Based on how you look at it, for second consecutive year, comedian Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor according to Forbes magazine’s annual “Most Overpaid Actors in Hollywood” list, edging out Johnny Depp and dual Oscar winner Tom Hanks for dubious honour.
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This is one of those lists that you don’t really want to see your name on twice, amirite!
According to the magazine’s specific calculations, despite Grown Ups 2 raking in $246m at the global box office, for every every dollar Sandler was paid, his films brought in an average of 3 dollars and 20 cents.
Close behind Sandler is Johnny Depp, the star of the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean films, who returns $4.10 per dollar paid; Ben Stiller, who returns $4.80 per dollar paid; Ryan Reynolds, who returns $4.90 per dollar paid; and Tom Hanks, who returns $5.20 per dollar paid; filled out the top five.
The list of most overpaid actors is almost entirely made up of male actors, with Sandra Bullock coming in at 9th as the only female star to appear, which may say less about her than about Hollywood’s reluctance to shell out big bucks on star salaries for women.
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To compile the list, Magazine takes into account the last 3 major films made by each actor before the cutoff date (June 2014, in this case), as well as the production budget and revenue for those films.
It means that while they’re raking in big bucks, their movies are not.
Top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood
10. Ben Affleck: returns $9.37 for every $1 paid. (my favorite actor)
9. Sandra Bullock: returns $9 for every $1 paid.
8. Denzel Washington: returns $6.90 for every $1 paid.
7. Channing Tatum: returns $6.70 for every $1 paid.
6. Will Ferrell: returns $6.60 for every $1 paid.
5. Tom Hanks: returns $5.20 for every $1 paid.
4. Ryan Reynolds: returns $4.90 for every $1 paid.
3. Ben Stiller: returns $4.80 for every $1 paid.
2. Johnny Depp: returns $4.10 for every $1 paid.
1. Adam Sandler: returns $3.20 for every $1 paid.
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