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Cate Blanchett is No. 8 on Forbes' list of Best Actors For The Buck. Her films earn an average of $15.17 for every dollar she is paid, the magazine says.
The British actress is known for her role as Galadriel in the 'Lord of the Rings' movies, which earned more than $2.9 billion worldwide, and reprises her part in the two-part prequel, 'The Hobbit,' due out in 2012 and 2013.
In the past three years, she has appeared in movies such as 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' which earned more than $333 million in global box office sales, 'Robin Hood,' which made more than $321 million, and 'Hanna,' a thriller that made $63 million - more than twice its production budget.
(Pictured: Cate Blanchett talks to KABC Television, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company, at a press junket to promote the movie 'Robin Hood' in May 2010.)