Harrison Ford's Indiana comeback makes him top-earner

Monday June 15, 2009

Director Steven Spielberg persuaded him out of semi-retirement to star in Indiana Jones: The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull with a £43.3m paycheck, and by doing so 66-year-old Harrison Ford has become Hollywood's highest earner of the last twelve months.

Scooping a huge chunk of the film's overall £500m takings, the veteran actor's return as the adventuring archaeologist helped him pip comedian Adam Sandler to the top spot in an annual Forbes magazine list of Hollywood earners.

Will Smith's combined £30-million salary for Hancock and Seven Pounds secured him a spot in third place, while Batman's Christian Bale was the only Briton to make the top 20 with earnings of £6.6-million.

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