Ian McKellen

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $2,830,971,778 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #208)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Gandalf (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Gandalf (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Gandalf the White (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Richard III (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Fran Walsh, Barrie M. Osborne, Tom Hanks

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic Box OfficeInternational Box OfficeWorldwide Box Office
As an ActorSupporting19$931,091,970$1,899,879,808$2,830,971,778
Leading7$676,098,085$1,157,692,891$1,833,790,976
Lead Ensemble Member6$1,321,427,628$2,439,664,617$3,761,092,245
Cameo3$65,649,607$99,407,800$165,057,407
Narrator1$38,634,938$98,387,307$137,022,245
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesScreenwriter1$2,684,904$1,519,953$4,204,857
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
12/31/2015 Mr. Holmes     $0 $0  
12/10/2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf the Grey    $34,407,210 $156,607,210 $250,000,000
5/23/2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto  $90,823,660 $233,921,534 $744,321,534 $200,000,000
12/13/2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf  $73,645,197 $258,366,855 $950,466,855 $250,000,000
12/14/2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf  $84,617,303 $303,003,568 $1,014,703,568 $250,000,000
12/1/2007 The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison  $25,783,232 $70,107,728 $367,262,558 $205,000,000
8/10/2007 Stardust Narrator  $9,169,779 $38,634,938 $137,022,245 $70,000,000
11/3/2006 Flushed Away Toad  $18,814,323 $64,665,672 $179,357,126 $149,000,000
9/6/2006 Saint of 9/11 Narrator  $3,680 $7,137 $7,137  
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Erik Lensherr, AKA Magneto  $102,750,665 $234,362,462 $459,359,555 $210,000,000
5/19/2006 The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing  $77,073,388 $217,536,138 $767,820,459 $125,000,000
2/24/2006 Doogal Zebedee (US release)  $3,605,899 $7,578,946 $28,058,652 $20,000,000
12/31/2005 Neverwas Gabriel Finch    $0 $0  
8/12/2005 Asylum Peter Cleave  $36,272 $375,403 $547,807  
2/4/2005 Emile Emile  $1,529 $4,626 $4,626  
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gandalf  $72,629,713 $377,845,905 $1,141,408,667 $94,000,000
5/2/2003 X2 Magneto  $85,558,731 $214,949,694 $407,711,549 $125,000,000
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gandalf the White  $62,007,528 $342,548,984 $927,048,984 $94,000,000
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf the Grey  $47,211,490 $315,544,750 $887,217,688 $109,000,000
7/14/2000 X-Men Magneto  $54,471,475 $157,299,717 $296,339,717 $75,000,000
5/5/2000 Cirque du Soleil - Journey of Man Narrator  $49,837 $15,626,076 $27,751,781  
11/6/1998 Gods and Monsters James Whale  $75,508 $6,451,628 $6,451,628 $3,500,000
10/23/1998 Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander  $3,583,151 $8,863,193 $8,863,193  
1/23/1998 Swept From The Sea Dr. James Kennedy  $163,289 $283,081 $283,081  
11/26/1997 Bent Uncle Freddie  $109,243 $405,409 $405,409  
5/10/1996 Cold Comfort Farm Amos Starkadder  $66,427 $5,682,429 $5,682,429  
3/22/1996 Jack & Sarah William  $56,016 $218,626 $218,626  
12/29/1995 Richard III Richard III  $91,915 $2,684,904 $4,204,857 $9,200,000
12/29/1995 Restoration Will Gates  $75,514 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $18,000,000
7/1/1994 The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane  $11,713,845 $31,835,600 $31,835,600 $40,000,000
2/4/1994 I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine  $4,702,625 $10,209,111 $10,209,111  
12/8/1993 Six Degrees of Separation Geoffrey  $53,058 $6,284,090 $6,284,090  
8/20/1993 The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran    $514,451 $514,451  
6/18/1993 Last Action Hero Death  $15,338,241 $50,016,394 $137,298,489 $85,000,000
4/28/1989 Scandal John Profumo    $8,800,000 $8,800,000  
9/19/1985 Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson  $436,266 $6,104,212 $6,104,212  
12/16/1983 The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza  $1,032,295 $3,661,757 $3,661,757  
Movies: 37Totals: $3,032,902,228$8,727,934,651 
  Averages:$22,858,138$81,970,330$235,890,126$64,370,270
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
12/29/1995 Richard III Screenwriter $91,915 $2,684,904 $4,204,857 $9,200,000