He’s Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actor — for the Second Year in a Row

Dec 8, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Forbes just released its list of the most overpaid actors and actresses in Hollywood, and for the second consecutive year, Johnny Depp tops the list. Second on this year’s list is Will Smith.

The publication examines the last three films in which an actor or actress was featured prior to June 2016, calculating the star’s estimated pay vs. the film’s profit to come up with a “return on investment” figure. Depp, who appeared in the box-office bomb “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” came up with a box office return of $2.80 for every $1 paid.

At No. 2, Smith returned $5 for every $1 paid. Third on the list is Channing Tatum ($6 for every $1), followed by Will Ferrell at No. 4 ($6.50 for every $1) and George Clooney at No. 5 ($6.70 for every $1).

The list, which skews toward actors who have had past box-office success that enables them to command a hefty salary despite any recent flops, is dominated by males. But sneaking into the top 10 was Julia Roberts at No. 9, with a return of $10.80 for every $1 paid.

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