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Witherspoon tops list of highest-paid actresses

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Even though her latest film, "Rendition," was a flop, Reese Witherspoon is a moneymaker.

The 31-year-old Academy Award winner commands $15 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.

Cameron Diaz was third, with a $15 million-per-movie price tag. Nicole Kidman dropped to fourth place, two spots lower than last year, with an asking price of $10 million to $15 million a film.

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Renee Zellweger and Sandra Bullock also get $10 million to $15 million paychecks. So does Julia Roberts, who hasn’t appeared on the big screen since 2004. Her next film, "Charlie Wilson’s War," is due in theaters this month.

Rounding out the top 10 are Drew Barrymore and Jodie Foster, who ask $10 million to $12 million per project, and Halle Berry, who gets $10 million a picture.

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