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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Action Stars - International Leading Action Stars - Worldwide Leading Adventure Stars - Worldwide Leading Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Drama Stars - Worldwide Leading Thriller/Suspense Stars - Worldwide Leading Horror Stars - Worldwide Leading Romantic Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Musical Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the 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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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($1,215,392,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($879,658,781 in 2017), Iron Man ($585,171,547 in 2008), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($535,663,443 in 2011), Air America ($32,914,515 in 1990)

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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 ($1,516,748,684 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,236,365,720 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($863,613,101 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($789,300,444 in 2013), Fast Five ($629,969,804 in 2011), Fast & Furious ($363,064,265 in 2009), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($345,114,933 in 2017), xXx ($267,200,000 in 2002), The Fast and the Furious ($206,512,310 in 2001), The Last Witch Hunter ($131,234,406 in 2015)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,401,889 in 2014), Lucy ($457,507,776 in 2014), Ghost in the Shell ($167,918,847 in 2017), The Island ($163,018,913 in 2005)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $7,329,803,322 8 $916,225,415
2 Vin Diesel $6,557,901,653 13 $504,453,973
3 Scarlett Johansson $5,583,850,189 7 $797,692,884
4 Chris Evans $5,485,318,960 7 $783,616,994
5 Tom Cruise $5,137,477,259 14 $366,962,661
6 Jeremy Renner $4,990,665,710 5 $998,133,142
7 Samuel L. Jackson $4,617,977,355 11 $419,816,123
8 Chris Hemsworth $4,424,527,027 6 $737,421,171
9 Hugh Jackman $4,133,844,660 11 $375,804,060
10 Paul Walker $3,815,435,426 8 $476,929,428
11 Mark Ruffalo $3,761,886,957 3 $1,253,962,319
12 Dwayne Johnson $3,685,869,874 11 $335,079,079
13 Zoe Saldana $3,677,395,923 3 $1,225,798,641
14 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,455,812,286 21 $164,562,490
15 Daniel Craig $3,352,170,580 5 $670,434,116
16 Sam Worthington $3,295,556,278 4 $823,889,070
17 Bruce Willis $3,160,251,351 24 $131,677,140
18 Will Smith $3,077,400,610 9 $341,933,401
19 Sylvester Stallone $3,063,044,188 24 $127,626,841
20 Christian Bale $2,905,228,169 7 $415,032,596
21 Tom Hiddleston $2,802,994,853 3 $934,331,618
22 Keanu Reeves $2,693,837,723 13 $207,218,286
23 Jason Statham $2,687,284,681 18 $149,293,593
24 Michelle Rodriguez $2,671,070,207 6 $445,178,368
25 Shia LaBeouf $2,668,582,834 3 $889,527,611
26 Elizabeth Olsen $2,561,523,217 2 $1,280,761,609
27 Chris Pratt $2,535,253,694 3 $845,084,565
28 Henry Cavill $2,471,037,818 5 $494,207,564
29 Don Cheadle $2,407,025,881 3 $802,341,960
30 Gal Gadot $2,341,814,833 4 $585,453,708
31 Ben Affleck $2,334,913,908 6 $389,152,318
32 Sebastian Stan $2,238,276,160 3 $746,092,053
33 Michael Fassbender $2,211,733,338 7 $315,961,905
34 Brad Pitt $2,107,003,079 6 $351,167,180
35 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $2,000,424,700 3 $666,808,233
36 James McAvoy $1,988,430,029 4 $497,107,507
