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    Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid star

    Forbes 10 Most Overpaid Stars were;

    1. Will Ferrell ($3.29)
    2. Ewan McGregor ($3.75)
    3. Billy Bob Thornton ($4)
    4. Eddie Murphy ($4.43)
    5. Ice Cube ($4.77)
    6. Tom Cruise ($7.18)
    7. Drew Barrymore ($7.43)
    8. Leonardo DiCaprio ($7.52)
    9. Samuel Jackson ($8.59)
    10. Jim Carrey ($8.62)
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Ewan MacGregor? Really? I see almost everything he's in. Such a great actor.

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    • #3
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      I'd pay $20 just to watch Ewan brush his teeth. :evil:

      I also don't agree with Samuel L Jackson being on that list. He's the MAN!

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        Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
        Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid star

        Forbes 10 Most Overpaid Stars were;

        1. Will Ferrell ($3.29)
        2. Ewan McGregor ($3.75)
        3. Billy Bob Thornton ($4)
        4. Eddie Murphy ($4.43)
        5. Ice Cube ($4.77)
        6. Tom Cruise ($7.18)
        7. Drew Barrymore ($7.43)
        8. Leonardo DiCaprio ($7.52)
        9. Samuel Jackson ($8.59)
        10. Jim Carrey ($8.62)

        Will Ferrell, Ice Cube, and Eddie Murphy all suck. Who'd want to even give them a dime?

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          I like 7-10 and recently, I actually came to appreciate Jim Carrey's brilliance.

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            It's not an arbitrary list people. It's based on how much they were paid for their last several films vs how much money the films actually made. They're overpaid in the sense that they weren't worth the investment the studios made in them financially.

            Here's the article that explains it: Forbes.com: The Star Economy - Hollywood's Most Overpaid Stars
            Here's an interesting comparison from the article:
            For every dollar Ferrell was paid, his films earned an average $3.29. Compare that to Shia LaBeouf, who topped our list of Best Actors for the Buck in August. For every dollar LaBeouf was paid, his films earned an average $160.



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            • #7
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              ^ Although in LaBeouf's case, I'm not sure people were going to see the movie because of him.

              Transformers = Giant Robots
              Indiana Jones = Indiana Jones
              Transformers 2 = Megan Fox (and Giant Robots)

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                An excellent point Clinks, but it still shows the difference between an actor who's films have done well and one who hasn't. Even if Shia isn't the main draw in those films, it still shows smart use of casting dollars. Someone like Will Ferrel gets money thrown at him based on the hope that if they build an entire film around him his name will be enough to bring in the bucks. That has proved to be a bad gamble the last couple of years.



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                • #9
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                  Interesting list...thanks for the share!

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                    Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                    I like 7-10 and recently, I actually came to appreciate Jim Carrey's brilliance.
                    Jim Carrey's brilliance. I'm not sure those words can ever be used together in any realistic way.

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                      3, 6, 7 & 8 on that list are HUGELY overpaid. I avoid movies with those four like they have the swine flu. Except in the case of the DiCRAPio movies which Scorsese directed, which are not that bad.
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                        ^ Although in LaBeouf's case, I'm not sure people were going to see the movie because of him.

                        Transformers = Giant Robots
                        Indiana Jones = Indiana Jones
                        Transformers 2 = Megan Fox (and Giant Robots)
                        His first starring role in a non-sequel/franchise film, 'Disturbia' opened at #1 and stayed there for about three weekends in a row. 'Eagle Eye' also opened at #1 with close to $30 million. He can even walk-off some arrests, a major trafffic accident, a horrible hand injury and can apparently open a film.
                        "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                        • #13
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                          Will Ferrell only gets paid $3 and 29 cents?






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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by RedHandedJill View Post
                            Will Ferrell only gets paid $3 and 29 cents?

                            Haha!! That's what I was thinking when I saw that.


                            Most of the names on this list surprise me.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by aimster View Post
                              I'd pay $20 just to watch Ewan brush his teeth. :evil:
                              Amen, sister!
                              A signature should go here.

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