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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Live Action Stars - International Leading Live Action Stars - Worldwide Leading Animation/Live Action Stars - Worldwide Leading Digital Animation Stars - Worldwide Leading Hand Animation Stars - Worldwide Leading Stop-Motion Animation Stars - Worldwide Leading Rotoscoping Stars - Worldwide Leading Multiple Production Methods Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Live 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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Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 36 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation ($700,868,363 in 2015), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($694,713,230 in 2011), Mission: Impossible 2 ($549,588,516 in 2000), Mission: Impossible ($457,697,994 in 1996), The Last Samurai ($456,810,575 in 2003), Rain Man ($412,800,000 in 1988), The Mummy ($410,333,326 in 2017), Mission: Impossible III ($397,501,348 in 2006), Edge of Tomorrow ($370,541,256 in 2014), Minority Report ($358,824,714 in 2002)

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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: On Stranger Tides ($1,045,663,875 in 2011), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963,420,425 in 2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($790,697,888 in 2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($634,954,103 in 2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($475,825,484 in 2005), Murder on the Orient Express ($345,924,923 in 2017), The Tourist ($278,731,369 in 2010), The Lone Ranger ($260,002,115 in 2013), Dark Shadows ($238,202,668 in 2012)

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 44 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Da Vinci Code ($767,820,459 in 2006), Forrest Gump ($679,850,637 in 1994), Angels & Demons ($490,875,846 in 2009), Saving Private Ryan ($485,035,085 in 1998), Cast Away ($427,230,516 in 2000), Catch Me if You Can ($355,612,291 in 2002), Apollo 13 ($335,802,271 in 1995), The Green Mile ($290,701,374 in 1999), You've Got Mail ($250,800,000 in 1998), Sully ($238,552,082 in 2016)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Cruise $8,631,608,300 39 $221,323,290
2 Johnny Depp $7,890,365,553 44 $179,326,490
3 Tom Hanks $7,240,699,417 44 $164,561,350
4 Harrison Ford $7,146,739,092 38 $188,072,081
5 Vin Diesel $6,840,347,088 20 $342,017,354
6 Matt Damon $6,586,502,683 37 $178,013,586
7 Dwayne Johnson $6,287,720,647 23 $273,379,159
8 Brad Pitt $6,013,493,106 38 $158,249,819
9 Leonardo DiCaprio $5,992,511,947 25 $239,700,478
10 Hugh Jackman $5,773,382,693 25 $230,935,308
11 Jennifer Lawrence $5,752,575,110 19 $302,767,111
12 Bruce Willis $5,532,175,510 53 $104,380,670
13 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,168,640,440 36 $143,573,346
14 Julia Roberts $5,143,676,925 31 $165,925,062
15 Will Smith $4,950,603,975 23 $215,243,651
16 Ben Affleck $4,940,570,868 32 $154,392,840
17 Robert De Niro $4,506,168,697 65 $69,325,672
18 George Clooney $4,499,274,047 29 $155,147,381
19 Ben Stiller $4,473,166,412 30 $149,105,547
20 Robin Williams $4,453,029,719 35 $127,229,421
21 Bradley Cooper $4,341,083,965 24 $180,878,499
22 Sylvester Stallone $4,310,644,210 42 $102,634,386
23 Jim Carrey $4,295,539,350 27 $159,094,050
24 Scarlett Johansson $4,233,066,339 22 $192,412,106
25 Nicolas Cage $4,215,879,164 69 $61,099,698
26 Christian Bale $4,164,816,833 27 $154,252,475
27 Sandra Bullock $4,087,648,908 28 $145,987,461
28 Geoffrey Rush $4,087,328,795 12 $340,610,733
