Jolie came in at No. 32 on the list by making $21 million last year; $20 million of that for her action thriller, Salt, which doesn't even hit theaters until next July. She made an extra mil in royalties from other films, the mag estimates.
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Aniston isn't too far behind at No. 31. She earned $20 million last year, but had to do a lot more work. VF says she made $8 million each for The Bounty Hunter (with Gerard Butler) and The Baster. She banked $3 million for 2008's Marley & Me thanks to back-end earnings of its $243 million worldwide gross and DVD sales, and $1 million from He's Just Not That Into You.
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(Jolie didn't always rake in more dough than Aniston. In 2008, Forbes estimated she earned $27 million largely thanks to Marley & Me, while Jolie made $14 million.)
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Both ladies are far ahead of Brad Pitt, who came in dead last on the list with $13.5 million.
The actor earned $5 million for voice work in Megamind, $4.5 million in back-end fees for Oscar nominated Inglourious Basterds, $2 million for executive producing The Time Traveler's Wife, $1 million for producing Eat, Pray, Love (starring Julia Roberts) and $1 million from royalties.