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Former Child Stars Top Forbes' 'Most-Bankable' List

December 08, 2011

"Twilight" stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have been ranked at #1 and #3, respectively, on Forbes' list of the top ten most-bankable actors in Hollywood, joining stars from other recent blockbuster franchises including Shia LaBeuof ("Transformers"), Johnny Depp ("Pirates of the Caribbean"), Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter") and Robert Downey, Jr. ("Iron Man"). 

The top ten were culled from a list of the 40 highest-paid actors in Hollywood who have starred in at least three wide-release non-animated movies in the last five years. The total operating costs of each actor's last three films (released prior to May 1, 2011) were then divided by each actor's total compensation for said films (including back-end) to come up with a "return-on-investment" amount for each dollar they were paid. Based on that formula Stewart easily topped the list, with her last three films ("Eclipse", "New Moon" and "Adventureland") boasting a $55.83 average return for every dollar she received in compensation. Read More