Adam Sandler was one of the kings of the ’90s. Not only did he have a very successful run on “Saturday Night Live”–where he was a golden god in an era that included David Spade, Julia Sweeney and Chris Farley–he also starred in some of the most quotable films of that time (“Did the penguin tell you to do this?”) and had a successful side career as a comic musician.
But these days, the luster seems to be fading from Sandler’s films; although “Grown Ups” was a success, “Jack and Jill” and “That’s My Boy” were considered flops. Sadly, Forbes Magazine says that for every dollar Sandler makes, he pulls in just $3.40 at the box office. For that reason, he is the number one overpaid actor of the year.
But he’s in good company; the magazine had several other actors they consider to be asking for too much when it comes to their work; Katherine Heigl, Reese Witherspoon, Nicholas Cage, Kevin James, Denzel Washington, Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, and Ryan Reynolds finish up the top ten list.
Sandler was also on last year’s list, though Eddie Murphy beat him to the number one spot; Reese Witherspoon and Katherine Heigl were on it, as well.