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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Original Screenplay Stars - International 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 Real Life Events 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 Original Screenplay 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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Harrison Ford
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786,635,413 in 2008), Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope ($786,598,007 in 1977), 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 ($367,452,079 in 1981), 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), The Expendables 3 ($209,461,378 in 2014)

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Ben Stiller
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($746,921,271 in 2012), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($599,680,774 in 2008), Madagascar ($556,559,566 in 2005), Meet the Fockers ($516,567,575 in 2004), There's Something About Mary ($369,884,651 in 1998), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb ($356,546,621 in 2014), Meet the Parents ($330,425,040 in 2000), Little Fockers ($310,650,574 in 2010), Tropic Thunder ($191,145,256 in 2008), Along Came Polly ($173,044,410 in 2004)

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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: Toy Story 3 ($1,069,666,004 in 2010), Toy Story 2 ($511,358,276 in 1999), Saving Private Ryan ($485,035,085 in 1998), Cast Away ($427,230,516 in 2000), Toy Story ($364,545,516 in 1995), Sleepless in Seattle ($227,899,326 in 1993), Philadelphia ($201,324,422 in 1993), Bridge of Spies ($162,610,473 in 2015), Big ($151,668,774 in 1988), A League of Their Own ($132,440,066 in 1992)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Harrison Ford $5,268,579,767 22 $239,480,899
2 Ben Stiller $4,873,773,326 26 $187,452,820
3 Tom Hanks $4,168,699,436 22 $189,486,338
4 Adam Sandler $4,049,711,093 30 $134,990,370
5 Vin Diesel $3,918,262,253 10 $391,826,225
6 Dwayne Johnson $3,903,997,868 11 $354,908,897
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $3,851,336,273 6 $641,889,379
8 Steve Carell $3,698,143,034 14 $264,153,074
9 Jack Black $3,619,249,611 17 $212,897,036
10 Nicolas Cage $3,540,213,317 43 $82,330,542
11 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,446,673,899 23 $149,855,387
12 Adam Driver $3,431,923,043 4 $857,980,761
13 John Boyega $3,388,398,689 3 $1,129,466,230
14 Daisy Ridley $3,381,939,506 2 $1,690,969,753
15 Bruce Willis $3,358,905,850 33 $101,785,026
16 Robert De Niro $3,317,479,545 37 $89,661,609
17 Owen Wilson $3,305,615,560 21 $157,410,265
18 Denis Leary $3,263,632,707 8 $407,954,088
19 John Leguizamo $3,235,677,236 10 $323,567,724
20 Ewan McGregor $3,224,805,529 14 $230,343,252
21 Mark Hamill $3,223,958,547 7 $460,565,507
22 Carrie Fisher $3,216,752,327 4 $804,188,082
23 Natalie Portman $3,206,011,439 16 $200,375,715
24 Ray Romano $3,181,531,165 6 $530,255,194
25 Julia Roberts $3,171,041,164 19 $166,896,903
26 Sandra Bullock $3,167,732,745 21 $150,844,416
27 Keanu Reeves $3,111,388,323 28 $111,121,012
28 Zoe Saldana $3,034,801,333 9 $337,200,148
29 Brad Pitt $3,020,982,468 22 $137,317,385
30 Liam Neeson $2,988,886,632 17 $175,816,861
31 Mel Gibson $2,931,111,127 19 $154,269,007
32 Kate Winslet $2,874,624,272 9 $319,402,697
33 Sam Worthington $2,862,317,272 6 $477,052,879
34 Jason Statham $2,832,961,360 18 $157,386,742
