Tom Cruise tops 2012 Forbes list of highest-paid actors

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11 of 11: Robert Pattinson is No. 11 on Forbes' 2012 list of highest-paid actors. The outlet said he earned about $26.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

During that time, he also starred in the fourth 'Twilight' film, 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1,' which made $705 million worldwide. He will reprise his role as Edward in the second part of the movie, which hits theaters on November 16.

Pattinson also starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the film 'Water for Elephants,' which has made more than $117 million since it was released in late April of 2011. Pattinson also shot the small-budget movie 'Bel Ami,' which was released in the United States on July 1 and made only $7.1 million worldwide and some $102,000 domestically.

He also appears in the movie 'Cosmopolis,' which hits theaters on August 17, and is set to film 'Mission: Blacklist,' which is based on a true story. The actor has been cast to play a man who helped plan the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein following a 2003 U.S. invasion aimed at toppling him.

(Pictured: Robert Pattinson talks to about 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' in November 2011.) (OTRC Photo)