Tom Cruise made about $75 million last year, according to Forbes, which makes him the highest paid actor for 2011–12. (Paging Katie Holmes's lawyers; Katie Holmes's lawyers to the money pile, please.) That's more than twice as much as Kristen Stewart, the highest paid actress in the same time frame, and it also puts Cruise well ahead of the second- and third-place finishers, Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler, who each raked in $37 million. Dwayne Johnson came in fourth with $36 million (who knew Journey to the Center of the Earth sequels were so lucrative?), followed by Ben Stiller, Sacha Baron Cohen, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson. Hilariously, Lautner out-ranked Pattinson on this list thanks to Abduction. Just when you thought that movie wasn't good for anything!
Trending Video on Vulture
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Why Saturday Night Live Destroys Trump, and John Oliver Doesn’t
The 26 Best TV Shows to Binge-Watch in 20 Hours or Less
A Close Read of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer
Billy Bush’s Biggest Mistake in the Trump-Tape Aftermath
Bond or Not, Daniel Craig Is Setting Himself Up Nicely for the Future
American Horror Story: Roanoke Recap: The Nightmare Continues
20 Great Podcasts Under 25 Minutes Long
The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Talks Putin and Puppets in His Recap of the Final Presidential Debate
Stephen Baldwin Reveals He Doesn’t Think Alec Baldwin’s SNL Trump Impression Is Funny, Widening Our National Chasm Ever So
Who Is Negan Going to Kill on The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere?
Latest News from VultureThat Time the Harry Potter Franchise Said ‘No Thanks’ to a Bruce Spingsteen Ballad
'Cause wizards like us, baby we were born to depulso.Lady Gaga’s Joanne Is a Slightly Frustrating Mix of Country and EDM, But It’s Fun When It Gels
Lady Gaga does not deal in subtleties.Fox’s Rocky Horror Was Never Going to Be Live, Even Though We All Kinda Hoped It Would Be
Hey, if you're watching at home, you can still throw toast at the screen yourself.Top Chef: Charleston Trailer: All-Stars Meet the Rookies
Hot diabetic chef Sam is back!Review: Not Much Light in Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
I see you shrivel with disap ... pointment.Watch an Intense Homecoming in This Exclusive Scene From Moonlight
From Barry Jenkins's masterful new film.Jesse Plemons Will Star in Kirsten Dunst’s Oh-So Blonde Adaptation of The Bell Jar
He'll play Lenny Shepherd.The 5 Simple Rules to Westworld’s Wild West Theme Park
The dos and don'ts.Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Blooper Reel: The Mistakes Are a Lot More Nuanced (and Curse-Filled) Than That
"And next up, Jane the Virgin!"The Impractical Jokers Reveal Their Most Memorable Punishments
The quartet revealed some of their favorite (and not so favorite) hijinks.
"I basically had a fight with Olivia Colman."Tom Hardy Will Play a Legendary Antarctic Explorer in His Next Physically Extreme Role
Tom Hardy has no time for your simple character dramas.Well, at Least Bob Dylan’s Official Website Has Acknowledged His Nobel Prize Win
A full week later.Who Is Negan Going to Kill on The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere?
Batter's up.We Just Got Our First Look at the Nintendo Switch, the Company’s Next Console
Last night, Nintendo announced that it was finally ready to tell us what its next console — known up to now as the NX — will be called.Jonathan Lethem on His New Novel, Cultural Appropriation Controversies, and Dylan’s Nobel
A Gambler's Anatomy is out now.Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight Top the Gotham Award Nominations, and List of Films You’ll Probably Have in Your Oscar Pool
Moonlight's cast received a special ensemble jury award.Let’s Break Down the Logan Trailer
Say hello to Wolverine's little friend.New Arrival Trailer: Are You There Aliens? It’s Me, Amy Adams
Arriving November 11.Ciara Drops Defamation Suit Against Future
It's awfully hard to sue for defamation if you can't prove damages.