Angelina Jolie topped the Hollywood Reporter's list of the highest-paid actresses for the year. She got paid more than $15 million per film for Universal's "Wanted" and Sony's upcoming upcoming "Edwin A. Salt."
Smyrna-born Julia Roberts got paid more than $15 million for the forthcoming "Duplicity" written and directed by Tony Gilroy of the "Bourne" films.
Reese Witherspoon got about $14 million for the "Four Christmases" comedy with Vince Vaughn.
Cameron Diaz was paid about $14 million for the 20th Century Fox comedy "What Happens in Vegas."
Katherine Heigl is moving up the list with more than $6 million for the forthcoming romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth" plus $225,000 per episode for ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."
Kate Hudson took in about $7 million each for "My Best Friend's Girl" and upcoming "Bride Wars."
Anne Hathaway was paid about $5 million for "Bride Wars," but can expect to command more after critical acclaim for Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married."
Jennifer Aniston earned more than $8 million for "Marley & Me."
Hollywood’s highest paid actor
ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP has inked a deal of more than $35 million for the fourth instalment of Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
The actor will become Hollywood’s current highest-paid actor when he returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, reported thesun.co.uk. This places him ahead of the likes of Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson, who charge about $30 million per movie.
Makers at Disney have agreed to pay so much to the 46-year-old because regular co-stars Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom are not returning this time.
Geoffrey Rush will again play Captain Barbossa and actress Penelope Cruz is expected to be the female lead.
“The movie will feature flashbacks to Jack’s early life,” said a source.
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Johnny Depp has been named Sexiest Man Alive 2009.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star has been awarded the title by the US magazine People for the second time, after first being given the accolade in 2003. He is the third man to gain the honour twice, matching George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
A spokesperson for the publication said: "At 46, the father of two still reigns as Hollywood's most irresistible iconoclast; as one-of-a-kind as his beloved 15-year-old boots and as smouldering as his favourite Cuban cigars.
"He has had women swooning since his days as a teen detective on '21 Jump Street'."
Also included on the list are Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, David Beckham, Gilles Marini, Nick Cannon and Chris Daughtry and Robert Downey Jr.
Upon hearing of his inclusion, Chris composed a song which included the lyrics: "Sexiest man alive? / Am I at least Top 5? / I know being bald /won't get me the cover / I just hope it's not page twentysomething or other."
False reports had circulated earlier this week that 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson had been awarded the title.
Hugh Jackman will also be pleased, as earlier this month he told how he was looking forward to passing on the Sexiest Man Alive title he was awarded last year so he could stop taking care of himself.
He said: "The pressure's off. I can be a slob again. I thought there were thousands of other guys that deserved it, but it's been a great year."
Previous stars named Sexiest Man Alive by People include Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey and Jude Law.