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Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Creative Types > Worldwide Leading Dramatization Stars

Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Dramatization Stars - International Leading Dramatization Stars - Worldwide Leading Contemporary Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Science Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Fantasy Stars - Worldwide Leading Kids Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Historical Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Super Hero Stars - Worldwide Leading Factual Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Dramatization 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: Catch Me if You Can ($355,612,291 in 2002), Apollo 13 ($334,100,000 in 1995), Sully ($238,552,082 in 2016), Captain Phillips ($220,648,184 in 2013), The Terminal ($218,673,959 in 2004), Charlie Wilson's War ($119,512,771 in 2007), Saving Mr. Banks ($114,962,525 in 2013), Apollo 13 (IMAX) ($2,219,202 in 2002), The Post ($0 in 2017)

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Leonardo DiCaprio
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Revenant ($532,950,503 in 2015), The Wolf of Wall Street ($389,870,414 in 2013), Catch Me if You Can ($355,612,291 in 2002), The Aviator ($208,370,892 in 2004), J. Edgar ($84,606,030 in 2011), The Basketball Diaries ($2,381,087 in 1995), Total Eclipse ($339,889 in 1995), The Crowded Room ($0 in 2016), Devil in the White City ($0 in 2017)

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Bradley Cooper
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: American Sniper ($547,326,372 in 2014), American Hustle ($257,878,294 in 2013), Joy ($101,134,059 in 2015)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $1,604,281,014 9 $178,253,446
2 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,574,131,106 9 $174,903,456
3 Bradley Cooper $906,338,725 3 $302,112,908
4 Russell Crowe $750,940,199 5 $150,188,040
5 James Caviezel $720,087,704 3 $240,029,235
6 Denzel Washington $665,745,472 8 $83,218,184
7 Kate Beckinsale $657,610,747 2 $328,805,374
8 Kevin Costner $650,565,498 6 $108,427,583
9 Christian Bale $611,821,004 6 $101,970,167
10 Tom Hardy $578,296,342 3 $192,765,447
11 Sienna Miller $552,226,758 3 $184,075,586
12 Mark Wahlberg $512,960,722 6 $85,493,454
13 Julia Roberts $507,569,158 3 $169,189,719
14 Fionn Whitehead $505,521,875 1 $505,521,875
15 Johnny Depp $479,246,298 6 $79,874,383
16 Robert De Niro $475,900,461 7 $67,985,780
17 Brad Pitt $467,101,496 5 $93,420,299
18 Colin Firth $460,384,554 3 $153,461,518
19 Josh Hartnett $449,239,855 2 $224,619,928
20 Ben Affleck $449,239,855 1 $449,239,855
21 Geoffrey Rush $430,821,168 1 $430,821,168
22 Helena Bonham Carter $430,821,168 1 $430,821,168
23 George Clooney $426,420,468 2 $213,210,234
24 Diane Lane $416,961,573 4 $104,240,393
25 Tom Cruise $409,483,597 3 $136,494,532
26 Jake Gyllenhaal $406,334,038 5 $81,266,808
27 Will Smith $395,009,599 2 $197,504,800
28 Liam Neeson $394,255,754 5 $78,851,151
29 Val Kilmer $386,141,954 4 $96,535,489
30 Anthony Hopkins $384,735,949 6 $64,122,658
31 Owen Wilson $378,063,155 2 $189,031,578
32 Cate Blanchett $370,961,165 5 $74,192,233
33 Jennifer Lawrence $359,012,353 2 $179,506,177
