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Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Lifetime Acting > Top Worldwide Cameo Stars

Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office


See also: Top Worldwide Leading Stars - Top Worldwide Supporting Stars - Top Worldwide Live Action Stars - Top Worldwide Above the Line Stars - Top Worldwide Below the Line Stars - Top Domestic Cameo Stars - Top International Cameo Stars - Top Worldwide Stars

The figures represent the total amount of worldwide revenue generated by all the movies a person has had a cameo role in over their lifetime.

A cameo is a small role performed by a well-known actor or director, often limited to a single scene, with the casting done specifically because of who they are, not because of their acting talents. Examples of cameos are Alfred Hitchcock's appearances in his films and Stan Lee's brief appearances in Marvel films. Note that small parts played by actors before they became famous are not cameos. Rather, they are either supporting roles or roles as an "extra".

Roles in animated movies and other voice-only roles are included in the calculations in this chart.

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Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 46 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,842,983,178 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Black Panther ($1,345,082,064 in 2018), Iron Man 3 ($1,215,392,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Spider-Man 3 ($894,860,230 in 2007), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880,210,429 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($863,197,744 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($850,653,412 in 2017)

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John Ratzenberger
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Finding Dory ($1,022,617,376 in 2016), Finding Nemo ($936,429,370 in 2003), Monsters University ($743,588,329 in 2013), Up ($731,463,377 in 2009), The Incredibles ($614,726,752 in 2004), Cars 2 ($560,155,383 in 2011), She's Having a Baby ($16,031,707 in 1988), Kickin It Old Skool ($4,500,147 in 2007)

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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 50 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,842,983,178 in 2018), Iron Man ($585,171,547 in 2008), Thor ($449,326,618 in 2011), Out of Sight ($77,562,568 in 1998), Eddie Murphy Raw ($50,504,655 in 1987), Goodfellas ($46,777,347 in 1990), Trees Lounge ($749,741 in 1996), Farce of the Penguins ($0 in 2007)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Stan Lee $24,602,505,911 40 $615,062,648
2 John Ratzenberger $4,629,512,441 8 $578,689,055
3 Samuel L. Jackson $3,053,075,654 8 $381,634,457
4 Pat Kiernan $2,461,971,134 4 $615,492,784
5 Larry King $2,115,956,669 21 $100,759,841
6 Jay Leno $1,947,266,389 25 $77,890,656
7 Cobie Smulders $1,842,983,178 1 $1,842,983,178
8 Stephen McFeely $1,842,983,178 1 $1,842,983,178
9 Jimmy Fallon $1,686,148,660 4 $421,537,165
10 David Hasselhoff $1,542,732,013 6 $257,122,002
11 Thomas Roberts $1,519,479,547 1 $1,519,479,547
12 M. Night Shyamalan $1,341,325,453 4 $335,331,363
13 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $1,330,466,534 2 $665,233,267
14 James Corden $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
15 Gareth Edwards $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
16 Andrew Jack $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
17 Adrian Edmondson $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
18 Michaela Coel $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
19 Tom Hardy $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
20 Matthew Wood $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
21 Edgar Wright $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
22 Ellie Goulding $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
23 Gary Barlow $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
24 Sam Witwer $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
25 Oscar Wright $1,318,123,902 1 $1,318,123,902
26 Steven Spielberg $1,221,569,173 5 $244,313,835
27 Mike Tyson $1,173,502,292 5 $234,700,458
28 Peter Jackson $1,163,637,719 4 $290,909,430
29 Sigourney Weaver $1,061,016,250 4 $265,254,063
30 Ethan Cohn $1,025,491,110 1 $1,025,491,110
31 Anderson Cooper $1,001,562,965 3 $333,854,322
32 Jon Voight $994,943,598 2 $497,471,799
33 Jeff Gordon $983,028,901 3 $327,676,300
34 Miley Cyrus $970,973,783 4 $242,743,446
35 Martin Campbell $950,850,224 2 $475,425,112
36 Kevin Costner $926,739,489 5 $185,347,898
37 Soledad O'Brien $905,422,046 3 $301,807,349
38 Seth Rogen $896,807,201 2 $448,403,601
39 Willem Dafoe $894,860,230 1 $894,860,230
40 Bruce Campbell $894,860,230 1 $894,860,230
41 Charlie Rose $893,675,042 2 $446,837,521
42 Jeff Goldblum $892,074,446 2 $446,037,223
43 Shaquille O'Neal $883,463,816 3 $294,487,939
44 Chris Evans $880,210,429 1 $880,210,429
45 Ester Dean $879,765,137 1 $879,765,137
46 Rebel Wilson $879,765,137 1 $879,765,137
47 John Cleese $878,979,634 1 $878,979,634
48 Nancy Grace $875,840,444 2 $437,920,222
49 Rob Zombie $868,219,612 2 $434,109,806
50 Brooke Baldwin $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
51 Tom Luginbill $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
52 Neil deGrasse Tyson $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
53 Dave Pasch $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
54 Dana Bash $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
55 Vikram Gandhi $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
56 Erika Erickson $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
57 Kent Shocknek $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
58 Andrew Sullivan $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
59 Conan O’Brien $865,837,002 5 $173,167,400
60 Cody Cameron $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
61 Christopher Knights $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
62 Conrad Vernon $807,330,936 1 $807,330,936
63 John Landis $805,671,708 2 $402,835,854
64 Paul McCartney $794,758,876 1 $794,758,876
65 Pete Docter $731,463,377 1 $731,463,377
66 KaDee Strickland $722,877,361 2 $361,438,681
67 Martha Stewart $686,813,091 3 $228,937,697
68 Kurt Russell $682,100,637 2 $341,050,319
69 Dick Cavett $679,850,637 1 $679,850,637
70 Burt Bacharach $676,406,139 3 $225,468,713
71 Quentin Tarantino $673,298,450 5 $134,659,690
72 Sven-Ole Thorsen $667,092,350 3 $222,364,117
73 Marc McClure $655,953,446 1 $655,953,446
74 Jon Favreau $631,396,873 2 $315,698,437
75 Mickie McGowan $624,977,886 2 $312,488,943
76 Adam del Rio $624,234,272 1 $624,234,272
77 Bill O'Reilly $621,160,461 2 $310,580,231
78 Larry Ellison $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
79 Adam DJ AM Goldstein $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
80 Elon Musk $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
81 Christiane Amanpour $621,156,389 1 $621,156,389
82 Bill Murray $613,850,037 5 $122,770,007
83 Katie Couric $610,469,125 2 $305,234,563
84 Jimmy Kimmel $607,883,947 3 $202,627,982
85 Emma Thompson $585,532,684 1 $585,532,684
86 Ozzy Osbourne $583,643,104 3 $194,547,701
87 James Earl Jones $577,212,511 7 $82,458,930
88 Lewis Hamilton $560,155,383 1 $560,155,383
89 Sig Hansen $560,155,383 1 $560,155,383
90 Sam Jones $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627
91 Tom Skerritt $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627
92 Norah Jones $556,016,627 1 $556,016,627
93 Chiu Chi-ling $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
94 Tsui Hark $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
95 Kris Wu $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
96 Bai Ke $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
97 Wen Zhang $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
98 Tin Kai man $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
99 Joanie Lee $542,742,489 1 $542,742,489
100 Clive Russell $535,663,443 1 $535,663,443

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Stan Lee: By Edward Liu (Stan "The Man" Lee) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

John Ratzenberger: Mary Hanley of the Rhode Island International Film Festival [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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