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Kidman, Garner, Cruise: Overpaid celebs?

September 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Nicole Kidman has a highly anticipated film coming out at the end of the year. But until we see "Australia," and how it does at the box office she now has the moniker of "Most Overpaid Celebrity" in Forbes magazine's annual list of least bankable stars.Forbes said the ranking was compiled by looking at a star's past three movies and dividing their total earnings by the films' gross income to get the actor's payback figure.

Click here for the complete list of overpaid actors.

Kidman's films were estimated to only earn $1 for every dollar the Oscar-winning actress was paid.

Kidman's ex-husband, Tom Cruise, came third in the list with a $4 return for every dollar he was paid.

Making up the top 10 of overpaid Hollywood celebrities were:

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jim Carrey
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Will Ferrell
  • Cate Blanchett

All generated less than $5 per $1 paid to them.


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