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Forbes says you can bank on Will Smith



Tbdwillsmith021209 Forbes magazine's latest list of Hollywood's most bankable stars was released on Tuesday, with Will Smith clawing his way to the top this year. Using some super-secret formula only Forbes geeks can decipher, the mag pulled together cumulative factors such as average salary, box-office returns and the phase of the moon under which actors were born.

But that didn't help the cause of female actors, because Angelina Jolie was in a three-way tie for second with Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and her own boyfriend, Brad Pitt. In fact, there were only two other women in the top 20 (Julia Roberts was 11 and Meryl Streep was 16).

Rounding out the top 10 were Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon (last year's No. 1) and Jack Nicholson. Wait, Jack Nicholson? Isn't he dead? Or was that just in The Bucket List? Anyway, Will must be adding his son Jaden to this list, because dad seems to keep finding him work.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:23am]


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