People Records: Top-Grossing People in Acting and Technical Roles


Top Actors and Actresses in All Roles

This chart includes all roles for an actor or actress, including leading roles, supporting roles, voice roles, cameos, and bit parts.

  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson 114 $6,778,425,723 $59,459,875
2 Frank Welker 107 $6,749,717,201 $63,081,469
3 Bob Bergen 53 $4,915,377,798 $92,742,977
4 Stan Lee 23 $4,833,826,255 $210,166,359
5 Morgan Freeman 74 $4,680,741,137 $63,253,259
6 John Ratzenberger 39 $4,653,900,469 $119,330,781
7 Tom Hanks 52 $4,458,076,534 $85,732,241
8 Gary Oldman 45 $4,020,848,321 $89,352,185
9 Hugo Weaving 33 $4,008,102,377 $121,457,648
10 Harrison Ford 49 $3,980,782,015 $81,240,449
Complete Top 100

Top People in Technical Roles BETA

This chart includes all technical roles people have performed in movies, including director, producer, composer, casting director and so on. Note that we are still actively researching technical roles in movies, so some filmographies are incomplete. We therefore consider this chart to be in beta mode.

  Name Role Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Hans Zimmer Composer 90 $10,026,419,975 $111,404,666
2 John Williams Composer 66 $9,127,534,138 $138,295,972
3 James Newton Howard Composer 105 $7,556,203,349 $71,963,841
4 Danny Elfman Composer 84 $7,063,407,987 $84,088,190
5 Jane Jenkins Casting Director 119 $6,806,418,197 $57,196,792
6 Janet Hirshenson Casting Director 115 $6,761,303,991 $58,793,948
7 Alan Silvestri Composer 86 $6,633,763,711 $77,136,787
8 Christopher Boyes Sound Designer 35 $6,256,453,908 $178,755,826
9 James Horner Composer 96 $6,016,384,802 $62,670,675
10 Christopher Boyes Re-recording Mixer 38 $5,856,939,193 $154,129,979
11 Bruce Berman Executive Producer 73 $5,822,287,422 $79,757,362
12 Stan Lee Executive Producer 31 $5,724,292,968 $184,654,612
13 Kenneth Karman Music Editor 99 $5,680,469,965 $57,378,484
14 Andy Nelson Re-recording Mixer 55 $5,678,025,987 $103,236,836
15 Bob Weinstein Executive Producer 154 $5,557,602,099 $36,088,325
16 Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer 156 $5,500,612,909 $35,260,339
17 John Powell Composer 48 $5,015,291,108 $104,485,231
18 Michael Kahn Editor 48 $4,738,000,537 $98,708,345
19 John Debney Composer 80 $4,737,917,799 $59,223,972
20 Steven Spielberg Executive Producer 42 $4,541,454,719 $108,129,874
Complete Top 100

Superstars: Top Grossing Stars in Leading Roles

This chart includes all revenue generated by the movies an actor or actress star has appeared in over their lifetime in a leading role.

  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Tom Hanks 41 $4,194,136,498 $102,296,012
2 Harrison Ford 36 $3,658,542,907 $101,626,192
3 Eddie Murphy 37 $3,583,050,146 $96,839,193
4 Tom Cruise 32 $3,098,088,256 $96,815,258
5 Johnny Depp 41 $3,066,621,148 $74,795,638
6 Ben Stiller 32 $2,757,920,826 $86,185,026
7 Robert Downey, Jr. 37 $2,658,373,637 $71,847,936
8 Bruce Willis 46 $2,637,145,512 $57,329,250
9 Matt Damon 34 $2,611,536,226 $76,809,889
10 Robin Williams 36 $2,586,771,844 $71,854,773
Complete Top 100

Familiar Faces: Top Grossing Live Action Stars

This chart includes all revenue generated by the movies a star has appeared in over their lifetime excluding voice-only and cameo roles. Note that wearing prosthetics is allowed in this chart, which helps Warwick Davis considerably.

