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Box Office Star Records > International > Genres > International Leading Drama Stars

Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Drama Stars - International Leading Adventure Stars - International Leading Comedy Stars - International Leading Action Stars - International Leading Thriller/Suspense Stars - International Leading Horror Stars - International Leading Romantic Comedy Stars - International Leading Musical Stars - Worldwide Leading Drama Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Drama movies a star has had a leading role in over their lifetime.

Roles in animated movies and other voice-only roles are included in the calculations in this chart.

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Forrest Gump ($349,699,499 in 1994), Saving Private Ryan ($268,700,000 in 1998), Cast Away ($193,598,374 in 2000), Catch Me if You Can ($191,005,491 in 2002), Apollo 13 ($162,029,504 in 1995), The Green Mile ($153,900,000 in 1999), The Terminal ($141,600,000 in 2004), You've Got Mail ($134,978,505 in 1998), Philadelphia ($124,000,000 in 1993), Captain Phillips ($113,511,767 in 2013)

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Robert Pattinson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($537,400,000 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($408,132,918 in 2011), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($405,571,077 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($390,934,093 in 2009), Twilight ($209,510,305 in 2008), Water for Elephants ($58,100,000 in 2011), Remember Me ($37,437,880 in 2010), Bel Ami ($6,044,657 in 2012), Life ($5,525,295 in 2015), Good Time ($420,503 in 2017)

