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Nicole Kidman = Highest Paid Actress

Nicole Kidman = Highest Paid Actress

Nicole Kidman sure had something to smile about at a press conference in Geneva earlier today. She topped The Hollywood Reporter‘s Female Hollywood Rich List, fetching 17 million dollars per movie. Nicole beat out last year’s top money-maker, Reese Witherspoon.

$15 million for each film = Renee Zellweger, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz placing third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 are Halle Berry ($14 million), Charlize Theron ($10 million), Angelina Jolie ($10 million), Kirsten Dunst ($8 – $10 million) and Jennifer Aniston ($8 million).

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  • Dancer

    You go Nicole! I love how she is not afraid to take chances with indies, but also enjoy her in the big budget films.

  • proudaussie

    go nicole! she rocks no matter what you say! :)

  • sy

    jennifer aniston? in top 10??

  • Amanda

    Her movies almost never (except Batman forever -95 ) make exceptional profits either..so she must be a very good negotiator lol lol

  • Kini

    Nicole …why?? That is shocking.

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    Nicole deserves every accolade. She is an astounding actress.

    #1-9 I get. Even #9 is questionable.

    #10: Movie flops- $8 million? Can somebody say highway robbery?

    I’ll say it: Highway robbery.

    bad sitcom one note actress = $8 million. Hmmm, the benefits of having been wed to A list Hollywood hunk cause even when he leaves you , you can still milk the contacts he gave you and parlay that into $8 million dollar career.

    Can I get a Jenny Craig amen?

  • gossippup

    None of these chicks movies make that much dough. Hollywood need so me fresh talent. (excep AJ she rocks). This is ridiculous. And Jennifer Aniston 8m are ya kiddin me, I would not pay to watch her screw, unless it was with Brad Pitt and that will not be happening again. He got a woman this time not man face.

  • WTF

    You go Nicole. And very beautiful here.

    I would have thought Angelina made more?

    Halle Barry and Aniston?? Too much in my opinion.

  • bandicoot

    why does J. Man get $8 million a movie? no one goes to see them!!

  • Dancer

    These rankings are based on what their highest paid movie is. Nicole’s is her new one with Daniel Craig at 17 mil. Aniston had that string of flops at about 8 mil a piece. I think Angelina would have ranked higher if she had done more movies. She had some slack time there. Next year should be interesting if Julia throws herself back into work and Nicole goes for another high paid big budget feature. I don’t think Aniston after her flops will command anywhere near 8 mil. I think Angie will command more.
    Just my opinion.

  • Shelly

    Finally a good picture of the engagement ring and wedding band. She doesn’t look too happy…maybe she is thinking of Keith.

  • Barry

    Nicole may not be “Julia Roberts” but she sure as hell beats her in the acting department so I have no problem with her being number 1, although I really thought Reese had this locked up. But good for you Nicole.

    But like, I’m shocked to see Renee Zellweger on that list at all, let alone so high.

  • http://www.justjared.com/2006/11/30/nicole-kidman-geneva/#comments tmeeka

    what movies beside lara croft and mr& mrs smith of angelina has been a hit. Fact Jennifer movies have grossed more than angelina on average.

  • anita

    Go Nicole!!!!!!

  • gillian

    tmeeka Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 7:26 pm
    what movies beside lara croft and mr& mrs smith of angelina has been a hit. Fact Jennifer movies have grossed more than angelina on average

    ************************************

    That’s because Jennifer relied on her co-stars to carry the movies. Jim Carrey, Vince Vaughn , Will Ferrel.

    If you replaced Jen in those movies with any other actress, it wouldn’t not have made a lick of difference. She never carried those movies. When it comes to a movies where she is promoted as the star of the movie like Derailed and Rumor Has It, the movies are box office failures.

    Angie was promoted as the star of Lara Croft and she carried that movie on her own. She’s also a three times Golden Globe winner and and an Oscar winner. That’s the difference.

  • gillian

    Also, where the heck is the immensly talented Kate Winslet? She should be in this list, NOT Cameron Diaz.

  • SEx

    Nichole Kidman is so fu*kin ugly…she deserved under 10 millions….
    only Reese Witherspoon is the box-office queen…..
    where is Jodie Foster???
    all her movies from last year was a big hit @ box-office…..
    i agree Kate Winslet & Merly Streep are should be in the top 10 list…..
    i hate No 9 & 10 from the list……

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    tmeeka Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 7:26 pm
    what movies beside lara croft and mr& mrs smith of angelina has been a hit. Fact Jennifer movies have grossed more than angelina on average.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    WOW!

    You are so wrong – it is not even worth educating you.

    Can somebody please get some stats on the lovely box office of Derailed and Rumor Has It.

    Mr & Mrs is at almost a billion dollars worldwide.

    Derailed, Rumor Has It – the two classic bombs of recent box office history.

