Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid actor

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If you're looking for a good investment in Hollywood, you'd do well to keep your money out of the Will Ferrell Film Futures market, because he was just named Forbes' most overpaid film star. It's been a long time since Talladega Nights, huh?

The actor made just $3.29 for every dollar spent on him over the last five years, the magazine reports. His most recent, Land of  the Lost, made only $65 million after costing $100 million to make. Semi-Pro and Step Brothers didn't do too well, either, comparatively.

Ewan McGregor came in second, bringing in a mere $3.75 for every dollar. he's followed by Billy Bob Thornton, Eddie Murphy and Ice Cube. Tom Cruise came in sixth, but only because he struck a deal for getting a piece of the box office pie for several movies despite not starring in them.

The worst female? That'd be Drew Barrymore, who came in 10th on the list at $7.43 for every buck spent. Meanwhile, Shia LaBeouf can rake in $160 for every dollar paid, but most of those movies costarred Harrison Ford and Megan Fox, so that's not a fair comparison.

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