Most overpaid actors of 2016 revealed

Forbes unveils its Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actors list

Forbes has unveiled a list of the year’s most “overpaid” actors.

The financial publication has released its annual Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors list, ranking the stars with the lowest box office returns compared to their salaries.

Top of the list for the second year running is Johnny Depp, who during 2016 starred in Yoga Hosers, Alice Through The Looking Glass and, briefly, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Depp reportedly made just $2.80 for every $1 he was paid.


Depp is followed on the list by runner-up Will Smith, Channing Tatum in third place, Will Ferrell at fourth and George Clooney rounding off the top five.

The only woman in the top ten is Julia Roberts at number 9, who made $10.80 for every $1 she was paid. In 2016, Roberts starred in Mother’s Day and Money Monster.

See the list in full below:

  1. Johnny Depp – $2.8
  2. Will Smith – $5.0
  3. Channing Tatum – $6.0
  4. Will Ferrell – $6.5
  5. George Clooney – $6.7
  6. Adam Sandler – $7.6
  7. Mark Wahlberg – $9.2
  8. Leonardo DiCaprio – $9.9
  9. Julia Roberts – $10.8
  10. Bradley Cooper – $12.1

IMDb recently unveiled its lists of the most popular actors and the biggest breakthrough stars of the year.

Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown was named as the biggest “breakout” star, following her role as Eleven in the hit Netflix show, while topping the overall list was Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie. Australian actor Robbie stole the show as Harley Quinn in the summer box office hit.

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