Hollywood's Highest-Paid And Overpaid Actors Of 2012

On 15 April 2013

Hollywood's Highest-Paid And Overpaid Actors Of 2012

The 2012 list of most overpaid actors has been released. Forbes made a top by calculating the amount an actor was paid for his/her last three movies counting the box office too.

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.

Muphy is great, we know, but after “A Thousand Words” we kind of changed our mind. Eddie’s last three movies made only $2.3 at the box office for every dollar of his salary making him the most overpaid actor in Hollywood.

Katherine Heigl (former “Grey’s Anatomy” doctor) came in second place returning $3.40 for every dollar of her payment. Her most recent movie, "One For The Money," reeled in $37 million on an estimated $40 million budget.

However, her upcoming movie "The Big Wedding," starring Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon and Amanda Seyfried, is sure to give her more money.

Witherspoon ranks third with an average $3.90 return for every dollar she was paid, thanks to 2010's "How Do You Know" and this year's "This Means War."

Sandra Bullock comes in fourth with a $5 return.

Denzel Washingon, Ben Stiller and Jack Black behind the 5th place and this comes as a surprise for us since they are actually good actors (unlike Sarah Jessica Parker and Adam Sandler).

On the other hand we have the highest earning actors of 2011 until 2012 July. The top is lead by Tom Cruise with $75 million. He is followed by DiCaprio with almost half $37 million.

Sadly we have one of the best actors of all time only on 6th place. Johnny Depp earned $30 million and that proves how much Hollywood values the real talents.

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