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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 photo
Leonardo DiCaprio
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Titanic ($2,208,307,310 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 ($79,564,960 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 36 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 ($276,653,681 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 13 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 $3,803,898,462 9 $422,655,385
2 Johnny Depp $3,304,484,506 14 $236,034,608
3 Orlando Bloom $2,872,528,768 5 $574,505,754
4 Keira Knightley $2,435,401,630 6 $405,900,272
5 Kate Winslet $2,429,701,188 6 $404,950,198
6 Russell Crowe $2,073,340,861 9 $230,371,207
7 Tom Hanks $1,697,723,931 7 $242,531,990
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 $1,521,564,387 4 $380,391,097
11 Brad Pitt $1,489,964,817 8 $186,245,602
12 Karen Allen $1,199,501,927 3 $399,833,976
13 Cate Blanchett $1,192,175,419 6 $198,695,903
14 Bill Nighy $1,119,910,391 4 $279,977,598
15 Robert Downey, Jr. $1,083,421,909 7 $154,774,558
16 Hugh Jackman $1,061,807,774 4 $265,451,944
17 Shia LaBeouf $1,053,332,544 4 $263,333,136
18 Geoffrey Rush $1,041,734,024 3 $347,244,675
19 Nicole Kidman $990,986,020 13 $76,229,694
20 Willem Dafoe $989,251,851 5 $197,850,370
21 Jack Davenport $963,420,425 1 $963,420,425
22 Helena Bonham Carter $953,084,835 12 $79,423,736
23 Tom Cruise $951,953,204 5 $190,390,641
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 $794,558,511 2 $397,279,256
31 Rachel McAdams $733,281,603 2 $366,640,802
32 Bill Skarsgård $698,276,678 2 $349,138,339
33 Jaeden Lieberher $695,681,748 1 $695,681,748
34 Catherine Zeta-Jones $681,945,881 3 $227,315,294
35 Christian Bale $660,293,774 10 $66,029,377
36 Meryl Streep $656,453,145 9 $72,939,238
37 Tobey Maguire $633,977,619 5 $126,795,524
38 Joel Edgerton $622,331,568 3 $207,443,856
39 Gerard Butler $609,185,690 3 $203,061,897
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 $491,207,042 4 $122,801,761
52 Tom Sizemore $485,035,085 2 $242,517,543
53 Edward Burns $485,035,085 1 $485,035,085
54 Glenn Close $480,303,556 4 $120,075,889
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 Minnie Driver $448,213,918 2 $224,106,959
62 Lance Henriksen $448,191,819 1 $448,191,819
63 Wayne Knight $448,191,819 1 $448,191,819
64 Tony Goldwyn $448,191,819 1 $448,191,819
65 Paul Newman $445,279,741 3 $148,426,580
66 Sacha Baron Cohen $442,169,052 1 $442,169,052
67 Anne Hathaway $442,169,052 1 $442,169,052
68 Denzel Washington $434,339,459 5 $86,867,892
69 Joseph Fiennes $433,232,724 4 $108,308,181
70 Eddie Peng $428,586,959 2 $214,293,480
71 Anthony Hopkins $420,520,516 3 $140,173,505
72 Carey Mulligan $414,814,778 4 $103,703,695
73 Annabelle Wallis $409,315,001 1 $409,315,001
74 Sofia Boutella $409,315,001 1 $409,315,001
75 Gwyneth Paltrow $408,292,135 2 $204,146,068
76 Jeff Bridges $400,992,270 2 $200,496,135
77 Steve Carell $394,824,771 3 $131,608,257
78 Andy Lau $392,299,768 4 $98,074,942
79 Clark Gable $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
80 Vivien Leigh $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
81 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio $390,500,000 1 $390,500,000
82 Olivia Newton-John $387,513,770 1 $387,513,770
83 Ralph Fiennes $386,271,746 7 $55,181,678
84 Juliette Binoche $385,531,537 3 $128,510,512
85 Morgan Freeman $384,758,655 5 $76,951,731
86 Michelle Pfeiffer $382,677,402 5 $76,535,480
87 Daniel Day-Lewis $375,206,513 6 $62,534,419
88 Antonio Banderas $375,175,336 2 $187,587,668
89 Armie Hammer $372,079,595 4 $93,019,899
90 Gary Oldman $362,068,146 4 $90,517,037
91 Michael Fassbender $358,788,397 5 $71,757,679
92 Rick Moranis $358,500,000 1 $358,500,000
93 Elizabeth Perkins $358,500,000 1 $358,500,000
94 Logan Lerman $357,089,084 4 $89,272,271
95 Alexander Skarsgård $351,423,020 2 $175,711,510
96 Isla Fisher $351,040,419 1 $351,040,419
97 Elizabeth Debicki $351,040,419 1 $351,040,419
98 Margot Robbie $349,143,061 1 $349,143,061
99 Zhang Hanyu $334,550,106 1 $334,550,106
100 Zheng Kai $334,550,106 1 $334,550,106

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

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