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Surprising omissions on the Forbes list of highest earning actors

Post by Katiedot on Wed Aug 03 2011, 12:21

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Who is the Most Surprising Omission on the Forbes List of Highest-Earning Actors in Hollywood?

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In a similar fashion with what they did with actresses, Forbes has released a list of the 15 highest-earning actors in Hollywood (caveat here for the perhaps inexact figures). Topping the list? Not Johnny Depp (No. 2) or Will Smith (No. 4), but Leonardo DiCaprio​, who — thanks to his one-two 2010 punch of Shutter Island and Inception — has earned upward of $77 million in the last year. Kudos, Leo! The rest of the list is populated with familiar faces like Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise​ and Tim Allen. Wait, what is Tim Allen doing here?

Making bank, it turns out. Forbes estimates that Allen earned $22 million from May 2010 to May 2011, owing mostly to the success of Toy Story 3 (let’s just assume Don Rickles and John Ratzenberger finished just outside the top-15). That figure is enough to put Allen ahead of not only Cruise, but also Brad Pitt​, Matt Damon, Robert Pattinson​ and Daniel Craig.

Surprising, but not really; after all, playing Buzz Lightyear has some obvious perks. What is shocking, however, is the list’s notable omissions: George Clooney, Taylor Lautner, Jeff Bridges, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Jason Bateman​ and Owen Wilson to name seven.

All of which raises the question: just which of these male titans of industry are you most surprised to see not represented here? Considering Pattinson’s inclusion, my choice would be Lautner, but your mileage may vary. If it does, fire away in the comments section below.

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Re: Surprising omissions on the Forbes list of highest earning actors

Post by lucy on Wed Aug 03 2011, 13:26

No wonder so many wannabees willing to do anything to get on film through TV, money, money, money!!!!!

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Post by fluffy on Wed Aug 03 2011, 13:43

It just goes to show that Gee would rather do his "job" for the love of it rather than money. Ok he may franchise and get cash that way, but then that's good business sense not greed, well he is getting on a bit and needs a pension!! jocolor

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Post by cindigirl on Wed Aug 03 2011, 14:19

Don't think he needs to make big bucks for his movies. I think he gets paid quite well from his commercial ads. And yes, fluffy, I think he makes movies more for the self-gratification than the money. After all, how many homes, cars, women, etc. does a person need? LOL

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Post by it's me on Wed Aug 03 2011, 14:36

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Post by pattygirl on Wed Aug 03 2011, 15:17

cindigirl wrote:Don't think he needs to make big bucks for his movies. I think he gets paid quite well from his commercial ads. And yes, fluffy, I think he makes movies more for the self-gratification than the money. After all, how many homes, cars, women, etc. does a person need? LOL

I've never quite understood the need for homes all over the place. If they are business investments (as George claimed Oleandra was), there must be other ways to invest. Same with cars, you can only drive 1 at a time, so why so many and so ridiculously expensive, too. As for women, well - that's a horse of a different color. They can't really be called a good investment - as they are expensive and give "limited" service.

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Post by cindigirl on Wed Aug 03 2011, 15:23

If he's counting real estate as a "business investment" then he's skunked with the economy and real estate as it is now. Cars? that's always a bad investment. Women? well that's just instant gratification which in itself sounds like fun. LOL

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Re: Surprising omissions on the Forbes list of highest earning actors

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 03 2011, 17:47

Like this really gets George in the dumps! He’s doing just fine and this shows he is not habitually vying for “the love of money”. Go George!

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