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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 34 films, with $6,075,765,789 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #9)
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, with $3,515,303,501 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #49)
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 43 films, with $9,033,824,212 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
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 23 $229,068,686
2 Ben Stiller $4,873,773,326 26 $187,452,820
3 Tom Hanks $4,168,699,436 23 $181,247,802
4 Adam Sandler $4,049,711,093 30 $134,990,370
5 Dwayne Johnson $3,957,018,856 13 $304,386,066
6 Vin Diesel $3,918,200,404 11 $356,200,037
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $3,851,261,337 6 $641,876,890
8 Steve Carell $3,698,115,695 14 $264,151,121
9 John Boyega $3,672,473,571 5 $734,494,714
10 Jack Black $3,672,438,254 17 $216,025,780
11 Nicolas Cage $3,540,327,225 46 $76,963,635
12 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,446,673,899 23 $149,855,387
13 Adam Driver $3,429,948,611 6 $571,658,102
14 Daisy Ridley $3,376,754,265 3 $1,125,584,755
15 Bruce Willis $3,358,997,052 34 $98,794,031
16 Robert De Niro $3,317,478,422 37 $89,661,579
17 Sandra Bullock $3,309,311,289 21 $157,586,252
18 Owen Wilson $3,306,550,333 21 $157,454,778
19 Denis Leary $3,263,632,707 8 $407,954,088
20 John Leguizamo $3,235,677,236 10 $323,567,724
21 Ewan McGregor $3,224,838,347 14 $230,345,596
22 Mark Hamill $3,218,773,306 8 $402,346,663
23 Carrie Fisher $3,211,567,086 4 $802,891,772
24 Natalie Portman $3,206,065,768 17 $188,592,104
25 Ray Romano $3,181,531,165 6 $530,255,194
26 Julia Roberts $3,179,628,318 19 $167,348,859
27 Keanu Reeves $3,111,398,942 30 $103,713,298
28 Zoe Saldana $3,030,388,973 11 $275,489,907
29 Brad Pitt $3,020,968,865 23 $131,346,472
30 Liam Neeson $3,005,592,878 17 $176,799,581
31 Mel Gibson $2,931,111,127 19 $154,269,007
32 Kate Winslet $2,874,549,336 9 $319,394,371
33 Sam Worthington $2,857,904,912 8 $357,238,114
34 Samuel L. Jackson $2,852,748,340 35 $81,507,095
35 Jason Statham $2,832,961,360 18 $157,386,742
36 Tim Allen $2,815,971,667 12 $234,664,306
37 Sylvester Stallone $2,801,884,092 26 $107,764,773
38 Matt Damon $2,711,797,472 19 $142,726,183
39 Will Smith $2,690,989,981 13 $206,999,229
40 Kevin Hart $2,687,904,985 12 $223,992,082
41 George Clooney $2,645,354,840 15 $176,356,989
42 Eddie Murphy $2,607,716,001 26 $100,296,769
43 Kristen Wiig $2,530,368,658 11 $230,033,514
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 $2,358,629,193 7 $336,947,028
49 Jamie Foxx $2,342,351,070 14 $167,310,791
50 Jada Pinkett Smith $2,275,609,069 6 $379,268,178
51 John Travolta $2,217,193,927 30 $73,906,464
52 Kevin James $2,162,359,954 10 $216,235,995
53 Jason Bateman $2,065,559,474 14 $147,539,962
54 Cameron Diaz $2,046,964,597 15 $136,464,306
55 Morgan Freeman $2,011,062,157 17 $118,297,774
56 Ryan Reynolds $2,005,605,553 19 $105,558,187
57 Gerard Butler $1,998,029,098 15 $133,201,940
58 Ellen DeGeneres $1,971,851,817 3 $657,283,939
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 16 $120,338,898
62 David Schwimmer $1,903,161,611 4 $475,790,403
63 Denzel Washington $1,877,693,464 22 $85,349,703
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 $1,857,367,731 11 $168,851,612
67 Woody Harrelson $1,856,584,909 18 $103,143,606
68 Albert Brooks $1,834,824,112 3 $611,608,037
69 Bradley Cooper $1,803,446,981 10 $180,344,698
70 Jennifer Aniston $1,800,460,619 20 $90,023,031
71 Matthew McConaughey $1,799,142,862 13 $138,395,605
72 Billy Crystal $1,794,907,094 6 $299,151,182
73 Dustin Hoffman $1,736,632,021 14 $124,045,144
74 Ed Helms $1,714,817,587 11 $155,892,508
75 Robin Williams $1,710,936,027 18 $95,052,002
76 John Cusack $1,693,322,679 35 $48,380,648
77 Michael Caine $1,688,036,426 14 $120,574,030
78 Scarlett Johansson $1,680,054,943 11 $152,732,268
79 Reese Witherspoon $1,677,501,931 18 $93,194,552
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 Anne Hathaway $1,559,129,776 9 $173,236,642
85 Sacha Baron Cohen $1,555,472,350 4 $388,868,088
86 Cedric the Entertainer $1,515,807,718 8 $189,475,965
87 Rowan Atkinson $1,505,549,122 6 $250,924,854
88 Benicio del Toro $1,500,191,545 7 $214,313,078
89 Michael Douglas $1,496,521,038 17 $88,030,649
90 Mindy Kaling $1,495,810,725 3 $498,603,575
91 Seth MacFarlane $1,495,172,144 4 $373,793,036
92 Vince Vaughn $1,492,573,386 14 $106,612,385
93 Michelle Rodriguez $1,473,883,436 8 $184,235,430
94 Kevin Costner $1,452,937,996 21 $69,187,524
95 Domhnall Gleeson $1,445,759,610 4 $361,439,903
96 Tyrese Gibson $1,414,832,973 4 $353,708,243
97 Ben Affleck $1,412,658,084 18 $78,481,005
98 Emma Stone $1,411,926,636 8 $176,490,830
99 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,410,134,869 3 $470,044,956
100 David Spade $1,400,834,802 6 $233,472,467

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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