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Starring in the top films and television shows during the period of May 2010 to May 2011, these familiar faces are the highest paid actors of the year as compiled by Forbes magazine. All among the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Celebrities these male actors led the pack in earnings, each raking in millions for their work during the year.

Though Johnny Depp led the list in 2010, the Pirates of the Caribbean star dropped down to second for the 2011 edition with a mere $50 million in earnings and made room for another superstar to take his place. After appearing in two blockbusters during the year, Shutter Island and Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio came in atop all other actors with an estimated $77 million in earnings during the year.

With all 15 of these top actors breaking the $18-million mark for the year, it's pretty clear that being a world-famous actor not only brings a great deal of fame, but brings in a whole bunch of cash.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Leonardo DiCaprio age 41 - $77 million

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Johnny Depp age 53 - $50 million

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Adam Sandler age 49 - $40 million

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Will Smith age 47 - $36 million

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Tom Hanks age 59 - $35 million

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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Ben Stiller age 50 - $34 million

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Robert Downey Jr. age 50 - $31 million

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Mark Wahlberg age 44 - $28 million

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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Tim Allen age 62 - $22 million

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Tom Cruise age 54 - $22 million

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Jim Carrey age 53 - $20 million

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Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Daniel Craig age 47 - $20 million

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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Robert Pattinson age 29 - $20 million

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Brad Pitt age 53 - $20 Million

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Highest Paid Actors
Matt Damon age 45 - $18 million