The question asks if they are overpaid? But "overpaid" is completely subjective. What I believe is "overpaid" and what someone else might believe is "overpaid" are too different things. I do believe that they are overpaid, and I express that belief by not going to theaters which finance their movies and their high paychecks. I also avoid buying anything of their special merchandise whenever possible.
However this is a double edged sword, as by not going to their movies, I am not just impacting their pay, but the pay of everyone else that worked on the film, many of whom are not likely overpaid and are probably underpaid. By voting with my dollar, I have no choice but to either hurt all or help all. This allows them to successfully leech off my desire to help others.
Hollywood actors are massively overpaid.Just because the mainstream us citizzien is willing to watch crap movies or television shows.In the recent years good movies are getting less and less in Hollywood.It is just about making$.Thats it. The only actors that deserve their success are Jack Nicholson or Meryl Streep.Because they always deliver outstanding performances.Most actors of the newer generation can't act and therefore don't deserve the millions they make.
If an actor or actress stars in a movie, they should be paid for their job. If a film makes money, its stars should earn some of that money. And the bigger the box office success, the more money the stars, directors, producers, and pretty much people involved will make. And as for the money producers give them to star in their film, well that's just basic stuff. Say you're an electrician. This is a service you offer to the public. If you do this job well, you'll be paid well. Now I know that actors don't have to act well to make money, but they're doing their job, so who cares?
Personally, I think they are definitely not overpaid. Reasons are as follows: Firstly, most professional actors or actresses are trained so hard until they reach top of their professions. And they get picked and drafted from film company. They must be exceptional at acting so that they are given the chance to star in a movie. Secondly, just like other occupations, they have to work so hard from the bottom to top. And the number of actors who are commanded so called "telephone number salaries" is quite small, just soooooo small. Thirdly, their resources of their wages are so multiple. They can get huge sums of money from endorsement or sharing the box office of the movie. They really deserve every dime of what they have earned.
I do not think actors and actresses are overpaid as they have to put in a lot of time and effort into producing a movie. They have to act in many scenes and I think they deserve to be paid that amount as they have to work hard to create a popular movie.