  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson 88 $5,595,849,161 $63,589,195
2 Morgan Freeman 67 $4,154,549,937 $62,008,208
3 Harrison Ford 39 $3,873,786,537 $99,327,860
4 Gary Oldman 38 $3,710,354,741 $97,640,914
5 Warwick Davis 19 $3,625,108,164 $190,795,167
6 Tom Cruise 37 $3,534,136,946 $95,517,215
7 Tom Hanks 43 $3,388,177,470 $78,794,825
8 Johnny Depp 49 $3,234,588,389 $66,012,008
9 Elizabeth Banks 39 $3,207,050,830 $82,232,073
10 Robert Downey, Jr. 58 $3,145,734,034 $54,236,794
Complete Top 100

Sidekicks: Top Grossing Stars in Supporting Roles

This chart includes all revenue generated by the movies an actor or actress star has appeared in over their lifetime in a supporting role. Voice-only roles are included in this chart.

  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson 50 $4,499,062,198 $89,981,244
2 Frank Welker 29 $4,086,206,421 $140,903,670
3 Hugo Weaving 18 $3,834,942,555 $213,052,364
4 Gary Oldman 17 $3,513,567,164 $206,680,421
5 Warwick Davis 14 $3,506,957,852 $250,496,989
6 Jack Angel 18 $3,436,121,459 $190,895,637
7 Mickie McGowan 16 $2,989,300,678 $186,831,292
8 Stanley Tucci 30 $2,915,128,512 $97,170,950
9 Elizabeth Banks 18 $2,878,433,120 $159,912,951
10 Robbie Coltrane 18 $2,845,890,272 $158,105,015
Complete Top 100

Primus Inter Pares: Top Grossing Stars in Above the Line Roles

This chart includes all revenue generated by the movies an actor or actress star has appeared in over their lifetime in an above the line role. Above the line credits are the names that appear one by one on the screen during the opening (or sometimes closing) credits for a film.

  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Morgan Freeman 36 $4,170,077,806 $115,835,495
2 Tom Hanks 42 $3,851,713,339 $91,707,460
3 Harrison Ford 27 $3,399,902,083 $125,922,299
4 Samuel L. Jackson 50 $3,301,405,926 $66,028,119
5 Tom Cruise 32 $3,244,912,150 $101,403,505
6 Johnny Depp 45 $3,190,743,653 $70,905,415
7 Alan Rickman 15 $3,118,761,362 $207,917,424
8 Will Smith 24 $2,834,979,854 $118,124,161
9 Cameron Diaz 23 $2,831,913,592 $123,126,678
10 Robbie Coltrane 13 $2,798,642,424 $215,280,186
Complete Top 100

Unsung Heroes: Top Grossing Stars in Below the Line Roles

This chart includes all revenue generated by the movies an actor or actress star has appeared in over their lifetime in an above the line role. Above the line credits are the names that appear one by one on the screen during the opening (or sometimes closing) credits for a film, , so a "below the line" credit is one where the actor's name did not appear in those opening credits.

  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Stan Lee 21 $4,833,791,590 $230,180,552
2 Frank Welker 23 $3,796,419,848 $165,061,733
3 Jack Angel 16 $3,270,323,269 $204,395,204
4 Mickie McGowan 14 $2,914,583,950 $208,184,568
5 Sherry Lynn 14 $2,515,795,130 $179,699,652
6 Devon Murray 8 $2,390,073,895 $298,759,237
7 Josh Herdman 8 $2,390,073,895 $298,759,237
8 Geraldine Somerville 8 $2,390,073,895 $298,759,237
9 John Ratzenberger 11 $2,214,019,887 $201,274,535
10 Adrian Rawlins 9 $2,108,163,658 $234,240,406
Complete Top 100

Hidden Gems: Top Grossing Stars in Cameo Roles

This chart includes all revenue generated by the movies an actor or actress star has appeared in over their lifetime in a cameo role. Voice-only roles are included in this chart.

