Thursday, January 17, 2008

Reese Witherspoon Tops Highest-Paid List

Reese Witherspoon. Sep 2006. Christopher Bailey's Burberry lunch.
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The highest-paid actress in Hollywood

The consummate pro on and off set, Reese Witherspoon is officially #1.

IMDB (Dec 3, 2007)

Walk The Line star Reese Witherspoon is officially the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

The 31-year-old Oscar winner has beaten the likes of Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz and Nicole Kidman to claim the number one spot in the Hollywood Reporter's annual female rich list - receiving a staggering $15-$20 million paycheck per picture. Tomb Raider star Jolie, 32, comes in second, though her salary for the current Beowulf picture was said to be a "mere" $8 million. Diaz, 35, is placed third, with a $15 million-per-movie salary demand, though her take-home earnings from the recent Shrek The Third are pegged at a very healthy $30 million.

The full list is:
1. Reese Witherspoon - $15 million-$20 million;
2. Angelina Jolie - $15 million-$20 million;
3. Cameron Diaz - $15+ million;
4. Nicole Kidman - $10 million-$15 million;
5. Renee Zellweger - $10 million-$15 million;
6. Sandra Bullock - $10 million-$15 million;
7. Julia Roberts - $10 million-$15 million;
8. Drew Barrymore - $10 million-$12 million;
9. Jodie Foster - $10 million-$12 million;
10. Halle Berry - $10 million.
Once again, everyone not a comedian, is an Academy Award winner.

As has been the case for the last three years.