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The Numbers Bankability Index™

The Numbers Bankability Index estimates how much someone adds in value to the film industry each year based on analysis of the Hollywood Creative Graph™, a network of over 100,000 people with over 4 million connections that represent all the films they have worked on together. By using an analytical technique called graph analysis, the Bankability Index measures the influence of each person in the Hollywood Creative Graph, which we translate below into an estimate of the annual value added by the 35 biggest players in the industry today. In simple terms, if the film business returned to the studio system that existed in the 1950s, this is how much we would pay everyone each year.

The Numbers Bankability Index Top 250

The complete top 250 people, ranked by worldwide and domestic box office, and by the value they bring to each movie. See our Top 250 Edition page for more details and to manage your subscription.

This chart is based on the worldwide box office earnings for every film a person has worked on, adjusted to reflect their performance over roughly the past decade. It is therefore a reflection of the most consistent performers over time. We have other versions of the Index that reflect more recent performance at the box office. Please contact us research@the-numbers.com for more details.

Does the Index suggest that people are overpaid?

Not exactly. The fundamental goal behind building The Numbers Bankability Index is to assess the value someone would bring to an average non-franchise film — regardless of whether they are in a lead role, or even an acting role. It looks at the value each person brings to a film as part of a team.

This is different from deciding how much they should be paid for a specific role, particularly in established franchises. Johnny Depp, for example, is measured as being worth about $7 million to an average movie (like, for example, The Rum Diary), but is clearly worth far more playing Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. Our Under the Covers article shows how we go about assessing the value of Johnny Depp playing Jack Sparrow.

The system can be applied to any segment of the movie industry: domestic box office, indie films, specific genres and budget ranges, and to individual film projects. For example, we can provide an analysis of the technical people who have the most success in a particular budget range, the "hot" actors and actresses who have been driving domestic box office results over the past 3 years, or screenwriters who specialize in a particular genre. The list is virtually limitless, and we will be happy to discuss the specifics of your project and see how we can help. For more information, see

- Introducing The Numbers Bankability Index
- Analysis: The Numbers Bankability Index Under the Covers
- Bankability Index Top 250 Edition
- Analysis: DiCaprio and Lasseter Big Gainers in February Bankability Index
- Analysis: Sandra Bullock is Hollywood's Top Actress

In the Press:
- CNBC: Why Brad Pitt is 11% of “The Big Short”
- USA Today
- Variety
- TIME

For more information, email us at research@the-numbers.com.

Bankability Index for December, 2015

  1
Steven Spielberg
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 44 films, with $12,172,934,908 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jurassic World (Executive Producer), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Executive Producer), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Executive Producer), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Director), Transformers: Age of Extinction (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Famous Director (Austin Powers in Goldmember), Popcorn-Eating Man (The Lost World: Jurassic Park), Himself (Paul), Man in electric wheelchair (Gremlins), Cook County Clerk (The Blues Brothers)
Most productive collaborators: Kathleen Kennedy, Tom Cruise, John Williams, Tom Hanks, Michael Kahn
Born: December 18th, 1946 (69 years old)

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$29,479,903

3.0 movies/year
$9,826,634/movie
+0.26% from last month

 
  2
Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 51 films, with $11,863,742,819 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Nick Fury (The Avengers), Nick Fury (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Nick Fury (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Nick Fury (Iron Man 2), Mace Windu (Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Eve's Bayou (Producer), The Caveman's Valentine (Executive Producer), The Samaritan (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Colin Firth, Matthew Vaughn, Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Joss Whedon
Born: December 21st, 1948 (67 years old)

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$24,478,226

4.8 movies/year
$5,099,630/movie
+0.30% from last month

 
  3
Adam Sandler
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $2,970,920,610 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #66)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Count Dracula (Hotel Transylvania 2), Dracula (Hotel Transylvania), Lenny Feder (Grown Ups), Leonard (Grown Ups 2), Paul Crew (The Longest Yard)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Hotel Transylvania 2 (Screenwriter), Grown Ups (Screenwriter), Grown Ups (Producer), Grown Ups 2 (Producer), Grown Ups 2 (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Dennis Dugan, Jack Giarraputo, Kevin James, Tim Herlihy, Allen Covert
Born: September 9th, 1966 (49 years old)

