According to Forbes, Hollywood be crazy. Where else will someone pay Adam Sandler his upfront fee when he makes nothing but box office bombs like Jack & Jill and That’s My Boy. Albeit Grown Ups 2, which beyond all logic, grossed $246 million on an $80 million budget. What’s wrong with you people. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
As you may have guessed, Adam Sandler took the top spot in the Most Overpaid Actors of 2013 list. His movies are just awful. If his movies were someone’s baby, they’d have thrown it in the dumpster the second they saw its hammerhead eyes.
In second place is Katherine Heigl. This should surprise no one because whatever goodwill she built for herself she torpedoed when she started whining about everything. Now everyone hates her. Yet Hollywood still paid her the big bucks for films like Killers and One For The Money.
Reese Witherspoon came in third. Turns out she’s still living off Pleasantville. Though Forbes notes she’s reinventing herself, buying hot, female-centric books for her production company.
In fifth place is Kevin James. Which is actually pretty surprising because that means he actually gets paid a lot of money to make movies like Here Comes the Boom. If you think about it, he could be replaced by a soundboard and no one would notice.
The rest of the list rounds out like so:
4. Nicolas Cage
6. Denzel Washington
7. Steve Carell
8. Jennifer Aniston
9. Matt Damon
10. Ryan Reynolds
Of course Jennifer Aniston is on there. As the Daily Beast noted, she’s the most recognizable and popular actor on this list, but in spite of that, she “seems remarkably unpopular.” Looks like Angelina Jolie stealing away Brad Pitt is the best thing that could have ever happened to her.