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Like it or not, Shia LaBeouf is the most bang for the studios' buck

09.01.2010

It seems like Shia LaBeouf is popping up in everything nowadays, and it appears there's a reason from that, other than his boyish good looks.

According to Forbes, LaBeouf tops the annual list of actors who are the "best value" for the money for studios, meaning $1 in salary for them equates to X amount of dollars in box office revenue. LaBeoufs return is a massive $81 per dollar, putting him high above even #2 on the list, Anne Hathaway at $64. Here's the full rundown:

1. Shia LaBeouf: $81

2. Anne Hathaway: $64

3. Daniel Radcliffe: $61

4. Robert Downey Jr.: $33

5. Cate Blanchett: $27

6. Jennifer Aniston: $21

7. Meryl Streep: $21

8. Johnny Depp: $18

9. Nicolas Cage: $17

10 Sarah Jessica Parker: $17

It's a pretty interesting list, full of both the young and upcoming who don't demand too much of a salary yet, and veteran A-listers who know to take a salary cut if it means keep costs down on a film. LaBeouf at the top is not surprise considering two TRANSFORMERS movies, INDY 4 and even the surprise hit DISTURBIA. He'll likely start billing more for his services after this, as you'll recall someone like Will Smith topping this list in years past, but now he demands more money than anyone because of it.

Who do you think the biggest surprise is here?

Extra Tidbit: Even with DEVIL WEARS PRADA and ALICE IN WONDERLAND, I'm still surprised Hathaway is that high. She must be quite the bargain.
Source: Forbes

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