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Seth RogenFor all of you people that like lists and, you know, things in ascending order, you'll be heartened to hear that business magazine Forbes has published a list of 'the hardest-working actors'.

Stop right there if you think this list is a numerical rundown of those method lovers who sweat blood and tears to bring a character to life, ie. De Niro putting on 70lbs to play Jake La Motta in Raging Bull or Adrian Brody selling everything he owned and learning to play perfect Chopin for The Pianist - naaah, it's much simpler than that.

Basically, Forbes looked at 559 films that earned over $20 million each (in the US) between January 2005 and December 2009. Actors who chalked up the most starring roles and whose films earned the most money got on the list; as crazy as it seems, Danny Dyer didn't make it...

Read on to find out who did make the top ten hardest working actors... Seth RogenFor all of you people that like lists and, you know, things in ascending order, you'll be heartened to hear that business magazine Forbes has published a list of 'the hardest-working actors'.

Stop right there if you think this list is a numerical rundown of those method lovers who sweat blood and tears to bring a character to life, ie. De Niro putting on 70lbs to play Jake La Motta in Raging Bull or Adrian Brody selling everything he owned and learning to play perfect Chopin for The Pianist - naaah, it's much simpler than that.

Basically, Forbes looked at 559 films that earned over $20 million each (in the US) between January 2005 and December 2009. Actors who chalked up the most starring roles and whose films earned the most money got on the list; as crazy as it seems, Danny Dyer didn't make it...

So, in a surprising number one position we have 28-year-old, Seth Rogen, star of a whopping twelve films, including Superbad, Knocked up, The 40-Year Old Virgin and a voice in Kung Fu Panda, with a US gross of $892 million; not bad for a self-confessed stoner. Even more surprising is that second on the list Morgan Freeman's films earned an incredible $1.168 billion yet, because he only had nine starring roles, he's the bridesmaid and not the bride.

Here's that list in full:

1. Seth Rogen: 12 films / $892 million in total
2. Morgan Freeman: 9 films / $1.168 billion in total (including The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Invictus)
3. Matt Damon: 8 films / $696 million in total (including The Bourne Ultimatum, Ocean's Thirteen, The Departed)
4. Will Ferrell: 8 films / $607 million in total (including Talladega Nights, Man vs. Wild, Stranger Than Fiction)
5. Robert Downey Jr.: 7 films / $788 million in total (including Tropic Thunder, Iron Man, The Soloist)
6. Samuel L. Jackson: 7 films / $700 million in total (including Snakes on a Plane, Star Wars: Episodes II and III)
7. Sandra Bullock: 5 films / $655 million in total (including The Blind Side, The Proposal)
8. Meryl Streep: 7 films / $547 million in total (including Mamma Mia!, The Devil Wears Prada)
9. Shia LaBeouf: 6 films / $1.3 billion in total (including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Transformers)
10. Christian Bale: 6 films / $1 billion in total (including The Dark Knight, Terminator Salvation)