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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 ($329,213,876 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 36 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), The Tourist ($211,100,212 in 2010), Murder on the Orient Express ($181,195,939 in 2017), 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 12 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Furious 7 ($1,165,715,774 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,010,600,955 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($550,620,594 in 2013), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($473,800,000 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 $5,147,326,004 38 $135,455,947
2 Johnny Depp $4,938,737,481 41 $120,457,012
3 Vin Diesel $4,648,699,671 16 $290,543,729
4 Leonardo DiCaprio $3,794,895,750 24 $158,120,656
5 Brad Pitt $3,740,906,421 36 $103,914,067
6 Tom Hanks $3,660,648,349 42 $87,158,294
7 Matt Damon $3,583,055,856 36 $99,529,329
8 Dwayne Johnson $3,426,053,832 21 $163,145,421
9 Harrison Ford $3,411,536,815 37 $92,203,698
10 Hugh Jackman $3,234,414,904 24 $134,767,288
11 Jennifer Lawrence $3,124,481,482 18 $173,582,305
12 Bruce Willis $3,101,389,092 50 $62,027,782
13 Geoffrey Rush $2,869,543,404 11 $260,867,582
14 Robert Downey, Jr. $2,805,018,663 35 $80,143,390
15 Will Smith $2,770,436,373 21 $131,925,542
16 Julia Roberts $2,665,237,137 31 $85,975,392
17 Daniel Craig $2,628,809,625 11 $238,982,693
18 Paul Walker $2,617,673,460 13 $201,359,497
19 Scarlett Johansson $2,604,520,738 20 $130,226,037
20 Ben Affleck $2,558,951,766 32 $79,967,243
21 Keira Knightley $2,507,794,614 19 $131,989,190
22 George Clooney $2,454,661,148 29 $84,643,488
23 Sylvester Stallone $2,389,067,475 38 $62,870,197
24 Jason Statham $2,357,093,055 29 $81,279,071
25 Orlando Bloom $2,303,851,188 13 $177,219,322
26 Anthony Hopkins $2,298,252,133 23 $99,924,006
27 Kristen Stewart $2,281,870,407 19 $120,098,442
28 Ben Stiller $2,266,472,932 30 $75,549,098
29 Christian Bale $2,221,782,063 27 $82,288,225
30 Kate Winslet $2,195,164,745 21 $104,531,655
31 Robert De Niro $2,156,090,741 66 $32,668,042
32 Taylor Lautner $2,150,320,454 10 $215,032,045
33 Bradley Cooper $2,141,255,579 22 $97,329,799
34 Nicolas Cage $2,112,878,763 63 $33,537,758
35 Robert Pattinson $2,065,782,812 13 $158,906,370
36 Robin Williams $2,043,599,895 35 $58,388,568
37 Jim Carrey $2,011,377,126 26 $77,360,659
38 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,945,789,081 27 $72,066,262
39 Morgan Freeman $1,930,699,929 32 $60,334,373
40 Cate Blanchett $1,922,457,667 21 $91,545,603
41 Michelle Rodriguez $1,920,047,730 12 $160,003,978
42 Russell Crowe $1,915,217,978 27 $70,933,999
43 Angelina Jolie Pitt $1,905,738,609 17 $112,102,271
44 Chris Hemsworth $1,888,714,969 14 $134,908,212
45 Colin Firth $1,886,347,824 21 $89,826,087
46 Jeremy Renner $1,876,913,536 11 $170,628,503
47 Idris Elba $1,868,542,184 18 $103,807,899
48 Liam Neeson $1,853,613,529 30 $61,787,118
49 Charlize Theron $1,852,972,569 18 $102,942,921
50 Mel Gibson $1,833,094,762 33 $55,548,326
51 Sandra Bullock $1,826,057,277 27 $67,631,751
52 Michael Fassbender $1,823,955,423 20 $91,197,771
53 Samuel L. Jackson $1,815,594,369 47 $38,629,667
54 Chris Evans $1,798,600,062 18 $99,922,226
55 Keanu Reeves $1,783,617,340 36 $49,544,926
56 Chris Pratt $1,761,779,800 7 $251,682,829
57 Javier Bardem $1,732,511,803 13 $133,270,139
58 Tobey Maguire $1,690,523,517 11 $153,683,956
59 Tom Hiddleston $1,681,420,009 9 $186,824,445
60 Denzel Washington $1,664,692,724 43 $38,713,784
61 Cameron Diaz $1,663,940,011 22 $75,633,637
62 Don Cheadle $1,648,671,688 14 $117,762,263
63 Meryl Streep $1,641,956,872 41 $40,047,729
64 James McAvoy $1,631,238,223 14 $116,517,016
65 Henry Cavill $1,526,994,256 6 $254,499,043
66 Jackie Chan $1,511,458,357 29 $52,119,254
67 Jude Law $1,506,710,970 24 $62,779,624
68 Colin Farrell $1,505,783,221 23 $65,468,836
69 John Travolta $1,500,700,203 43 $34,900,005
70 Nicole Kidman $1,480,453,189 46 $32,183,765
71 Pierce Brosnan $1,470,269,746 19 $77,382,618
72 Eddie Murphy $1,440,666,603 34 $42,372,547
73 Kevin Costner $1,438,843,280 37 $38,887,656
74 Sebastian Stan $1,408,590,348 4 $352,147,587
75 Gal Gadot $1,382,796,188 5 $276,559,238
76 Christoph Waltz $1,382,231,555 9 $153,581,284
77 Owen Wilson $1,356,175,157 25 $54,247,006
78 Dave Bautista $1,332,909,134 8 $166,613,642
79 Natalie Portman $1,325,653,256 24 $55,235,552
80 Michael Douglas $1,322,587,094 30 $44,086,236
81 Adam Sandler $1,309,330,439 28 $46,761,801
82 Mark Ruffalo $1,308,610,612 15 $87,240,707
83 Richard Gere $1,308,474,283 39 $33,550,623
84 Chris Pine $1,303,599,639 12 $108,633,303
85 Penélope Cruz $1,301,065,827 12 $108,422,152
86 Jamie Foxx $1,250,672,267 19 $65,824,856
87 Jet Li $1,244,951,430 10 $124,495,143
88 Simon Pegg $1,238,718,181 16 $77,419,886
89 Milla Jovovich $1,227,537,359 15 $81,835,824
90 Catherine Zeta-Jones $1,214,493,196 18 $67,471,844
91 John Cusack $1,212,680,218 50 $24,253,604
92 Amy Adams $1,200,906,313 13 $92,377,409
93 Channing Tatum $1,189,038,596 20 $59,451,930
94 Lea Seydoux $1,186,451,641 7 $169,493,092
95 Mark Wahlberg $1,181,587,727 28 $42,199,562
96 Tyrese Gibson $1,178,734,945 7 $168,390,706
97 Rachel McAdams $1,172,897,573 16 $73,306,098
98 Andrew Garfield $1,162,675,738 7 $166,096,534
99 Patrick Stewart $1,155,687,090 8 $144,460,886
100 Dustin Hoffman $1,134,948,981 27 $42,035,147

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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