Eddie Murphy is Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actor

Forbes estimated that for every $1 Murphy was paid for his last three films, they returned an average of $2.30 at the box office.

Eddie Murphy, after being honored several weeks ago on Spike TV, has a ‘distinction’ added to his accolades this year. Forbes has named him the most overpaid actor in Hollywood.

The magazine has estimated that for every $1 Murphy was paid for his last three films, they returned an average of $2.30 at the box office.

Forbes looked at the last three films each actor on the list starred in over the last three years that opened in more than 2,000 theaters, calculating the return on investment for the studios who pay his (or her) salary.

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  • Harroll

    I
    think Eddie is an excellent actor, he showed it in Dream Girls, Metro
    and 48 Hours II. but hes played the same character in his latest films. I
    think he’s fallen into the trap of being “Eddie Murphy” instead of
    pushing the envelope of his acting ability.

    He
    should head back out and do some stand-up routines. His latest box
    office shows he’s not afraid to fail. Now he just has to take that
    courage and get in front of a live audience.