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The Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood is ...

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 19, 2009 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 19, 2009 |


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Forbes magazine, which fancies itself as one of those highfalutin business periodicals, lowered itself into the Hollywood muck this week (hit whoring) and ran a piece on the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, using a very sophisticated algorithm that involved a lot of spit, a little friction, and a scab or two.

What they surmised after tossing aside that fancy-ass algorithm and using their goddamn common sense, however, was that Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid actor.

No shit.

Apparently, over the last five years, which have included box-office bombs like Land of the Lost, his employers have earned just $3.29 for every dollar he was paid. Sort of surprising, however, is the number two actor on the list: Ewan McGregor, who honestly can't open a movie to save his goddamn life -- his movies earned $3.75 for every dollar he was paid. I, personally, applaud McGregor for being paid so much for making the movies he wants to make, rather than Semi-Pro. Billy Bob Thornton was third on the list, and deservedly so. He's a giant uncovered testicle. The top ten also included Drew Barrymore, Sam Jackson, Ice Cube, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jim Carrey -- I'm only surprised about DiCaprio, since he hasn't really had a bomb -- save for Body of Lies -- over the last five years.

On the flip side, horsecockswallower Shia LaBeouf (Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -- was at the top of Forbes list of Best Actors for the Buck, but then again, LaBeouf is paid in doubloons and lollipops, so that's not too huge a surprise. Also among the "best bangs for their buck" was Robert Downey, Jr. (Challah!), Christian Bale, and motherfucking Dennis Quaid, who has somehow entered into the older guy with gravitas role.


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