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Tom Cruise comes in ninth place on the Forbes list, mostly because his massive paychecks would require his films to earn their production budget several times over for it to be a good investment. His 2007 film 'Lions for Lambs' marred his bankability after earning $63 million at the box office. According to the magazine, 'For every $1 Cruise is paid, his films return an average $6.35.'
(Pictured: Tom Cruise appears in a still from 'Mission Impossible 3.')
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