‘SNL’ Alum Tops New Forbes List of Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors and Actresses — TV Personalities Are Well-Represented in the Top 10

Dec 10, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Forbes magazine has just released its list of the most overpaid actors and actresses in Hollywood for 2013, and a former star of NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" — Adam Sandler — tops the list.

Sandler isn’t alone among TV stars placing high in the standings, with Kevin James, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Katherine Heigl all in the top 10.

"Adam Sandler is one of the few actors in Hollywood who can still demand a paycheck north of $15 million. That’s great for his bank account but not always so great for the studios that employ him. A string of recent misfires lands the funny man at the top of our most overpaid list," Forbes reports.

The report cites "Jack & Jill" and "That’s My Boy" as the "two biggest offenders on Sandler’s resume."

The list uses data from Forbes’ Celebrity 100 research and Box Office Mojo to determine each actor’s return at the box office per dollar paid. Sandler returns $3.40 for every $1 he’s paid, according to the magazine.

Here’s the top 10, with the return per $1 paid:

Adam Sandler, $3.40
Katherine Heigl, $3.50
Reese Witherspoon, $3.90
Nicolas Cage, $6
Kevin James, $6.10
Denzel Washington, $8.30
Steve Carell, $10
Jennifer Aniston, $10.60
Matt Damon, $10.60
Ryan Reynolds, $10.70

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