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Reese, Angelina Lead List of Highest-Paid Actresses

Reese, Angelina Lead List of Highest-Paid Actresses

Reese Witherspoon ranked number one on The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual list of the highest-paid actresses. The 31-year-old actress commands $15 million to $20 million a movie.

Angelina Jolie came in second, and Cameron Diaz came in third with a $15 million-per-movie requirement.

While Angelina and Reese are now asking for $15 million-$20 million per movie, they frequently agree to “no-quote deals” — deals in which the studios actually pay them far less than their usual fee (usually when they take on supporting roles).

Here’s The Hollywood Reporter‘s top ten list:

1. Reese Witherspoon — $15 million-$20 million
2. Angelina Jolie — $15 million-$20 million
3. Cameron Diaz — $15+ million
4. Nicole Kidman — $10 million-$15 million
5. Renee Zellweger — $10 million-$15 million
6. Sandra Bullock — $10 million-$15 million
7. Julia Roberts — $10 million-$15 million
8. Drew Barrymore — $10 million-$12 million
9. Jodie Foster — $10 million-$12 million
10. Halle Berry — $10 million

Stars climbing up the pay scale include Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams and Jennifer Garner. Which other actresses do you think should be on this list?

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  • badgirl

    Thats a lot a money for angie to raise kids awarenes and, buy jets n whatevea reese needs a new chiin

  • badgirl

    oh angie now that your with brad he has rose awareness for you

  • sara

    wowwwwwwwwww yay for Angie,you are super star. :)

  • ell

    Yes ,That is our girl.That is good KARMA !!Go Angie and Reese!!

  • badgirl

    wheres jen jen on the list?

  • gabi


  • EVA

    They ask $20 million / movie … but how long is this going to last? I mean, honestly now, Angelina was a Box Office Hit years ago in the Tomb Raider era, but in the latest years Angelina did not had not even 1 movie that made everybody talk about it or go see it. I am Angelina’s fan, I root for her, but I think that she took some bad decisions concerning the movies she made. She has talent but also she’s seen by the public as a SEX BOMB, so Angelina should had done some more movies like Tom Rider… something that we all loved. Anyway, another actress TERI HATCHER is a TERRORIST ??? you will understand what I mean. Eva

  • African Girl

    Nice…about time she was recognized.

    Reese? Reese? No offense but Reese?!!!! I seriously..seriously don’t see it. Where is the range?

  • wowwwwwwwwwww

    That`s alot money.wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww to Angelina and Reese.go girls.

  • gabi

    ADORO-VOS JUST JARED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ♥Joh-anna ♥

    Angi should have been first place! Love her!!

  • EVA

    Angelina is a real SUPERSTAR, we dont get to see this kind of beauty anymore as we used to do. Guys how many of you would kill to see Angelina in a movie like ”Gone With The Wind”, I want that from Angelina… I want her to give me the same feelings and emotions as Vivien Leight did. Please Angelina, make a movie that will prove your value, that will show why we all love you. Eva

  • EVA

    Thankfully all the actresses that are in the TOP 10 are all marvelous and talented actresses. I thank God for that. Imagine having Paris Hilton get $20 millions for 1 movie…. that’s my worst nightmare. Eva

  • jq

    Witherspoon Tops Best-Paid Actresses
    AP Photo
    Fri Nov 30, 6:28 AM ET
    Even though her latest film, “Rendition,” was a flop, Reese Witherspoon is a moneymaker. The 31-year-old Academy Award winner commands $15 million to $20 million a movie, placing her at the top of The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of the highest-paid actresses.

    Angelina Jolie came in second with similar salary demands, though the animated “Beowulf” earned the 32-year-old actress far less just $8 million.


    Not bad Angie, 2 days work inside LA studio for 8 million dollar. Go Angie !!!


    Angie is beautiful

  • jq

    Where is Cate Blanchet ?

  • kAY

    I think it’s crazy for any 1 person to make that kind of money per movie… in case nobody notice only 1 minority and she was the 10th

  • hf

    IMO – this list is dumb because it all depends on the deal the actor makes with the production company. You get paid a lot less for independent movies. So if any of those actresses on the list do one or two independent movies next year does that meant the drop off the list?

  • Frenchy

    Angelina has international marketing value as do many on this list. That’s why they command the amount they do. It has nothing to do with box office although Angelina’s last big hit MMS made her in one of the highest grossing films ever. She will be enjoying the benfits of that for years to come.

  • susana

    Angie looks so beautiful in this picture.Reese NO at all.

    but yayyyyyyyyyy for you ladies for making this much money per movies.yayyyyyy

  • sienna won angelina!!!

    SIENNA MILLER SHOULD BE IN THE LIST TOO.But she is not a superstar for now.Angelina and Reese are great acctresses but all that money,wow!!Lucky girls!!

  • April

    I think Meryl Streep should be on that list, she’s been around longer and has more experience than any of these actress. I loved her in The Devil Wears Prada.

  • Prue Halliwell

    I am glad that the women are now in the $15-20 million range, but I would bet that they are still lagging far behind the men in the salary department. Especially now that Rendition and Things We Lost in the Fire tanked, it will be harder and harder for women to get the men’s kind of salary, especially with Will Smith and Tom Hanks being so bankable both here and abroad (and now add Matt Damon to that list).

  • Yvette

    None of these actresses deserve this kind of money. No actor/actress for that matter. Have the top 5 produced a blockbuster this year? None of them have.

  • david

    Angelina is beautiful,I will take her anytime. :D

    and wow That`s alot more than what I get from my work. :lol:

    OK LADIES I will take any of you any time,but Angelina is more appreciated in my list.

