Eddie Murphy Most Overpaid Actor In Hollywood

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Forbes has come out with yet another list. This is their annual Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood list. Eddie Murphy got top honors with the #1 spot. Eddie’s latest movie, ‘Tower Heist,’ with Ben Stiller, didn’t perform well, only managing to double its $75 million budget. Forbes calculates that for every $1 Eddie earns, only $2.30 is returned at the box office.

Katherine Heigl got the second spot. Forbes reports for every $1 she earns, only $3.20 is returned at the box office. Surprisingly, Reese Witherspoon came in at #3. Also surprising, Sandra Bullock and Jack Black rounded out the top five spots. I admit, I’m a little confused by this reasoning. As long as a celeb isn’t losing money, isn’t that a plus? All of these celebs bring in more than they make. Isn’t that the point? Anywhere, here’s Forbes’ list of the top 9 Most Overpaid Actors in Hollywood.

  1. Eddie Murphy
  2. Katherine Heigl
  3. Reese Witherspoon
  4. Sandra Bullock
  5. Jack Black
  6. Adam Sandler
  7. Denzel Washington
  8. Ben Stiller
  9. Sarah Jessica Parker