Johnny Depp named Hollywood’s most overpaid Actor

December 23, 2015

Johnny Depp has been named Hollywood’s most overpaid actor by Forbes magazine.

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Depp, whose estimated annual earnings is $30m/year — returned just $1.20 for every $1 he was paid, according to Forbes magazine.

Depp’s ranking was was due to financial failures on movies MortdecaiTranscendence and The Lone Ranger, which all bombed at the box office.

Despite a bad year, Depp is expected to receive an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Whitey Bulger in mob thriller Black Mass, which fell outside the current period measured by Forbes.

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Denzel Washington came in second although none of his last three films including The Equalizer lost money.

Forbes’ most overpaid actors in Hollywood are:

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

 

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