Hollywood's Top 40 Earners - Mostly Blockbuster Stars

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This year's Hollywood Top 40 earners are comprised of people who direct, produce, and star in blockbuster hits.  So did your favorite Hollywood earner make the list?

James Cameron comes in at the top of the list with an estimated $257 million paycheck - obviously thanks to his explosive hit with Avatar.

Johnny Depp comes in second place with an estimated $100 million - mostly from his blockbuster hits, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, and The Tourist.

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Taylor Lautner beat out the rest of the Twilight heavyweights like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, coming in ninth place on the list - he had the extra film Abduction to help boost his value up.

Check out the rest of the list here.

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Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp is arguably the best actor alive today. He's quite versatile and often plays nutty characters.

Depp got his start on the television series, 21 Jump Street. Since then, the Kentucky-born actor has gone on to star in major movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Benny & Joon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sleepy Hollow, all four of the Pirate of the Caribbean films, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland, The Tourist, The Rum Diary, and Dark Shadows.

To say the least, this actor can pretty much play any role out there.

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