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Kidman tops actress earning list
Nicole Kidman
Kidman is one of the voices in penguin animation Happy Feet
Nicole Kidman is the highest paid film actress according to the Hollywood Reporter's annual list.

The 39-year-old Australian is paid $17m (8.7m) for each movie, overtaking last year's leader Reese Witherspoon, who can command a $15m (7.6m) fee.

Renee Zellweger is in third place, also banking $15m per film.

Julia Roberts did not make the list for the first time in its five-year history, as she has taken time off acting to raise her twins.

Co-stars

But Kidman, 39, who won an Oscar for playing writer Virginia Woolf in The Hours, was unable to match the feat of fellow Oscar winner Roberts, who has commanded $20m (10.2m) per film.

Charlie's Angels co-stars Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz were in fourth and fifth place, respectively, both scoring $15m.

Two more Oscar winners, Halle Berry, who won for her role in Monster's Ball earned $14m (7.1m) per movie, and South African actress Charlize Theron - Academy Award winner for Monster - earned $10m (5.1m).

Angelina Jolie makes eighth spot with $10m, followed by Kirsten Dunst with $8m-$10m, followed by former Friends star Jennifer Aniston with $8m (4.1m).




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