Top Earners in Hollywood – 2011

“Vanity Fair” has put out a list of Hollywood’s Top 40 Earners for the past year.   The list was limited to creative types, like actors, directors and producers, basically.  And they only counted revenue from FILM work.  No TV money or endorsement revenues.   Here’s the Top 10:

#1.)  James Cameron,  $257 million

#2.)  Johnny Depp,  $100 million

#3.)  Steven Spielberg,  $80 million

#4.)  “Inception” director Christopher Nolan,  $71.5 million

#5.)  Leonardo DiCaprio,  $62 million

#6.)  Tim Burton,  $53 million

#7.)  Adam Sandler,  $50 million

#8.)  “Hangover” director Todd Phillips,  $34 million

#9.)  Taylor Lautner,  $33.5 million

#10.)  Robert Downey Jr.,  $31.5 million

There were no females on the list until #13.  That would be Twilight star Kristin Stewart who pulled in a grand total of $28.5 million!   Her fortune mostly came from Twilight, of course.  But here’s the breakdown:

$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

For the full breakdown, click here.