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Forbes Names Eddie Murphy Most Overpaid Actor

When Eddie Murphy first led Saturday Night Live for Hollywood, he was in the prime of his career with hit movies that will always be remembered as classics such as Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop. Unfortunately, Murphy’s career seems to have been on a bit of a downfall since then–which has helped him earn an accomplishment that most actors wouldn’t be proud of being honored with.

Murphy was recently named the top actor on Forbes list of most overpaid actors–which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering the type of movies he’s starred in over the last couple of years. Not only did he make a mistake by agreeing to star in a movie about miniature aliens in Meet Dave, but one of his most recent movies A Thousand Words may have been one of the most terrible movies of all time.

For an actor like Murphy to star in a movie about a guy who can only say 1,000 words until he dies has to be one of the most embarrassing things in the world and he should be ashamed for even thinking about starring in a movie like this. With the way his career has been over the years, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Murphy agreed to do a few more terrible movies and end up in the top spot once again in 2013.

Congratulations Mr. Murphy on taking home these honors–it’s a shame all of your movies can’t see the type of success seen from the Shrek franchise.