Oscars and Emmys are nice, but definitely not necessary to bank the highest paychecks in Hollywood. Last year’s top earner made his mark playing a supersized elf.

Actor Age 2005 income

Jennifer Aniston 37 $18 million

Nicole Kidman 38 $14.5 million

Drew Barrymore 31 $22 million

Jennifer Lopez 36 $17 million

Sandra Bullock 41 $10.5 million

Tobey Maguire 30 $32 million

Tom Cruise 43 $31 million

Brad Pitt 42 $25 million

Matt Damon 35 $17 million

Julia Roberts 38 $8 million

Johnny Depp 42 $37 million

Ray Romano 48 $36.5 million

Cameron Diaz 33 $13 million

Adam Sandler 39 $28 million

Will Ferrell 38 $40 million

Will Smith 37 $35 million

Jennifer Garner 33 $14 million

DenzelWashington 51 $30 million

Patricia Heaton 47 $9 million

Naomi Watts 37 $11.5 million

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