Shia LaBeouf tops Forbes list of Hollywood stars who give most bang for their buck

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): He may be a relative rookie when it comes to making movies, but Shia LaBeouf is clearly proving his worth to Hollywood.

The 24-year-old ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ actor topped Forbes magazine’s list of Hollywood’s Best Actors For The Buck for the second year running.

Thanks to the success of movies like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($836/ £544 million worldwide box office) and the fourth Indiana Jones film ($787/£512 million) LaBeouf is the star who brings in the most profit, based on the salary he is paid.

According to the magazine’s own calculations, for every $1 (65 pence) the studios spent on the actor, his films return around $81 (£52) in profit.

The magazine speculates that LaBeouf is still not earning $20 (£13) million a picture unlike other top leading men in Tinseltown.

Hollywood women claimed five of the top ten spots this year with Anne Hathaway highest at number two.

She earned the studios around $64 (£41) per dollar, due to hits such as Alice in Wonderland, ($1 billion global box office) and low budget romantic comedy Bride Wars.

Third place went to Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, moving up one spot from last year, while Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr nabbed fourth.

Downey’s new take on Sherlock Holmes brought in $517 (£336) million last Christmas, while Iron Man 2 has earned $622 (£405)million at the global box office.

Behind them, Cate Blanchett came in fifth, and Meryl Streep and Jennifer Aniston were tied in sixth place.

Johnny Depp was seventh, Nicolas Cage, eighth and Sarah Jessica Parker tenth.

The website calculated the results by looking at the 36 top earners in Hollywood.

– Sampurn Wire

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