Forbes has released its annual list of Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck. The list features actors who can earn studios the most for their money. And for the second year in a row, Shia LaBeouf tops the list. According to Forbes, for every $1 LaBeouf was paid, his movies bring in $81 in profit. Who else made it to the Forbes list of Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck? Take a look:
#1 Shia LaBeouf: $81 for $1
It's all about "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" which earned a combined total of $836 million worldwide.
#2 Anne Hathaway: $64 for $1
Hathaway made it this high because of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." Keep in mind, these actors scored high because they were not paid high either. They were cheap, but their movies made tons of moolah!
#3 Daniel Radcliffe: $61 for $1
The entire "Harry Potter" franchise has made $5.4 billion so far, so it's no wonder Radcliffe made it on the list.
#4 Robert Downey Jr.: $33 for $1
His payday remained relatively low, but his films kept on bringing money! The power combo of "Sherlock Holmes" and "Iron Man 2" helped put the actor on this list.
#5 Cate Blanchett: $27 to $1
This is interesting. Blanchett was added on the list because of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Robin Hood." But since Blanchett made far less money than her male co-stars, she made it on the Forbes list while Brad Pitt and Russell Crowe were nowhere to be found.
#6 Jennifer Aniston: $21 to $1
Aniston on the list? What? Weren't her films box-office duds? Well, according to Forbes, two of the films they counted this year, "The Bounty Hunter" and "He's Just Not That Into You" (wait, wasn't that film released last year?) both made money and made decent return on investment.
#7 Meryl Streep: $21 to $1
It's sad that Streep is not earning like her male counterparts, but at the same time, it's okay because the greatest working actress of her generation landed on the list.
#8 Johnny Depp: $18 to $1
Depp makes more money than anyone in Hollywood right now, but his movies also offer good returns on investment. For example? "Alice in Wonderland" made $1 billion worldwide!
#9 Nicolas Cage: $17 to $1
No, Cage did not make it on the list because of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" but due to the 2009 movie, "Knowing" which brought in $184 million.
#10 Sarah Jessica Parker: $17 to $1
"Sex and the City" movies, enough said.
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