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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars - International Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars - Worldwide Leading Original Screenplay Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Stars - Worldwide Leading Remake Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on TV Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Factual Book/Article Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Play Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Based on Real Life Events 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 Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 44 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Captain Phillips ($220,648,184 in 2013), The Terminal ($218,673,959 in 2004), The Post ($177,581,407 in 2017), Saving Mr. Banks ($114,962,525 in 2013), You Are My Friend ($0 in 2019)

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Kate Beckinsale
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pearl Harbor ($449,239,855 in 2001), The Aviator ($208,370,892 in 2004), The Disappointments Room ($3,144,688 in 2016), Nothing But the Truth ($3,500 in 2008)

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Mel Gibson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pocahontas ($347,100,000 in 1995), Braveheart ($209,045,244 in 1995)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $731,866,075 5 $146,373,215
2 Kate Beckinsale $660,758,935 4 $165,189,734
3 Mel Gibson $556,145,244 2 $278,072,622
4 Ben Affleck $449,239,855 1 $449,239,855
5 Josh Hartnett $449,239,855 2 $224,619,928
6 Mark Wahlberg $444,431,381 5 $88,886,276
7 Hugh Jackman $434,885,427 3 $144,961,809
8 Denzel Washington $430,012,724 5 $86,002,545
9 Michelle Williams $424,004,822 2 $212,002,411
10 Christian Bale $406,576,181 5 $81,315,236
11 Liam Neeson $399,348,658 5 $79,869,732
12 Will Smith $394,995,059 2 $197,497,530
13 Zendaya $389,764,250 1 $389,764,250
14 Zac Efron $389,764,250 1 $389,764,250
15 Rebecca Ferguson $389,764,250 1 $389,764,250
16 Cate Blanchett $365,392,400 4 $91,348,100
17 Jennifer Lawrence $359,012,353 2 $179,506,177
18 Bradley Cooper $359,012,353 3 $119,670,784
19 Meryl Streep $349,221,793 4 $87,305,448
20 Tom Cruise $339,474,685 2 $169,737,343
21 Jaden Smith $307,311,093 1 $307,311,093
22 Leonardo DiCaprio $293,316,811 4 $73,329,203
23 Aamir Khan $292,246,533 1 $292,246,533
24 Rachel McAdams $289,825,519 2 $144,912,760
25 Amy Adams $285,196,166 2 $142,598,083
26 Kurt Russell $283,409,344 5 $56,681,869
27 Helen Mirren $274,409,108 5 $54,881,822
28 Jeremy Renner $264,534,999 2 $132,267,500
29 Anthony Hopkins $260,215,591 3 $86,738,530
30 Tom Holland $260,011,364 2 $130,005,682
31 Julia Roberts $257,805,243 1 $257,805,243
32 Jason Clarke $239,686,253 3 $79,895,418
33 Donnie Yen $228,671,574 3 $76,223,858
34 Jesse Eisenberg $224,922,135 2 $112,461,068
35 Jason Mitchell $223,920,857 2 $111,960,429
36 Channing Tatum $222,427,754 3 $74,142,585
37 Sam Worthington $221,835,496 1 $221,835,496
38 Jake Gyllenhaal $221,835,496 2 $110,917,748
39 Chris Pine $214,973,682 2 $107,486,841
40 Robin Williams $212,943,993 2 $106,471,997
41 Robert De Niro $211,885,758 4 $52,971,440
42 Tony Leung Chiu Wai $208,114,346 3 $69,371,449
43 Forest Whitaker $207,286,791 3 $69,095,597
44 Naomi Watts $203,330,494 3 $67,776,831
45 O'Shea Jackson, Jr. $202,182,981 1 $202,182,981
46 Neil Brown, Jr. $202,182,981 1 $202,182,981
47 Corey Hawkins $202,182,981 1 $202,182,981
48 Aldis Hodge $202,182,981 1 $202,182,981
49 Angelina Jolie Pitt $196,168,381 2 $98,084,191
50 Ewan McGregor $192,604,633 2 $96,302,317
51 Chris Hemsworth $188,651,597 2 $94,325,799
52 Joaquin Phoenix $188,006,182 2 $94,003,091
53 Reese Witherspoon $187,707,495 1 $187,707,495
54 Cuba Gooding, Jr. $186,002,913 4 $46,500,728
55 Matthew McConaughey $185,559,277 4 $46,389,819
56 Michelle Pfeiffer $178,919,401 1 $178,919,401
57 Samuel Joslin $169,590,606 1 $169,590,606
58 Michael Peña $168,867,151 2 $84,433,576
59 Val Kilmer $168,797,112 4 $42,199,278
60 Colin Farrell $167,297,191 1 $167,297,191
61 Nicolas Cage $165,434,323 4 $41,358,581
62 Andrew Garfield $164,933,984 2 $82,466,992
63 Jamie Foxx $163,345,544 2 $81,672,772
64 Jackson Nicoll $160,903,019 1 $160,903,019
65 Johnny Knoxville $160,903,019 1 $160,903,019
66 Kevin Costner $158,885,660 4 $39,721,415
67 Max Zhang $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
68 Danny Chan $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
69 Patrick Tam $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
70 Mike Tyson $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
71 Lynn Xiong $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
72 Morgan Freeman $154,318,875 2 $77,159,438
73 Takeshi Kaneshiro $150,127,047 2 $75,063,524
74 Zhang Fengyi $150,127,047 2 $75,063,524
75 Chadwick Boseman $140,922,002 3 $46,974,001
76 Jessica Chastain $134,612,435 2 $67,306,218
77 Choi Min-sik $133,450,917 1 $133,450,917
78 Eric Bana $131,492,772 1 $131,492,772
79 Brad Pitt $131,445,884 2 $65,722,942
80 David Oyelowo $128,163,045 3 $42,721,015
81 Ben Kingsley $127,767,889 2 $63,883,945
82 John Malkovich $123,002,404 2 $61,501,202
83 Gina Rodriguez $122,931,214 1 $122,931,214
84 Dylan O’Brien $122,931,214 1 $122,931,214
85 Dwayne Johnson $122,733,125 2 $61,366,563
86 Chang Chen $119,627,047 1 $119,627,047
87 Jim Carrey $116,783,073 4 $29,195,768
88 Emma Thompson $114,962,525 2 $57,481,263
89 Piper Perabo $114,060,256 2 $57,030,128
90 Bridget Moynahan $113,916,474 1 $113,916,474
91 Maria Bello $113,916,474 1 $113,916,474
92 Tyra Banks $113,916,474 1 $113,916,474
93 Izabella Miko $113,916,474 1 $113,916,474
94 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $113,760,815 3 $37,920,272
95 Daniel Brühl $113,549,564 3 $37,849,855
96 Harrison Ford $113,297,685 2 $56,648,843
97 Michael Keaton $110,746,321 2 $55,373,161
98 Mark Ruffalo $105,787,918 2 $52,893,959
99 Russell Crowe $105,021,488 1 $105,021,488
100 Richard Roxburgh $104,283,753 1 $104,283,753

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

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

Kate Beckinsale: By Gerald Geronimo (Uploaded to Flickr as Kate Beckinsale) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mel Gibson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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