Johnny Depp tops most overpaid actor list for second year in a row


It was a bad year to be Johnny Depp.

On the heels of his contentious divorce settlement with Amber Heard, Depp has once again topped Forbes‘ annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood.

The methodology for how Forbes determined the list breaks down like this: They looked at the actor’s last three significant releases, deducted the estimated budgets from their global box office, then divided by the actor’s estimated income.

Depp’s latest release, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” grossed approximately $300 million globally versus its $170 million budget. Overall, Depp’s films have returned $2.80 for every $1 he was paid to star in them.

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Second on the list was Will Smith, who has also suffered a string of box office misfires. “Concussion” failed to net the actor an Oscar nomination, and barely recouped its $35 million budget.

Some actors made the list despite some successful films in the measuring period. Channing Tatum came in at number three, even though “Magic Mike XXL” was a bona fide hit. His returns were dragged down courtesy of the Wachowski sci-fi epic “Jupiter Ascending,” which also barely covered its budget at the box office.

See the top 5 most overpaid actors below.

1. Johnny Depp
2. Will Smith
3. Channing Tatum
4. Will Ferrell
5. George Clooney

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Here are Johnny Depp’s 10 biggest career risks:

Cry-Baby (1990)

Depp played the title character in John Waters’ 1950s parody, which successfully spoofed both Elvis Presley and the ’70s juvenile delinquent film Scared Straight! His character was named for his uncanny ability to shed a single tear whenever he became emotional.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In his first collaboration with Tim Burton, Depp played a shy, artificial man named Edward, whose creator passed away before he was able to give him a set of human hands, leaving him with gigantic scissors instead. Luckily, Edward finds a career as a hedge trimmer and hair stylist.

Benny Joon (1993)

Eccentric silent-screen icon Buster Keaton was the inspiration for Depp’s role as Sam in this charming story of an oddball drifter who falls for a woman emotionally detached from the world around her.

Ed Wood (1994)

Depp showed his comedic chops with his over-the-top portrayal of 1950s cult movie auteur and self-proclaimed transvestite Ed Wood, who many in Hollywood regard as the worst director of all time. Burton, Depp’s longtime partner in weird, directed the biopic for their second collaboration.

Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

Depp charmed audiences with his portrayal of a young man convinced he’s actually the fabled Spanish lover Don Juan. Set in modern day New York, “Don Juan” finds himself instantly enamored with nearly everyone who crosses his path at a mental institution.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Depp continued to expand his horizons, taking audiences on a trippy, mescaline-laced walk on the wild side for this film, in which he played a high Hunter S. Thompson on an outrageous adventure in the desert.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Never one to embrace big-budget studio pictures, the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks allowed Depp to do just that. Though most would probably wager that the opportunity to tap into his inner Keith Richards is the real reason why Depp took the part.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Depp took a risk reprising the role of Willy Wonka made famous by Gene Wilder in the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The reviews were mixed (Wilder panned it), as Depp straddled the line between affable and eerie.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

The dark Stephen Sondheim musical directed by (who else?) Burton centers on Depp as Sweeney Todd, a barber out for revenge against any and all who have wronged him.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Depp’s version of the tea-guzzling, colorful carpetbagger known as Tarrant Hightopp (the Mad Hatter) is sneering and eccentric, and undoubtedly one of his most humorous onscreen creations to date.

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