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Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Production Methods > Worldwide Leading Live Action Stars

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 ($409,315,001 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), The Tourist ($278,731,369 in 2010), Murder on the Orient Express ($275,123,666 in 2017), The Lone Ranger ($260,002,115 in 2013), Dark Shadows ($238,202,668 in 2012)

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Harrison Ford
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope ($786,598,007 in 1977), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786,558,145 in 2008), Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi ($572,705,079 in 1983), Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back ($534,171,960 in 1980), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ($474,171,806 in 1989), Raiders of the Lost Ark ($389,925,971 in 1981), The Fugitive ($353,715,317 in 1993), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ($333,080,271 in 1984), Air Force One ($315,268,353 in 1997), What Lies Beneath ($288,693,989 in 2000)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Cruise $8,630,601,699 38 $227,121,097
2 Johnny Depp $7,823,625,284 41 $190,820,129
3 Harrison Ford $7,160,951,523 37 $193,539,230
4 Tom Hanks $7,063,646,630 42 $168,182,063
5 Vin Diesel $6,837,864,258 16 $427,366,516
6 Matt Damon $6,538,870,844 36 $181,635,301
7 Brad Pitt $6,013,444,396 36 $167,040,122
8 Leonardo DiCaprio $5,992,553,670 24 $249,689,736
9 Jennifer Lawrence $5,606,588,239 18 $311,477,124
10 Bruce Willis $5,483,504,417 50 $109,670,088
11 Hugh Jackman $5,383,726,874 24 $224,321,953
12 Dwayne Johnson $5,337,381,513 20 $266,869,076
13 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,167,901,360 35 $147,654,325
14 Julia Roberts $4,964,941,730 31 $160,159,411
15 Will Smith $4,945,918,515 20 $247,295,926
16 Ben Affleck $4,901,188,778 32 $153,162,149
17 George Clooney $4,499,274,047 29 $155,147,381
18 Robert De Niro $4,497,037,477 66 $68,136,931
19 Ben Stiller $4,473,306,885 30 $149,110,230
20 Robin Williams $4,453,037,165 35 $127,229,633
21 Bradley Cooper $4,341,807,352 22 $197,354,880
22 Sylvester Stallone $4,310,644,210 38 $113,438,006
23 Jim Carrey $4,295,852,165 26 $165,225,083
24 Scarlett Johansson $4,232,998,420 20 $211,649,921
25 Nicolas Cage $4,215,542,842 63 $66,913,378
26 Christian Bale $4,124,129,939 26 $158,620,382
27 Geoffrey Rush $4,089,790,200 11 $371,799,109
28 Denzel Washington $4,012,424,746 43 $93,312,203
29 Paul Walker $3,965,418,749 13 $305,032,211
30 Keira Knightley $3,957,008,825 19 $208,263,622
31 Sandra Bullock $3,916,663,148 27 $145,061,598
32 Kristen Stewart $3,896,645,912 19 $205,086,627
33 Daniel Craig $3,765,534,854 11 $342,321,350
34 Anthony Hopkins $3,755,745,788 23 $163,293,295
35 Eddie Murphy $3,753,292,974 34 $110,390,970
36 Morgan Freeman $3,733,882,197 32 $116,683,819
37 Taylor Lautner $3,691,610,056 10 $369,161,006
38 Mel Gibson $3,684,447,669 33 $111,649,929
39 John Travolta $3,661,959,287 43 $85,161,844
40 Orlando Bloom $3,571,673,580 13 $274,744,122
41 Adam Sandler $3,539,674,721 28 $126,416,954
42 Samuel L. Jackson $3,537,075,236 47 $75,256,920
43 Robert Pattinson $3,510,339,215 13 $270,026,093
44 Jason Statham $3,422,033,893 29 $118,001,169
45 Russell Crowe $3,298,006,846 27 $122,148,402
46 Keanu Reeves $3,278,790,477 34 $96,435,014
47 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,268,793,326 27 $121,066,419
48 Kate Winslet $3,247,700,228 21 $154,652,392
49 Kevin Costner $3,243,699,365 37 $87,667,550
50 Tobey Maguire $3,199,209,422 11 $290,837,220
51 Cate Blanchett $3,119,345,549 21 $148,540,264
52 Meryl Streep $3,104,064,045 41 $75,708,879
53 Idris Elba $3,084,330,035 18 $171,351,669
54 Chris Hemsworth $3,072,322,946 14 $219,451,639
55 Jeremy Renner $3,061,436,313 11 $278,312,392
56 Angelina Jolie Pitt $3,056,629,551 17 $179,801,738
57 Liam Neeson $3,048,793,297 30 $101,626,443
58 Chris Pratt $2,997,436,505 7 $428,205,215
59 Chris Evans $2,984,400,661 18 $165,800,037
60 Mark Wahlberg $2,928,737,529 28 $104,597,769
61 Michael Douglas $2,889,916,296 30 $96,330,543
62 Don Cheadle $2,871,510,517 14 $205,107,894
63 Cameron Diaz $2,860,044,312 22 $130,002,014
64 Owen Wilson $2,834,520,864 25 $113,380,835
65 Dustin Hoffman $2,831,261,269 27 $104,861,528
66 Charlize Theron $2,830,969,660 18 $157,276,092
67 Michelle Rodriguez $2,779,538,033 12 $231,628,169
68 Nicole Kidman $2,695,544,783 46 $58,598,800
69 Michael Fassbender $2,675,718,987 20 $133,785,949
70 Chris Pine $2,669,997,224 12 $222,499,769
71 Richard Gere $2,637,516,257 39 $67,628,622
72 Jackie Chan $2,627,999,779 29 $90,620,682
73 Jude Law $2,624,035,125 24 $109,334,797
74 Colin Firth $2,583,049,590 21 $123,002,361
75 Tom Hiddleston $2,573,508,067 9 $285,945,341
76 James McAvoy $2,528,745,649 14 $180,624,689
77 Jamie Foxx $2,503,947,652 19 $131,786,719
78 Henry Cavill $2,495,092,372 6 $415,848,729
79 Robert Redford $2,419,817,728 26 $93,069,913
80 Channing Tatum $2,380,103,191 20 $119,005,160
81 Javier Bardem $2,370,260,221 13 $182,327,709
82 Gal Gadot $2,369,312,607 5 $473,862,521
83 Colin Farrell $2,358,227,746 23 $102,531,641
84 Michelle Pfeiffer $2,349,555,387 30 $78,318,513
85 Jack Nicholson $2,333,927,051 27 $86,441,743
86 Zoe Saldana $2,323,293,587 16 $145,205,849
87 Will Ferrell $2,309,459,649 26 $88,825,371
88 Amy Adams $2,279,167,424 13 $175,320,571
89 Sebastian Stan $2,276,440,944 4 $569,110,236
90 Clint Eastwood $2,260,418,954 46 $49,139,542
91 Natalie Portman $2,221,372,883 24 $92,557,203
92 Tommy Lee Jones $2,206,630,284 19 $116,138,436
93 Simon Pegg $2,203,984,989 16 $137,749,062
94 Pierce Brosnan $2,190,027,722 19 $115,264,617
95 Ryan Reynolds $2,158,855,695 21 $102,802,652
96 Catherine Zeta-Jones $2,157,843,935 18 $119,880,219
97 John Cusack $2,157,226,832 50 $43,144,537
98 Karl Urban $2,101,914,308 9 $233,546,034
99 Al Pacino $2,093,864,175 35 $59,824,691
100 Gwyneth Paltrow $2,090,029,996 15 $139,335,333

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

Harrison Ford: Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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