Reports of multi-million dollar salaries for A-lister's like Julia Roberts and Leonardo Di Caprio are nothing more than fanciful exaggerations.

Stars like Roberts, Di Caprio and Road To Perdition actor Tom Hanks are rumoured to pull in around $20,358,000 (GBP13,000,000) per film, but according to an American study this is grossly over the top.

Overheads, including payments to agents, business managers and publicists, all command a large percentage of the revenue - meaning the poor stars take home little more than $6,264,000 (GBP4,000,000) each.