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Box Office Star Records > International > Production Methods > International Leading Live Action Stars

Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Live Action Stars - International Leading Animation/Live Action Stars - International Leading Digital Animation Stars - International Leading Hand Animation Stars - International Leading Stop-Motion Animation Stars - International Leading Rotoscoping Stars - International Leading Multiple Production Methods Stars - Worldwide Leading Live Action Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Live Action 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 Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation ($505,825,986 in 2015), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($485,315,327 in 2011), The Last Samurai ($345,700,000 in 2003), Mission: Impossible 2 ($334,178,627 in 2000), The Mummy ($330,232,201 in 2017), Mission: Impossible ($276,716,108 in 1996), Edge of Tomorrow ($270,335,000 in 2014), Mission: Impossible III ($264,000,000 in 2006), Rain Man ($239,974,565 in 1988), Minority Report ($226,800,000 in 2002)

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Johnny Depp
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 37 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($804,600,000 in 2011), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($654,000,000 in 2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($642,900,000 in 2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($622,200,000 in 2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($329,542,879 in 2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($269,366,408 in 2005), Murder on the Orient Express ($246,387,043 in 2017), The Tourist ($211,100,212 in 2010), The Lone Ranger ($170,700,000 in 2013), Dark Shadows ($158,475,519 in 2012)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Furious 7 ($1,165,715,774 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,011,701,261 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($550,620,594 in 2013), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($473,384,643 in 2017), Fast Five ($420,132,129 in 2011), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($300,216,520 in 2017), Fast & Furious ($208,000,000 in 2009), xXx ($125,270,000 in 2002), The Last Witch Hunter ($103,866,746 in 2015), The Pacifier ($85,000,000 in 2005)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Cruise $5,148,346,287 38 $135,482,797
2 Johnny Depp $5,003,928,585 42 $119,141,157
3 Vin Diesel $4,649,384,620 19 $244,704,454
4 Dwayne Johnson $4,070,381,924 23 $176,973,127
5 Leonardo DiCaprio $3,794,796,835 25 $151,791,873
6 Tom Hanks $3,756,415,243 45 $83,475,894
7 Brad Pitt $3,740,906,421 37 $101,105,579
8 Matt Damon $3,599,541,529 36 $99,987,265
9 Hugh Jackman $3,489,026,251 25 $139,561,050
10 Harrison Ford $3,416,786,645 38 $89,915,438
11 Jennifer Lawrence $3,223,602,737 19 $169,663,302
12 Bruce Willis $3,116,101,700 52 $59,925,033
13 Geoffrey Rush $2,870,586,600 12 $239,215,550
14 Julia Roberts $2,811,789,923 31 $90,702,901
15 Robert Downey, Jr. $2,805,567,324 36 $77,932,426
16 Will Smith $2,775,121,833 22 $126,141,902
17 Daniel Craig $2,628,869,706 11 $238,988,155
18 Paul Walker $2,617,673,460 13 $201,359,497
19 Scarlett Johansson $2,604,575,606 21 $124,027,410
20 Ben Affleck $2,583,289,256 32 $80,727,789
21 Keira Knightley $2,508,621,943 20 $125,431,097
22 George Clooney $2,454,661,148 29 $84,643,488
23 Sylvester Stallone $2,389,067,475 41 $58,269,938
24 Jason Statham $2,358,193,361 30 $78,606,445
25 Orlando Bloom $2,303,851,188 13 $177,219,322
26 Anthony Hopkins $2,303,052,688 23 $100,132,726
27 Kristen Stewart $2,281,870,407 20 $114,093,520
28 Ben Stiller $2,266,284,557 30 $75,542,819
