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Eddie Murphy is Hollywood's 'most overpaid actor'

Eddie Murphy is the most 'overpaid actor' in Hollywood. Credit: Anthony Harvey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Actor Eddie Murphy has been confirmed as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, according to US business magazine Forbes.

The publication compared how much a celebrity was paid compared to what a film actually made in ticket sales.

It calculated that for every dollar he was paid in his last three films, the movies returned an average of just $2.30.

Find out who came second and third on the NBC News website.