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Friday November 20, 2009 4:55 pm

Will Ferrell: Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Star

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has topped a list of the Most Overpaid Stars. The actor and comedian topped the annual list by Forbes magazine, which calculated how much moviemakers earn per dollar paid to their lead actor.

After the last couple of funnyman Will’s films - Semi-Pro and - bombed at the box office, his rate of return has dropped to $3.29 for every dollar of Will’s fee. This contrasts greatly with the other end of the scale, which saw Shia LaBeouf named as the Best Actor for the Buck in August, earning studios an average of $160 for every dollar he was paid.

Behind Will on list was actor , while Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson all made the Top Ten. Only one female (Drew Barrymore) had the unfortunate luck of being included.

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If a sequel to comes to fruition, it’s possible Will change things around for himself. “With Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd, they’re in different places with their careers it’s a lot harder to get us all together,” the 42-year-old recently said. But the appearance could still come at a big price. “And believe me, I’m not taking a pay cut, no way, absolutely not!” Ferrell added.

Forbes Hollywood’s 10 Most Overpaid Stars:

  1. Will Ferrell
  2. Ewan McGregor
  3. Billy Bob Thornton
  4. Eddie Murphy
  5. Ice Cube
  6. Tom Cruise
  7. Drew Barrymore
  8. Leonardo DiCaprio
  9. Samuel L. Jackson
  10. Jim Carrey



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