29 Denzel Washington $4,015,626,609 44 $91,264,241
30 Paul Walker $3,967,586,509 13 $305,198,962
31 Keira Knightley $3,957,834,484 21 $188,468,309
32 Kristen Stewart $3,896,662,839 20 $194,833,142
33 Anthony Hopkins $3,773,951,555 23 $164,084,850
34 Daniel Craig $3,767,835,198 11 $342,530,473
35 Eddie Murphy $3,753,392,043 35 $107,239,773
36 Morgan Freeman $3,740,412,056 33 $113,345,820
37 Mel Gibson $3,717,685,542 32 $116,177,673
38 Chris Pratt $3,711,077,833 9 $412,341,981
39 Taylor Lautner $3,691,610,056 10 $369,161,006
40 John Travolta $3,667,131,608 45 $81,491,814
41 Orlando Bloom $3,571,673,580 14 $255,119,541
42 Adam Sandler $3,539,674,721 29 $122,057,749
43 Samuel L. Jackson $3,537,430,731 49 $72,192,464
44 Robert Pattinson $3,512,036,342 14 $250,859,739
45 Jason Statham $3,423,134,199 30 $114,104,473
46 Cate Blanchett $3,314,468,236 22 $150,657,647
47 Russell Crowe $3,298,224,264 27 $122,156,454
48 Meryl Streep $3,293,412,751 42 $78,414,589
49 Keanu Reeves $3,284,819,905 40 $82,120,498
50 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,268,797,785 28 $116,742,778
51 Kate Winslet $3,250,597,773 21 $154,790,370
52 Kevin Costner $3,243,919,648 37 $87,673,504
53 Mark Hamill $3,218,773,306 8 $402,346,663
54 Carrie Fisher $3,211,567,086 4 $802,891,772
55 Tobey Maguire $3,199,209,422 11 $290,837,220
56 Idris Elba $3,159,655,765 18 $175,536,431
57 Chris Hemsworth $3,159,535,325 16 $197,470,958
58 Liam Neeson $3,156,937,683 33 $95,664,778
59 Jeremy Renner $3,097,932,483 12 $258,161,040
60 Angelina Jolie Pitt $3,056,629,551 18 $169,812,753
61 Owen Wilson $3,026,198,907 25 $121,047,956
62 Mark Wahlberg $3,015,746,545 30 $100,524,885
63 Chris Evans $2,989,686,342 19 $157,351,913
64 Michael Douglas $2,889,916,296 31 $93,223,106
65 Don Cheadle $2,871,510,517 14 $205,107,894
66 Ryan Reynolds $2,856,897,387 23 $124,212,930
67 Charlize Theron $2,854,429,104 22 $129,746,777
68 Dustin Hoffman $2,831,261,269 27 $104,861,528
69 Cameron Diaz $2,828,087,828 22 $128,549,447
70 Chris Pine $2,799,621,949 13 $215,355,535
71 Michelle Rodriguez $2,780,638,339 13 $213,895,257
72 Chadwick Boseman $2,774,537,122 6 $462,422,854
73 Nicole Kidman $2,695,865,731 47 $57,358,845
74 Michael Fassbender $2,676,521,782 21 $127,453,418
75 Richard Gere $2,637,776,042 39 $67,635,283
76 Jackie Chan $2,629,577,728 29 $90,675,094
77 Jude Law $2,624,035,125 26 $100,924,428
78 Colin Firth $2,599,521,604 22 $118,160,073
79 Tom Hiddleston $2,590,890,912 9 $287,876,768
80 Henry Cavill $2,534,481,908 6 $422,413,651
81 James McAvoy $2,528,891,055 15 $168,592,737
82 Jamie Foxx $2,504,924,952 19 $131,838,155
83 Michelle Pfeiffer $2,420,356,644 31 $78,076,021
84 Robert Redford $2,419,817,728 26 $93,069,913
85 Gal Gadot $2,408,702,143 6 $401,450,357
86 Channing Tatum $2,397,921,986 22 $108,996,454
87 Javier Bardem $2,383,339,910 16 $148,958,744
88 Martin Freeman $2,374,323,864 6 $395,720,644
89 Kurt Russell $2,361,147,783 31 $76,166,058
90 Colin Farrell $2,359,248,628 23 $102,576,027
91 Will Ferrell $2,342,697,800 27 $86,766,585
92 Jack Nicholson $2,333,923,681 27 $86,441,618
93 Zoe Saldana $2,322,745,318 17 $136,632,078
94 Amy Adams $2,280,500,648 13 $175,423,127
95 Sebastian Stan $2,276,440,944 4 $569,110,236
96 Natalie Portman $2,265,977,984 26 $87,152,999
97 Clint Eastwood $2,260,418,954 47 $48,094,020
98 Rachel McAdams $2,237,628,544 18 $124,312,697
99 Jennifer Aniston $2,233,569,899 25 $89,342,796
100 Tommy Lee Jones $2,214,809,995 20 $110,740,500

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Tom Cruise: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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