According to a list by list-loving Forbes, Will Ferrell is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood. Its methodology:
’Forbes’ looked at 100 top actors based on their widely released films over the past five years. It factored in the production costs of those movies against how much box office, DVD and other revenue they generated in order to come up with an operating income for each film, which it then compared with the salaries the stars earned.
So Ferrell made $3.29 for every dollar he was paid, landing him just in front of Ewan McGregor and Billy Bob Thornton, who were the second and third most overpaid. The most underpaid? Shia LeBouef. Who has one thing those three guys don’t: peach fuzz.
Will Ferrell tops Forbes’ ‘overpaid’ list [THR]