  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Stan Lee 20 $4,833,483,015 $241,674,151
2 John Ratzenberger 11 $1,672,985,010 $152,089,546
3 Larry King 20 $1,325,847,075 $66,292,354
4 Jay Leno 24 $1,111,982,909 $46,332,621
5 Pat Kiernan 2 $695,987,713 $347,993,857
6 Steven Spielberg 5 $685,015,765 $137,003,153
7 Samuel L. Jackson 7 $635,195,525 $90,742,218
8 Thomas Roberts 1 $623,279,552 $623,279,552
9 M. Night Shyamalan 4 $567,209,842 $141,802,461
10 Mike Tyson 4 $566,835,383 $141,708,846
Complete Top 20

Top People in Specific Technical Roles BETA

This chart includes all technical roles people have performed in movies, including director, producer, composer, casting director and so on. Note that we are still actively researching technical roles in movies, so some filmographies are incomplete. We therefore consider this chart to be in beta mode.

Role Name Movies Total Box Office Average
Additional Music Jojo Villanueva 28 $1,953,164,057 $69,755,859
Art Director Sean Haworth 9 $2,019,034,573 $224,337,175
Assistant Director Jamie Christopher 31 $4,480,884,000 $144,544,645
Associate Producer Pat Sandston 17 $2,587,439,895 $152,202,347
Casting Director Jane Jenkins 119 $6,806,418,197 $57,196,792
Cinematographer Dean Semler 29 $2,752,951,893 $94,929,376
Composer Hans Zimmer 90 $10,026,419,975 $111,404,666
Costume Designer Joanna Johnston 23 $3,332,838,844 $144,906,037
Dialogue Editor Ewa Sztompke 28 $2,923,778,776 $104,420,671
Director Steven Spielberg 30 $4,206,439,782 $140,214,659
Editor Michael Kahn 48 $4,738,000,537 $98,708,345
Executive Music Producer Chris Montan 8 $1,847,302,868 $230,912,859
Executive Producer Bruce Berman 73 $5,822,287,422 $79,757,362
Make up and Hair Designer Ve Neill 10 $1,664,917,186 $166,491,719
Music Editor Kenneth Karman 99 $5,680,469,965 $57,378,484
Music Supervisor Dave Jordan 27 $4,297,102,569 $159,151,947
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer 28 $3,744,917,053 $133,747,038
Production Designer Rick Carter 17 $3,267,028,636 $192,178,155
Re recording Mixer Christopher Boyes 38 $5,856,939,193 $154,129,979
Screenwriter Steve Kloves 9 $2,379,489,274 $264,387,697
Second Unit Camera Alexander Witt 14 $1,714,251,099 $122,446,507
Second Unit Director Alexander Witt 23 $3,018,236,257 $131,227,663
Set Decorator Rosemary Brandenberg 35 $3,017,004,501 $86,200,129
Set Designer Easton Smith 28 $3,714,176,989 $132,649,178
Sound Designer Christopher Boyes 35 $6,256,453,908 $178,755,826
Sound Effects Editor Dan Hegeman 70 $4,312,731,387 $61,610,448
Sound Mixer William B. Kaplan 24 $3,068,950,664 $127,872,944
Special Effects Supervisor Neil Corbould 20 $2,439,925,860 $121,996,293
Special Make up Effects Greg Cannom 16 $1,967,406,682 $122,962,918
Story Stan Lee 14 $3,724,895,080 $266,063,934
Stunt Coordinator Simon Crane 14 $2,621,190,131 $187,227,867
Supervising Art Director Neil Lamont 8 $1,558,491,008 $194,811,376
Supervising Sound Editor Christopher Boyes 10 $3,416,310,808 $341,631,081
Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll 10 $2,934,173,741 $293,417,374