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Paul Newman

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $1,069,395,587 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #198)
Best-known acting roles: Doc Hudson (Cars), Doc Hudson (Cars 3), John Looney (Road to Perdition), Dodge Blake (Message in a Bottle), David Scott (Magnificent Desolation)
Best-known technical roles: The Glass Menagerie (Director), Harry & Son (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Owen Wilson, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Bonnie Hunt, Darla Anderson

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading28$930,395,587$139,000,000$1,069,395,587
Supporting4$242,723,775$248,497,655$491,221,430
Cameo2$36,150,695$0$36,150,695
Lead Ensemble Member1$244,082,982$217,568,264$461,651,246
Documentary Subject1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)3$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector3$5,795,904$0$5,795,904

Career Trend

This graph shows Paul Newman’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/16/2017 Cars 3 Doc Hudson  $152,901,115 $230,655,254 $383,556,369
11/10/2015 Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman Himself  $0 $0 $0
9/28/2007 The Price of Sugar Narrator  $5,000 $0 $5,000
5/1/2006 Cars Doc Hudson  $244,082,982 $217,568,264 $461,651,246
9/23/2005 Magnificent Desolation David Scott  $34,126,126 $5,720,770 $39,846,896
7/12/2002 Road to Perdition John Looney  $104,054,514 $79,300,000 $183,354,514
4/14/2000 Where the Money Is Henry Manning  $5,658,940 $0 $5,658,940
2/12/1999 Message in a Bottle Dodge Blake  $52,880,016 $0 $52,880,016
3/6/1998 Twilight Harry Ross  $15,055,091 $0 $15,055,091
1/1/1998 Sometimes a Great Notion   $0 $0 $0
12/23/1994 Nobody\'s Fool Donald 'Sully' Sullivan  $39,453,238 $0 $39,453,238
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Sidney J. Mussburger  $2,816,518 $12,121,631 $14,938,149
11/23/1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Walter Bridge  $7,698,000 $0 $7,698,000
12/13/1989 Blaze Earl Long  $19,049,727 $0 $19,049,727
10/20/1989 Fat Man and Little Boy Gen. Leslie R. Groves  $3,560,942 $0 $3,560,942
10/17/1986 The Color of Money Eddie  $52,293,000 $0 $52,293,000
3/2/1984 Harry & Son Harry Keach  $4,900,000 $0 $4,900,000
12/8/1982 The Verdict Frank Galvin  $53,977,250 $0 $53,977,250
11/19/1981 Absence of Malice Michael Colin Gallagher  $33,312,129 $0 $33,312,129
1/1/1981 Fort Apache, The Bronx Murphy  $29,200,000 $36,000,000 $65,200,000
3/28/1980 When Time Ran Out... Hank Henderson  $3,763,988 $0 $3,763,988
1/1/1977 Slap Shot Reggie  $28,000,000 $0 $28,000,000
6/25/1976 Silent Movie Himself  $36,145,695 $0 $36,145,695
6/25/1975 The Drowning Pool   $0 $0 $0
12/17/1974 Towering Inferno Doug Roberts  $116,000,000 $23,700,000 $139,700,000
12/25/1973 The Sting Henry Gondorff/Mr. Shaw  $159,616,327 $0 $159,616,327
12/15/1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Judge Roy Bean  $16,530,578 $0 $16,530,578
3/24/1970 King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to…   $0 $0 $0
10/24/1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker)  $102,308,900 $0 $102,308,900
5/22/1969 Winning Frank Capua  $14,644,335 $0 $14,644,335
11/1/1967 Cool Hand Luke Lucas "Cool Hand" Jackson  $16,217,773 $0 $16,217,773
1/1/1967 Hombre John Russell  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
7/16/1966 Torn Curtain Professor Michael Armstrong  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
2/23/1966 Harper Lew Harper  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
5/12/1964 What a Way to Go! Larry Flint  $11,180,531 $0 $11,180,531
5/29/1963 Hud Hud Bannon  $10,000,000 $0 $10,000,000
9/25/1961 The Hustler Eddie Felson  $7,600,000 $0 $7,600,000
12/15/1960 Exodus Ari Ben Canaan  $21,750,000 $0 $21,750,000
9/20/1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Brick Pollitt  $17,570,324 $0 $17,570,324
Movies: 39Totals:$1,453,353,039$605,065,919$2,058,418,958
  Averages:$37,265,463$15,514,511$52,779,973

