In case you were unaware,
The Guardian broke down that number to include a $10-million contract with Louis Vuitton and a $15-million salary for her upcoming role as the evil stepmother in a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale, "Maleficent," scheduled for release next year.
But Jolie is also different from many of the popular performers who top that list, having not appeared in a film since 2010's "The Tourist." Jolie hasn't exactly been doing the things a movie star is expected to do. Like star in movies.
Jolie seems determined to forge her own path, which makes her one of the least conventional actresses to top the earners list in a long while.
Much of her time, after all, is spent doing work on behalf of the
. When she does turn to movies, she's increasingly focused on directing projects. Following her 2011 feature debut, the
drama “In the Land of Blood and Honey” – nominated for a
in the category of best foreign language film – she will next be directing “Unbroken,” the story of Olympic runner and World War II POW Louis Zamperini, from a screenplay adapted by Joel And
On the male side,
Jolie? She's best known in 2013 for a very different kind of role--as a poster child for preventive surgery, after her headline-grabbing announcement that she had undergone a double
In some ways the career Jolie’s might currently be most similar to is that of her partner
Since Jolie and Pitt became one of the world's most famous couples in the wake of the blockbuster success of 2005's "Mr. And Mrs. Smith" – an action-movie satire that's also a sharp treatise on modern marriage – the two have seemed determined and increasingly savvy in using their outsized celebrity to their own ends. It hasn't stopped them from raking it in, Forbes-style. But what's the point in being mega-famous and super-rich if you can't do what you want?
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