Matt Damon is Hollywood’s most profitable actor – and Jennifer Aniston is top actress

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Matt Damon is Hollywood’s best investment, says

For every pound he was paid for his last three roles, Damon brought in $29 million of gross income, the site calculated.

That put the 36-year-old ‘Bourne’ star atop a Forbes list of 22 film heavyweights, ranked by the same financial formula. The ‘Ultimate Star Payback’ list.

The first two ‘Bourne’ movies grossed an estimated $850 million at the box office and in DVD sales, Forbes said.

The third installment, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ opened last weekend and brought in $70 million at the U.S. box office. It was the biggest August film opening ever in the States.

Brad Pitt took second place on the list, with a gross income return of $24 millionof his pay, and Vince Vaughn tied with Johnny Depp for third with $21.

Pitt’s ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, is the most profitable actress with a gross income return of$17 million.

Pitt’s companion, Angelina Jolie, ranked sixth with $15 million.

“The biggest stars in Hollywood are not the actors that deliver the biggest returns,” Forbes senior editor Michael Ozanian said.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at 1:13pm
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August 7th, 2007 at 1:37 pm

How can Aniston be “profitable”? She hasn’t made any uber-successfull movies or anything like that. Unless she gets huge residuals from Friends…

August 7th, 2007 at 1:47 pm

maniston blows…

August 7th, 2007 at 2:11 pm

you would think an industry that gets most of its business by advertising women’s sexuality…. would not still be paying them less than it pays men?? i’m not one to go preaching about the salary gap – especially when the lower end workers are still making millions. but it’s obvious that matt damon doesn’t work 11 million dollars’ worth harder than aniston. what gives, you know?

August 7th, 2007 at 2:25 pm

How can Vince Vaughn be tied with JOHNNY DEPP when those Pirates of the Caribbean movies grossed SO much? I don’t think Wedding Crashers even came close…

August 7th, 2007 at 2:35 pm

Jennifer looks like crap! ever since the divorce shes been going down hill. she needs a “i just got divorce” make over. shes a beautiful woman but those shoes look like 90’s shoes.

August 7th, 2007 at 3:42 pm

why all the hating? not a huge fan of aniston but i think she looks killer in that dress (although i agree with kiddo that those shoes have to go).

August 7th, 2007 at 6:41 pm

With all her money.. you think she would get a nose job worth talking about. Sorry, not an Aniston fan. She’s over rated.

August 7th, 2007 at 8:59 pm

I agree with Lulu and …
Jennifer Aniston doesn’t seen to be doing much. And Johnny Depp should definitely be making a whole lot more money!

June 11th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I read similar article also named s most profitable actor – and Jennifer Aniston is top actress, and it was completely different. Personally, I agree with you more, because this article makes a little bit more sense for me

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