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/1/2006 Cars $60,119,509 3,988 $244,082,982 $461,651,246 52.9%
7/12/2002 Road to Perdition $22,079,481 2,332 $104,054,514 $183,354,514 56.8%
4/14/2000 Where the Money Is $2,513,530 1,538 $5,658,940 $5,658,940 100.0%
3/6/1998 Twilight $5,866,411 1,354 $15,055,091 $15,055,091 100.0%
12/23/1994 Nobody\'s Fool $92,838 1,107 $39,453,238 $39,453,238 100.0%
11/23/1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge $0 255 $7,698,000 $7,698,000 100.0%
12/13/1989 Blaze $1,739,701 909 $19,049,727 $19,049,727 100.0%
10/20/1989 Fat Man and Little Boy $1,476,994 843 $3,560,942 $3,560,942 100.0%
10/17/1986 The Color of Money $6,357,877 1,205 $52,293,000 $52,293,000 100.0%
3/2/1984 Harry & Son $1,900,000 918 $4,900,000 $4,900,000 100.0%
12/8/1982 The Verdict $100,982 904 $53,977,250 $53,977,250 100.0%
11/19/1981 Absence of Malice $64,775 994 $33,312,129 $33,312,129 100.0%
1/1/1981 Fort Apache, The Bronx $0 0 $29,200,000 $65,200,000 44.8%
3/28/1980 When Time Ran Out... $1,400,994 677 $3,763,988 $3,763,988 100.0%
1/1/1977 Slap Shot $0 0 $28,000,000 $28,000,000 100.0%
12/17/1974 Towering Inferno $2,323,621 295 $116,000,000 $139,700,000 83.0%
12/25/1973 The Sting $0 0 $159,616,327 $159,616,327 100.0%
12/15/1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean $0 0 $16,530,578 $16,530,578 100.0%
10/24/1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid $0 0 $102,308,900 $102,308,900 100.0%
5/22/1969 Winning $0 0 $14,644,335 $14,644,335 100.0%
11/1/1967 Cool Hand Luke $0 0 $16,217,773 $16,217,773 100.0%
1/1/1967 Hombre $0 0 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 100.0%
7/16/1966 Torn Curtain $0 0 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 100.0%
2/23/1966 Harper $0 0 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 100.0%
5/12/1964 What a Way to Go! $0 0 $11,180,531 $11,180,531 100.0%
5/29/1963 Hud $0 0 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 100.0%
9/25/1961 The Hustler $0 0 $7,600,000 $7,600,000 100.0%
12/15/1960 Exodus $0 0 $21,750,000 $21,750,000 100.0%
9/20/1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof $0 0 $17,570,324 $17,570,324 100.0%
Movies: 29Totals:  $1,174,478,569$1,531,046,833 
 Averages:$3,656,438597$40,499,261$52,794,71894.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/16/2017 Cars 3 $53,688,680 4,256 $152,901,115 $383,556,369 39.9%
9/23/2005 Magnificent Desolation $503,253 82 $34,126,126 $39,846,896 85.6%
2/12/1999 Message in a Bottle $18,852,976 2,545 $52,880,016 $52,880,016 100.0%
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy $0 0 $2,816,518 $14,938,149 18.9%
Movies: 4Totals:  $242,723,775$491,221,430 
 Averages:$18,261,2271,721$60,680,944$122,805,35861.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 132 $1,174,478,569
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,318 $242,723,775
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 769 $986,092,121
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,002 $400,430,496
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,095 $152,901,115
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 955 $36,150,695
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 503 $1,453,353,039
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 591 $356,568,264
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,113 $248,497,655
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 11,601-11,700) 11,624 $151,121,631
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,559 $296,868,264
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,488 $230,655,254
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,821 $605,065,919
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 244 $1,531,046,833
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,270 $491,221,430
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,097 $1,137,213,752
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,282 $697,298,760
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,606 $383,556,369
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,099 $36,150,695
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,069 $2,058,418,958
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 15 159
Highest Grossing Stars of 1982 at the Domestic Box Office 6 249
Highest Grossing Stars of 1983 at the Domestic Box Office 4 249
Highest Grossing Stars of 1984 at the Domestic Box Office 49 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 81 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 84 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 68 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 115 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 125 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 98 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 128 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 149 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 150 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 135 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 146 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 76
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $577,934,369
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $292,235,203
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $104,054,514
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $3,560,942
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 88 $17,570,324
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 427 $217,568,264
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 620 $23,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 199 $79,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $795,502,633
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $315,935,203
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $183,354,514
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 429 $3,560,942
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $17,570,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $767,802,948
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 108 $244,082,982
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 926 $103,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 184 $217,568,264
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 303 $870,802,948
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $461,651,246
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 159 $349,681,960
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $244,082,982
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 25 $365,979,741
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $39,141,247
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,091 $23,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 199 $217,568,264
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 226 $79,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 301 $373,381,960
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $461,651,246
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 66 $445,279,741
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $39,141,247
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $247,846,970
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $116,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 161 $165,275,267
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies 51 $350,924,215
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 410 $13,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 11 $118,839,478
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 408 $217,568,264
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 539 $23,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 227 $79,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $465,415,234
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 401 $139,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $165,275,267
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies 88 $430,224,215
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 490 $13,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 38 $118,839,478
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,255 $13,356,940
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $283,882,820
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $377,925,227
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies 27 $244,082,982
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies 4 $56,920,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for GP Movies 1 $16,217,773
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 468 $79,300,000
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 666 $23,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for G Movies 50 $217,568,264
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,372 $13,356,940
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 228 $363,182,820
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $401,625,227
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies 44 $461,651,246
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $56,920,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for GP Movies 1 $16,217,773
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $315,425,709
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 745 $3,763,988
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $202,260,662
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 57 $301,486,150
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $58,069,271
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies 100 $17,570,324
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 236 $217,568,264
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 303 $59,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $532,993,973
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 747 $3,763,988
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 214 $202,260,662
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $361,186,150
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 361 $58,069,271
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $17,570,324

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/1/1998 Sometimes a Great Notion Director $0 $0 $0
1/1/1987 The Glass Menagerie Director $895,904 $0 $895,904
3/2/1984 Harry & Son Director $4,900,000 $0 $4,900,000
Movies: 3Totals:$5,795,904$0$5,795,904
  Averages:$1,931,968$0$1,931,968

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/1/1998 Sometimes a Great Notion $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/1/1987 The Glass Menagerie $0 0 $895,904 $895,904 100.0%
3/2/1984 Harry & Son $1,900,000 918 $4,900,000 $4,900,000 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $5,795,904$5,795,904 
 Averages:$633,333306$1,931,968$1,931,968100.0%


Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,560 $5,795,904
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,362 $5,795,904


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