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$23,852,763

2.6 movies/year
$9,174,140/movie
+0.28% from last month

 
  4
Johnny Depp
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $7,257,879,987 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland), Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Lone Ranger (Executive Producer), Dark Shadows (Producer), Hugo (Producer), The Rum Diary (Producer), Mortdecai (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Burton, Gore Verbinski, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Linda Woolverton
Born: June 9th, 1963 (53 years old)

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$23,219,672

3.1 movies/year
$7,490,217/movie
-0.00% from last month

 
  5
Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $7,138,086,180 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol), Ray Ferier (War of the Worlds), Famous Austin Powers (Austin Powers in Goldmember), Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible 2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Producer), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (Producer), Mission: Impossible 2 (Producer), Mission: Impossible III (Producer), Jack Reacher (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Christopher McQuarrie, Steven Spielberg, Paula Wagner, Doug Liman, Joseph Kosinski
Born: July 3rd, 1962 (54 years old)

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$23,050,539

1.6 movies/year
$14,406,587/movie
+0.17% from last month

 
  6
Brad Pitt
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $4,446,878,082 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #26)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Gerry Lane (World War Z), John Smith (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Metro Man (Megamind), Benjamin Button (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Lt. Aldo Raine (Inglourious Basterds)
Best-Known Technical Roles: World War Z (Producer), The Departed (Producer), Fury (Executive Producer), The Big Short (Producer), Eat Pray Love (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Marc Forster, Mireille Enos, Matthew Michael Carnahan, James Badge Dale, Drew Goodard
Born: December 18th, 1963 (52 years old)

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$23,030,627

2.7 movies/year
$8,529,862/movie
+0.33% from last month

 
  7
Hans Zimmer
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 93 films, with $26,231,787,506 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Dark Knight (Composer), The Dark Knight Rises (Composer), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Composer), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Composer), Man of Steel (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Michael Caine, Lee Smith, Thomas Tull
Born: September 12th, 1957 (58 years old)

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$22,516,511

4.3 movies/year
$5,236,398/movie
-0.03% from last month

 
  8
Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 39 films, with $8,580,965,733 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Woody (Toy Story 3), Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump), The Conductor/Hero Boy/Father/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus (The Polar Express), Chuck Noland (Cast Away)
Best-Known Technical Roles: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Producer), Cast Away (Producer), The Polar Express (Executive Producer), Mamma Mia! (Executive Producer), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Gary Goetzman, Akiva Goldsman
Born: July 9th, 1956 (60 years old)

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$22,460,872

2.7 movies/year
$8,318,841/movie
+0.22% from last month

 
  9
Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 37 films, with $17,722,100,263 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Avengers (Story Creator), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Executive Producer), Captain America: Civil War (Executive Producer), Iron Man 3 (Executive Producer), Deadpool (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fed-Ex Driver (Captain America: Civil War), (Iron Man 3), Strip Club DJ (Deadpool), Himself (The Avengers)
Most productive collaborators: Kevin Feige, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso
Born: December 28th, 1922 (93 years old)

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$21,118,856

2.7 movies/year
$7,821,799/movie
-0.01% from last month

 
10
Thomas Tull
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $10,272,969,273 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #8)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jurassic World (Executive Producer), The Dark Knight Rises (Executive Producer), Man of Steel (Executive Producer), Inception (Executive Producer), The Hangover Part II (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Jon Jashni, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo Del Toro, Charlie Hunnam, Emma Thomas
Born: 1970

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$20,629,705

3.7 movies/year
$5,575,596/movie
+1.42% from last month

 
11
Bruce Berman
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 79 films, with $14,202,064,945 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: American Sniper (Executive Producer), The Lego Movie (Executive Producer), I am Legend (Executive Producer), The Matrix Reloaded (Executive Producer), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp, Dana Goldberg, Steven Mnuchin
Born: April 25th, 1952 (64 years old)

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$20,527,386

4.4 movies/year
$4,665,315/movie
+1.01% from last month

 
12
John Lasseter
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $13,823,724,254 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Finding Dory (Executive Producer), Frozen (Executive Producer), Inside Out (Executive Producer), Zootopia (Executive Producer), Toy Story 3 (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story)
Most productive collaborators: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Jennifer Lee, Tom MacDougall
Born: January 12th, 1957 (59 years old)

