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Natalie Portman is the most bankable star in Hollywood. This according to Forbes, which has come up with a clunky algorithm to determine which actors and actresses provide the biggest bang for their bucks.

Portman finished ahead of franchise fixtures Kristen Stewart, Shia Labeouf, Robert Pattinson and Daniel Radcliffe. Per Forbes, the "Black Swan" actress earns her employers $42.70 per each dollar paid. Here's how that figure was determined:

We looked at the last three films each actor starred in over the last three years that opened in more than 2,000 theaters, calculating the return on investment for the studios who pay his (or her) salary. We didn’t count movies where the actor was in a supporting or large ensemble role and we didn’t count animated movies. The actors who score well on this list tend to have small paydays and star in highly profitable movies.

As Forbes notes, that means "Thor, »


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