Yesterday, we reported the completely non-shocking news that Eddie Murphy has officially been named the most overpaid actor of 2012 by Forbes. And this isn't exactly a new trend for Murphy, who also came in second on the list of most overpaid actors of 2011. In fact, given his mostly abysmal track record since the late 1980s, we'd have to say that poor Eddie is now in the running for the most overpaid actors of all time.
Which got us thinking: Which actors out there deserved to get some of that money that went to Murphy instead? Who are the most underpaid actors of all time?
With that in mind, here's a quick run down of some people who really, really should have gotten paid a whole hell of a lot more than they did for these thankless movie roles:
Steve-O in 'Jackass 3-D'
Of course, you could probably nominate just about anyone from the "Jackass" franchise, but for our metaphorical money, Steve-O seems to always land the worst jobs out there, like the time in "Jackass 3-D" he was launched inside a special bungee port-o-potty. Considering how much money this movie made, there's no way he was paid enough for that stunt.
Divine in 'Pink Flamingos'
So, it's not often that you get to watch someone eat real dog s**t straight from the canine poop factory, but that's exactly what the star of "Pink Flamingos" famously did in the 1972 shock-fest. We've heard of movies with bad catering before, but this is really on a whole other level.
Dick Durock in 'Stand By Me'
Okay, so you know the famous barf-o-rama scene from "Stand By Me?" Well, Dick Durock played Bill Travis, the pie eating contestant who gets hit right in the face with five pies worth of used blueberries. That sets off a scene that still has us holding our sides, both from laughter and to keep from throwing up at the memory.
The Kids in the Toilet in 'Schindler's List'
It's one of the most acclaimed, moving and heart-wrenching movies of all time. And it also features a scene with a bunch of little kids burying themselves waste deep in sewage. No doubt child labor laws addressed this situation, but we think those kids deserved to get paid a lot more than scale for that sequence. Someone buy them a pony or something!
Ken Davitian in 'Borat'
God bless Ken Davitian for having the balls to run around completely naked in the movie's most memorable sequence. Or... we guess he does. It's actually kind of hard to tell from that sequence. But seriously, this guy should have gotten a major bonus check for agreeing to do that scene. We can't give him that, but we do give him serious props for courage.
Everyone in 'Human Centipede'
Seriously. No amount of money is worth this.