Eddie Murphy: Forbes’ ‘Most Overpaid Actor’

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Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" - Red CarpetIn 2011 he was Forbes second most overpaid actor. This year Eddie Murphy tops Forbes list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors.

Murphy, a one-time Oscar nominee, last three live-action films —  “Imagine That,” “Tower Heist” and “A Thousand Words” — is a combined domestic box office total of $196.3 million. Forbes estimates that for every dollar Murphy was paid for those last three films, he returned $2.30 at the box office.

Not a good showing compared to his early ’80s run of the hits “48 Hrs.,”  “Trading Places” and “Beverly Hills Cop,” which collectively raked in $316.3  million.

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