Will Ferrell is Hollywood`s most overpaid actor

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2010, 08:48 AM IST

Los Angeles: Will Ferrell is Hollywood`s most overpaid actor, according to a study by Forbes magazine which found that his movies over the past five years have earned just USD 3.35 for every dollar he was paid.

The most effective star per dollar was Shia LaBeouf whose movies made $81 for every dollar he earned.

Eddie Murphy was the second most overpaid artist, with a USD 4.45 return for every dollar he was paid, while Denzel Washington was third with USD 5.10. Seth Rogen and Tom Cruise were not far behind, earning returns of only USD 6.75 and USD 7.20, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 overpaid actors were Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Vince Vaughn, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey.

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