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Slideshow: Hollywood Royalty

Here's a look at some A-list Hollywood actors who are worth their weight in Hollywood gold. Although some of these heavy weights haven't ever won an Oscar (Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz), their movies are some of the highest box office earners. And unfortunately for some, life after the golden prize can mean box office poison. Academy award winning actors, Kim Basinger and Marisa Tomei haven't yet been cast in Oscar worthy performances after winning. Others, such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Cuba Gooding Jr. have gone on to star in duds or weak films.

73rd Academy Awards, 2000. Julia Roberts holds Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Erin Brockovich.

Nicole Kidman holds Oscar for Best Actress at 75th Academy Awards for her role in The Hours.

**EMBARGOED AT THE REQUEST OF THE MOTION PICTURE ACADEMY FOR USE UPON CONCLUSION OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS TELECAST** Actress Reese Witherspoon accepts the Oscar for best actress for her work in "Walk the Line" at the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Mark J. Terrill
**EMBARGOED AT THE REQUEST OF THE MOTION PICTURE ACADEMY FOR USE UPON CONCLUSION OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS TELECAST** Actress Reese Witherspoon accepts the Oscar for best actress for her work in "Walk the Line" at the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Reese Witherspoon accepts the Oscar for Best Actress for her work in Walk the Line at the 78th Academy Awards.

Renee Zellweger holds Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at 76th Academy Awards for her role in Cold Mountain.

Actress Hilary Swank poses with the Oscar she won for best actress for her work in "Million Dollar Baby" at the 77th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Reed Saxon
Actress Hilary Swank poses with the Oscar she won for best actress for her work in "Million Dollar Baby" at the 77th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Two-time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank, pictured here with her second Oscar for Best Actress in Million Dollar Baby at the 77th Annual Academy Awards.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow turns back for photographers upon arriving at the 13th annual Premiere Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Chris Pizzello
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow turns back for photographers upon arriving at the 13th annual Premiere Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Academy award winner Gwyneth Paltrow poses.

Charlize Theron holds Oscar for Best Actress at 76th Academy Awards for her role in Monster.

Halle Berry and Denzel Washington hold Oscars for Best Actress and Actor. Halle Berry won for her role in Monster's Ball and Denzel Washington for his performance in Training Day.

Actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie waits for the start of a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland  on Jan. 29, 2005.  Land encroachment in northwestern Cambodia is threatening the future of nature conservation efforts funded by Jolie, a beneficiary of her aid said.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie waits for the start of a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 29, 2005. Land encroachment in northwestern Cambodia is threatening the future of nature conservation efforts funded by Jolie, a beneficiary of her aid said.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Academy award winning actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie waits for the start of a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 29, 2005.

Hollywood  actor Tom Cruise signs autographs and chats with his fans in central Piazza del Popolo in Rome Monday, April 24, 2006. Tom Cruise arrived in Rome to promote the world premiere of his last movie "Mission Impossible III". Many of the scenes were shot in Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Hollywood actor Tom Cruise signs autographs and chats with his fans in central Piazza del Popolo in Rome Monday, April 24, 2006. Tom Cruise arrived in Rome to promote the world premiere of his last movie "Mission Impossible III". Many of the scenes were shot in Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise signs autographs and chats with his fans in central Piazza del Popolo in Rome Monday, April 24, 2006. Tom Cruise arrived in Rome to promote the world premiere of his last movie "Mission Impossible III". Many of the scenes were shot in Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Johnny Depp, nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his work in "Finding Neverland," arrives with his friend Vanessa Paradis for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Reed Saxon
Johnny Depp, nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his work in "Finding Neverland," arrives with his friend Vanessa Paradis for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Johnny Depp, nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his work in Finding Neverland, arrives with his friend Vanessa Paradis for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

**FILE**In this file photo originally provided by Paramount Vantage,  Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt  appear in "Babel."  The movie led Golden Globe contenders Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, with seven nominations including best dramatic picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt.  (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage/Murray Close )
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**FILE**In this file photo originally provided by Paramount Vantage, Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt appear in "Babel." The movie led Golden Globe contenders Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, with seven nominations including best dramatic picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt. (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage/Murray Close )

In this file photo originally provided by Paramount Vantage, Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt appear in Babel. The movie led Golden Globe contenders Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, with seven nominations including best dramatic picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt. (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage/Murray Close )

Adrien Brody holds Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Pianist at the 75th Academy Awards.

Cameron Diaz holds the favorite leading lady award at the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Reed Saxon
Cameron Diaz holds the favorite leading lady award at the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Cameron Diaz holds the favorite leading lady award at the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Marisa Tomei poses with her best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in "My Cousin Vinny" at the 65th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Monday, March 29, 1993.  (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Douglas C. Pizac
Marisa Tomei poses with her best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in "My Cousin Vinny" at the 65th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Monday, March 29, 1993. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

Marisa Tomei poses with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in My Cousin Vinny at the 65th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Monday, March 29, 1993. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

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