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Women Out Earn The Men In Forbes List Of Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck Led By Emma Stone

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 3, 2014 at 10:07AM

While Hollywood's current formula is focused on the lucrative model of making sequels and reboots, the always difficult to decipher question is figuring who to lead these valuable properties. And while the industry continues to present more complex, interesting leading opportunities to men (particularly when it comes to blockbusters), it might be time to change their thinking.
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While Hollywood's current formula is focused on the lucrative model of making sequels and reboots, the always difficult to decipher question is figuring who will lead these valuable properties. While the industry continues to present more complex, interesting leading opportunities to men (particularly when it comes to blockbusters), it might be time to change their thinking.

Forbes has dropped their list of Best Actors For The Buck and the top four slots are dominated by women, who make up half of the total list. Yep, according to their stats, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portman offer the best return on investment for the moviemakers, even if the number crunching doesn't quite add up.

The financial make came up with the figures by averaging box office returns the the actor's last three films, including DVD sales data and then running it against their salary. But let's face it, no one is viewing Taylor Lautner as a bankable investment, he was just lucky enough to be in the "Twilight" movies and have a bit role in "Grown Ups 2." But as a loose window into smart choices and savvy casting that has paid off, it's interesting stuff.

Check the top ten below. The figure beside each name refers the return per dollar spent on salary.

Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck
1. Emma Stone $80.70
2. Mila Kunis $68.70
3. Jennifer Lawrence $68.60
4. Natalie Portman $31.30
5. Dwayne Johnson $31.10
6. Daniel Craig $25.60
7. Russell Crowe $25.60
8. Kristen Stewart $25
9. Robert Pattinson $23.50
10. Taylor Lautner $21.40

This article is related to: Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Daniel Craig, Russell Crowe, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner


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