FROM MTV MOVIES: They both make the ladies swoon, and they both bring the bang to the box office. But only one can be Forbes' highest-paid leading man. This year that distinction goes to "Inception" star Leonardo DiCaprio, who beats out last year's winner, Johnny Depp.
According to Forbes.com, "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Depp topped the list in 2010 with $75 million but this year drops to #2, raking in a still-impressive $50 million. DiCaprio, however, was able to break his previous record by making $77 million in 2010 thanks to the success of flicks like "Shutter Island" and "Inception."
Both Depp and DiCaprio are sure to keep their profiles high thanks to a slew of upcoming projects on both their dockets. DiCaprio is set to star in "J. Edgar," "The Great Gatsby" and "Django Unchained." Meanwhile, Depp has upcoming films "Dark Shadows" and "21 Jump Street" on his plate.