Kidman and Crowe overpaid?

Nicole KidmanTwo Australian actors–Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe—have been named the two most overpaid actors by Forbes magazine. Although both are Oscar winners,  their massive salaries exceed the box office performance of their latest movies. Kidman was paid $15 million for The Golden Compass, which cost $200 million to make but earned only $26 million in its opening weekend. Crowe’s A Good Year cost $35 million but earned only $7.5 million at the box office, while Cinderella Man cost $88 million, earning only $62 million back for the studio. Crowe commands between $15 million and $20 million per picture.

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  1. Jimmy • December 14, 2007 @ 12:09 PM

    which figures because they’re both rediculously selfish and underserving

    Crowe has a criminal mentality and is a biggest asshole in real life and Nicole is a cocky bitch

  2. Anonymous 2 • December 14, 2007 @ 2:31 PM

    If the movie studios are dumb enough to pay them that much of course they should take the money.

  3. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 3:12 PM

    How else is Nicole to pay for her habit. Nice of her Hubby to admit to what it is she does!!!

  4. Nancy • December 14, 2007 @ 4:09 PM

    Wow! And some people who comment on here think that I am angry……..wonder what they will think of the commenter above (Jimmy)???????LOL.

  5. Arnold • December 14, 2007 @ 8:46 PM

    Wow these actors get paid a sh*t load of doe. And we are concerned about their diseases, habits etc.. The trainers of the elephants in their Hullucinations make more money than I do!!!!

  6. Izebhokhae • December 15, 2007 @ 3:40 PM

    thereis nothing wrong in it, everyone can’t act, so if they can why not get paid, i’d love to earn as much too given the chance

  7. My Fart Will Go On • December 15, 2007 @ 6:18 PM

    The only actor worth $35 million a picture is Zac Efron.

  8. Anonymous • December 16, 2007 @ 11:54 PM

    Big name actors are overpaid!?! When did this start happening LOL!

  9. Anonymous • December 17, 2007 @ 1:24 AM

    Excuse me, but half of the people that are getting these obscene salaries are ‘celebrities’ NOT actors. Most couldn’t act their way out of a paper bag!

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