When you think of big time actors in Hollywood… 2 names that don’t pop into your mind are Anna Hathaway and Shia LaBeouf. But they should.
Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s Best Actors for the Buck for the second year in a row, is LaBeouf. The survey analyzed which actors and actresses pull in the most money relative to their paychecks, and found that for every $1 the studios spent on LaBeouf, his films return about $81 of profit. This is in large part to the hugely successful Transformers franchise, but his other films do well also. If I’m his agent… this is a pretty good thing to take to movie execs next time your negotiating a contract.
Anne Hathaway took the second spot on the list, as the studios earned $64 for every dollar they spent on the Alice in Wonderland/Bride Wars star.
Rounding out the top 5:
Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Downey Jr. and Cate Blanchett.