“If she stars in Salt 2, Angelina Jolie will make an estimated $20 million.”[THR]
There’s a reason it’s called show business – and there’s also a reason why a select few actors are paid mucho mas more dollars than their counterparts. Citing their ability to generate ticket sales, positive publicity, and (lest we forget) their ability to actually act, Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey, Jr. have topped the annual High Paid Lists once again.
Also lower down the list are Mr. Jolie (aka Brad Pitt), George Clooney, Cameron Diaz . . . and Will Smith (still). Amazingly, Sly Stallone also makes the cut some 35 years after he played Rocky.
Gen-Y-ers Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe earned spots on the list for making $20 million each for the last installments of Twilight and Harry Potter.
Katherine Heigl, alas, has seen her paychecks get smaller and smaller and . . .