Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Johnny Depp Is Officially the Most Overpaid Actor

See who else made the list

Sadie Gennis

Mortdecai strikes again. Johnny Depp was officially named the most overpaid actor of the year by Forbes.

Thanks to flops such as Mortdecai and Transcendence, Depp's films returned $1.20 for every $1 he was paid. The second most overpaid actor, Denzel Washington, doesn't even come close to that grim return, with his movies making $6.50 for every $1 the star earned.

Get Hard star Will Ferrell wasn't far behind, with his films returning $6.80 for every $1 paid. And even the success of Taken 3 couldn't bump Liam Neeson from fourth place, with $7.20 for every $1. Will Smith followed with only $8.60 for every $1 paid to the Focus star.

Rounding out the top 10 are Christian Bale ($9.20/$1), Channing Tatum ($10.80/$1), Brad Pitt ($12/$1),Ben Affleck ($12.30/$1) and Tom Cruise ($13.60/$1).

Adam Sandler, who topped the list the past two years, was not eligible this year because Pixels was released after Forbes' June 2015 cut-off.