Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart Top Forbes' Most Bankable Actors List

Entertainment Dec. 27, 2012 AT 4:00PM
Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Natalie Portman is a worthy investment.

Forbes has released its annual Best Actors for the Buck list, naming Portman as the most bankable star in Hollywood.

The Academy Award winner, 31, returns $42.70 for every dollar she's paid thanks to the success of films like Black Swan, which earned a whopping $329 million at the box office. The other films included in her tally were No Strings Attached and Your Highness.

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To calculate the list, Forbes examined each actor's last three movies that opened in more than 2,000 theaters. The magazine did not include films featuring the actors in supporting roles, which is why the superhero blockbuster Thor was not tallied in Portman's total.

Thanks in large part to the massively successful Twilight saga, Kristen Stewart -- who also happened to top Forbes' Highest-Paid Actresses list with $34.5 million in one year -- is hot on Portman's heels with an average return of $40.60 for every dollar paid. Shia LaBeouf placed third, returning $35.80 for every dollar he's paid.

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The rest of the list includes Robert Pattinson, (No. 4, $31.70 returned for every $1 paid), Daniel Radcliffe (No. 5, $30.50 returned for every $1 paid), Taylor Lautner (No. 6, $29.50 returned for every $1 paid), Bradley Cooper (No. 7, $25 returned for every $1 paid), Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson (No. 8, $22.70 returned for every $1 paid), Amy Adams (No. 9, $22.60 returned for every $1 paid) and Kevin James (No. 10, $22.40 returned for every $1 paid).

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Comparatively, Eddie Murphy was recently named Forbes' Most Overpaid Actor, returning just $2.30 for every $1 he gets paid. Katherine Heigl placed second, returning $3.40 for every $1 paid, while Reese Witherspoon came in third with $3.90 returned for every $1 paid.

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