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Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe Named Most Overpaid Stars

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Dec 13, 2007 | 7:39am EST

Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe have been named as Hollywood's most overpaid stars--as their movies often fail to make a profit.

The list of actors whose paychecks fail to reflect their box office performance was compiled by Forbes magazine and names Kidman and Crowe as the least deserving of their massive salaries.

Oscar winner Kidman was paid an estimated $15 million for her role in this month's The Golden Compass. The film was reportedly made on a budget of $200 million but only grossed $26 million during its first week of release. 

American Gangster star Crowe was named the worst earner on the list, with films including Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Cinderella Man only earning the studios $5 for every $1 of Crowe's salary.

Other stars who posted disappointing bankable returns included Jim CarreyWill Ferrell and Adam Sandler.

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