It’s officially that time of the year when we learn which Hollywood actor earned the biggest wad of cash for making movies that barely any of us went to see over the past 12 months.
Forbes just released its annual overpaid actors list for 2015, which ranks Hollywood stars based on the salary they earned versus their box office returns.
This year, the actor that made the most money for bringing in the least was…drum roll please…Johnny Depp!
Thanks to the not-so-successful releases of Mortdecai and Transcendence, Depp has been crowned this year’s most overpaid actor in Hollywood. By the numbers, Depp’s movies this year only earned $1.20 for every $1 he was paid to star in them. Yikes!
The top 5 overpaid actors list looks like this:
1. Johnny Deepp ($1.20/$1)
2. Denzel Washington ($6.50/$1)
3. Will Ferrell ($6.80/$1)
4. Liam Neeson ($7.20/$1)
5. Will Smith ($8.60/$1)
As you can see, JD was the most overpaid actor by a long shot! Rough returns, indeed.
It should be noted that Depp was ranked number two last year, just behind movie-dud aficionado Adam Sandler.
The two actors that brought in the most money for their salaries were Chris Evans ($181.80/$1) and Mila Kunis ($87.30/$1). Pretty impressive!
Better luck next year, Johnny.