Don't Cry for Sandra Bullock: She's the Highest-Paid Actress!

Forbes names the Oscar winner ahead of Cameron Diaz as the year's highest-paid actress in Hollywood

Sandra Bullock is either having the worst good year ever, or the best bad year ever. Either way, this should be some consolation: she's the year's highest-paid actress in Hollywood! According to Forbes, Bullock, 46, raked in $56 million dollars in the past twelve months, thanks to her hit films The Proposal and The Blind Side. Even more impressive: Bullock earned most of that money after taking a pay cut (!) for doing the relatively low-budget drama Blind Side. Instead of her usual fee, she negotiated for a share of the profits -- and suffice it to say, it was a very smart decision.

Bullock came out head and shoulders above the tied-for-second earners: Reese Witherspoon, who made $32 million mainly from advance pay for her next two films (including Water for Elephants with Robert Pattinson), and Cameron Diaz, who topped a large pile of Shrek 4 money with her Knight and Day salary. Jennifer Aniston is a close third with $27 million, then Sarah Jessica Parker at $25 million -- both thanks to a combination of TV residuals (from Friends and Sex and the City, respectively), film salaries and signature perfumes. Julia Roberts ranks fourth with $20 million, as does last year's No. 1 earner, Angelina Jolie. Rounding out the list: Drew Barrymore ($15 million), Meryl Streep ($13 million) and Kristen Stewart ($12 million).

In addition to being the highest-paid actress, Bullock was also No. 8 on Forbes' earlier list of the 100 most powerful stars in Hollywood. And remember: she accomplished all of this the year she became a mother and had to deal with a very public infidelity scandal and divorce. At this point, we're pretty sure Sandra Bullock could do just about anything. If she ever wants to run for high office, she's got our vote.

Do you think Sandra Bullock will remember this year as a good one, or a bad one? Chime in below!

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