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Will Ferrell, Overhyped - OVERPAID!

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If he isn't worth the dollars being put into him, than maybe that means we'll get a break from his juvenile antics in lame flicks.

Forbes has just released their list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood and coming out on top is not-so-funny-anymore Will Ferrell. Forbes calculates this statistic by comparing the return of investment for each dollar spent on an actor's salary.

In Will Ferrell's case, for every dollar he was paid, the film got back $3.29.

Ouch! Well, that's what you get when you make a Land of The Lost movie!

Boy, did that blow!

Below are the top ten celebs who made the list. None of the names really surprise us, except for Ewan McGregor. We thought he had a pretty decent year, with Angels and Demons and all. Wonder how much money he could have made?!

1. Will Ferrell ($3.29)
2. Ewan McGregor ($3.75)
3. Billy Bob Thornton ($4.00)
4. Eddie Murphy ($4.43)
5. Ice Cube ($4.77)
6. Tom Cruise ($7.18)
7. Drew Barrymore ($7.43)
8. Leonardo DiCaprio ($7.52)
9. Samuel L. Jackson ($8.59)
10. Jim Carrey ($8.62)

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34 comments to “Will Ferrell, Overhyped - OVERPAID!”

  1. ap076 says – reply to this


    A round up of the usual over-rated suspects.
    But I want to know about the settlement of the fight in Canada.

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    Leo = quality

  3. 3

    Samuel L. Jackson should not be on that list. And Leonardo Dicaprio definitely shouldn't be.

  4. 4

    Yeah Ewan probably just makes a lot more money per film than one might guess.

    I'm surprised that Eddie Murphy isn't at the top of the list. "Imagine That" and "Meet Dave" seriously made like negative $80 million dollars when you just take the national ticket sales into account. That's a ton of dinero.

  5. 5

    Wow u jumped all over this one. Well if 24 hours after everyone else is considered to be jumping on.

  6. 6

    Not a big surprise no, but how does Forbes know how much these actors earns per film? Is it just estimates?

  7. 7

    shut the fuck up perez. will ferell has made some great movies. so maybe land of the lost wasnt that great?? but he is a nice talented guy who made his way up from fucking SNL for christs sake. and speak for your fucking self. HOW MUCH Do YOU MAKE YOU FUCK BAG?!

  8. 8

    Re: Zombie Hitler – Naaassty. I like it! You forgot the small child he keeps under his bed when he gets his urges, oh and his estrogen injections that he hides in his closet.

  9. 9

    What, no Cameron Diaz?

  10. 10

    I'm surprised the Twilight stars didn't make it.
    I'm SHOCKED to see Ewan McGregor…I love that guy!

  11. 11

    Speaking of things that blow—
    What was the final tally on your percentage of loss on that amazeballs summer concert tour you had perez—remember the one that had empty venues and acts that walked off the stage. Yeah—that one.

  12. 12

    This guy is SO overrated…he is NOT funny…I should earn $3 mil just for being me…lmao

  13. Laury says – reply to this


    He may be overpaid but this does not mean he's not talented. He just doesn't choose his movies wisely. Yes, he's made a few stinkers, that's true, but have you seen Stranger than fiction? Anchorman? Those movies were pure genius. Will Ferrell is a great actor and I would hate to see him fade into oblivion.

  14. 14

    Ewan McGregor is a great actor!

    I can't believe he is on this list!!??

  15. 15

    Ehhh… Will Farrell hasn't had any "hits", but he has made 100's of millions of dollars in the past, and doesn't he have a hand in writing some of the scripts and/or the movie making process? Regardless of the opinion of him being a "good actor" or not, as for the business side of things-for how much money he brings/has brought into movie studios, $3 million is pretty well deserved….

  16. 16

    Re: Laury – Agreed!

  17. 17

    Will is awsome so the stfu Fat Perez

  18. 18

    80% of the stars in Hollywood are overpaid selfish lazy slobs that are over hyped by big pr firms. Not many have real talent.

  19. 19

    i like will myself,I just wish hed send some of that cash this way,lol,I want a pool

  20. 20

    It's a bullshit article. I'm no Ferrell fan, but he was in only TWO movies this year, one of them "The Goods," which nobody saw, and Land of the Lost, a piece of dooky. Two movies is not enough data - look at his last ten, and I'm sure he's worth the coin.

  21. 21

    Re: Imbeciles – true that. FUCK PEREZ AND HIS BULL SHIT "career" of slamming other people because hes jealous he cant be famous like them and not look like a total asshole doing it! fuck man, perez needs a fucking news flash that the only reason people read this site is to say shit talk comments like this and to get off on it. so fuck perez and hollywood.
    FYI: NO ONE FUCKING CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. loo07 says – reply to this


    since when is he not funny

  23. 23

    Old Old new you got it from Big Hollywood

  24. 24

    first, it's sooo nice to see real crooked teeth in hollywood. the fake plastic snap on cow teeth are out of hand. ;)
    second, Will is HILARIOUS! one of the last few standing true comedic talents in hollywood. whatU talkn bout perez????

  25. 6one9 says – reply to this


    I like Will.. He's a funny guy!!

  26. 26

    Re: 6one9 – I agree. He's funny! However……..fuck is he ugly….just incredibly unattractive.

  27. 27

    ICE CUBE?!?!?! WHAT THE FUCK HAS HE DONE?! And Samuel L. Jackson?? Leonardo??? I agree those last two are great actors but they shouldn't be on this list, they dont do good movies, why the hell isn't adam Sandler on this list? His movies do lots better, heck, i can name a good amount of people who should be here.

  28. 28

    Leonardo DiCaprio should NOT be on this list. His movies have, as on late, been rated R which rarely ever make tons of $$$ and gets Oscar buzz. Pfft. Leo is Hollywood's golden boy.

  29. 29

    Oh please, Ewan McGregor? Can't be right!!!

  30. 30

    I cannot stand Will Ferrell. He is ugly and isn't funny whatsoever. I just don't get the appeal.

  31. 31

    Forbes wrote the list, not Perez. Calm down.
    And for every dollar the studio spends on DiCaprio, he makes them $7.52. This is considered bad???

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    Re: tallchick – yeah…i think u misunderstood the purpose of this list

  34. 34

    7, 8, 9, & 10 shouldn't be on the list. They are well worth the money.