10 highly paid comedy stars who haven’t been funny in years
Even claiming that Daddy Day Care in 2003 was Murphy’s last genuinely funny movie is generous. He lost it way before, it’s just hard to pinpoint exactly when and where. It’s pretty clear that he made his $85M net worth before the twenty-first century began.
This might be the worst on the list. Back in 1994, Carrey made $7M for making the hit comedy Dumb & Dumber. Since then he’s done tons of movies such as Bruce Almighty, Yes Man and even a sequel titled Dumb and Dumber To, but none have quite lived up to his original role as Lloyd Christmas.
Despite being used in all of the Despicable Me films and starring in the hit show The Office, the last seriously funny movie Steve Carell was in was The 40-Year-Old Virgin in 2005, which was ironically a huge break-out role into film. With most of his acting career featured on television, his net worth is an estimated $50M.
In 2005, Owen Wilson starred with his better half, Vince Vaughn, in Wedding Crashers. Since then he’s starred in mediocre comedies dealing with spending nights at the museum and the family dog dying. Wait, did they actually put Marley & Me into the comedy genre? That’s almost as disturbing as his estimated $40M net worth.
Lawrence starred in his own hit comedy television series titled Martin. A few years into that, he stood alongside his partner Will Smith to create the hilarious Bad Boys in 1995. After the Bad Boys hype and Martin had ended, Lawrence started to get typecast as the old man who told a lot of jokes, which is actually as boring as it sounds if you’ve ever watched Death At A Funeral. As of 2015, Lawrence’s net worth is at an estimated $110M.