Johnny DeppDashing pirate Johnny Depp has become Hollywood's current highest-earning actor after securing a £21 million pay deal for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.

Who'd of thought being a pirate could bring in such wealth? Captain Jack Sparrow's pay packet could increase even more if the film, On Stranger Tides, does well at the box-office; the £21 million is merely a guaranteed minimum for the actor.

Depp is now earning alongside the big players such as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson who each earn around £18 million a film.
Johnny DeppDashing pirate Johnny Depp has become Hollywood's current highest-earning actor after securing a £21 million pay deal for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.

Who'd of thought being a pirate could bring in such wealth? Captain Jack Sparrow's pay packet could increase even more if the film, On Stranger Tides, does well at the box-office; the £21 million is merely a guaranteed minimum for the actor.

Depp is now earning alongside the big players such as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson who each earn around £18 million a film.

Apparently Disney bosses have agreed to the record pay deal because the other popular pirates, Keira Knightly and Orlando Bloom, are not returning for the next swashbuckling adventure. Something Mr Depp will no doubt be very grateful for.

Penelope Cruz may well join him for the female lead though and Geoffrey Rush will be back as Captain Barbossa.

The movie is said to feature flashbacks to Jack's early life and once made Depp will stand to collect some £50 million from the whole series.

These are the other lucky actors who've earned the Top 10 biggest payouts:

- Harrison Ford (£38m) Indiana Jones 4
- Tom Hanks (£29m) Angels and Demons
- Cameron Diaz (£28.5m) What Happens in Vegas
- Jim Carrey (£23m) Cable Guy
- Will Smith (£18m) Hancock
- Sacha Baron Cohen (£16m) Borat
- Mel Gibson (£17m) Lethal Weapon 4
- Matt Damon (£15m) The Bourne Supremacy
- Tom Cruise (£12m) Mission: Impossible III
- Robert Pattinson (£10m) Twilight Saga

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