James Earl Jones

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $4,294,904,007 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #69)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Mufasa (The Lion King), Narrator of Michael's Past (Click), Voice of Darth Vader (Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope), Voice of Darth Vader (Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi), Himself (Scary Movie 4)
Most productive collaborators: Patrick Stewart, Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, Rowan Atkinson, Roger Allers

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic Box OfficeInternational Box OfficeWorldwide Box Office
As an ActorSupporting38$2,367,748,169$1,927,155,838$4,294,904,007
Cameo7$383,663,083$193,419,972$577,083,055
Leading2$32,029,911$77,000,000$109,029,911
(Unclassified)2$0$0$0
Narrator1$34,687,912$78,800,000$113,487,912
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
5/23/2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Ruben    $0 $0  
1/24/2014 Gimme Shelter Frank McCarthy    $1,359,910 $1,359,910  
4/22/2009 earth Narrator (US Version)  $8,825,760 $32,011,576 $109,011,576 $15,000,000
2/8/2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Papa Jenkins  $16,207,730 $42,436,517 $43,607,627 $27,500,000
6/23/2006 Click Narrator of Michael's Past  $40,011,365 $137,355,633 $237,555,633 $82,500,000
4/14/2006 Scary Movie 4 Himself  $40,222,875 $90,710,620 $178,710,620 $40,000,000
4/7/2006 The Benchwarmers Voice of Darth Vader  $19,656,429 $59,843,754 $65,063,726 $35,000,000
11/2/2001 The Annihilation of Fish Fish  $1,153 $18,335 $18,335  
6/16/2000 Fantasia 2000 (Theatrical Release) Host - Carnival of the Animals  $2,911,485 $9,103,630 $9,103,630 $80,000,000
3/20/1998 Primary Colors CNN Voiceover (voice)  $12,045,395 $39,017,984 $39,017,984 $65,000,000
12/31/1997 The Second Civil War Jim Kalla     $0 $0  
10/8/1997 Gang Related Arthur Baylor  $2,443,237 $5,906,773 $5,906,773  
3/7/1997 Good Luck James Bing (uncredited)  $39,962 $39,962 $39,962  
10/11/1996 Looking for Richard Himself    $1,266,417 $1,266,417  
3/29/1996 A Family Thing Ray Murdock  $3,020,662 $9,993,012 $9,993,012  
12/15/1995 Cry, The Beloved Country Rev. Stephen Kumalo  $9,849 $676,525 $676,525  
6/30/1995 Judge Dredd Narrator (uncredited)  $12,291,536 $34,687,912 $113,487,912 $85,000,000
3/31/1995 Jefferson in Paris Madison Hemings  $61,349 $2,461,628 $2,461,628 $14,000,000
8/3/1994 Clear and Present Danger Admiral James Greer  $20,348,017 $122,012,656 $207,500,000 $62,000,000
6/15/1994 The Lion King Mufasa  $1,586,753 $422,780,140 $952,880,140 $79,300,000
5/6/1994 Clean Slate Dolby  $3,136,130 $7,352,116 $7,352,116  
3/18/1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Himself (uncredited)  $13,216,531 $51,041,856 $51,041,856 $30,000,000
8/6/1993 The Meteor Man Mr. Moses  $2,643,091 $8,015,592 $8,015,592  
5/14/1993 Excessive Force Jake    $1,152,117 $1,152,117 $13,000,000
4/7/1993 The Sandlot Mr. Mertle  $4,918,712 $32,416,586 $32,416,586  
2/5/1993 Sommersby Judge Isaacs  $8,104,624 $50,081,992 $140,081,992  
9/9/1992 Sneakers Bernard Abbott  $10,031,145 $51,433,000 $51,433,000  
6/5/1992 Patriot Games Admiral Greer  $18,511,191 $83,287,363 $178,100,000 $45,000,000
1/1/1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7 Narrator (US version)    $1,000,000 $1,000,000  
1/1/1991 True Identity Himself    $4,693,236 $4,693,236  
3/2/1990 The Hunt for Red October Admiral James Greer  $17,161,835 $120,709,866 $200,500,000 $30,000,000
1/1/1990 Convicts Ben Johnson    $13,000 $13,000  
11/10/1989 Best of the Best Coach Couzo    $1,700,000 $1,700,000  
4/21/1989 Field of Dreams Terence Mann  $531,346 $64,431,625 $64,431,625  
1/27/1989 Three Fugitives Dugan  $6,434,717 $40,590,000 $40,590,000  
6/29/1988 Coming to America King Jaffe Joffer  $21,404,420 $128,152,301 $288,800,000  
8/28/1987 Matewan Few Clothes Johnson    $1,680,358 $1,680,358  
5/8/1987 Gardens of Stone Goody Nelson  $1,645,588 $5,262,047 $5,262,047  
1/30/1987 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City Umslopogaas  $1,960,352 $3,751,699 $3,751,699  
1/1/1987 Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night The Emperor of the Night    $3,261,638 $3,261,638  
10/24/1986 Soul Man Professor Banks  $4,422,179 $27,316,198 $27,316,198  
9/3/1985 City Limits Albert    $0 $0  
5/25/1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi Voice of Darth Vader  $23,019,618 $309,205,079 $572,700,000 $32,500,000
5/14/1982 Conan the Barbarian Thulsa Doom  $9,479,373 $38,264,085 $79,114,085 $20,000,000
5/21/1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader (voice)  $4,910,483 $290,271,960 $534,171,960 $23,000,000
5/25/1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope Voice of Darth Vader  $1,554,475 $460,998,007 $797,900,000 $11,000,000
1/1/1974 Claudine Roop    $6,000,000 $6,000,000  
3/24/1970 King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis     $0 $0  
10/31/1967 The Comedians Dr. Magiot    $5,200,000 $5,200,000  
1/29/1964 Dr. Strangelove Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, Bombardier    $9,164,370 $9,164,370 $1,800,000
Movies: 50Totals: $2,818,129,075$5,094,504,885 
  Averages:$6,655,387$56,362,582$101,890,098$15,832,000