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$20,472,877

2.3 movies/year
$8,901,251/movie
+2.23% from last month
+3 places from last month

 
13
Leonardo DiCaprio
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $6,411,448,888 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #9)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jack Dawson (Titanic), Cobb (Inception), Hugh Glass (The Revenant), Calvin Candie (Django Unchained), Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Wolf of Wall Street (Producer), The Ides of March (Executive Producer), Red Riding Hood (Producer), Runner Runner (Producer), Out of the Furnace (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kate Winslet
Born: November 11th, 1974 (41 years old)

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$20,153,029

2.6 movies/year
$7,751,165/movie
+0.40% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
14
Morgan Freeman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $2,390,976,031 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #79)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Lucius Fox (The Dark Knight Rises), Lucius Fox (The Dark Knight), Vitruvius (The Lego Movie), God (Bruce Almighty), Narrator (War of the Worlds)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Along Came a Spider (Executive Producer), Invictus (Executive Producer), 5 Flights Up (Executive Producer), Bopha! (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Luc Besson, Scarlett Johansson, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Choi Min-sik
Born: June 1st, 1937 (79 years old)

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$20,135,197

3.5 movies/year
$5,752,913/movie
-0.09% from last month
-2 places from last month

 
15
Harvey Weinstein
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 218 films, with $13,106,899,885 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Executive Producer), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Executive Producer), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Executive Producer), Django Unchained (Executive Producer), Silver Linings Playbook (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Sam Rizzo (An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn)
Most productive collaborators: Bob Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz, Elijah Wood, Leonardo DiCaprio
Born: March 19th, 1952 (64 years old)

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$19,366,284

9.9 movies/year
$1,956,190/movie
+0.58% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
16
Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films, with $8,371,933,025 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Tony Stark/Iron Man (The Avengers), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Captain America: Civil War), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Iron Man 3), Tony Stark (Iron Man 2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Judge (Executive Producer), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (Co-Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Joss Whedon, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth
Born: April 4th, 1965 (51 years old)

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$19,214,548

2.4 movies/year
$8,006,062/movie
-0.10% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
17
Bradley Cooper
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $3,401,810,782 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #55)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Chris Kyle (American Sniper), Rocket (Guardians of the Galaxy), Phil (The Hangover Part II), Phil (The Hangover), Richie Dimaso (American Hustle)
Best-Known Technical Roles: American Sniper (Producer), American Hustle (Executive Producer), Silver Linings Playbook (Executive Producer), Limitless (Executive Producer), War Dogs (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Clint Eastwood, Sienna Miller, Todd Phillips, Luke Grimes, Robert Lorenz
Born: January 5th, 1975 (41 years old)

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$19,070,534

2.9 movies/year
$6,576,046/movie
+0.02% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
18
Matt Damon
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films, with $5,172,508,246 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #15)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Mark Watney (The Martian), Dr. Mann (Interstellar), Jason Bourne (Jason Bourne), Jason Bourne (The Bourne Ultimatum), Texas Ranger La Boeuf (True Grit)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jason Bourne (Screenwriter), Jason Bourne (Producer), Good Will Hunting (Screenwriter), Good Will Hunting (Story Creator), Promised Land (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: George Clooney, Neill Blomkamp, Steven Soderbergh, Jodie Foster, Bill Block
Born: October 8th, 1970 (45 years old)

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$18,355,521

3.1 movies/year
$5,921,136/movie
+0.32% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
19
Will Smith
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $5,930,637,241 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #11)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Deadshot (Suicide Squad), Robert Neville (I am Legend), John Hancock (Hancock), Agent J (Men in Black 3), Captain Steven Hiller (Independence Day)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Hancock (Producer), Hitch (Producer), The Pursuit of Happyness (Producer), Annie (Producer), I, Robot (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: James Lassiter, Akiva Goldsman, Peter Berg, Charlize Theron, Jaden Smith
Born: September 25th, 1968 (47 years old)

