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Box Office Star Records > International > Lifetime Acting > Top International Cameo Stars

Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office


See also: Top International Leading Stars - Top International Supporting Stars - Top International Live Action Stars - Top International Above the Line Stars - Top International Below the Line Stars - Top Domestic Cameo Stars - Top Worldwide Cameo Stars - Top International Stars

The figures represent the total amount of international revenue generated by all the movies a person has had a cameo role in over their lifetime.

A cameo is a small role performed by a well-known actor or director, often limited to a single scene, with the casting done specifically because of who they are, not because of their acting talents. Examples of cameos are Alfred Hitchcock's appearances in his films and Stan Lee's brief appearances in Marvel films. Note that small parts played by actors before they became famous are not cameos. Rather, they are either supporting roles or roles as an "extra".

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

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Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 46 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,342,279,260 in 2018), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($949,212,854 in 2015), The Avengers ($896,200,000 in 2012), Iron Man 3 ($806,400,000 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($745,220,146 in 2016), Black Panther ($647,011,693 in 2018), Spider-Man 3 ($558,329,927 in 2007), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($546,009,289 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($535,591,994 in 2017), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($506,142,403 in 2014)

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John Ratzenberger
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Finding Nemo ($555,900,000 in 2003), Finding Dory ($536,321,815 in 2016), Monsters University ($475,100,000 in 2013), Up ($438,459,213 in 2009), Cars 2 ($368,704,508 in 2011), The Incredibles ($353,285,660 in 2004), Kickin It Old Skool ($0 in 2007), She's Having a Baby ($0 in 1988)

