Angelina Jolie is the highest ranked actress

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Will Smith is Hollywood’s Most Bankable Star, according to a new poll.

The actor, 40, beat Johnny Depp, 45, and Leonardo DiCaprio, 34, in the Forbes Star Currency list.

‘He has shown, time and again, that, in today’s world, regardless of the material, people want to watch Will Smith,’ says the US business magazine.

‘He is cross-genre and proved it multiple times.’

The list has been compiled using box office receipts, critical reception and the actor’s ability to attract financing.

Angelina Jolie, 33, is the highest ranked actress at No 4 – one ahead of partner Brad Pitt, 45.

Keira Knightley, 23, was the youngest woman on the list, in 42nd place. 

Top 20 of Forbes Star Currency list:

1 Will Smith

2 Johnny Depp

3 Leonardo DiCaprio

4 Angelina Jolie

5 Brad Pitt

6 Tom Hanks

7 George Clooney

8 Denzel Washington

9 Matt Damon

10 Jack Nicholson

11 Julia Roberts

12 Adam Sandler

13 Tom Cruise

14 Russell Crowe

15 Will Ferrell

16 Meryl Streep

17 Robert De Niro

18 Ben Stiller

19 Jim Carrey

20 Clint Eastwood