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$17,934,492

1.6 movies/year
$11,209,058/movie
-0.30% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
20
Angelina Jolie Pitt
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $3,106,040,089 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #61)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Maleficent (Maleficent), Tigress (Kung Fu Panda), Tigress (Kung Fu Panda 3), Tigress (Kung Fu Panda 2), Jane Smith (Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Maleficent (Executive Producer), Unbroken (Director), Unbroken (Producer), By the Sea (Director), By the Sea (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Robert Stromberg, Sharlto Copley, Linda Woolverton, Elle Fanning, Joe Roth
Born: June 4th, 1975 (41 years old)

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$17,688,211

2.1 movies/year
$8,422,958/movie
+0.20% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
21
Sandra Bullock
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $5,100,738,537 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Scarlet Overkill (Minions), Ryan Stone (Gravity), Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side), Ashbum (The Heat), Margaret Tate (The Proposal)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Proposal (Executive Producer), Miss Congeniality (Producer), Two Weeks Notice (Producer), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (Producer), Hope Floats (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell, Kyle Balda, Alfonso Cuarón, Jon Hamm
Born: July 26th, 1964 (52 years old)

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$17,269,066

1.2 movies/year
$14,390,888/movie
-0.03% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
22
Kevin Feige
Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $10,229,011,446 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Avengers (Producer), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Producer), Captain America: Civil War (Producer), Iron Man 3 (Producer), Guardians of the Galaxy (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Chris Hemsworth, Victoria Alonso, Robert Downey, Jr.
Born: June 2nd, 1973 (43 years old)

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$16,974,227

2.0 movies/year
$8,487,114/movie
+0.04% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
23
Mark Wahlberg
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $2,867,206,056 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #68)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Cade Yeager (Transformers: Age of Extinction), John Bennett (Ted), Dusty (Daddy’s Home), Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor), Terry Hoitz (The Other Guys)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Lone Survivor (Producer), The Fighter (Producer), Contraband (Producer), Prisoners (Executive Producer), Entourage (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis, Michael Bay, Alec Sulkin, Baltasar Kormakur
Born: June 5th, 1971 (45 years old)

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$16,932,873

3.0 movies/year
$5,644,291/movie
+0.09% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
24
James Newton Howard
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 110 films, with $16,396,506,648 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Dark Knight (Composer), The Hunger Games (Composer), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Composer), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Composer), Maleficent (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Angelina Jolie-Pitt, M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer, Joe Roth, Palak Patel
Born: June 9th, 1951 (65 years old)

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$16,653,820

3.5 movies/year
$4,758,234/movie
+1.77% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
25
George Clooney
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $3,396,877,422 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #56)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Matt Kowalski (Gravity), Frank (Tomorrowland), Danny Ocean (Ocean's Eleven), Captain Billy Tyne (The Perfect Storm), Danny Ocean (Ocean's Thirteen)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Argo (Producer), The Monuments Men (Director), The Monuments Men (Producer), The Monuments Men (Screenwriter), Money Monster (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Sandra Bullock, Alfonso Cuarón, Matt Damon, Grant Heslov, Steven Soderbergh
Born: May 6th, 1961 (55 years old)

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$16,634,634

2.4 movies/year
$6,931,098/movie
-0.14% from last month

 
26
Liam Neeson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $5,189,744,230 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #14)
Best-Known Acting Roles: (The Dark Knight Rises), Bad Cop/Good Cop (The Lego Movie), Qui-Gon Jinn (Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace), Zeus (Clash of the Titans), Henri Ducard (Batman Begins)
Most productive collaborators: Jaume Collet-Serra, Sam Worthington, Louis Leterrier, Joe Carnahan, Ralph Fiennes
Born: June 7th, 1952 (64 years old)

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$16,272,517

4.2 movies/year
$3,874,409/movie
-0.04% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
27
Robert De Niro
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 63 films, with $4,136,175,468 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #30)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jack Byrnes (Meet the Fockers), Jack Byrnes (Little Fockers), Pat Sr. (Silver Linings Playbook), Don Lino (Shark Tale), Jack Byrnes (Meet the Parents)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Meet the Fockers (Producer), Little Fockers (Producer), Meet the Parents (Producer), The Good Shepherd (Director), The Good Shepherd (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Bradley Cooper, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Meyers, Jay Roach, Ben Stiller
Born: Notice: Use of undefined constant born_day - assumed 'born_day' in /var/www/vhosts/the-numbers.com/httpdocs/live/cont/person-bio.inc on line 378 August 17th, 1943 (72 years old)

