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Should Hollywood's men earn more?

Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have been named as the highest paid actor and actress of 2009, in a list of Hollywood's top earners.

But if you look closer at the Vanity Fair list, you'll see the top 10 earners in Hollywood are all men.

And in the whole of the top 40, you can only see nine girls in the rich list.

So what happened to girl power? Why do you think it's the men in Hollywood who earn all the cash?

Maybe you think men deserve the dosh? Or perhaps you reckon it's totally unfair on the girls?

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Your comments

"No. Doctors that save people's lives should get paid more. All the male celebrities have what they want, have fun and are already rich! They don't need any more!"

Chloe, 10, Yorkshire, England

"I think girls should earn exactly the same as boys."

Ella, 10, Cambridge, England

"I think it depends, because there tend to be more films with men as the main character. So it's only fair that they get paid more."

Emily, 11, Sussex, England

"It's not fair. I think actors and actresses should get the same amount of money."

Megan, 10, Leicester, England

"No way! Girls are just as good at acting."

Sophie, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"Men should get more money because they play higher roles than women. Also, in most films a man is the main character."

George, 10, Oswestry, England

"This is totally unfair. People shouldn't be paid because of their gender."

El, 13, Essex, England

"I don't think it is fair because women are just as good as men."

Janet, 11, Oxford, England

"Girls are equally the same as boys, so why should they get most of the money?"

Lauren, 10, Bromley, England

"It should really depend on what the role is like. If you are the main character, men and women should get paid the same amount of money."

Imaan, 9, London, England

"It's unfair that men should earn more than women."

Emma, 11, London, England

"It all depends on how hard they work and how good the acting is. It is totally fair in some cases that men earn more."

Eve, 11, Chester, England

"I don't think it should be about whether you are a man or woman. I think it should be about how well you can act!"

Lara, 10, London, England

"This is sexist. They both do the same thing so why should men get paid more? It should be down to the acting."

Samuel, 13, West Sussex, England

"It is ABSOLUTELY sexist that men get more money and I'm not just saying that because I'm a girl! At the end of the day, both genders are more or less the same, so women should get the same amount."

Myra, 12, Huddersfield, England

"I disagree. It is unfair that men should get paid more than women, as women are just as good as men."

Paloma, 11, London, England

"Male and female actors should get paid the same because they have the same amount of work to do. One gender shouldn't get more money than the other."

Emily, 10, London, England

"No, No, No! How can boys get paid more?"

Megan, 9, Stockport, England

"In Bollywood, the top 10 earners are mostly women but in Hollywood they are all men! Bollywood at least has a mix of women and men, so why can't Hollywood be the same?"

Annie, 10, London, England

"The only reason why Daniel was paid more was because he was more well known and if more people have heard of him, more people will go and watch the thing he is in. Emma could have earned more, but she is less well known."

Liz, 10, London, England

"I think that how much money they get should depend on how much work the actors do and how popular the film is."

Laurence, 14, Surrey, England

"Well, yes I agree, girls should totally get paid the same money because men and girls are doing exactly the same acting and they all work so hard."

Jemimah, 11, Winchester, England

"No. I think men and women in Hollywood should be paid the same amount. We are not really that different."

Alice Brittain, 10, Buckinghamshire

"I believe that women are just as good as men and they can be paid equally. But, I also think that maybe the men just act a little better than the women in that list. And there are men that get paid less than women. Let's face it men and women are already practically equals so I don't think that whoever wrote the list of richest people whatever was being sexist just writing down facts. I'm just going to say Emma Watson still got a ton of money even though maybe Daniel Radcliffe got a bit more."

Celine, 12, London, England

"Aren't they paid enough?"

Erin, 10, Northern Ireland

"I think that actors' pay in general is unfair. It is not right that someone who acts gets thousands of dollars for one movie or one TV show while hardworking men and women who keep our streets safe and teach our children get paid only a fraction of that price."

Hannah, 13, New York, USA

"Of course not, whether your male or female you should earn the same."

