Johnny Depp was the most overpaid actor in Hollywood in 2015 6 years ago

Johnny Depp was the most overpaid actor in Hollywood in 2015

According to a new report, Johnny Depp is the actor whose films have brought the least return.

The study, conducted by Forbes magazine, found that Depp - who is estimated to have annual earnings of around $30M (£20M) - returned just $1.20 for every $1 he was paid.

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The star, 52, took the unwanted crown after a string of box office failures that included 'Mortdecai', 'Transcendence' and 'The Lone Ranger'.

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Of these, 'The Lone Ranger' was found to be the biggest flop, with Disney estimated to have lost upwards of $150 million on the western.

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Elsewhere on the list, Denzel Washington occupies second position, having returned just $6.50 for each $1 he was paid, while comedian Will Ferrell is in third.

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The top five is rounded off by 'Taken' star Liam Neeson, with $7.80 for every $1, and Will Smith, with $8.60 for every $1 he was paid.

 

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The list itself is based on the last three films each actor starred in before June 2015.

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