34 Matt Damon $343,151,649 3 $114,383,883
35 Benedict Cumberbatch $332,765,730 4 $83,191,433
36 Sandra Bullock $331,078,088 2 $165,539,044
37 William Fichtner $328,711,434 1 $328,711,434
38 Mel Gibson $323,703,784 2 $161,851,892
39 Kurt Russell $319,024,953 6 $53,170,826
40 Daniel Day-Lewis $312,484,496 3 $104,161,499
41 Heather Graham $312,389,781 2 $156,194,891
42 Mike Myers $312,383,487 1 $312,383,487
43 Jaden Smith $307,325,633 1 $307,325,633
44 Ming-Na $303,500,000 1 $303,500,000
45 Marion Cotillard $300,894,546 2 $150,447,273
46 Kirsten Dunst $292,443,044 2 $146,221,522
47 Aamir Khan $291,438,236 1 $291,438,236
48 Amy Adams $285,196,166 2 $142,598,083
49 Sean Penn $280,896,213 4 $70,224,053
50 Morgan Freeman $278,832,886 3 $92,944,295
51 Michael Peña $272,968,054 3 $90,989,351
52 Jeremy Renner $264,534,999 2 $132,267,500
53 Tom Holland $260,011,364 2 $130,005,682
54 Helen Mirren $257,897,123 5 $51,579,425
55 Forest Whitaker $256,442,162 4 $64,110,541
56 Keira Knightley $245,820,139 3 $81,940,046
57 Nick Nolte $240,295,943 4 $60,073,986
58 Reese Witherspoon $240,209,036 2 $120,104,518
59 Taraji P. Henson $231,730,573 2 $115,865,287
60 Janelle Monae $231,580,573 1 $231,580,573
61 Jim Parsons $231,580,573 1 $231,580,573
62 Octavia Spencer $231,580,573 2 $115,790,287
63 Jesse Eisenberg $228,036,478 3 $76,012,159
64 Dustin Hoffman $227,713,427 3 $75,904,476
65 Sam Worthington $224,296,203 3 $74,765,401
66 Jason Mitchell $223,573,925 2 $111,786,963
67 Jason Clarke $221,662,676 2 $110,831,338
68 Naomi Watts $221,147,156 4 $55,286,789
69 Chris Pine $218,764,370 2 $109,382,185
70 Angelina Jolie Pitt $215,321,949 3 $71,773,983
71 Tony Leung Chiu Wai $208,114,346 3 $69,371,449
72 Meryl Streep $202,414,742 7 $28,916,392
73 O'Shea Jackson, Jr. $202,043,881 1 $202,043,881
74 Corey Hawkins $202,043,881 1 $202,043,881
75 Neil Brown, Jr. $202,043,881 1 $202,043,881
76 Aldis Hodge $202,043,881 1 $202,043,881
77 Colin Farrell $193,822,180 2 $96,911,090
78 Mark Ruffalo $188,878,372 3 $62,959,457
79 Chris Hemsworth $188,651,597 2 $94,325,799
80 Joaquin Phoenix $187,707,495 1 $187,707,495
81 Meg Ryan $180,648,048 3 $60,216,016
82 Harrison Ford $179,013,811 3 $59,671,270
83 Philip Seymour Hoffman $170,447,904 3 $56,815,968
84 Samuel Joslin $169,590,606 1 $169,590,606
85 Ewan McGregor $169,590,606 1 $169,590,606
86 Jason Patric $165,600,852 1 $165,600,852
87 Nicolas Cage $165,273,984 4 $41,318,496
88 Jack O'Connell $163,527,824 1 $163,527,824
89 Jamie Foxx $163,212,118 2 $81,606,059
90 Matthew McConaughey $162,407,360 3 $54,135,787
91 Andrew Garfield $162,170,023 2 $81,085,012
92 Dev Patel $158,084,202 2 $79,042,101
93 Jessica Chastain $157,785,042 4 $39,446,261
94 Emma Thompson $153,980,509 3 $51,326,836
95 Josh Brolin $152,968,062 3 $50,989,354
96 Madonna $151,947,179 1 $151,947,179
97 Zhang Fengyi $150,127,047 2 $75,063,524
98 Takeshi Kaneshiro $150,127,047 2 $75,063,524
99 Rooney Mara $145,702,080 1 $145,702,080
100 Scarlett Johansson $143,471,917 2 $71,735,959

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

Leonardo DiCaprio: By Siebbi (Leonardo DiCaprio) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Bradley Cooper: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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