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Tom Cruise 'Is Highest-Paid Actor In Hollywood'

His earnings over the last 12 months are estimated at a staggering £48m...

Tom Cruise has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actor in a newly published survey from Forbes.

The movie megastar, who is freshly embroiled in a divorce with wife Katie Holmes, is reported to have earned £48 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

This is largely thanks to his role in the hit film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

He was way ahead of joint second-placed stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler - who are both estimated by Forbes to have earned £23.6m.

But they were only £600k ahead of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who is thought to have cleared £23m.

Ben Stiller was in fifth place - while Johnny Depp, Will Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen were all joint sixth with an estimated £19.2m in earnings.

Mark Wahlberg was in ninth spot and Taylor Lautner was number 10.