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DiCaprio beats Depp in money stakes

Leonardo DiCaprio has beaten Johnny Depp to become Hollywood's highest-earning actor.

The star has jumped from fifth to first place to beat the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor for the first time in the Forbes.com countdown.

Over the past year, Johnny earned an estimated 50 million dollars while Shutter Island and Inception star Leonardo took 77 million.

Adam Sandler came third on the Forbes list, with an estimated 40 million dollars. Will Smith was fourth with 36 million, followed by Tom Hanks with 35 million.

Last month, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker were ranked as the highest paid Hollywood actresses.

Forbes.com talked to agents, lawyers, producers and other industry insiders to compile its list.

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