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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 35 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 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: 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 ($794,758,876 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 ($349,213,586 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 43 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 ($334,100,000 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 $8,631,647,179 38 $227,148,610
2 Johnny Depp $7,897,715,204 41 $192,627,200
3 Tom Hanks $7,238,072,253 44 $164,501,642
4 Harrison Ford $7,142,812,476 38 $187,968,749
5 Vin Diesel $6,840,716,967 16 $427,544,810
6 Matt Damon $6,580,192,378 36 $182,783,122
7 Dwayne Johnson $6,142,081,657 22 $279,185,530
8 Brad Pitt $6,013,506,709 36 $167,041,853
9 Leonardo DiCaprio $5,992,511,947 24 $249,687,998
10 Hugh Jackman $5,809,493,369 24 $242,062,224
11 Jennifer Lawrence $5,751,564,474 18 $319,531,360
12 Bruce Willis $5,524,840,605 51 $108,330,208
13 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,168,640,440 35 $147,675,441
14 Julia Roberts $5,141,435,171 31 $165,852,747
15 Will Smith $4,950,603,975 21 $235,743,046
16 Ben Affleck $4,940,570,868 32 $154,392,840
17 Robert De Niro $4,502,367,175 66 $68,217,684
18 George Clooney $4,499,274,047 29 $155,147,381
19 Ben Stiller $4,473,172,516 30 $149,105,751
20 Robin Williams $4,453,029,719 35 $127,229,421
21 Bradley Cooper $4,341,391,995 22 $197,336,000
22 Sylvester Stallone $4,310,644,210 39 $110,529,339
23 Jim Carrey $4,295,594,071 27 $159,096,077
24 Scarlett Johansson $4,233,066,339 20 $211,653,317
25 Nicolas Cage $4,215,608,144 66 $63,872,851
26 Christian Bale $4,161,683,679 27 $154,136,433
27 Geoffrey Rush $4,091,034,762 12 $340,919,564
28 Denzel Washington $4,012,130,021 43 $93,305,349
29 Paul Walker $3,967,586,509 13 $305,198,962
30 Keira Knightley $3,957,834,484 19 $208,307,078
31 Sandra Bullock $3,916,663,148 28 $139,880,827
32 Kristen Stewart $3,896,645,912 20 $194,832,296
33 Anthony Hopkins $3,773,179,548 23 $164,051,285
34 Daniel Craig $3,765,722,944 11 $342,338,449
35 Eddie Murphy $3,753,392,043 34 $110,393,884
36 Morgan Freeman $3,740,365,425 32 $116,886,420
37 Mel Gibson $3,717,685,716 32 $116,177,679
38 Taylor Lautner $3,691,610,056 10 $369,161,006
39 John Travolta $3,663,877,917 44 $83,269,953
40 Orlando Bloom $3,571,673,580 13 $274,744,122
41 Adam Sandler $3,539,674,721 29 $122,057,749
42 Samuel L. Jackson $3,537,373,713 47 $75,263,270
43 Robert Pattinson $3,511,117,673 13 $270,085,975
44 Jason Statham $3,423,134,199 29 $118,039,110
45 Russell Crowe $3,298,224,264 27 $122,156,454
46 Meryl Streep $3,290,268,761 42 $78,339,732
47 Keanu Reeves $3,284,809,286 37 $88,778,629
48 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,268,794,503 27 $121,066,463
49 Kate Winslet $3,247,701,639 21 $154,652,459
50 Kevin Costner $3,243,919,648 37 $87,673,504
51 Mark Hamill $3,222,893,127 7 $460,413,304
52 Carrie Fisher $3,215,686,907 4 $803,921,727
53 Tobey Maguire $3,199,209,422 11 $290,837,220
54 Liam Neeson $3,156,941,501 31 $101,836,823
55 Idris Elba $3,156,577,019 18 $175,365,390
56 Chris Hemsworth $3,152,788,224 15 $210,185,882
57 Cate Blanchett $3,143,638,642 22 $142,892,666
58 Jeremy Renner $3,061,434,662 11 $278,312,242
59 Angelina Jolie Pitt $3,056,629,551 17 $179,801,738
60 Owen Wilson $3,023,000,273 25 $120,920,011
61 Mark Wahlberg $3,015,781,384 28 $107,706,478
62 Chris Pratt $2,999,857,625 7 $428,551,089
63 Chris Evans $2,989,686,342 18 $166,093,686
64 Michael Douglas $2,889,916,296 30 $96,330,543
65 Don Cheadle $2,871,510,517 14 $205,107,894
66 Charlize Theron $2,842,434,266 20 $142,121,713
67 Dustin Hoffman $2,831,261,269 27 $104,861,528
68 Cameron Diaz $2,828,087,828 23 $122,960,340
69 Chris Pine $2,781,123,928 13 $213,932,610
70 Michelle Rodriguez $2,780,638,339 12 $231,719,862
71 Chadwick Boseman $2,751,764,070 6 $458,627,345
72 Nicole Kidman $2,695,793,748 46 $58,604,212
73 Michael Fassbender $2,676,182,231 20 $133,809,112
74 Richard Gere $2,637,776,042 39 $67,635,283
75 Jackie Chan $2,629,577,728 29 $90,675,094
76 Jude Law $2,624,035,125 24 $109,334,797
77 Colin Firth $2,599,534,219 22 $118,160,646
78 Tom Hiddleston $2,590,941,827 9 $287,882,425
79 Henry Cavill $2,534,481,908 6 $422,413,651
80 James McAvoy $2,528,891,055 14 $180,635,075
81 Jamie Foxx $2,504,768,890 19 $131,829,942
82 Michelle Pfeiffer $2,423,645,307 30 $80,788,177
83 Robert Redford $2,419,817,728 26 $93,069,913
84 Gal Gadot $2,408,702,143 5 $481,740,429
85 Channing Tatum $2,395,822,242 20 $119,791,112
86 Javier Bardem $2,372,422,345 14 $169,458,739
87 Colin Farrell $2,358,473,492 23 $102,542,326
88 Martin Freeman $2,351,550,812 6 $391,925,135
89 Will Ferrell $2,342,697,800 26 $90,103,762
90 Jack Nicholson $2,333,923,681 27 $86,441,618
91 Zoe Saldana $2,322,878,230 16 $145,179,889
92 Amy Adams $2,279,270,402 13 $175,328,492
93 Sebastian Stan $2,276,440,944 4 $569,110,236
94 Natalie Portman $2,264,833,655 26 $87,108,987
95 Clint Eastwood $2,260,418,954 46 $49,139,542
96 Jennifer Aniston $2,232,984,519 25 $89,319,381
97 Tommy Lee Jones $2,214,763,364 19 $116,566,493
98 Simon Pegg $2,203,984,989 16 $137,749,062
99 Pierce Brosnan $2,191,605,671 20 $109,580,284
100 Ryan Reynolds $2,159,027,688 22 $98,137,622

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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