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Jason Robards, Jr.

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $682,181,740 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,071)
Best-known acting roles: Frank Buckman (Parenthood), Charles Wheeler (Philadelphia), Graham Keighley (The Paper), Earl Partridge (Magnolia), Mr. Bodwin (Beloved)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Edward Saxon, Mary Steenburgen, Ron Nyswaner
Also credited as: Jason Robards

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$136,543,707$159,595,827$296,139,534
Lead Ensemble Member1$100,047,830$26,250,000$126,297,830
Leading1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)19$253,675,709$6,068,667$259,744,376

Career Trend

This graph shows Jason Robards, Jr.’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


Featured DVD Review: The April Fools and The War Between Men and Women

January 26th, 2014

Jack Lemmon starred in some of the greatest movies ever made. That is not a hyperbole. Some Like it Hot is arguably the greatest comedy every made. The Odd Couple, The Apartment, Grumpy Old Men, Glengarry Glen Ross, etc. The list of great movies he was in goes on and on and on. This week, two of his lesser known movies come out on DVD for the first time. To give you some perspective, neither The April Fools nor The War Between Men and Women have any reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. They have clearly faded from public memory. Do they deserve to be rediscovered? Or is there a reason they didn't get a DVD release till now? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/28/2014 The War Between Men and Women Stephen Kozlenko   $0 $0 $0
12/17/1999 Magnolia Earl Partridge  $22,450,975 $25,995,827 $48,446,802
10/16/1998 Beloved Mr. Bodwin  $22,852,487 $0 $22,852,487
9/19/1997 A Thousand Acres Larry Cook  $7,928,412 $1,568,667 $9,497,079
6/29/1994 Little Big League Thomas Heywood  $12,124,754 $0 $12,124,754
3/18/1994 The Paper* Graham Keighley  $36,768,310 $9,600,000 $46,368,310
12/22/1993 Philadelphia Charles Wheeler  $77,324,422 $124,000,000 $201,324,422
4/2/1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn The King  $24,103,594 $0 $24,103,594
1/1/1993 The Trial Doctor Huld  $50,815 $0 $50,815
7/13/1990 Quick Change Chief Rotzinger  $15,260,154 $0 $15,260,154
8/2/1989 Parenthood Frank Buckman  $100,047,830 $26,250,000 $126,297,830
3/3/1989 Dream a Little Dream Coleman Ettinger  $5,171,429 $0 $5,171,429
11/4/1988 The Good Mother Muth  $4,764,606 $0 $4,764,606
4/1/1988 Bright Lights, Big City Drunken Writer  $16,118,077 $0 $16,118,077
3/1/1987 Square Dance Grandpa Dillard  $225,358 $0 $225,358
4/29/1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes Charles Halloway  $5,656,087 $0 $5,656,087
3/25/1983 Max Dugan Returns Max Dugan  $17,613,720 $0 $17,613,720
5/22/1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger President Ulysses S. Grant  $13,400,000 $0 $13,400,000
10/24/1980 Melvin and Howard Howard Hughes  $4,309,490 $0 $4,309,490
10/25/1978 Comes a Horseman Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing  $0 $0 $0
10/2/1977 Julia Dashiell Hammett  $0 $0 $0
4/2/1976 All the President's Men Ben Bradlee  $51,048,435 $0 $51,048,435
5/23/1973 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Gov. Lew Wallace  $8,000,000 $3,000,000 $11,000,000
9/23/1970 Tora, Tora, Tora Lt. General Walter C. Short  $29,548,291 $0 $29,548,291
5/13/1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue Cable Hogue  $3,500,000 $1,500,000 $5,000,000
1/1/1967 Divorce American Style Nelson Downes  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
Movies: 26Totals:$490,267,246$191,914,494$682,181,740
  Averages:$18,856,433$7,381,327$26,237,759

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/2/1989 Parenthood $10,506,450 1,399 $100,047,830 $126,297,830 79.2%
10/25/1978 Comes a Horseman $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $100,047,830$126,297,830 
 Averages:$5,253,225700$50,023,915$63,148,91579.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/28/2014 The War Between Men and Women $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/17/1999 Magnolia $193,604 1,086 $22,450,975 $48,446,802 46.3%
3/18/1994 The Paper $0 1,577 $36,768,310 $46,368,310 79.3%
12/22/1993 Philadelphia $0 1,604 $77,324,422 $201,324,422 38.4%
10/2/1977 Julia $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $136,543,707$296,139,534 
 Averages:$38,721853$27,308,741$59,227,90754.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,162 $100,047,830
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,601-10,700) 10,667 $136,543,707
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,267 $490,267,246
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,804 $199,823,227
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 29,101-29,200) 29,102 $36,768,310
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,636 $490,267,246
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,948 $26,250,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 11,301-11,400) 11,352 $159,595,827
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,157 $191,914,494
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,182 $176,245,827
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 34,001-34,100) 34,053 $9,600,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,275 $191,914,494
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,453 $126,297,830
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,901-11,000) 10,955 $296,139,534
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,412 $682,181,740
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,961 $376,069,054
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 32,801-32,900) 32,817 $46,368,310
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,071 $682,181,740
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 68 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 79 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 78 91
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 681 $100,047,830
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,263 $26,250,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 891 $126,297,830
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 925 $100,047,830
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,660 $26,250,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,185 $126,297,830
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 549 $100,047,830
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,034 $26,250,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 699 $126,297,830
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $100,047,830
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 503 $26,250,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 354 $126,297,830
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 589 $100,047,830
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 930 $26,250,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 749 $126,297,830
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 206 $100,047,830
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $26,250,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 275 $126,297,830


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