  • ♥Joh-anna ♥

    haha David, you all dirty… :D

    Too bad she’s with Brad huh!

  • \\\

    What happened to Jennifer Aniston’s name? Wasn’t she the one Forbes said topped the list on as the one worth all the money spent on the movie? Doesn’t she make at least $10 million per film, or was that only when she had Brad Pitt by her side?

  • Kay

    April @ 11/30/2007 at 10:17 am

    Meryl needs a new agent. She used to be on such lists years ago when she was in hit after hit after criticial hit.

    Now…..still in hits but the salary is not the same…….

  • Jill

    badgirl @ 11/30/2007 at 9:58 am
    wheres jen jen on the list?

    LOL! Jen jen who?

  • ♥Joh-anna ♥

    Haha David you old dirty …

    Too bad she’s with Brad huh!!

  • girl

    I always read the posts here and realy amazes me how can some people be so mean with other people. Do you like Angelina Jolie? Great! We all now that she is a good person, a caring mother and a great actress. And her salarie is just a proov of it.
    So why can’t other actress earn a good salarie too? If Reese makes such a great salarie is because her films can raise a good money at the box office. No studio director is an idiot to pay such a high value and not have some return of the investiment. So let the girl be , she is a great actress too(she even win an oscar), a caring mother too , a very classy and good person.


  • sambo

    Where is Sambo to see it and kill herself? :lol:

  • Jill

    \\\ @ 11/30/2007 at 10:22 am
    What happened to Jennifer Aniston’s name?… Doesn’t she make at least $10 million per film, or was that only when she had Brad Pitt by her side?

    She was A-list when she was Mrs. Brad Pitt.

    She is D-list as Jennifer Aniston.

    She topped the list as worth all the money because she made a lot of very low-budget films.

    She’s sitting on $110 million now and she’s miserable as hell. As her fans are fond of saying, Karma’s a bítch.

  • Helena

    Reese and Angelina are actresses who do not spend money on themselves are stiny, but they also give it to charity causes, so that’s fine with me.

  • Regina

    whatevea reese needs a new chiin

    You’re so pathetic…

  • Anonymous

    If Forbes magazine made that lists Jennifer Aniston would be #1. Jennifer on the lists made by Forbes magazine only, that magazine is fraud like BIG CHIN. Chin can’t act; she doesn’t belong here.

  • love

    Jen G should be higher on that list I just love everything she does:) and i’m happy for all the other womrn on the list.girl power Hee ;)

  • Honey

    Which one of those actresses had the most recent box office hit? How long ago have any of them really had a huge “hit”?

    ITA about it not being about box office. It’s about perceived talent and name recognition. It’s aldo about if you get credit as a producer which many of these women do get. In addition, the definition of a hit film may be different for actresses than actors.

    Having won an Academy Award also helps it seems. The only non Oscar winners on there are Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock and Drew Barrymore.

    Congratulations to these women and plan carefully because you will not always be able to maintain those salaries

  • loons of dlisted…

    yah for Angie and Reese, lol karma is a bitch indeed for jennifer aniston, ruined her marriage so she can become a big A-list actress only to be reduced to c-list actors & scripts and not even make the list this time around, Oh how things work lovin’ karma indeed lol.

    get yours Angie and Reese.

  • Anonymous

    If Forbes magazine made that lists Jennifer Aniston would be #1. Jennifer on the lists made by Forbes magazine only, that magazine is a fraud like CHIN. Chin can’t act, she doesn’t belong here.

  • aeon


    Congrats on the new format. It is fantastic. Now if only you would get an ignore button and all will be great with the world.

    Congrats to both Angie and Reese. It is hard for women to reach that kind of level in Hollywood. They should be celebrated for having achieved this level of success.

    Of course they deserve the money. Do you know how much the studios are making off of them?

  • lex

    I don’t go and see movies of these two actresses . . not worth it.
    But hey, you guys can waste your money. I just wait for their movies on television.

    Cate Blanchet yeah, she is much more interesting and talented. A couple of Nicole Kidman’s film I have watched.

  • Missouri Fan

    Congrats to you my favorite Angelina!!

    @ Waving to African Girl, Aeon and Jill!

    Estelle, please check your youtube messaging inbox.

    no longer a lurker, please check you email.


  • tired of lies

    “Forbes magazine only, that magazine is a fraud” : in your deluded world, it is. IN REALITY its on one of the most financially influenctial magazines in the world.

  • tired of lies

    “Forbes magazine only, that magazine is a fraud” : in your deluded world, it is. IN REALITY its on one of the most financially influential magazines in the world.

  • Lulu

    I’m sorry but Jodie Foster and Sandra bullock should top this list, not Angelina Jolie and certainly not reese Witherspoon.

  • lulu

    The top 10 actresses are worth that salaries because all these actresses have international market and appeal.
    X does not have a global market. in fact, I think her appeal was limited to some fractions of dumb tabloid believer minivan majority. Sadly, her newly crowned tabloid Queen title didn’t help her pay check. hahahah..

  • LOG 1=0

    Sahha ya 5ouya!m3alma angelina.zéyéd!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pplrreallystupidiftheybelievethetabs..itsallabouttheifmeanitridiculouswhyevenfeedinto..bradandangiehavingbeenbreakingupsincetheymet samara

    If you think about it , its not a lot of a-list movie stars like it used to be…i see cate and angie , all the time ,which is great I think their wonderful but ..i guess thats why the older women over 40 are going to tv.Oh yeah..helen miran..i cant think of her last name is fantastic actress but i guess she doesnt bring in the green..

  • bampzs #1

    They should pay our Angie that much or more because of her popularity and fame. They don’t put Angie on the most smart celebrity list for nothing. Way to go Angie! We love you.