    Honey, please!

  • lee linco

    Yeah, she can never match Robert’s box office record and that’s bec. of her taste for edgy projects (Dogville, anyone????)

    But here in Asia, she can sell and the film distributors certainly knows about it.

    HERS was the only face that appeared in the promotional write-up for the movie “Happy Feet”. And its been doin really well at b.o. even against the Bond movie.

    Always been a fan ever since that Letterman quip”Now I can wear high heels”‘and when she hired S.L. Stein (hope I got the name correctly) as her divorce lawyer…….it was like a corporate warfare??????……smart move!!!!!!

    Now,she’s the highest paid actress!!!Wow!!!!!!!!!Congrats!Ms.Kidman

  • wtff

    pppppppppplease… j. aniston, on the list for $ 8??? the btch is good… so so talent, looks blah blah blah… but someone knows how to play hw games well…

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    Why is Julia Roberts not on this list instead of Derailed X Pity Party bad sitcom actress who should be thankful she married Hollywood hunk to give her film career a jumpt start?

  • Kristy

    HA! That should read “Nicole beat out last year’s top money-maker, Reese, WITH A SPOON.

    I make me laugh.

  • kae

    Stop making this about Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston. Can you people think about anything else???

  • jq

    Aside from the one on no. 10 spot, most of this top 9 actress had international appeal and market. which make them worthy.
    But where are Cate Blancheth and Meryl Streep. they were paid less than the less talented sit-com actress ? UNFAIR !!!

  • kae

    Ummm…Fug Face Maniston,
    You sound a little obsessed with JA and AJ. This is a thread regarding Nicole Kidman is it not? And stop with the childish insults, I never said that Nicole Kidman is ugly, don’t assume ANYTHING. I think she’s gorgeous but if I didn’t, you think I’m a homosexual or blind??? That makes no sense whatsoever. You sound very young.

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    ^^^^^^^^Fug Face, you are right: #10 spot should be filled with either Meryl Streep or Julia or anyone for God’s sake, fill it with the girl from Blossom or the drugged out little sister from Full House.ANYBODY but no talent one note “X” bad sitcom actress with neverending pity party.

    Please! What an insult to actresses choosing “X” bad sitcom actress as #10.

  • Chloe

    Yes #10 should be changed. There are other notable actresses that should take that spot, and I’m very surprised Aniston made more than them.

    I love Nicole Kidman. She’s an outstanding actress. And I’m so impress that she is very selective in her roles and her roles demand a well rounded actress. She is this and more. She is one of the most diversified actress in Hollywood and I’m glad she is recognized for her hard work. I wish her well in future endeavors and in her personal life.
    I’d like to see Cherlize Theron move up in the ranks. Not only is she gorgeous, but very talented. She can carry a movie on her own, even wearing prosthetics.
    I’m suprised Halle Berry ranked higher, I guess Halle has all the marketing deals from makeup etc.
    Not surprised with the other ranking. Talented women.
    I do like Julianna Moore, Kate Winslet.

  • Jessica

    Could you see Maniston doing any of the movie roles Nicole or any of the other actresses on the list? OMG, it would be hilarious cause she would SUCK SO BAD! But her movie roles could have been done by anyone out there EVEN AN UNKNOWN actress and probably made more money at the box office!

  • Andreia

    You are the best Nicole!!!! love ya 4ever!!!!! you’re my star!!! you go Nicky!!! :))

  • Ayn Rand

    Nicole’s BOOTY deserves all the credit.

  • +++

    JA get 8 million per film? by playing Rachel in every film, she get 8 million buck ? NOT FAIR. Jodie Foster and Meryl Streep , the much talented actress and who can carried a film are getting less than JA. that much be some kind of a Joke .

  • no way !

    here is an other link who had a different numbers and said that for example
    charlze theron 13 million dollars
    angelina jolie 13 million dollars

    http://www.who.com/who/scoop/article/0,19971,1564723,00.html?cid=email-weekly-20061130-1564723
    and honnestly what the * beep* cameron pizza face kiki dunst and haly berry jennifer annsiton are doing on that top list ughhhhhhhhh

  • +++

    no way ! Says:

    December 1st, 2006 at 9:55 am
    __________

    That mag. seems to be an Aussie mag. so its’ quoted in Australian dollar not US$.

  • chris

    Aniston in top 10?!
    only talent she has are her two hard nipples….
    what a joke

  • kae

    Fug Face Maniston,
    If the rest of your comment was directed at someone else, you should have addressed them. You didn’t, who’s the jackass? And again, your name calling only belittles your comments. Let’s move on please…Waste of time.

