Vanity Fair has recently released a list of the 40 highest-paid people in film, and it should come as no surprise that the numbers are downright gaudy. What does comes as a surprise is that only one woman (girl?) cracks the top 15, with Kristen Stewart coming in at #13. Not really sure what to say about that, as it seems that the new guard of actresses always seems to be about 15 years younger than their male counterparts, so that may have something to do with it.
What’s most shocking here is that Taylor Lautner is coming in at #9, which means not only did he out-earn EVERY WOMAN IN HOLLYWOOD, but all but eight of the men as well. According to Vanity Fair, he scored $33.5 million for his work in the two final Twilight installments, as well as simply showing up to film the stinker-in-waiting Abduction. That’s it. I’m gonna start doing 10-15 sit-ups every day.
Some other takeaways that may leave you wanting to kick down the walls of your cubicle:
If you didn’t see your favorite actor or actress on this list, don’t worry. They’re still obscenely rich. (A.V. Club)