Angelina Jolie set a new salary high for herself with her latest spy-related movie 'Salt,' earning over $20 million for the role; however, what she did to get that money surprised everyone -- including her man, Brad Pitt.

"You don't just get paid to act anymore," one veteran producer tells me. "Selling the movie these days is more important than actually making the film and no one sells better than Angelina Jolie. You must have been living under a rock not to know 'Salt' opened this weekend and it's Angie they can thank for that."