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$16,218,430

3.7 movies/year
$4,383,359/movie
-0.21% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
28
Denzel Washington
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 40 films, with $3,778,922,154 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #42)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Tobin Frost (Safe House), Robert McCall (The Equalizer), Frank Lucas (American Gangster), Captain William Whitaker (Flight), Eli (The Book of Eli)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Safe House (Executive Producer), The Equalizer (Producer), The Book of Eli (Producer), The Great Debaters (Director), Antwone Fisher (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Tony Scott, Antoine Fuqua, Daniel Espinosa, Todd Black, Marton Csokas
Born: December 28th, 1954 (61 years old)

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$16,085,415

1.4 movies/year
$11,489,582/movie
-0.10% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
29
Danny Elfman
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 86 films, with $14,783,717,908 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Additional Music), Alice in Wonderland (Composer), Spider-Man 3 (Song Writer), Spider-Man (Composer), Oz the Great and Powerful (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Chris Lebenzon, Joe Roth
Born: May 29th, 1963 (53 years old)

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$15,940,358

3.0 movies/year
$5,313,453/movie
+0.11% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
30
Kathleen Kennedy
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $5,231,344,022 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Producer), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Executive Producer), Lincoln (Producer), War of the Worlds (Producer), The Sixth Sense (Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Herself (Contact)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Michael Kahn, John Williams, Gerald R. Molen
Born: June 5th, 1953 (63 years old)

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$15,914,258

1.7 movies/year
$9,361,328/movie
-0.25% from last month

 
31
Helena Bonham Carter
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,336,544,646 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #153)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II), Red Queen (Alice in Wonderland), Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Mia Wasikowska, Linda Woolverton, Anne Hathaway
Born: May 26th, 1966 (50 years old)

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$15,869,943

2.1 movies/year
$7,557,116/movie
+0.00% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
32
Steve Carell
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $4,244,613,690 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #28)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Young Gru (Minions), Gru (Despicable Me 2), Gru (Despicable Me), Evan Baxter (Bruce Almighty), Brick Tamland (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Get Smart (Executive Producer), Crazy, Stupid, Love (Producer), The 40 Year-old Virgin (Screenwriter), The 40 Year-old Virgin (Executive Producer), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Meledandri
Born: Notice: Use of undefined constant born_day - assumed 'born_day' in /var/www/vhosts/the-numbers.com/httpdocs/live/cont/person-bio.inc on line 378 August 16th, 1962 (53 years old)

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$15,860,210

2.3 movies/year
$6,895,743/movie
+1.02% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
33
Hugh Jackman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $4,918,161,575 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #21)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Logan / Wolverine (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Logan/Wolverine (X-Men: The Last Stand), Logan / Wolverine (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), Memphis (Happy Feet)
Best-Known Technical Roles: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Angela Morrison, Gavin Hood, Lauren Shuler Donner, Russell Crowe, Liza Chasin
Born: October 12th, 1968 (47 years old)

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$15,254,535

2.6 movies/year
$5,867,129/movie
+0.05% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
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Ridley Scott
Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $3,232,605,326 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #46)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Martian (Director), The Martian (Producer), Prometheus (Director), Prometheus (Producer), Gladiator (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Russell Crowe, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Jon Spaihts
Born: November 30th, 1937 (78 years old)

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$15,162,272

3.0 movies/year
$5,054,091/movie
+0.30% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
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Ben Stiller
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $3,477,422,444 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #53)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Alex (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted), Larry Daley (Night at the Museum), Greg Focker (Meet the Fockers), Larry Daley (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Alex (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Megamind (Executive Producer), Tropic Thunder (Director), Tropic Thunder (Screenwriter), Tropic Thunder (Story Creator), Blades of Glory (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Eric Darnell, Shawn Levy, Stuart Cornfeld, Tom McGrath, Chris Rock
Born: November 30th, 1965 (50 years old)

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$14,718,285

2.5 movies/year
$5,887,314/movie
-0.13% from last month
+2 places from last month

 

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