Forbes has released the 2012′s Most Overpaid Actors and the list includes Oscar winner, Razzie winners and an Oscar and Razzie winner.
Eddie Murphy, who has been in box office dud after box office dud, tops the list by only making $2.30 for every $1 paid. Next up is Katherine Heigl, who hung up TV scrubs to be a RomCom star, makes $3.40 for every $1 paid and looks like she made a mistake leaving Grey’s Anatomy. Next up is the first Oscar winner on the list and kind of a surprise, Reese Witherspoon makes $3.90 for every $1 paid. She is followed by another Oscar winner, Sandra Bullock makes $5 for every $1 paid, and her new movie looks it will get her higher up on the list. Jack Black is $.20 behind her, and the only reason why he isn’t up there with Murphy is his animated movies earn the big bucks. Nicolas Cage might be happy he is on a list even if it is this one. Adam Sandler is next on the list at $6.30 for every $1 paid and I am sure he will be climbing the list next year. Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington is tied with the man whose movie won every Razzie earlier this year. Ben Stiller does sh!tty movies, but there is still an audience for them. Sarah Jessica Parker closes out the list, who knew she is still making movie.
Where is Will Ferrell because his movies are barely watchable, but like Ben Stiller he some how gets an audience. Other people I am surprised not on the list are Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Will Smith and Tom Cruise. I think in the next few years Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carrell, Zach Galifianakis, Russell Brand, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will be one of Forbes Most Overpaid Actors.
Who do you think is missing and who will be there in the future.
Too bad Dreamworks didn’t release the trailer for A Thousand Words yesterday because it would’ve gone perfect with the news of Eddie Murphy wimping out of hosting the Oscars.
Now when it comes to the movie, maybe because I love Cliff Curtis and for some weird reason believe that Murphy will once again make a funny film, I can’t wait to see this movie when it comes out in 2012! Yes I know it looks a lot like Liar Liar, except instead of not being able to lie he can’t talk, but I liked the Jim Carrey flick and I am sure I will like this one too! I think?
A day after Brett Ratner “resigned” from hosting this year’s Oscars, Eddie Murphy, the star of his bomb Tower Heist and his choice to host the shindig has done the same. The SNL alum said this in a statement from AMPAS, “First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.” Now that he is out, I am bummed because with the right production team he might have done a great job! Afterall he was once a very funny guy!
Now who should host the Academy Awards??? Hands down please please please bring back Billy Crystal!!!
UPDATE: The Academy announced that Brian Graizer (the guy who has Sideshow Bob’s hairstyle will produce the Oscars with Don Mischner.
For the next few days Drew Barrymore is Hollywood’s Most Overpaid star according to Forbes. I say for the next few days because #2 on the list is Eddie Murphy and once the weekend box office numbers are in for Tower Heist, he will knock her out of the top spot. Does anyone expect that movie to do well? Well besides the Academy that put all their trust in Brett Ratner who hired Murphy to host the Oscars next year.
So who else made the list? Next up is Will Ferrell who held the #1 spot for the last two years. After him it is RomCom dud and the first Oscar winner on the list Reese Witherspoon and she is followed by another few Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Nicolas Cage. The three are followed by two sort of funny men, Adam Sandler and Vince Vaughn. The list concludes with a divorced couple, Nicole Kidman can be happy that her ex-husband Tom Cruise is more costly than she is.
When it comes to the top 10 when will Hollywood stop paying these people to stop making sh!tty movies that bomb? Well everyone on that list besides Adam Sandler, I like his movies. Although that might change after I see Jack and Jill.
And I can’t believe Ben Stiller isn’t on that list, hopefully next year.
OMG! Eddie Murphy is going to host the Oscars this year and I am so excited. Oh wait, it’s 2011 and not 1991 scratch that.
Hopefully he will do a better job than he did with Vampire in Brooklyn, Holy Man, Bowfinger, Showtime, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, I Spy, Daddy Day Care, The Haunted Mansion, Norbit, Meet Dave, Imagine That and Tower Heist. Oh wait, we haven’t seen the last one just yet, but that is how he got the job. Brett Ratner who directed the movie is producing this year’s Academy Awards. I wonder if they will regret their decision after Tower Heist bombs at the box office. Kind of like that year when they got Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to host the show together after they were in that film, you know the name of it. It was a huge hit, the big movie of the holiday season. C’mon…
It is too late to get James Franco back? I kid, Eddie Murphy should do better than him. That is if he remembers how funny he was when he first started out in the business and was a 19 year old kid on Saturday Night Live. I miss the Raw Eddie Murphy, maybe he bring back Buckwheat on February 26th because I don’t believe he is dead. Heck maybe he can even bring back his Marvelous SNL co-star Billy Crystal to help him out on the big night!!!
BTW can I do one of those annoying toldjas because the day after Brett Ratner got the job I predicted that he would get the stars of his upcoming dud Tower Heist, Eddie Murphy and/or Ben Stiller to host the show. Actually it wasn’t as much of a prediction as plea for it not to happen. I guess considering how it turned out, I would so rather have Eddie Murphy do it than Ben Stiller.
Yesterday ABC and AMPAS announced that Don Mischner and Brett Ratner will be producing the Oscars and today I am praying that the director of Tower Heist does not have one or both of his stars from the movie hosting the Academy Awards in 2012. I know it would be dream for AMPAS to have Zoolander host, but I don’t find him funny and always thought his bits on past shows were too long and mean. When it comes to Dr Doolittle if it was the ’80s he would be great, but he lost his way somewhere in the ’90s.
I mean haven’t we suffered enough over the last few Oscars with the bad choice of hosts? Even James Franco admits he was bad choice.
So Brett, I am on my knees begging you now to go over to Billy Crystal’s house and do the same. We the fans of movies need a person who will make us laugh throughout the whole drawn out telecast and not a person that will make us want to change the channels. BTW I have said this before and I will say it again, doesn’t Tower Heist look like pure unfunny crap?
Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy have teamed up for the upcoming movie Tower Heist and I want to know what they had on Alan Alda to get him to do this movie that will dominate the Razzies? Is Alda that desperate for money he would do a film even though it stars those two? Seriously when was the last time they did a good movie that did well at the Box Office? And I don’t think this film is going to be any different for Stiller and Murphy after watching the trailer. Seriously doesn’t that look painfully bad?
Is Eddie Murphy going for the Oscar, because he is re-teaming with Dreamgirls Bill Condon to play his idol Richard Pryor according to Hollywood Insider. But don’t get too upset just yet because as of now no studio has picked up the movie and Condon is shopping it around.
But I am sure it will get the green light. So if it does can you see Eddie doing the role after watching his impression of him in the movie Raw? I didn’t really see Richard Pryor when he did that funny bit, but then again that was 20 years ago maybe he has perfected it by now?