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After a string of flops such as Imagine That, A Thousand Words and Meet Dave, Eddie Murphy has found himself in the unenviable position of being named 'Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor', topping Forbes magazine's list of low-to-no-value-for-money A-listers.

The magazine has gathered box office data for the last three non-animation movies for each actor over the previous three years and divided this by their upfront and backend fees to calculate a "return on investment" number, which shows how much a studio earns for each dollar invested.

According to this formula, Murphy has made $2.30 for every $1 he's been paid - in fairness, that's still a pretty healthy profit, and probably goes some way to explaining how Murphy is still finding work, despite the fact he's only made a couple of decent films since his heyday in the 1980s.

Here's the top ten in full...

1. Eddie Murphy - $2.30

2. Katherine Heigl - $3.40

3. Reese Witherspoon »

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