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Kristen Stewart
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($537,400,000 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($408,132,918 in 2011), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($405,571,077 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($390,934,093 in 2009), Twilight ($209,510,305 in 2008), Café Society ($33,256,307 in 2016), On the Road ($8,592,474 in 2012), Equals ($2,101,299 in 2016), The Runaways ($1,704,959 in 2010), Clouds of Sils Maria ($918,160 in 2014)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $2,230,830,202 21 $106,230,010
2 Robert Pattinson $2,059,076,728 10 $205,907,673
3 Kristen Stewart $1,998,387,066 14 $142,741,933
4 Taylor Lautner $1,951,548,393 6 $325,258,066
5 Brad Pitt $1,129,386,016 17 $66,434,472
6 Leonardo DiCaprio $970,795,114 15 $64,719,674
7 Matt Damon $887,602,224 15 $59,173,482
8 Russell Crowe $748,926,941 11 $68,084,267
9 Julia Roberts $715,127,131 11 $65,011,557
10 Dakota Johnson $711,325,126 6 $118,554,188
11 Demi Moore $704,148,416 12 $58,679,035
12 Jamie Dornan $671,378,404 3 $223,792,801
13 George Clooney $590,071,365 10 $59,007,137
14 Denzel Washington $588,468,001 20 $29,423,400
15 Cate Blanchett $580,467,575 12 $48,372,298
16 Meryl Streep $565,982,678 27 $20,962,321
17 Robert Redford $562,846,541 15 $37,523,103
18 Johnny Depp $544,928,106 15 $36,328,540
19 Christian Bale $534,019,915 13 $41,078,455
20 Suraj Sharma $483,000,000 1 $483,000,000
21 Joel Edgerton $473,362,135 8 $59,170,267
22 Patrick Swayze $456,000,671 8 $57,000,084
23 Keira Knightley $453,566,779 11 $41,233,344
24 Sylvester Stallone $453,274,004 8 $56,659,251
25 Al Pacino $451,973,477 23 $19,651,021
26 Nicole Kidman $443,277,299 24 $18,469,887
27 Robert De Niro $426,413,805 28 $15,229,064
28 Richard Gere $423,194,580 20 $21,159,729
29 Jude Law $410,218,354 10 $41,021,835
30 Bradley Cooper $388,705,864 9 $43,189,540
31 Mel Gibson $385,289,441 13 $29,637,649
32 Michelle Pfeiffer $383,946,129 11 $34,904,194
33 Helena Bonham Carter $379,911,146 10 $37,991,115
34 Clint Eastwood $373,939,583 8 $46,742,448
35 Kate Winslet $361,480,648 15 $24,098,710
36 Henry Thomas $357,854,772 2 $178,927,386
37 Geoffrey Rush $350,101,563 6 $58,350,261
38 Will Smith $349,576,367 8 $43,697,046
39 Dev Patel $345,677,286 3 $115,225,762
40 Jack Nicholson $341,197,210 15 $22,746,481
41 Willem Dafoe $338,937,741 11 $30,812,522
42 Jim Carrey $338,691,126 4 $84,672,782
43 Morgan Freeman $338,124,195 12 $28,177,016
44 Colin Firth $334,772,180 7 $47,824,597
45 Lily James $333,410,551 2 $166,705,276
46 Michael Peña $329,913,585 7 $47,130,512
47 Judi Dench $329,633,390 5 $65,926,678
48 Tom Cruise $329,249,075 10 $32,924,908
49 Kristin Scott Thomas $327,914,040 9 $36,434,893
50 Marion Cotillard $318,737,548 7 $45,533,935
51 Josh Gad $315,362,453 3 $105,120,818
52 James Caviezel $312,878,486 4 $78,219,622
53 Ewan McGregor $303,075,828 10 $30,307,583
54 Robin Williams $299,991,104 11 $27,271,919
55 Michael Douglas $299,231,079 6 $49,871,847
56 Meg Ryan $297,356,627 9 $33,039,625
57 Liam Neeson $297,028,951 12 $24,752,413
58 Ralph Fiennes $289,395,068 7 $41,342,153
59 Tobey Maguire $283,386,364 5 $56,677,273
60 Freida Pinto $275,712,479 6 $45,952,080
61 Sean Penn $274,515,819 8 $34,314,477
62 Nicolas Cage $272,047,531 13 $20,926,733
63 Tom Sizemore $270,341,255 3 $90,113,752
64 Carey Mulligan $269,445,987 6 $44,907,665
65 Edward Burns $268,700,000 3 $89,566,667
66 Juliette Binoche $265,158,686 15 $17,677,246
67 Diane Lane $261,423,163 12 $21,785,264
68 Kevin Costner $255,582,103 17 $15,034,241
69 Ben Whishaw $247,720,506 4 $61,930,127
70 Shia LaBeouf $244,224,794 11 $22,202,254
71 Madhur Mittal $243,199,737 1 $243,199,737
72 Susan Sarandon $241,638,946 20 $12,081,947
73 John Travolta $238,340,730 11 $21,667,339
74 Sandra Bullock $235,484,860 7 $33,640,694
75 Daniel Day-Lewis $233,932,590 10 $23,393,259
76 Cameron Diaz $227,517,338 5 $45,503,468
77 Woody Harrelson $227,429,810 8 $28,428,726
78 Naomi Watts $224,706,791 13 $17,285,138
79 Jodie Foster $223,543,978 13 $17,195,691
80 Penélope Cruz $221,321,152 4 $55,330,288
81 Mark Wahlberg $217,425,991 9 $24,158,443
82 Sienna Miller $211,805,662 5 $42,361,132
83 Kirsten Dunst $211,656,178 7 $30,236,597
84 Elizabeth Debicki $206,200,000 1 $206,200,000
85 Isla Fisher $206,200,000 2 $103,100,000
86 Rachel McAdams $205,768,663 9 $22,863,185
87 Keanu Reeves $202,099,962 9 $22,455,551
88 Jeremy Renner $201,461,319 4 $50,365,330
89 Hugh Jackman $200,176,224 3 $66,725,408
90 Amy Adams $198,406,307 6 $33,067,718
91 Reese Witherspoon $198,111,163 10 $19,811,116
92 Shailene Woodley $195,656,493 4 $48,914,123
93 Forest Whitaker $194,979,785 9 $21,664,421
94 Misha Gabriel $193,377,613 2 $96,688,807
95 Ryan Guzman $193,377,613 2 $96,688,807
96 Stephen 'Twitch' Boss $193,377,613 2 $96,688,807
97 Clark Gable $191,844,722 1 $191,844,722
98 Vivien Leigh $191,844,722 1 $191,844,722
99 Ryan Gosling $191,102,033 7 $27,300,290
100 Joaquin Phoenix $189,161,091 7 $27,023,013

The International Market is defined as all territories excluding the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam.

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Robert Pattinson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kristen Stewart: By lukeford.net [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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