31 year old Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon tops this years Hollywood Reporter list for highest paid actresses. Witherspoon commands in between $15-20 million a movie. Angelina Jolie is second on the list.
But it’s the men in Hollywood that bring in the biggest chunks of all. Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise usually take in $30 million per film, with a piece of the film’s profits. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio earn $20million plus 20 percent of the gross box office take per movie.
But reports show that women are starting to catch up with Hollywood salaries. Cameron Diaz earned $30million for “Shrek 3” because of the generous share of the film’s profits.