Adam Sandler has the dubious distinction of being the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, topping Forbes’ 2013 List of the Most Overpaid Actors. Clunkers starring Sandler include Jack and Jill and That’s My Boy. Both flicks had high box office expectations that did not pan out.
Katherine Heigl finished second on the list. The once-dubbed queen of romantic comedies' stock plummeted rapidly following the less-than-acceptable returns on Killers and One for the Money.
Reese Witherspoon’s third place position on the list prompted Forbes to speculate that she will take a significant drop in pay for upcoming work. Nicolas Cage and Kevin James finished fourth and fifth respectively.
What a difference a year can make to a career going well in Hollywood.
….[Kevin] James ranked on our Best Actors for the Buck last year but the recent film Here Comes The Boom knocked his return down to the overpaid category.