Shia LaBeouf Named Most Valuable Actor for Second Year in a Row

Shia LaBeouf stars in 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

When it comes to which actors and actresses offer the most bang for the buck, Shia LaBeouf, star of the upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, has once again found himself at the top of Forbes annual list, which takes a look at the top 36 earners in Hollywood who've made at least three wide-release films in the past five years to see which ones offer the greatest return on the studio's investment.

Thanks to hits like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($787 million worldwide) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($836 million worldwide), LaBeouf is number one for the second year in a row. According to Forbes, they estimate that for every one dollar LaBeouf earns, the movie in which he stars in makes $81 in profit. Of course it also doesn't hurt that the kid seems to star in one blockbuster after another; he's real choosy about his movies and seems to be taking a Leonardo DiCaprio approach to acting where he'll only work with high-caliber directors (Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Oliver Stone, etc…).
 
As far as actresses go, Anne Hathaway topped the list thanks to Alice in Wonderland earning $1 billion at the box office, and, to a lesser extent, the $115 million Bride Wars made. Other folks on the list include Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Downey Jr., Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker.
 
Would you see any movie that these folks put out, or do you feel like this list in no way dictates how valuable these folks are to the moviegoing audience?
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