35 Tim Allen $2,815,971,667 12 $234,664,306
36 Sylvester Stallone $2,801,884,092 23 $121,821,047
37 Matt Damon $2,705,312,680 19 $142,384,878
38 Will Smith $2,690,989,981 13 $206,999,229
39 George Clooney $2,645,354,840 15 $176,356,989
40 Kevin Hart $2,623,908,565 11 $238,537,142
41 Eddie Murphy $2,607,716,001 26 $100,296,769
42 Samuel L. Jackson $2,567,847,530 34 $75,524,927
43 Kristen Wiig $2,530,395,997 11 $230,036,000
44 Chris Rock $2,527,023,600 9 $280,780,400
45 Jim Carrey $2,514,703,703 14 $179,621,693
46 Tom Cruise $2,440,315,267 15 $162,687,684
47 Will Ferrell $2,396,962,486 21 $114,141,071
48 Queen Latifah $2,358,541,648 7 $336,934,521
49 Jamie Foxx $2,342,431,165 14 $167,316,512
50 Jada Pinkett Smith $2,275,521,524 6 $379,253,587
51 John Travolta $2,217,193,927 29 $76,454,963
52 Kevin James $2,162,359,954 10 $216,235,995
53 Cameron Diaz $2,046,964,597 15 $136,464,306
54 Morgan Freeman $2,011,015,526 17 $118,295,031
55 Ryan Reynolds $2,005,365,432 18 $111,409,191
56 Gerard Butler $1,977,219,438 14 $141,229,960
57 Ellen DeGeneres $1,971,851,817 3 $657,283,939
58 Jason Bateman $1,948,393,171 14 $139,170,941
59 Jesse Eisenberg $1,946,799,622 12 $162,233,302
60 Jackie Chan $1,926,517,322 21 $91,738,920
61 Mark Wahlberg $1,925,422,361 14 $137,530,169
62 David Schwimmer $1,903,161,611 4 $475,790,403
63 Denzel Washington $1,876,779,267 22 $85,308,149
64 Zach Galifianakis $1,863,833,714 8 $232,979,214
65 John Goodman $1,861,989,396 6 $310,331,566
66 Charlize Theron $1,836,686,106 10 $183,668,611
67 Albert Brooks $1,823,997,083 3 $607,999,028
68 Woody Harrelson $1,815,557,302 18 $100,864,295
69 Bradley Cooper $1,803,446,981 10 $180,344,698
70 Matthew McConaughey $1,798,203,222 12 $149,850,269
71 Billy Crystal $1,794,907,094 6 $299,151,182
72 Jennifer Aniston $1,791,360,045 20 $89,568,002
73 Dustin Hoffman $1,736,632,021 14 $124,045,144
74 Ed Helms $1,713,760,694 11 $155,796,427
75 Robin Williams $1,710,941,506 18 $95,052,306
76 John Cusack $1,693,318,315 34 $49,803,480
77 Michael Caine $1,688,026,661 13 $129,848,205
78 Scarlett Johansson $1,679,251,557 10 $167,925,156
79 Reese Witherspoon $1,676,626,854 17 $98,625,109
80 Shia LaBeouf $1,605,365,330 13 $123,489,641
81 Paul Walker $1,594,976,251 6 $265,829,375
82 Hayden Christensen $1,586,290,759 7 $226,612,966
83 Clint Eastwood $1,580,650,407 31 $50,988,723
84 Sacha Baron Cohen $1,555,472,350 4 $388,868,088
85 Cedric the Entertainer $1,515,807,718 8 $189,475,965
86 Benicio del Toro $1,505,401,446 6 $250,900,241
87 Rowan Atkinson $1,504,759,966 5 $300,951,993
88 Michael Douglas $1,496,521,038 17 $88,030,649
89 Seth MacFarlane $1,494,297,067 4 $373,574,267
90 Vince Vaughn $1,492,573,386 15 $99,504,892
91 Michelle Rodriguez $1,473,883,436 8 $184,235,430
92 Kevin Costner $1,452,937,996 21 $69,187,524
93 Domhnall Gleeson $1,451,563,256 4 $362,890,814
94 Anne Hathaway $1,417,551,232 8 $177,193,904
95 Emma Stone $1,415,809,399 8 $176,976,175
96 Tyrese Gibson $1,414,832,973 4 $353,708,243
97 Ben Affleck $1,412,663,563 18 $78,481,309
98 David Spade $1,400,834,802 6 $233,472,467
99 Oscar Isaac $1,398,362,687 8 $174,795,336
100 Sigourney Weaver $1,389,696,854 19 $73,141,940

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

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

Ben Stiller: By Jiyang ChenUploaded by MyCanon (This file was derived from:Benstillernyc2.jpg) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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