Johnny Depp is the Most Overpaid Actor of 2015 - Who Else Made Forbes' Top 10 List?
Forbes has released its annual list of overpaid actors in Hollywood, and you might not be too surprised about which star tops the list. Considering his recent flops and his stature in the industry, Johnny Depp is the number-one overpaid actor in the business! So who else made the list? Check out the top ten below.
In case you aren't convinced that Depp deserves this title, check out the trailer for his recent film Mortdecai for a quick refresher on what he gets paid for, right here:
So how did the magazine decide this list? Well, according to a statement accompanying the report, "We look at the last three films each actor starred in before June 2015. We don't include animated films, movies where the actor appears in a very small role, or movies that were released on fewer than 2,000 screens. We then deduct the estimated production budget from the global box office for each film (using numbers from Box Office Mojo and other sources) to come up with a limited definition of each movie's operating income. We add together the estimated total compensation for each star on the three movies and the operating income from each movie and then divide to come up with the final return on investment number."
So check out the list of the most overpaid actors right here (via Slash Film):
1. Johnny Depp: $1.20 per $1
2. Denzel Washington: $6.50 per $1
3. Will Ferrell: $6.80 per $1
4. Liam Neeson: $7.80 per $1
5. Will Smith: $8.60 per $1
6. Christian Bale: $9.20 per $1
7. Channing Tatum: $10.80 per $1
8. Brad Pitt: $12.00 per $1
9. Ben Affleck: $12.30 per $1
10. Tom Cruise: $13.60 per $1