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Johnny Depp leads Forbes Most Overpaid Actors list

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Actor Johnny Depp (52) has been named Hollywood’s most overpaid actor in 2015 by Forbes. According to the magazine he only returned $ 1.20 for every $ 1 he was paid.

  • The “Black Mass” star replaced last year’s most overpaid movie actor Adam Sandler to top the list.
  • Depp’s last four Pirates of the Caribbean movies grossed a combined $3.7 billion, making it one of the most successful franchises ever. But as Lord Charlie in Mortdecai or Dr. Will Caster in Transcendence, he failed to strike box office gold despite pocketing millions personally.

Johnny Depp leads Forbes Most Overpaid Actors listHere is the list of Top 10 Forbes Most Overpaid Actors with their Return

Rank Actor Return
1 Johnny Depp Returns $ 1.20 for every $ 1 paid
2 Denzel Washington Returns $6.50 for every $1 paid
3 Will Ferrell Returns $6.80 for every $1 paid
4 Liam Neeson Returns $7.20 for every $1 paid
5 Will Smith Returns $8.60 for every $1 paid
6 Christian Bale Returns $9.20 for every $1 paid
7 Channing Tatum Returns $10.80 for every $1 paid
8 Brad Pitt Returns $12 for every $1 paid
9 Ben Affleck Returns $12.30 for every $1 paid
10 Tom Cruise Returns $13.60 for every $1 paid


About Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors 2015
Forbes use earnings estimates from its Celebrity 100 list. They look at the last three films each actor starred in before June 2015 (the end of our Celebrity 100 scoring period).

  • The list doesn’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.
  • They then deduct the estimated production budget from the global box office for each film to come up with a limited definition of each movie’s operating income.
  • Afterwards it 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.