The Pretty Woman has been usurped.
Oscar winner Nicole Kidman has replaced reigning queen Julia Roberts at the top of The Hollywood Reporter's 10 highest-paid actresses.
Roberts had held the title for four years running, but on this year's fifth annual list, her name has dropped off completely since she not a live-action star in any film released in 2006. Instead, she's loaned her voice to the ant queen Hova in "The Ant Bully" and to the titular spider in the upcoming "Charlotte's Web."
Kidman has had a light year with "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus" and as a voice in the penguin-dancing juggernaut "Happy Feet," but next year she stars opposite Daniel Craig in "The Invasion," yet another adaptation of "The Body Snatchers," that earned her career-best salary of $16-17 million. Surely an Oscar win for 2002's "The Hours" and a nomination for 2001's "Moulin Rouge!" didn't hurt either. She'll also appear in the upcoming Untitled Noah Baumbach Project and the highly anticipated adaptation of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass."
The remainder of the Top 10 list includes the following: "Walk the Line" Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon ($15 million); "Cold Mountain" Oscar winner Renee Zellweger; "Charlie's Angels" co-stars Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz ($15 million apiece); "Monster's Ball" Oscar winner Halle Berry ($14 million); "Monster" Oscar winner Charlize Theron ($10 million); "Girl, Interrupted" Oscar winner Angelina Jolie ($10 million); newcomer to the list Kirsten Dunst ($8-10 million); and Jennifer Aniston ($8 million).
With the obvious exception of Roberts, the usual suspects have remained on the list each year. Other notable dropouts include Jodie Foster, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lopez.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times