Why is Julia Roberts still “perceived” as the highest-paid actress who pulls down $20 million per film? Back in the days of Notting Hill and Runaway Bride, okay…but now? Isn’t she starting to be over, winding down, etc.? No big movie roles on the horizon, on the mommy track, doing a New York play next March called “Three Days of Rain”, etc.? Roberts’ alleged standing is contained in a special piece by Hollywood Reporter‘s Christy Grosz about the town’s most highly-paid actresses. Nicole Kidman is listed as #2 with a payday in the realm of $16 to $17 million. (Hold up… didn’t I read a few months ago that the triple whammy of Cold Mountain, The Stepford Wives and Bewitched had turned Kidman into a shark jumper?) Reese Witherspoon is said to be the third highest earner with a $15 million fee….okay, deservedly. Next is Drew Barrymore at $15 million (even though her movies almost always stink, because people go to see them anyway…. brilliant). Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz are both pulling down $10 to $15 million per project. (Tell that to the Fox execs who met Diaz’s fee for In Her Shoes.) Jodie Foster is earning $10 to $12 mil- lion a pop, Charlize Theron is getting $10 million, and Jennifer Aniston $9 million.