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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies


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

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Historical Fiction 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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Leonardo DiCaprio
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Titanic ($2,208,208,395 in 1997), Django Unchained ($449,948,323 in 2012), The Great Gatsby ($351,040,419 in 2013), Shutter Island ($299,461,782 in 2010), Gangs of New York ($183,124,621 in 2002), Blood Diamond ($171,377,916 in 2006), Revolutionary Road ($79,604,820 in 2008), The Man in the Iron Mask ($56,968,169 in 1998), This Boy's Life ($4,104,962 in 1993)

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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: Dead Man’s Chest ($1,066,215,812 in 2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963,420,425 in 2007), Murder on the Orient Express ($345,924,923 in 2017), The Lone Ranger ($260,002,115 in 2013), Sleepy Hollow ($207,068,340 in 1999), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ($153,329,844 in 2007), Chocolat ($152,500,343 in 2000), Finding Neverland ($115,036,108 in 2004), From Hell ($68,712,365 in 2001), The Rum Diary ($21,544,732 in 2011)

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Orlando Bloom
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1,066,215,812 in 2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963,420,425 in 2007), Troy ($484,161,265 in 2004), Kingdom of Heaven ($218,853,353 in 2005), The Three Musketeers ($139,877,913 in 2011)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Leonardo DiCaprio $3,803,839,407 9 $422,648,823
2 Johnny Depp $3,373,755,748 15 $224,917,050
3 Orlando Bloom $2,872,528,768 5 $574,505,754
4 Keira Knightley $2,435,401,630 7 $347,914,519
5 Kate Winslet $2,429,642,133 6 $404,940,356
6 Russell Crowe $2,073,558,279 9 $230,395,364
7 Tom Hanks $1,697,723,931 8 $212,215,491
8 Jude Law $1,688,919,591 8 $211,114,949
9 Matt Damon $1,541,345,404 10 $154,134,540
10 Harrison Ford $1,499,167,763 4 $374,791,941
11 Brad Pitt $1,490,013,527 8 $186,251,691
12 Cate Blanchett $1,198,858,912 6 $199,809,819
13 Karen Allen $1,177,105,303 3 $392,368,434
14 Bill Nighy $1,119,967,927 4 $279,991,982
15 Robert Downey, Jr. $1,083,421,909 8 $135,427,739
16 Hugh Jackman $1,061,807,774 4 $265,451,944
17 Willem Dafoe $1,058,521,950 5 $211,704,390
18 Shia LaBeouf $1,053,472,125 4 $263,368,031
19 Geoffrey Rush $1,041,734,024 3 $347,244,675
20 Nicole Kidman $991,234,542 13 $76,248,811
21 Jack Davenport $963,420,425 1 $963,420,425
22 Helena Bonham Carter $953,084,835 12 $79,423,736
23 Tom Cruise $952,971,529 5 $190,594,306
24 Kevin Costner $916,600,126 5 $183,320,025
25 Christoph Waltz $906,741,500 3 $302,247,167
26 John Goodman $884,465,730 4 $221,116,433
27 Mel Gibson $822,050,833 8 $102,756,354
28 Rosie O'Donnell $806,691,819 2 $403,345,910
29 Diane Kruger $802,406,189 3 $267,468,730
30 Ray Winstone $794,635,779 2 $397,317,890
31 Rachel McAdams $733,281,603 2 $366,640,802
32 Christian Bale $700,980,668 10 $70,098,067
33 Bill Skarsgård $700,054,158 2 $350,027,079
34 Jaeden Lieberher $697,459,228 1 $697,459,228
35 Catherine Zeta-Jones $681,945,881 3 $227,315,294
