leonard dicaprio getty Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp top Highest Paid Actors listThe annual Forbes list of the Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood has been released. Leonardo DiCaprio, riding the $2.1 billion gross of 2010’s “Shutter Island” and “Inception,” leapt from fifth place in 2010 to first place this year with a whopping $77 million in earnings. (The numbers are from May 2010 to May 2011).

Johnny Depp was second, down a spot from 2009, with $50 million from “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Tourist” and “Rango,”  followed by Adam Sandler with $40 million and Will Smith at $36 million.

The complete list in photo gallery form and below:

1. Leonardo DiCaprio, $77 million
2. Johnny Depp, $50 million
3. Adam Sandler, $40 million
4. Will Smith, $36 million
5. Tom Hanks, $35 million
6. Ben Stiller, $34 million
7. Robert Downey Jr., $31 million
8. Mark Wahlberg, $28 million
9. (tie) Tim Allen, $22 million
9. (tie) Tom Cruise, $22 million
10. (tie) Jim Carrey, $20 million
10. (tie) Daniel Craig, $20 million
10. (tie) Robert Pattinson, $20 million
10. (tie) Brad Pitt, $20 million
11. Matt Damon, $18 million

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."