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Tom Cruise highest paid actor in Hollywood

09:05 AEST Wed Jul 4 2012
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Tom Cruise (Getty)

Tom Cruise is the highest paid actor in Hollywood.

The Forbes' annual list of the 100 highest paid actors revealed the Mission Impossible star earned nearly twice that of second place Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cruise earned US$75 million (NZ$93m) between May 2011 and May 2012, Forbes said.

Cruise enjoyed a successful year after Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, released last December, which took more than US$700m at global box-offices.

Last year's top earner DiCaprio, 37, tied for second place on the list with funnyman Adam Sandler, 45, both with US$37m.

Former professional wrestler Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson, 40, came in fourth, earning US$36m including from his film ''Fast Five'' that took in US$626m worldwide.

At number five was comedian Ben Stiller with US$33m.

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