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Giancarlo Esposito

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 42 films, with $2,147,527,722 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #899)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Akela (The Jungle Book), Jorge (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Captain Powell (Money Monster), Cassius Clay, Sr (Ali), Senator Dillings (Last Holiday)
Most productive collaborators: Jon Favreau, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Justin Marks, Idris Elba

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$302,353,198$325,028,156$627,381,354
Lead Ensemble Member3$378,546,967$599,900,000$978,446,967
Leading1$8,094,616$0$8,094,616
Inverviewee1$37,731$0$37,731
(Unclassified)27$454,954,680$78,612,374$533,567,054
In Technical RolesDirector1$0$0$0

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Jungle Book

August 28th, 2016

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. The film is the third biggest domestic release of the year so far. (It just topped Deadpool this weekend.) It also earned 95% positive reviews. Is it truly one of the best films of 2016? Or am I going to be in the minority when it comes to this movie? More...

Analysis: March Bankability and the Top Dramatic Actors

April 1st, 2014

In the March update to our Bankability Index, our list of industry influencers increases to 14 people and we examine the top actors and actresses in dramatic roles in movies.

Overall, March's chart reflects the relatively modest start to the year at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson moves back into second place in the overall chart thanks to his appearance in RoboCop, Hans Zimmer was helped by his composing for Winter's Tale and Son of God (and will be further helped in April's chart through his involvement in Divergent–does the man ever sleep?). Leonardo DiCaprio continues to benefit from his producing roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace and Runner Runner. Finally, Frozen helps John Lasseter solidify his 11th place in the chart.

This month's new entry is Morgan Freeman, who got a very handy boost from his voice role in The LEGO Movie, and was also helped by some work we did on our archive of credits. That combination takes him to 14th on the Worldwide Chart, up 3 places from February.

All this activity has kept us pretty busy, but it's our new Bankability feature that really kept us burning the midnight oil this month: The Bankability Index Casting and Hiring Guides... More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 The Long Home   $0 $0 $0
5/13/2016 Money Monster Captain Powell  $41,012,075 $52,457,624 $93,469,699
4/15/2016 The Jungle Book Akela  $364,001,123 $599,900,000 $963,901,123
9/18/2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Jorge  $81,697,192 $229,000,000 $310,697,192
12/20/2014 Poker Night Bernard  $0 $0 $0
2/1/2013 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary Himself  $37,731 $0 $37,731
10/19/2012 Alex Cross Daramus Holiday  $25,888,412 $9,538,347 $35,426,759
12/17/2010 Rabbit Hole Auggie  $2,229,058 $3,975,976 $6,205,034
2/10/2009 Gospel Hill Dr. Palmer  $0 $0 $0
10/5/2007 Feel the Noise Roberto  $5,867,786 $556,209 $6,423,995
9/8/2006 Sherrybaby Officer Hernandez  $199,176 $560,328 $759,504
1/13/2006 Last Holiday Senator Dillings  $38,399,961 $4,943,286 $43,343,247
11/11/2005 Derailed Detective Church  $36,020,063 $21,500,000 $57,520,063
9/27/2005 Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Little Jeff  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2001 Ali Cassius Clay, Sr  $58,183,966 $29,500,000 $87,683,966
12/14/2001 Pinero Miguel Algarin  $302,325 $0 $302,325
2/23/2001 Monkeybone Hypnos  $5,409,517 $0 $5,409,517
11/12/1999 Where's Marlowe Blind Man  $5,985 $0 $5,985
9/4/1998 Phoenix Louie  $5,000 $486,950 $491,950
3/6/1998 Twilight Reuben  $15,055,091 $0 $15,055,091
7/18/1997 Nothing To Lose Charlie Dunt  $44,480,039 $20,114,022 $64,594,061
12/22/1995 Waiting to Exhale David Matthews  $66,947,948 $14,400,000 $81,347,948
11/17/1995 Reckless Fast Tim Timko  $103,351 $0 $103,351
10/13/1995 Blue in the Face Tommy Finelli  $1,275,000 $0 $1,275,000
8/16/1995 The Usual Suspects Jack Baer, FBI  $23,341,568 $11,107,788 $34,449,356
6/9/1995 Smoke 1st OTB Man Tommy  $8,353,284 $5,500,000 $13,853,284
8/19/1994 Fresh Esteban  $8,094,616 $0 $8,094,616
3/5/1993 Amos & Andrew The Reverend Fenton Brunch  $9,461,630 $0 $9,461,630
11/18/1992 Malcolm X Thomas Hayer  $48,169,910 $0 $48,169,910
9/4/1992 Bob Roberts Bugs Raplin  $4,300,703 $0 $4,300,703
3/1/1992 Night on Earth YoYo  $2,015,000 $0 $2,015,000
8/23/1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Jimmy Jiles  $7,018,525 $0 $7,018,525
9/28/1990 King of New York Lance  $2,389,850 $0 $2,389,850
8/3/1990 Mo' Better Blues Left Hand Lacey  $16,153,000 $0 $16,153,000
6/30/1989 Do the Right Thing Buggin Out  $26,004,026 $0 $26,004,026
2/12/1988 School Daze Julian "Big Brother Almighty" Eaves  $14,545,844 $0 $14,545,844
7/25/1986 Maximum Overdrive Videoplayer  $7,433,663 $0 $7,433,663
3/29/1985 Desperately Seeking Susan Street Vendor  $27,400,000 $0 $27,400,000
12/14/1984 The Cotton Club Bumpy Hood  $25,928,721 $0 $25,928,721
6/8/1983 Trading Places Cellmate #2  $90,400,000 $0 $90,400,000
12/9/1981 Taps J.C. Pierce  $35,856,053 $0 $35,856,053
11/2/1979 Running Puerto Rican Teenager  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 42Totals:$1,143,987,192$1,003,540,530$2,147,527,722
  Averages:$27,237,790$23,893,822$51,131,612
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/10/2009 Gospel Hill Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0