Top 10 Overpaid Actors

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jim carrey Top 10 Overpaid Actors 

In the 1990’s, I was NOT a fan of Jim Carrey “Ace Ventura,” “Dumb & Dumber” and “The Mask” didn’t interest me in the least.  Fortunately, he grew on me in later years with movies like “The Truman Show,” “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” and “Bruce Almighty.”  But, in 1995, he was OVERPAID in my book!  Forbes has just released their list of the most overpaid actors.  Jim made the list.

For this list, Forbes calculated who gives studios the WORST return on their investments.  They looked at the last three movies of all the actors on their annual Celebrity 100 list.  Will Ferrell topped this one.  For every $1 Will was paid in salary, those movies turned an average of $3.35 in profit.  By comparison, Shia LaBeouf, the BEST actor for the buck, gets paid a dollar for every $81 his movies earned. 

  1. Will Ferrell: $3.35 for every dollar he’s paid.
  2. Eddie Murphy: $4.45 for every dollar he’s paid.
  3. Denzel Washington: $5.10 for every dollar he’s paid.
  4. Seth Rogen: $6.75 for every dollar he’s paid.
  5. Tom Cruise: $7.20 for every dollar he’s paid.
  6. Drew Barrymore: $7.45 for every dollar she’s paid.
  7. Matt Damon: $8.30 for every dollar he’s paid.
  8. Vince Vaughn: $8.35 for every dollar he’s paid.
  9. Adam Sandler: $8.45 for every dollar he’s paid.
  10. Jim Carrey: $8.60 for every dollar he’s paid.

Did Forbes miss any?  List the most overpaid actors – in YOUR opinion – in the comment box below!

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