Chris Evans is Named Hollywood's Best Value Actor of the Year

Posted 2016/12/14 6979 0

Captain America star Chris Evans has been named Hollywood's best value actor. According to Forbes's annual list, the big-screen action hero doesn't just possess box-office appeal, he is also a sound investment.


The 35-year-old brought in $US135.80 ($181) for every $1 ($1.33) he got paid this year, thanks largely to his Marvel blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, which earned $1.15 billion at the global box office, the highest-grossing film of the year.

Evans also topped Forbes' 'Best Value' list in 2015. Unfortunately for Hollywood, he announced his retirement from acting in 2014, saying he'll focus on directing once his Marvel contract runs out (he has one more Cap appearance to go).

Evans was followed closely by another popular Chris Pratt. The “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor brought studios a return of $125.40 for every dollar he was paid.

Scarlett Johansson, who came in at no. 3, was the best value actress on the list, bringing in $88.60 for every dollar paid thanks to “Lucy” and Marvel movies. Other stars on the biggest bang for the buck list included Mila Kunis, Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lawrence.


See the full ‘Best Actors For The Buck’ for 2016 list below.

Chris Evans – $135.80 for every $1 paid

Chris Pratt – $125.40 for every $1 paid

Scarlett Johansson – $88.60 for every $1 paid

Mila Kunis – $49.50 for every $1 paid

Vin Diesel – $32 for every $1 paid

Jennifer Aniston – $27.80 for every $1 paid

Ben Affleck – $20.10 for every $1 paid

Robert Downey Jr – $18.40 for every $1 paid

Matt Damon and Jennifer Lawrence – $17.70 for every $1 paid


To compile our rundown of Hollywood’s Best Actors For The Buck, Forbes used earnings estimates from their Celebrity 100 list. They looked at the last three films each actor starred in before June 2016 (the end of their Celebrity 100 scoring period). They did not include animated films, movies where the actor appeared in a very small role, or movies that were released on fewer than 2,000 screens.

Earlier in December, Johnny Depp was crowned Hollywood's most overpaid actor for the second year thanks to his putative return. Forbes calculated that the Alice Through the Looking Glass star returned only $2.80 (£2.20) at the box office for every $1 (78p) he was paid for the last three films he made before June.