Meyrem, 13, London, England

"I think males should always be paid slightly more as they should be the breadwinners."

Sam, 13, London, England

"That is just sexist. I mean they do the same things so why not be paid the same?"

Fatima, 12, Leicester, England

"It is totally unfair, boy aren't superior to us girls we have the same qualities, so we should have the same amount of money."

Nafisa, 12, Horsham, England

"I do not think that Hollywood's men earn more because it is clearly not fair on the woman that do so much more sometimes than men."

Becky, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think that it is not fair that men get all the money and it's probably just because they are good looking and it gets more people to watch the film! Men and women should get paid equally but everybody should work hard for their money! Men and women can act - men and women should get paid!"

Haf, 10, Colwyn Bay, England

"Well I think they should get paid the same amount."

Tanith, 10, Leicestershire, England

"Hollywood men do get paid more because they appear in more movies."

Joshua, 9, Manchester, England

"It is whoever works the hardest should get the money."

Jojo, 10, Scotland

"It's unfair for the girls, you know - girls can act too!"

Roksana, 10, Scotland

"I think that we all should be treated as equals and women have a right to get paid the same as men."

Morgan, 9, Coventry, England

"I think girl and boy actors should get paid the same. It's just stupid and sexist! We should treat different genders the same!"

Maisie, 10, Cambridgeshire, England

"I think that men and women should be paid equally. But we have to take into account that maybe these men have just had more roles. It probably cannot be found out because the women may have just acted in fewer films. But If it is just because they are women that is wrong."

Hetty, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"It's not our choice. The people with the money decide who they give it to, and rightly so."

Peter, 13, London, England

"No, no, no! Men and women should earn the SAME!"

Anna, 11, Nottinghamshire, England

"No way! Girls work just as hard as boys do. That's so unfair."

Alexandra, 12, Swansea, Wales

"No, because they get paid enough already they don't need anymore, I think the money should go to charity."

Emma, 10, New Zealand

"I think it should depend on what roles they have. If two people have lead roles, one male and one female, they should both be paid the same. Women should not be paid less because of gender!"

Rhiannon, 13, Wales

"Why should they get paid more? Women do just as much work as men. I think that they should all get paid in and around the same."

Hannah, 12, Galway, Ireland

"No I think that men and women in Hollywood should get the same amount of money."

Georgia, 13, Cardiff, Wales

"It is so unfair! I think there is still a lot of sexism in the world and it needs to stop. It's not fair and it's not right."

Lola, 10, London, England

"I think women should earn as much money as men because this is the 21st century and we are all equal."

Lucy, 11, London, England

"No! Everyone's equal."

Rabiat, 12, Cumbria, England

"I think it's not fair that women earn less than men! Women should get an equal chance!"

Esme, 12, Birmingham, England

"The girls deserve the money just as much as or even more than the boys. Men just think that eventually women will want to settle down and have kids . But that's not the case women are just as ambitious as men."

Genevieve, 12, Wirral, England

"More girls should be on the Hollywood rich list!"

Jessica, 9, Northamptonshire, England

"I think it is completely unfair that men get all the cash! Girls are equally as good as boys so I think they both should get paid the right amount! Why is there a top 40 earners list anyway? It's just all about money!!"

Grace, 10, Skye, Scotland

"It's not fair! Women can act just as good as men, yet they get more money!"

Noeleen, 14, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I believe that whoever works the hardest should get paid the most! If women get paid less just because of their gender, then this is totally wrong and should become illegal."

Georgia, 13, Birmingham, England

"Last year we had films with brilliant male actors, so they deserve it! Perhaps 2009 just wasn't the girl year!?"

Charlotte, 12, Glamorgan, Wales

"At the end of the day, there's no prejudice involved here. It's just fact that there are more lead male roles than lead female roles, so obviously they would earn more."

David, 14, Coventry, England

"I think women should earn as much money as men because this is the 21st Century and we are all equal."

Lucy, 11, London, England

"Yes they should earn more, but why can't woman earn more too?"

Lauren, 9, Rochester, England