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November 8, 2010

Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid actor

Star tops Forbes magazine list for the second year running

Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid actor

Comedian Will Ferrell has been named as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood for the second year in a row by Forbes Magazine. The title annually looks at what actors are paid versus the money their films earn.

The Anchormanlead earns around £9 million a film, but according to this year's list for every $1 (61p) he earns he only brings in $3.35 (£2).

Ferrell recently starred in the big-budget Land of the Lost, which flopped at the box office.

While the news may be damaging to Ferrell's future fee negotiations, the 42-year-old enjoyed success this weekend as his new film, the animated superhero film Megamind, topped the US new releases chart.

In second place on the list was Eddie Murphy. He brings in only $4.45 (£2.75) for every $1. Recent Murphy flops include Meet Dave and Imagine That.

Denzel Washington was in third spot, bringing $5.10 (£3.15) for every $1 dollar spent on him, while Seth Rogen brings in $6.75 (£4.18).

Whip Itdirector/star Drew Barrymore was the only woman to make the list at Number Six, while Matt Damon, Vince Vaughn, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey round out the rest of the Top 10.

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