Ranked the most overpaid actor for two years is not bad, says Will Ferrell. He is proud that Forbes magazine recently put him first in that category.
The actor can happily joke about his ranking with his animated movie Megamind raking in mega-millions and topping the box office for a second week in a row.
In an interview to the People magazine the actor quipped that being overpaid was his life's ambition. He said, “ Isn't that the whole point? I mean, aren't we all striving to be overpaid?
He added that he was living every American’s dream; that of being overpaid and over-compensated.
According to the Forbes report Ferrell took home about $15 million per movie which meant that for every $1 Ferrrell was paid last year his films returned $3 or so. Will Ferrell starred in last year’s flop Land of the lost which had a budget of nearly 100 million but only earned a return of $69 million.
Ferrell will next star with Gael García Bernal in Casa de mi padre, which is scheduled to be released in 2011.