37 Mel Gibson $1,969,819,279 14 $140,701,377
38 Patrick Stewart $1,910,871,624 4 $477,717,906
39 Ian McKellen $1,910,871,624 4 $477,717,906
40 Jackie Chan $1,880,932,097 20 $94,046,605
41 Charlize Theron $1,849,531,540 5 $369,906,308
42 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,800,563,819 2 $900,281,910
43 Dave Bautista $1,769,407,116 5 $353,881,423
44 Nicolas Cage $1,745,345,150 18 $96,963,619
45 Idris Elba $1,732,866,915 5 $346,573,383
46 Jennifer Lawrence $1,646,013,569 3 $548,671,190
47 James Spader $1,614,153,720 3 $538,051,240
48 Lea Seydoux $1,574,334,153 2 $787,167,077
49 Megan Fox $1,555,814,987 3 $518,604,996
50 Ben Kingsley $1,530,598,397 3 $510,199,466
51 Jai Courtney $1,490,510,208 3 $496,836,736
52 Tyrese Gibson $1,472,776,327 2 $736,388,164
53 Anthony Hopkins $1,420,677,866 3 $473,559,289
54 Tommy Lee Jones $1,418,050,943 6 $236,341,824
55 Jordana Brewster $1,358,877,019 3 $452,959,006
56 Channing Tatum $1,321,937,354 6 $220,322,892
57 Pierce Brosnan $1,305,424,241 5 $261,084,848
58 Jet Li $1,297,648,525 9 $144,183,169
59 Javier Bardem $1,274,578,231 2 $637,289,116
60 Ryan Reynolds $1,272,420,711 5 $254,484,142
61 Liam Neeson $1,259,651,008 9 $139,961,223
62 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,236,365,720 1 $1,236,365,720
63 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,236,365,720 1 $1,236,365,720
64 Anthony Mackie $1,234,579,786 2 $617,289,893
65 Jeff Goldblum $1,221,832,974 2 $610,916,487
66 Guy Pearce $1,215,392,272 1 $1,215,392,272
67 Kate Beckinsale $1,210,105,731 7 $172,872,247
68 Mark Wahlberg $1,200,767,453 8 $150,095,932
69 Christoph Waltz $1,196,536,187 2 $598,268,094
70 Roger Moore $1,190,527,960 8 $148,815,995
71 Cate Blanchett $1,156,430,276 2 $578,215,138
72 Chadwick Boseman $1,153,304,495 2 $576,652,248
73 Paul Bettany $1,153,304,495 1 $1,153,304,495
74 Michael Keaton $1,146,483,072 2 $573,241,536
75 John Cusack $1,135,045,986 6 $189,174,331
76 Denzel Washington $1,132,819,285 10 $113,281,929
77 Paula Patton $1,127,838,885 2 $563,919,443
78 Chris Pine $1,117,901,836 3 $372,633,945
79 Eddie Murphy $1,112,945,306 8 $139,118,163
80 Joel Kinnaman $1,056,043,497 4 $264,010,874
81 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje $1,048,569,071 2 $524,284,536
82 Bradley Cooper $1,040,854,272 2 $520,427,136
83 Matt Damon $1,036,939,256 3 $345,646,419
84 Harrison Ford $1,033,555,610 7 $147,650,801
85 Heath Ledger $1,001,620,618 1 $1,001,620,618
86 Wesley Snipes $993,026,071 10 $99,302,607
87 Monica Bellucci $965,253,381 2 $482,626,691
88 Milla Jovovich $956,356,584 4 $239,089,146
89 Danny Glover $952,592,350 6 $158,765,392
90 Gerard Butler $925,114,449 5 $185,022,890
91 Robert Redford $908,884,449 3 $302,961,483
92 Karl Urban $906,479,155 3 $302,159,718
93 Donnie Yen $880,398,996 13 $67,723,000
94 Marisa Tomei $879,658,781 1 $879,658,781
95 Zendaya $879,658,781 1 $879,658,781
96 Jon Favreau $879,658,781 1 $879,658,781
97 Tom Holland $879,658,781 1 $879,658,781
98 Ben Whishaw $879,620,923 1 $879,620,923
99 Naomi Harris $879,620,923 1 $879,620,923
100 Ralph Fiennes $879,620,923 1 $879,620,923

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Robert Downey, Jr.: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Vin Diesel: Andre Luis [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Scarlett Johansson: Foto: © JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons

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