Most Overpaid Actor: Who Do You Think It Is?

by at . Comments

Forbes‘ list of the year’s most overpaid actors has been released, and coming in at #1 is a man whose immense past success leaves him in rarefied air in Hollywood.

His recent films, however, have tanked.

Eddie Murphy at Tower Heist Premiere

Eddie Murphy wins the magazine's Most Overpaid Actor award for 2012, followed by Katherine Heigl and Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock, surprisingly.

Murphy’s earning power has steadily declined since his string of ’80s hits, his voiceover work in Shrek and Mulan, and family-friendly roles in Norbit and Dr. Dolittle.

Imagine That, A Thousand Words, Meet Dave, and Tower Heist all flopped at the box office however, making him the biggest drain on expenses in town.

At least he's dating Paige Butcher. Silver lining?

Hollywood’s one-time go-to rom-com leading lady, Heigl, fell close behind Murphy, with Bullock, Witherspoon and Jack Black rounding out the top five.

Here’s the full list of the most overpaid actors:

  1. Eddie Murphy – Returns $2.30 for every $1 paid.
  2. Katherine Heigl – Returns $3.40 for every $1 paid.
  3. Reese Witherspoon – Returns $3.90 for every $1 paid.
  4. Sandra Bullock – Returns $5 for every $1 paid.
  5. Jack Black – Returns $5.20 for every $1 paid.
  6. Nicolas Cage – Returns $6 for every $1 paid
  7. Adam Sandler – Returns $6.30 for every $1 paid.
  8. Denzel Washington – Returns $6.30 for every $1 paid.
  9. Ben Stiller – Returns $6.50 for every $1 paid.
  10. Sarah Jessica Parker – Returns $7 for every $1 paid.

Surprised? Not surprised? Which actor or actress do you think is the most (and least) talented on this list? And who do you think is the most underpaid star?

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

Around the Web

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-final-trailer

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Preview: Too Violent for TV?!

The final trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is creating a stir. Some say the clip is too violent for TV.
17-celebrities-and-their-historical-look-alikes_alec-baldwin-and-former-president-millard-fillmore

17 Stars With Historical Look-Alikes: Is Keanu Reeves Actually a Time Traveler?

Side-by-side comparison photos depicting stars and historical figures that may well be their doppelgangers are guaranteed to make you laugh.
Gone-girl-preview

Gone Girl: New Posters! New Trailer!

New Gone Girl posters are here. So is a new trailer. Check it all out now!
New-star-wars-stars

Star Wars: Episode VII Casts Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke in Mysterious New Roles

Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke have been added to Star Wars: Episode VII. No one is quite sure in what capacity.

Avatar

the blacks are revenging fot the miserabla treatments over the years.
................PLEASE CONTINUE, ed!! (fuck reese withaspoon)

Avatar

Someone FINALLY recognizes that Jack Black is one of the all time worst actors out there. Every time he is in a movie, I cringe from having to watch him. He is especially bad when he starts ad libing...or trying to be musical. Get him off the screen! He must be related to someone in hollywood....