William Atherton

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,465,082,263 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,230)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Winchester Rep (The Last Samurai), Walter Peck (Ghostbusters), Bob Gminski (The Pelican Brief), Richard 'Dick' Thornburg, Reporter WWTW-TV News (Die Hard 2), Richard Thornburg (Die Hard)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Edward Zwick, Timothy Spall, John Logan, Tony Goldwyn

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic Box OfficeInternational Box OfficeWorldwide Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)10$316,364,446$180,995,379$497,359,825
Supporting8$481,770,339$485,927,803$967,698,142
Leading1$24,296$0$24,296
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
4/4/2014 Jinn Father Westhoff  $149,337 $202,348 $202,348  
9/20/2013 The Citizen Joseph Winston  $368 $24,296 $24,296  
3/2/2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Earle Swinter  $87,475 $201,436 $201,436  
3/14/2008 Hacia la Oscuridad John    $0 $0  
12/5/2003 The Last Samurai Winchester Rep  $24,271,354 $111,110,575 $456,810,575 $140,000,000
5/11/2001 Bread and Roses Himself  $49,662 $536,465 $1,282,593  
11/7/1997 Mad City Dohlen  $4,649,742 $10,561,038 $10,561,038 $50,000,000
8/27/1997 Hoodlum Thomas Dewey  $8,162,768 $23,489,997 $23,489,997  
1/12/1996 Bio-Dome Dr. Noah Faulkner  $6,018,203 $13,294,762 $13,294,762  
12/17/1993 The Pelican Brief Bob Gminski  $16,864,404 $100,768,056 $187,995,859 $45,000,000
4/26/1991 Oscar Overton  $5,091,027 $23,562,716 $23,562,716  
7/3/1990 Die Hard 2 Richard 'Dick' Thornburg, Reporter WWTW-TV News  $21,744,661 $117,323,878 $239,814,025 $70,000,000
7/15/1988 Die Hard Richard Thornburg    $81,350,242 $139,109,346 $28,000,000
12/19/1986 No Mercy Allan Deveneux  $2,198,069 $12,303,904 $12,303,904  
8/7/1985 Real Genius Professor Jerry Hathaway  $2,557,180 $12,952,019 $12,952,019  
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters Walter Peck  $13,612,564 $238,632,124 $291,632,124 $30,000,000
10/19/1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar James  $1,540,635 $16,900,000 $16,900,000  
12/25/1975 The Hindenburg Boerth    $27,945,225 $27,945,225  
4/5/1974 The Sugarland Express Clovis Poplin    $7,000,000 $7,000,000  
Movies: 19Totals: $798,159,081$1,465,082,263 
  Averages:$5,631,445$42,008,373$77,109,593$19,105,263