Natalie Portman named most lucrative star in Hollywood
Star tops films list of best actors for the buck with her movies raking in $42.70 for every dollar she is paid
Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.
Thursday 27 December 2012
Natalie Portman could be in great demand following her break from acting after it emerged she is the star who provides the Hollywood studios the biggest bang for their buck.
The star’s movies rake in $42.70 (£26.48) for every dollar she is paid, the highest of any of her peers according to research compiled by Forbes.
The figures, which compared box office grosses and budget to salary on, were compiled from her three most recent starring performances. The stand out film was Black Swan, which grossed $329m from a budget of $13m.
The survey, which ignored her supporting role in Thor, found that while Your Highness was a flop, No Strings Attached earned $150m with the filmmakers spending $25m.
Portman started acting at the age of 13 in Leon acted regularly until taking time off to be with her new-born son after Thor. She is now appearing in the latest movie from acclaimed director Terrence Malick.
Portman edged out Kristen Stewart, the star of the Twilight films, who returns $40.60 for every dollar she earns per movie.
Shia LaBeouf, the star of the Transformers franchise, is the third most bankable bringing in $35.80 on average. Stewart’s Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson is fourth, followed by Daniel Radcliffe.
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