Forbes has released its annual list of Hollywood’s Most Bankable Stars – the performers that were the best investment for studios this year. Everyone on the list should be proud, and we think they deserve to spend some of their hard-earned cash on a present for themselves. Here’s our list of the vanity gifts we think the top five earners should treat themselves to.
5. Daniel Radcliffe
Radcliffe has starred onscreen as the titular character in the Harry Potter series and onstage in both Equus and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, so what he should be spending his money on seems obvious: Harry Potter: The Musical. We’d pay to see Radcliffe square off against a dancing Voldemort.
4. Robert Pattinson
Pattison became a megastar as Edward Cullen, the smoldering vampire from the Twilight series. He’s fared less well with non-vampiric projects like Water For Elephants and Cosmopolis, so perhaps he’ll be using his cash to bribe Stephanie Meyer to write a few more Twilight films for him to star in.
3. Shia LeBeouf
Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that LeBeouf is the best part of the explosive Transformers series. He’s also scored with roles in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Holes and, lest we forget, Even Stevens. Then, of course, there was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Maybe LeBeouf can use his earnings to buy up all the copies of Crystal Skull, toss them in a refrigerator, and drop a nuclear bomb on it.
2. Kristen Stewart
The Twilight star famously treasures her privacy, having remained silent about her relationship with co-star Pattison until her affair with Rupert Sanders was revealed. With her Twilight and Snow White and the Huntsman money, she can afford to build herself a fortress of solitude away from prying eyes.
1. Natalie Portman
What do you get the woman who has everything? Beautiful, talented, and charming, we just hope Natalie Portman uses her money on a relaxing vacation so she can come back recharged to star in more projects.