLION (2009 rank: 31)
$12 million: This Means War (fee for starring in upcoming romantic comedy directed by McG)
$2 million: Water for Elephants (fee for co-starring in upcoming drama with Robert Pattinson)
$500,000: Older film revenue
‘Vanity Fair’ Hollywood Issue provokes race question again (USA Today)

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