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Harrison Ford is Hollywood's top earner in 2008

While Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie garner most of the world's media attention they have a lot of ground to make up on the surprise name on top of Hollywood's rich list: Harrison Ford. Forbes magazine has released its rich list and the 66-year-old star of Indiana Jones is Tinseltown's biggest earner over the last 12 months picking up a cheque for over £39.72m.

The reclusive star's staggering wages can be attributed to just one film: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with the summer blockbuster raked in over $750m worldwide.

The veteran actor, who made his name back in the 70s in Star Wars, was convinced to come out of semi-retirement by Steven Spielberg for the fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and while the film disappointed many fans it at least made Ford's bank manager happy.

Second on the Forbes rich list of Hollywood stars was Adam Sandler who earned $54.9m for Bedtime Stories and You Don't Mess With the Zohan.

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