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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 ($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 ($349,604,931 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 41 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 $7,898,106,549 41 $192,636,745
3 Tom Hanks $7,188,324,323 42 $171,150,579
4 Harrison Ford $7,141,041,821 37 $193,001,130
5 Vin Diesel $6,840,716,967 16 $427,544,810
6 Matt Damon $6,579,725,015 36 $182,770,139
7 Brad Pitt $6,013,506,709 36 $167,041,853
8 Leonardo DiCaprio $5,992,608,791 24 $249,692,033
9 Dwayne Johnson $5,810,308,671 21 $276,681,365
10 Hugh Jackman $5,706,741,868 24 $237,780,911
11 Jennifer Lawrence $5,606,588,846 18 $311,477,158
12 Bruce Willis $5,483,505,884 51 $107,519,723
13 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,168,636,522 35 $147,675,329
14 Julia Roberts $5,120,370,606 31 $165,173,245
15 Will Smith $4,950,618,515 21 $235,743,739
16 Ben Affleck $4,940,168,524 32 $154,380,266
17 Robert De Niro $4,502,364,761 66 $68,217,648
18 George Clooney $4,499,274,047 29 $155,147,381
19 Ben Stiller $4,473,278,389 30 $149,109,280
20 Robin Williams $4,453,035,198 35 $127,229,577
21 Bradley Cooper $4,341,391,995 22 $197,336,000
22 Sylvester Stallone $4,310,644,210 38 $113,438,006
23 Jim Carrey $4,295,705,068 26 $165,219,426
24 Scarlett Johansson $4,233,138,030 20 $211,656,902
25 Nicolas Cage $4,215,542,842 64 $65,867,857
26 Christian Bale $4,153,565,863 27 $153,835,773
27 Geoffrey Rush $4,089,790,200 11 $371,799,109
28 Denzel Washington $4,009,232,244 43 $93,237,959
29 Paul Walker $3,967,586,509 13 $305,198,962
30 Keira Knightley $3,957,007,155 19 $208,263,534
31 Sandra Bullock $3,916,663,148 28 $139,880,827
32 Kristen Stewart $3,896,645,912 19 $205,086,627
33 Anthony Hopkins $3,772,743,383 23 $164,032,321
34 Daniel Craig $3,765,662,863 11 $342,332,988
35 Eddie Murphy $3,753,392,043 34 $110,393,884
36 Morgan Freeman $3,737,237,189 32 $116,788,662
37 Mel Gibson $3,717,685,820 33 $112,657,146
38 Taylor Lautner $3,691,610,056 10 $369,161,006
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 $3,511,118,120 13 $270,086,009
44 Jason Statham $3,423,134,199 29 $118,039,110
45 Russell Crowe $3,298,224,264 27 $122,156,454
46 Keanu Reeves $3,284,809,286 37 $88,778,629
47 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,268,793,326 27 $121,066,419
48 Kate Winslet $3,247,798,483 21 $154,657,071
49 Kevin Costner $3,243,919,648 37 $87,673,504
50 Meryl Streep $3,240,520,831 42 $77,155,258
51 Mark Hamill $3,223,891,891 7 $460,555,984
52 Carrie Fisher $3,216,685,671 4 $804,171,418
53 Tobey Maguire $3,199,209,422 11 $290,837,220
54 Idris Elba $3,155,424,291 18 $175,301,350
55 Chris Hemsworth $3,144,234,065 14 $224,588,148
56 Cate Blanchett $3,143,234,471 22 $142,874,294
57 Liam Neeson $3,139,204,594 31 $101,264,664
58 Jeremy Renner $3,061,436,313 11 $278,312,392
59 Angelina Jolie Pitt $3,056,629,551 17 $179,801,738
60 Owen Wilson $3,010,539,914 25 $120,421,597
61 Mark Wahlberg $3,007,985,594 28 $107,428,057
62 Chris Pratt $2,997,099,177 7 $428,157,025
63 Chris Evans $2,984,403,679 18 $165,800,204
64 Michael Douglas $2,889,916,296 30 $96,330,543
65 Don Cheadle $2,871,510,517 14 $205,107,894
66 Cameron Diaz $2,860,044,312 22 $130,002,014
67 Charlize Theron $2,833,764,413 19 $149,145,495
68 Dustin Hoffman $2,831,261,269 27 $104,861,528
69 Michelle Rodriguez $2,780,638,339 12 $231,719,862
70 Nicole Kidman $2,695,793,748 46 $58,604,212
71 Michael Fassbender $2,676,182,014 20 $133,809,101
72 Chris Pine $2,666,206,536 13 $205,092,810
73 Richard Gere $2,637,776,042 39 $67,635,283
74 Jackie Chan $2,629,587,563 29 $90,675,433
75 Jude Law $2,624,035,125 24 $109,334,797
76 Colin Firth $2,598,706,890 22 $118,123,040
77 Tom Hiddleston $2,590,505,662 9 $287,833,962
78 Henry Cavill $2,534,074,085 6 $422,345,681
79 James McAvoy $2,528,891,055 14 $180,635,075
80 Jamie Foxx $2,504,892,729 19 $131,836,459
81 Michelle Pfeiffer $2,424,036,652 30 $80,801,222
82 Robert Redford $2,419,817,728 26 $93,069,913
83 Gal Gadot $2,408,294,320 5 $481,658,864
84 Channing Tatum $2,395,762,161 20 $119,788,108
85 Javier Bardem $2,370,260,221 13 $182,327,709
86 Colin Farrell $2,358,477,110 23 $102,542,483
87 Will Ferrell $2,342,697,800 26 $90,103,762
88 Jack Nicholson $2,333,923,681 27 $86,441,618
89 Zoe Saldana $2,322,878,230 16 $145,179,889
90 Amy Adams $2,279,270,402 13 $175,328,492
91 Sebastian Stan $2,276,440,944 4 $569,110,236
92 Clint Eastwood $2,260,418,954 46 $49,139,542
93 Jennifer Aniston $2,224,397,365 25 $88,975,895
94 Natalie Portman $2,222,256,645 25 $88,890,266
95 Tommy Lee Jones $2,209,988,646 19 $116,315,192
96 Simon Pegg $2,203,984,989 16 $137,749,062
97 Pierce Brosnan $2,191,615,506 20 $109,580,775
98 Ryan Reynolds $2,159,027,688 22 $98,137,622
99 Catherine Zeta-Jones $2,157,843,935 18 $119,880,219
100 John Cusack $2,157,226,832 50 $43,144,537

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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