Leonardo DiCaprio highest-earning Hollywood actor

Leonardo DiCaprio has been named the highest-earning male actor in Hollywood by Forbes magazine. He beat out last year’s top earner, Johnny Depp, by making $77 million in the financial year 2010, which runs from May 2009 to May 2010. Depp made $50 million during the same time period, down $25 million from the year before. Leonardo’s films Inception and Shutter Island earned close to $1.2 billion worldwide at the box office, and Forbes says Leo not only earned a $15 million paycheck for each film, but received a share of the profits. Adam Sandler, whose recent film, Grown Ups, was his highest-grossing of all time with $271 million, ranked third with an estimated $40 million. Will Smith earned $36 million, mainly due to his hefty paycheck for the upcoming film Men in Black IIITom Hanks rounded out the top five earners with $35 million.

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  1. C-Dub • August 2, 2011 @ 1:30 PM

    other movies Shutter Island and Inception were fantastic. Really I loved Shutter Island, last second twists are the best.

  2. Karyn • August 2, 2011 @ 1:54 PM

    Love Leo, Fabulous Actor!!!

  3. Elijah Pierson • August 2, 2011 @ 3:35 PM

    Last year was a great year for Leo! With the horror-thriller Shutter Island, and Inception, the movie which cannot be explained. Both were great films, and Leo gave great performances in them, too! Also, 2006 was also a good year for Leo, with Blood Diamond and The Departed.

  4. Germain • August 2, 2011 @ 4:03 PM

    One of the best of his generation, he should have 2 oscars already, stupid Academy.

  5. TheTruth • August 3, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

    TBH almost every single movie this guy participates in has been great, and he in it. Leo’s come a long long way from Growing Pains, good luck to him in all his future endeavors.

  6. mandee • August 9, 2011 @ 6:34 PM

    i wonder if any of them would lend me a bit of money so i could go back to school for a different profession? its not like they cant afford to share a bit! 😛

    in all seriousness, he is an amazing actor and i dont think there has a been any movies with him in it that i didnt like, i LOVED inception and shutter island!

    TheTruth, i thought i was the only one that watched (and saw him) in growing pains! lol 😀

  7. tammy • August 18, 2011 @ 5:31 PM

    honestly I could name so many amazing movies that Leo has acted in he trully deserves this title and I agree he has earned an oscar or 2 but the academy is rigged I’m pretty sure of it I mean come on even Merryl Streep didnt receive an oscar and she’s been nominated how many times now? Johnny for sure amazing actor Adam Sandler is hilarious and Will smith had won me over even when he was on tv as the fresh prince I cried on the last episode not kidding

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