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Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars - International Leading Original Screenplay Stars - International Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars - International Leading Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Stars - International Leading Remake Stars - International Leading Based on TV Stars - International Leading Based on Factual Book/Article Stars - International Leading Based on Play Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Based on Real Life Events 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 44 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Terminal ($141,600,000 in 2004), Captain Phillips ($113,511,767 in 2013), The Post ($95,766,894 in 2017), Saving Mr. Banks ($31,662,764 in 2013), You Are My Friend ($0 in 2019)

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Kate Beckinsale
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pearl Harbor ($250,700,000 in 2001), The Aviator ($105,762,065 in 2004), The Disappointments Room ($721,221 in 2016), Nothing But the Truth ($0 in 2008)

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Mel Gibson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pocahontas ($205,520,227 in 1995), Braveheart ($133,499,597 in 1995)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $382,541,425 5 $76,508,285
2 Kate Beckinsale $357,183,286 4 $89,295,822
3 Mel Gibson $339,019,824 2 $169,509,912
4 Hugh Jackman $283,954,462 3 $94,651,487
5 Aamir Khan $279,840,678 1 $279,840,678
6 Michelle Williams $274,265,841 2 $137,132,921
7 Rebecca Ferguson $254,622,674 1 $254,622,674
8 Zendaya $254,622,674 1 $254,622,674
9 Zac Efron $254,622,674 1 $254,622,674
10 Josh Hartnett $250,700,000 2 $125,350,000
11 Ben Affleck $250,700,000 1 $250,700,000
12 Liam Neeson $249,815,040 5 $49,963,008
13 Donnie Yen $225,786,462 3 $75,262,154
14 Cate Blanchett $216,415,634 4 $54,103,909
15 Tom Holland $215,970,724 2 $107,985,362
16 Meryl Streep $210,033,483 5 $42,006,697
17 Tom Cruise $205,063,735 2 $102,531,868
18 Tony Leung Chiu Wai $200,892,340 3 $66,964,113
19 Jason Clarke $178,610,550 3 $59,536,850
20 Sam Worthington $178,353,226 1 $178,353,226
21 Jake Gyllenhaal $178,353,226 2 $89,176,613
22 Naomi Watts $174,434,561 3 $58,144,854
23 Will Smith $174,225,057 2 $87,112,529
24 Ewan McGregor $171,547,292 2 $85,773,646
25 Anthony Hopkins $168,037,559 3 $56,012,520
26 Mike Tyson $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
27 Lynn Xiong $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
28 Max Zhang $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
29 Danny Chan $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
30 Patrick Tam $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
31 Christian Bale $153,333,333 5 $30,666,667
32 Leonardo DiCaprio $153,062,065 4 $38,265,516
33 Bradley Cooper $152,443,314 2 $76,221,657
34 Jennifer Lawrence $152,443,314 2 $76,221,657
35 Helen Mirren $151,308,294 5 $30,261,659
36 Samuel Joslin $150,570,724 1 $150,570,724
37 Mark Wahlberg $149,812,241 5 $29,962,448
38 Takeshi Kaneshiro $149,500,000 2 $74,750,000
39 Zhang Fengyi $149,500,000 2 $74,750,000
40 Jaden Smith $144,725,057 1 $144,725,057
41 Chris Hemsworth $136,683,215 2 $68,341,608
42 Val Kilmer $134,427,740 4 $33,606,935
43 Colin Farrell $133,000,000 1 $133,000,000
44 Angelina Jolie Pitt $133,000,000 2 $66,500,000
45 Julia Roberts $132,256,558 1 $132,256,558
46 Denzel Washington $130,791,501 5 $26,158,300
47 Choi Min-sik $130,619,928 1 $130,619,928
48 Jesse Eisenberg $127,959,441 2 $63,979,721
49 Amy Adams $120,596,328 2 $60,298,164
50 Rachel McAdams $119,766,083 2 $59,883,042
51 Chang Chen $119,000,000 1 $119,000,000
52 Jeremy Renner $111,966,346 2 $55,983,173
53 Chris Pine $105,841,182 2 $52,920,591
54 Andrew Garfield $95,626,316 2 $47,813,158
55 Nicolas Cage $94,658,016 3 $31,552,672
56 Michelle Pfeiffer $94,000,000 1 $94,000,000
57 Brad Pitt $93,500,000 2 $46,750,000
58 Michael Peña $93,016,761 2 $46,508,381
59 Eric Bana $84,113,682 1 $84,113,682
60 Richard Roxburgh $81,074,443 1 $81,074,443
61 Daniel Brühl $78,825,415 3 $26,275,138
62 Robert De Niro $78,526,622 4 $19,631,656
63 Marion Cotillard $78,312,055 1 $78,312,055
64 Ben Kingsley $75,000,000 1 $75,000,000
65 Channing Tatum $74,401,680 3 $24,800,560
66 Cillian Murphy $70,956,118 3 $23,652,039
67 Robin Williams $70,092,632 2 $35,046,316
68 Reese Witherspoon $68,188,093 1 $68,188,093
69 Joaquin Phoenix $68,188,093 2 $34,094,047
70 Kurt Russell $68,070,373 5 $13,614,075
71 Oleg Volku $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
72 Sergey Bondarchuk $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
73 Thomas Kretschmann $67,693,174 2 $33,846,587
74 Mariya Smolnikova $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
75 Dmitry Lisenkov $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
76 Yanina Studilina $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
77 Andrey Smolyakov $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
78 Petr Fedorov $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
79 Benjamin Walker $65,400,000 1 $65,400,000
80 Julie Walters $64,569,685 2 $32,284,843
81 Dylan O’Brien $61,497,687 1 $61,497,687
82 John Malkovich $61,497,687 2 $30,748,844
83 Gina Rodriguez $61,497,687 1 $61,497,687
84 Forest Whitaker $60,428,552 3 $20,142,851
85 Jackson Nicoll $58,900,000 1 $58,900,000
86 Johnny Knoxville $58,900,000 1 $58,900,000
87 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $57,667,770 3 $19,222,590
88 Jamie Foxx $56,185,965 2 $28,092,983
89 Ken Watanabe $54,111,916 1 $54,111,916
90 Piper Perabo $53,219,285 2 $26,609,643
91 Izabella Miko $53,130,205 1 $53,130,205
92 Bridget Moynahan $53,130,205 1 $53,130,205
93 Maria Bello $53,130,205 1 $53,130,205
94 Tyra Banks $53,130,205 1 $53,130,205
95 Michael Keaton $52,677,128 2 $26,338,564
96 Song Hye-kyo $51,392,340 1 $51,392,340
97 Hwang Jung-min $51,009,970 1 $51,009,970
98 Jung Woo $51,009,970 1 $51,009,970
99 Matthew McConaughey $49,693,000 4 $12,423,250
100 Kate Maberly $49,406,714 1 $49,406,714

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

Kate Beckinsale: By Gerald Geronimo (Uploaded to Flickr as Kate Beckinsale) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mel Gibson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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