  • JOEY

    WHY IN THE HELL ALL OF THE UGLY ONES GET PAY SO MUCH MONEY , THIS WOMAN ARE REALLY UGLY UGLY UGLY UGLY , THE WORSE LOOKING IS REESE SHE IS SO FUCKING UGLY WITH THAT BIG CHIN. KIRSTEN DUNTS IS REALLY UGLY TOO , JULIA ROBERTS HAS A HUGE MOUTH SHE IS UGLLY AND OLD AND NICOLE AGGG MAKE ME SICK , THE ONLY GOOD LOOKING ONE IS CHARLIZE TERON AND ANGELINA . OH I ALMOST FORGOT JENNIFER ANISTON IS UGLY AND CAMERON DIAZ , DREW BARRIMORE THE LIST GOES ON .

  • Chloe

    I do like Drew Barrymore, but I wonder why she made so much, her last mainstream movie was Charlies Angels? Perhaps it’s because she does have a production company and profits from movies made under her business.
    Anyways, Nicole is worth every million. Meryl Streep needs more recognition for her talent, so does Julianna Moore, Kate Winslet & I do like Judi Dench. These women have talent.
    Halle Berry is beautiful, and she did a wonderful job on Monster Ball, but I think she’s overrated.
    And lets refrain from name calling.

  • Chloe

    From all the name calling directed towards the actresses’ looks, I found two of many conclusions:

    1) female: you’re physically stunning, so the actresses pale in comparison to you
    2) male: you’ve dated, been surrounded by physically gorgeous woman or dating someone gorgeous that these actresses rate 1 out of 10 from your experience.

    They’re all pretty, and a few are drop dead gorgeous. If they weren’t, Hollywood wouldn’t cater to them.

  • Susie

    Nicole is deserving but I am not sure what people like Drew Barrymore and Cameroon Diaz are doing on this list. They even get paid more that Halle Berry who actually has an Oscar and they do not? I am confused about that one. Although I have a feeling I know why Halle is not paid the same if not more than those two.

  • JOEY

    SOME OF THEM ARE GOOD ACTRESS BUT ONCE AGAIN , IM TIRED TO SEE SOMEONE SO UGLY LIKE RESSE ON THE MOVIES , IM SURE RYAN WAS TIRED TO SEE HER UGLY FACE EVERY NIGHT , I THINK SHE IS REALLY REALLY UGLY LIKE JENNIFER , JULIA , NICOLE, CAMERON PEPPERONIFACE, RENE, DREW

  • mathew

    Nicole deservs all money she wins, she is the best actress working today!

    And look at those pictures, seh is so beautiful!

  • kelly

    I’m not understaning why actress like Drew or Cameron are doing in this rank!They can’t act!!!!

    I think Nicole is ok in the first place, love her and she is the most beautiful actress!

  • Mary

    Now she is in the correct position, the first place.
    Go, Nic.

  • keithurbanfan

    nicole is the most beautiful actress in the world.she deservs all the money that she wins.love you nicole.

  • http://none Hmmmmm….

    Guaranteed that physical appearances can play a part in how successful an actress is, its ridiculous that people are basing their opinions on who they consider as “hot.” This list is meant to be based on acting ability along with other factors. Usually I don’t do this but … “JOEY” I think you should get a life.

  • http://none Hmmmmm….

    Kirsten Dunst has been in many high ranking movies since shes been a child, the girl has talent

  • http://MEow Meow

    Why are you people supporting Angelina, she ruined someone’s marriage!

  • Any

    Many Americans think Kidman don’t deserve this because they’re only thinking movies sold in one country — America. People, how much a studio would pay an actress doesn’t depend on how much the actor appeal in American — there’s the REST OF THE WORLD full of people willing to spend money on an actor. That’s why a studio would pay Kidman a lot of money, not just how much money the movie will make in America, but Internationally. And no matter how she does here in the US, she is a mega-hit when it comes to International market.

    Having said that, I’m glad she got paid a lot for one money — coz it’ll let her work on indie movies that usually don’t pay a whole lot like “Dogville”, “Fur”, etc.

  • kae

    Meow,
    People support Angelina because they are obsessed with her beauty. The fact that she hooked up with Brad Pitt, who is also beautiful, made it worse. If they were ugly, people wouldn’t care about them. They hate Jennifer Aniston because our society loves to watch celebrities get humiliated and go down in flames. It makes them feel better about their own lives. Why do you think people are so obsessed with reality tv?

  • PAULNEWMANMYHERO

    Nicole Kidman deserves every penny they give her. In fact, every woman in hollywood deserves the bick bucks they give them becasue it probably isn’t a drop in the bucker what they give the men.

    However, I will say that Nicole is the only one on the list who truly morphes into EACH and every character she plays. When you watch her on film you forget about Nicole Kidman the movie star because she always gives a great performance, whether it be an action film, light/dark comedy, or even horror.

    She is one of the few actors in hollywood who is a star not because she’s beautiful, but because she has REAL talent.