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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 51 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,342,279,260 in 2018), Thor ($268,295,994 in 2011), Iron Man ($266,567,421 in 2008), Out of Sight ($40,000,000 in 1998), Goodfellas ($33,538 in 1990), Eddie Murphy Raw ($0 in 1987), Farce of the Penguins ($0 in 2007), Trees Lounge ($0 in 1996)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Stan Lee $14,799,167,502 40 $369,979,188
2 John Ratzenberger $2,727,771,196 8 $340,971,400
3 Samuel L. Jackson $1,917,176,213 8 $239,647,027
4 Pat Kiernan $1,496,568,982 4 $374,142,246
5 Cobie Smulders $1,342,279,260 1 $1,342,279,260
6 Stephen McFeely $1,342,279,260 1 $1,342,279,260
7 Jimmy Fallon $1,019,667,870 4 $254,916,968
8 Thomas Roberts $896,200,000 1 $896,200,000
9 Larry King $790,109,597 21 $37,624,267
10 David Hasselhoff $782,221,899 6 $130,370,317
11 M. Night Shyamalan $774,115,624 4 $193,528,906
12 Peter Jackson $765,949,470 4 $191,487,368
13 Jay Leno $753,807,098 25 $30,152,284
14 Ester Dean $718,443,294 1 $718,443,294
15 Rebel Wilson $718,443,294 1 $718,443,294
16 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $704,148,115 2 $352,074,058
17 Matthew Wood $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
18 Edgar Wright $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
19 Tom Hardy $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
20 Ellie Goulding $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
21 Sam Witwer $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
22 Oscar Wright $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
23 Gary Barlow $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
24 James Corden $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
25 Andrew Jack $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
26 Gareth Edwards $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
27 Adrian Edmondson $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
28 Michaela Coel $697,910,658 1 $697,910,658
29 Ethan Cohn $691,300,000 1 $691,300,000
30 Martin Campbell $677,055,283 2 $338,527,642
31 Jon Voight $650,390,710 2 $325,195,355
32 Anderson Cooper $627,405,781 3 $209,135,260
33 Paul McCartney $618,139,012 1 $618,139,012
34 John Cleese $616,991,754 1 $616,991,754
35 Jeff Gordon $613,005,468 3 $204,335,156
36 Mike Tyson $574,431,104 5 $114,886,221
37 Bruce Campbell $558,329,927 1 $558,329,927
38 Willem Dafoe $558,329,927 1 $558,329,927
39 Kevin Costner $551,800,000 5 $110,360,000
40 Bai Ke $548,969,022 1 $548,969,022
41 Wen Zhang $548,969,022 1 $548,969,022
42 Tin Kai man $548,969,022 1 $548,969,022
43 Chiu Chi-ling $548,969,022 1 $548,969,022
44 Tsui Hark $548,969,022 1 $548,969,022
45 Kris Wu $548,969,022 1 $548,969,022
46 Chris Evans $546,009,289 1 $546,009,289
47 Nancy Grace $541,767,968 2 $270,883,984
48 Soledad O'Brien $539,896,127 3 $179,965,376
49 Charlie Rose $537,997,469 2 $268,998,735
50 Vikram Gandhi $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
51 Erika Erickson $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
52 Kent Shocknek $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
53 Andrew Sullivan $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
54 Brooke Baldwin $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
55 Tom Luginbill $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
56 Neil deGrasse Tyson $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
57 Dave Pasch $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
58 Dana Bash $537,800,000 1 $537,800,000
59 Steven Spielberg $536,553,411 5 $107,310,682
60 Sigourney Weaver $536,321,815 4 $134,080,454
61 Conan O’Brien $525,191,467 5 $105,038,293
62 Miley Cyrus $508,968,234 4 $127,242,059
63 Seth Rogen $489,950,348 2 $244,975,174
64 Conrad Vernon $484,610,992 1 $484,610,992
65 Cody Cameron $484,610,992 1 $484,610,992
66 Christopher Knights $484,610,992 1 $484,610,992
67 Jeff Goldblum $480,247,214 2 $240,123,607
68 Rob Zombie $473,076,613 2 $236,538,307
69 Pete Docter $438,459,213 1 $438,459,213
70 Marc McClure $426,929,151 1 $426,929,151
71 John Landis $421,586,185 2 $210,793,093
72 Martha Stewart $416,877,715 3 $138,959,238
73 Brad Pitt $410,485,344 2 $205,242,672
74 Quentin Tarantino $402,034,362 5 $80,406,872
75 Shaquille O'Neal $401,299,953 3 $133,766,651
76 Adam del Rio $396,287,998 1 $396,287,998
77 James McAvoy $393,479,257 1 $393,479,257
78 Alan Tudyk $393,479,257 1 $393,479,257
79 Evan Peters $393,479,257 1 $393,479,257
80 Rhett Reese $393,479,257 1 $393,479,257
81 Tye Sheridan $393,479,257 1 $393,479,257
82 Paul Wernick $393,479,257 1 $393,479,257
83 Nicholas Hoult $393,479,257 1 $393,479,257
84 KaDee Strickland $387,300,000 2 $193,650,000
85 Joanie Lee $387,300,000 1 $387,300,000
86 Mickie McGowan $370,309,596 2 $185,154,798
87 Sig Hansen $368,704,508 1 $368,704,508
88 Lewis Hamilton $368,704,508 1 $368,704,508
89 Sven-Ole Thorsen $356,354,145 3 $118,784,715
90 Dick Cavett $349,699,499 1 $349,699,499
91 Kurt Russell $349,699,499 2 $174,849,750
92 Clive Russell $348,815,025 1 $348,815,025
93 Tom Hanks $343,936,008 2 $171,968,004
94 Norah Jones $337,350,887 1 $337,350,887
95 Sam Jones $337,350,887 1 $337,350,887
96 Tom Skerritt $337,350,887 1 $337,350,887
97 Emma Thompson $329,139,674 1 $329,139,674
98 Katie Couric $323,987,092 2 $161,993,546
99 Sherry Lynn $311,889,200 2 $155,944,600
100 Bill O'Reilly $308,727,130 2 $154,363,565

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

Stan Lee: By Edward Liu (Stan "The Man" Lee) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

John Ratzenberger: Mary Hanley of the Rhode Island International Film Festival [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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