29 Christian Bale $2,229,624,869 27 $82,578,699
30 Kate Winslet $2,195,010,903 21 $104,524,329
31 Robert De Niro $2,165,224,494 66 $32,806,432
32 Taylor Lautner $2,150,320,454 10 $215,032,045
33 Bradley Cooper $2,140,840,222 22 $97,310,919
34 Nicolas Cage $2,112,960,968 68 $31,072,955
35 Robert Pattinson $2,066,561,270 14 $147,611,519
36 Robin Williams $2,043,592,449 35 $58,388,356
37 Jim Carrey $2,011,047,296 27 $74,483,233
38 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,945,793,540 28 $69,492,626
39 Morgan Freeman $1,934,328,175 33 $58,616,005
40 Cate Blanchett $1,933,769,966 22 $87,898,635
41 Liam Neeson $1,925,423,202 32 $60,169,475
42 Michelle Rodriguez $1,921,148,036 12 $160,095,670
43 Chris Hemsworth $1,915,487,369 15 $127,699,158
44 Russell Crowe $1,915,217,978 27 $70,933,999
45 Angelina Jolie Pitt $1,905,738,609 18 $105,874,367
46 Colin Firth $1,903,070,635 22 $86,503,211
47 Idris Elba $1,899,262,752 18 $105,514,597
48 Jeremy Renner $1,881,558,822 12 $156,796,569
49 Charlize Theron $1,862,083,019 22 $84,640,137
50 Mel Gibson $1,854,627,329 32 $57,957,104
51 Sandra Bullock $1,826,057,277 28 $65,216,331
52 Michael Fassbender $1,824,344,480 21 $86,873,547
53 Samuel L. Jackson $1,815,892,846 47 $38,636,018
54 Chris Evans $1,803,882,725 19 $94,941,196
55 Keanu Reeves $1,789,633,131 39 $45,888,029
56 Chris Pratt $1,764,122,891 9 $196,013,655
57 Meryl Streep $1,749,473,711 43 $40,685,435
58 Javier Bardem $1,743,371,663 16 $108,960,729
59 Tobey Maguire $1,690,523,517 11 $153,683,956
60 Tom Hiddleston $1,686,220,564 9 $187,357,840
61 Denzel Washington $1,667,044,158 44 $37,887,367
62 Don Cheadle $1,648,671,688 14 $117,762,263
63 Cameron Diaz $1,631,905,949 23 $70,952,433
64 James McAvoy $1,631,383,629 14 $116,527,402
65 Henry Cavill $1,551,339,192 6 $258,556,532
66 Mark Hamill $1,530,942,520 8 $191,367,815
67 Carrie Fisher $1,530,942,520 4 $382,735,630
68 Jackie Chan $1,512,965,995 29 $52,171,241
69 Jude Law $1,506,710,970 25 $60,268,439
70 Colin Farrell $1,506,028,967 23 $65,479,520
71 John Travolta $1,502,618,833 44 $34,150,428
72 Chadwick Boseman $1,499,912,117 6 $249,985,353
73 Owen Wilson $1,497,170,882 25 $59,886,835
74 Nicole Kidman $1,480,701,711 47 $31,504,292
75 Pierce Brosnan $1,471,777,279 20 $73,588,864
76 Eddie Murphy $1,440,666,603 34 $42,372,547
77 Kevin Costner $1,438,843,280 37 $38,887,656
78 Sebastian Stan $1,408,590,348 4 $352,147,587
79 Gal Gadot $1,407,141,124 5 $281,428,225
80 Penélope Cruz $1,377,116,791 15 $91,807,786
81 Martin Freeman $1,370,348,065 6 $228,391,344
82 Natalie Portman $1,337,471,727 26 $51,441,220
83 Michael Douglas $1,322,587,094 31 $42,664,100
84 Chris Pine $1,322,298,560 13 $101,715,274
85 Mark Ruffalo $1,313,411,167 15 $87,560,744
86 Adam Sandler $1,309,330,439 29 $45,149,325
87 Richard Gere $1,308,620,110 39 $33,554,362
88 Ryan Reynolds $1,270,458,280 23 $55,237,317
89 Jamie Foxx $1,251,350,962 19 $65,860,577
90 Jet Li $1,244,951,430 10 $124,495,143
91 Simon Pegg $1,238,991,974 17 $72,881,881
92 Mark Wahlberg $1,231,594,190 29 $42,468,765
93 Milla Jovovich $1,227,537,359 16 $76,721,085
94 Rachel McAdams $1,220,732,102 17 $71,807,771
95 Catherine Zeta-Jones $1,214,493,196 19 $63,920,695
96 John Cusack $1,212,680,218 51 $23,778,043
97 Channing Tatum $1,204,994,264 21 $57,380,679
98 Amy Adams $1,201,009,291 13 $92,385,330
99 Tyrese Gibson $1,179,835,251 7 $168,547,893
100 Andrew Garfield $1,163,865,796 8 $145,483,225

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 Cruise: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Johnny Depp: By Arnold WellsUploaded by MyCanon (Johnny Depp) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Vin Diesel: Andre Luis [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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