36 Meryl Streep $656,453,145 9 $72,939,238
37 Tobey Maguire $633,977,619 5 $126,795,524
38 Joel Edgerton $623,126,277 3 $207,708,759
39 Gerard Butler $608,981,628 3 $202,993,876
40 Richard Gere $608,603,550 6 $101,433,925
41 Jamie Foxx $605,657,018 2 $302,828,509
42 Robert Redford $603,821,605 6 $100,636,934
43 John Travolta $594,066,609 4 $148,516,652
44 Renée Zellweger $580,010,438 6 $96,668,406
45 Clint Eastwood $542,362,836 17 $31,903,696
46 Ken Watanabe $540,184,495 3 $180,061,498
47 Noomi Rapace $535,663,443 1 $535,663,443
48 Jared Harris $535,663,443 1 $535,663,443
49 Amanda Seyfried $528,947,609 2 $264,473,805
50 Josh Brolin $506,294,639 5 $101,258,928
51 Eric Bana $491,338,013 5 $98,267,603
52 Tom Sizemore $485,035,085 2 $242,517,543
53 Edward Burns $485,035,085 1 $485,035,085
54 Glenn Close $482,451,842 4 $120,612,961
55 Jackie Chan $464,137,982 6 $77,356,330
56 Donnie Yen $462,314,187 6 $77,052,365
57 Zhang Ziyi $459,173,531 5 $91,834,706
58 Koyuki Kato $456,810,575 1 $456,810,575
59 Al Pacino $456,375,696 6 $76,062,616
60 George Clooney $454,416,678 6 $75,736,113
61 Michelle Pfeiffer $451,948,644 5 $90,389,729
62 Minnie Driver $448,213,918 2 $224,106,959
63 Lance Henriksen $448,191,819 1 $448,191,819
64 Wayne Knight $448,191,819 1 $448,191,819
65 Tony Goldwyn $448,191,819 1 $448,191,819
66 Paul Newman $445,279,741 3 $148,426,580
67 Anne Hathaway $442,169,052 1 $442,169,052
68 Sacha Baron Cohen $442,169,052 1 $442,169,052
69 Denzel Washington $439,821,071 5 $87,964,214
70 Joseph Fiennes $433,324,126 4 $108,331,032
71 Eddie Peng $428,586,959 2 $214,293,480
72 Daniel Day-Lewis $421,579,437 6 $70,263,240
73 Anthony Hopkins $420,520,516 3 $140,173,505
74 Carey Mulligan $414,868,337 4 $103,717,084
75 Armie Hammer $410,384,425 4 $102,596,106
76 Sofia Boutella $410,333,326 1 $410,333,326
77 Annabelle Wallis $410,333,326 1 $410,333,326
78 Gwyneth Paltrow $408,292,135 2 $204,146,068
79 Jeff Bridges $400,992,270 3 $133,664,090
80 Leslie Odom Jr. $396,290,421 2 $198,145,211
81 Steve Carell $394,824,771 3 $131,608,257
82 Judi Dench $392,929,584 3 $130,976,528
83 Andy Lau $392,299,768 4 $98,074,942
84 Clark Gable $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
85 Vivien Leigh $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
86 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio $390,500,000 1 $390,500,000
87 Morgan Freeman $387,886,891 5 $77,577,378
88 Olivia Newton-John $387,513,770 1 $387,513,770
89 Ralph Fiennes $386,270,603 7 $55,181,515
90 Juliette Binoche $385,530,394 3 $128,510,131
91 Antonio Banderas $375,175,336 2 $187,587,668
92 Gary Oldman $362,068,146 4 $90,517,037
93 Michael Fassbender $359,110,648 5 $71,822,130
94 Rick Moranis $358,500,000 1 $358,500,000
95 Elizabeth Perkins $358,500,000 1 $358,500,000
96 Logan Lerman $357,151,397 4 $89,287,849
97 Elizabeth Debicki $354,115,053 2 $177,057,527
98 Kenneth Branagh $353,054,593 2 $176,527,297
99 Alexander Skarsgård $351,423,020 3 $117,141,007
100 Isla Fisher $351,040,419 1 $351,040,419

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

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

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

Orlando Bloom: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

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