One dresses in drag as a gun-totin’ granny, the other’s a heartthrob and everything the third touches turns to gold. All three are among Hollywood’s most successful celebrities.
So who tops the list of 11 men named to Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid men in entertainment?
But there can only be one...
Coming in at No. 1 was multihyphenate Tyler Perry, who grossed a whopping $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011, the period when this survey was taken, not only from five movies he wrote, directed, produced and occasionally acted in as his alter ego Madea (see Madea Goes to Jail), but also from two television series he has on the air, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns.
He returns to the big screen next in a rare appearance in a film not of his own making—playing fictional detective Alex Cross in an adaptation of James Patterson’s I, Alex Cross.
For his part, actor Leonardo DiCaprio nabbed eighth place after raking in a cool $77 million from 2010’s Shutter Island and Inception, both of which tallied a combined $1.1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
Forbes mainstay Steven Spielberg meanwhile took the third spot with $107 million despite not having directed a movie since 2008’s disappointing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.