Johnny Depp Is the Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood, Forbes Says
By Sophie Schillaci
This is one unflattering year-end list.
Johnny Depp tops Forbes' latest Most Overpaid Actors in Hollywood list for 2015, with the publication reporting that he returned a measly $1.20 in box office revenue for every $1 he earned on his last three starring roles before June of this year. He takes over the top slot from Adam Sandler, who previously held the title in 2014 and 2013.
Depp cemented his icon status as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which returns to the big screen in 2017, but just couldn't draw fans to the theater with Mordecai or Transcendence. While both projects flopped at the box office, Depp still reportedly collected paychecks worth millions.
Denzel Washington and Will Ferrell round out the ranking's top three slots, with mixed performances from their latest films.
Several other top-paid A-listers made the list -- including Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, due to their high fees -- but a surprising addition was Channing Tatum. The 35-year-old came in at No. 7 with $10.80 returned for every $1 paid, though the publication admits that without the inclusion of Magic Mike XXL, which was released after the June 2015 scoring period, Jupiter Ascending was largely to blame for bringing down the star's "reliable returns."
Interestingly, Tatum's Jupiter Ascending co-star, Mila Kunis, scored the No. 2 spot on Forbes' recent Best Actors for the Buck ranking with $87.30 returned on each $1 earned thanks to films like Ted and Oz The Great and Powerful. (In case you're wondering, Captain America's Chris Evans tops that list, bringing in $181.80 per dollar paid.)
2015 has been a great year for Kunis, who tied the knot with longtime love Ashton Kutcher in July. The couple has remained fiercely protective of their daughter's identity, but had no problems showing off some adorable PDA during a recent date night. Get the scoop in the video below.