You can bank on Vince
It’s Friday. It’s Reel News. It must be time for the latest stupid list.
To be fair, Forbes magazine’s annual attempt to assess which stars offer the best value for money is always fascinating. Observing the success of the indifferent Hancock, any idiot could identify Will Smith as the most bankable star, but he also costs a very great deal. It’s actually Vince Vaughn who proves to be the best value in Hollywood – for every dollar invested, he brings in $14.73.
Elsewhere, the list is somewhat compromised by the fact that actors such as Julia Roberts (third place) and Brad Pitt (fourth) took pay cuts to appear in Ocean’s 13. More interesting is the inclusion of Tobey Maguire at number two, Naomi Watts at number five and – good for her – the likeable, resilient Jennifer Aniston in eighth place.