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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: 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), 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 ($599,516,844 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 ($191,091,250 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 $5,290,976,391 22 $240,498,927
2 Ben Stiller $4,873,488,231 26 $187,441,855
3 Tom Hanks $4,168,699,436 22 $189,486,338
4 Adam Sandler $4,049,711,093 29 $139,645,210
5 Vin Diesel $3,915,187,837 10 $391,518,784
6 Leonardo DiCaprio $3,851,332,528 6 $641,888,755
7 Steve Carell $3,695,722,912 14 $263,980,208
8 Nicolas Cage $3,540,213,317 42 $84,290,793
9 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,446,673,899 23 $149,855,387
10 Bruce Willis $3,357,984,227 31 $108,322,072
11 Robert De Niro $3,312,163,661 37 $89,517,937
12 Owen Wilson $3,279,725,386 21 $156,177,399
13 Denis Leary $3,263,561,749 8 $407,945,219
14 John Leguizamo $3,235,677,236 10 $323,567,724
15 Ewan McGregor $3,224,011,662 14 $230,286,547
16 Natalie Portman $3,205,216,730 16 $200,326,046
17 Ray Romano $3,181,531,165 6 $530,255,194
18 Julia Roberts $3,171,041,164 19 $166,896,903
19 Sandra Bullock $3,167,732,745 20 $158,386,637
20 Keanu Reeves $3,105,369,514 25 $124,214,781
21 Zoe Saldana $3,034,801,333 9 $337,200,148
22 Brad Pitt $3,020,920,155 22 $137,314,553
23 Dwayne Johnson $2,993,989,812 10 $299,398,981
24 Liam Neeson $2,902,783,450 16 $181,423,966
25 Mel Gibson $2,897,294,123 19 $152,489,164
26 Kate Winslet $2,874,620,527 9 $319,402,281
27 Sam Worthington $2,862,317,272 6 $477,052,879
28 Jason Statham $2,831,861,054 18 $157,325,614
29 Tim Allen $2,815,971,667 12 $234,664,306
30 Sylvester Stallone $2,801,884,092 23 $121,821,047
31 Jack Black $2,710,288,045 17 $159,428,709
32 Will Smith $2,686,289,981 12 $223,857,498
33 Matt Damon $2,664,172,143 19 $140,219,586
34 George Clooney $2,645,354,840 15 $176,356,989
35 Eddie Murphy $2,607,616,932 26 $100,292,959
36 Samuel L. Jackson $2,567,847,530 34 $75,524,927
37 Kristen Wiig $2,527,870,882 11 $229,806,444
38 Chris Rock $2,526,859,670 9 $280,762,186
39 Jim Carrey $2,514,703,703 14 $179,621,693
40 Tom Cruise $2,440,315,267 15 $162,687,684
41 Will Ferrell $2,363,145,482 21 $112,530,737
42 Queen Latifah $2,356,991,414 7 $336,713,059
43 Jamie Foxx $2,341,663,258 14 $167,261,661
44 Jada Pinkett Smith $2,273,807,360 6 $378,967,893
45 John Travolta $2,217,193,927 29 $76,454,963
46 Kevin James $2,162,306,550 10 $216,230,655
47 Adam Driver $2,108,652,750 4 $527,163,188
48 John Boyega $2,065,121,408 3 $688,373,803
49 Daisy Ridley $2,058,662,225 2 $1,029,331,113
50 Cameron Diaz $2,046,964,597 15 $136,464,306
51 Morgan Freeman $2,007,660,534 17 $118,097,678
52 Ryan Reynolds $2,005,193,439 18 $111,399,636
53 Ellen DeGeneres $1,971,851,817 3 $657,283,939
54 Jason Bateman $1,948,231,228 13 $149,863,941
55 Jesse Eisenberg $1,946,799,622 12 $162,233,302
56 Jackie Chan $1,926,517,322 21 $91,738,920
57 Gerard Butler $1,905,062,216 13 $146,543,247
58 David Schwimmer $1,902,997,681 4 $475,749,420
59 Mark Hamill $1,900,681,266 7 $271,525,895
60 Carrie Fisher $1,893,475,046 4 $473,368,762
61 Mark Wahlberg $1,891,413,802 14 $135,100,986
62 Denzel Washington $1,876,047,809 22 $85,274,900
63 Zach Galifianakis $1,863,833,714 8 $232,979,214
64 John Goodman $1,861,989,396 6 $310,331,566
65 Charlize Theron $1,835,585,800 9 $203,953,978
66 Albert Brooks $1,824,002,631 3 $608,000,877
67 Bradley Cooper $1,803,446,981 10 $180,344,698
68 Matthew McConaughey $1,798,245,975 12 $149,853,831
69 Billy Crystal $1,794,907,094 6 $299,151,182
70 Dustin Hoffman $1,736,632,021 14 $124,045,144
71 Woody Harrelson $1,721,816,725 18 $95,656,485
72 Kevin Hart $1,715,014,544 11 $155,910,413
73 Robin Williams $1,710,943,473 18 $95,052,415
74 John Cusack $1,693,318,315 34 $49,803,480
75 Ed Helms $1,693,167,712 10 $169,316,771
76 Michael Caine $1,688,026,661 12 $140,668,888
77 Scarlett Johansson $1,679,154,700 10 $167,915,470
78 Reese Witherspoon $1,673,583,062 17 $98,446,062
79 Shia LaBeouf $1,605,225,749 13 $123,478,904
80 Paul Walker $1,593,002,141 6 $265,500,357
81 Hayden Christensen $1,586,290,759 7 $226,612,966
82 Clint Eastwood $1,580,650,407 31 $50,988,723
83 Sacha Baron Cohen $1,555,308,420 4 $388,827,105
84 Cedric the Entertainer $1,515,643,788 8 $189,455,474
85 Rowan Atkinson $1,504,662,557 5 $300,932,511
86 Michael Douglas $1,496,521,038 17 $88,030,649
87 Seth MacFarlane $1,494,148,265 4 $373,537,066
88 Vince Vaughn $1,492,573,386 15 $99,504,892
89 Michelle Rodriguez $1,472,783,130 8 $184,097,891
90 Kevin Costner $1,452,937,996 21 $69,187,524
91 Anne Hathaway $1,417,551,232 7 $202,507,319
92 Emma Stone $1,416,237,704 8 $177,029,713
93 Tyrese Gibson $1,413,732,667 4 $353,433,167
94 Ben Affleck $1,412,665,530 18 $78,481,418
95 David Spade $1,400,834,802 6 $233,472,467
96 Sigourney Weaver $1,389,696,854 19 $73,141,940
97 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,383,215,993 2 $691,607,997
98 John C. Reilly $1,362,253,005 10 $136,225,301
99 Richard Gere $1,356,334,514 22 $61,651,569
100 Mindy Kaling $1,350,219,102 2 $675,109,551

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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