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William Sadler

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $2,157,728,221 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #621)
Best-known acting roles: U.S. President (Iron Man 3), Klaus Detterick (The Green Mile), Col. Stuart (Die Hard 2), Thomas (August Rush), Senator Vernon Trent (Hard To Kill)
Most productive collaborators: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Shane Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Pearce

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting19$913,619,508$1,244,108,713$2,157,728,221
Lead Ensemble Member2$10,878$0$10,878
Leading2$0$812,783$812,783
(Unclassified)17$199,261,932$2,065,664$201,327,596

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Machete Kills

January 17th, 2014

Machete had one of the strangest origins. It began as a fake trailer in Grindhouse, but the fake trailer was so popular they turned it into a real movie. Unfortunately, while that movie earned good reviews, the target audience for Grindhouse cinema is too small to thrive in theaters. It must have done well enough to justify a sequel in someone's mind, albeit a sequel with a greatly reduced production budget being released by a smaller studio. But can the sequel live up to its predecessor? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Iron Man 3

September 23rd, 2013

Iron Man 3 was the first Marvel Comics movie since The Avengers broke records. Expectations for this film rose dramatically as a result of that film's box office success, not to mention its critical acclaim. Can Iron Man 3 live up to these expectations? Or has The Avengers set the bar too high? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/7/2016 The Hollow Sheriff Beau McKinney  $3,755 $0 $3,755
6/24/2016 The Duel Governor Ross  $0 $0 $0
3/4/2016 Ava’s Possessions Bernard  $0 $0 $0
10/2/2015 Freeheld Peter Santucci  $546,201 $1,186,027 $1,732,228
7/24/2015 Frank the Bastard Cyrus Gast  $0 $0 $0
6/5/2015 Freedom Plimpton  $0 $812,783 $812,783
11/7/2014 The Historian Valerian Hadley  $7,123 $0 $7,123
10/11/2013 Machete Kills Sheriff Doakes  $8,008,161 $10,264,848 $18,273,009
5/3/2013 Iron Man 3 U.S. President  $408,992,272 $806,400,000 $1,215,392,272
5/3/2013 Greetings from Tim Buckley   $11,157 $0 $11,157
4/26/2013 See Girl Run Marty  $0 $0 $0
3/1/2013 Future Weather Ed  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2011 Silent But Deadly John Capper  $0 $0 $0
10/28/2011 Restitution   $2,664 $0 $2,664
9/26/2008 Eagle Eye William Shaw  $101,440,743 $76,625,826 $178,066,569
11/21/2007 The Mist Jim Grondin  $25,593,755 $31,595,653 $57,189,408
11/21/2007 August Rush Thomas  $31,664,162 $34,351,707 $66,015,869
2/23/2007 Premium Cole Carter  $0 $0 $0
9/15/2006 Jimmy and Judy Uncle Rodney  $0 $0 $0
11/12/2004 Kinsey Kennneth Braun  $10,214,647 $7,228,882 $17,443,529
8/22/2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights Abe Ernsweiler  $280,351 $558,794 $839,145
12/10/1999 The Green Mile Klaus Detterick  $136,801,374 $153,900,000 $290,701,374
10/16/1998 Reach the Rock Quinn  $4,960 $0 $4,960
7/24/1998 Disturbing Behavior Dorian Newberry  $17,507,368 $1,506,870 $19,014,238
6/20/1998 Ambushed Jim Natter  $5,000 $0 $5,000
10/10/1997 Rocket Man 'Wild Bill' Overbeck  $15,448,043 $0 $15,448,043
8/23/1996 Solo Colonel Frank Madden/Improved Solo  $4,932,915 $0 $4,932,915
8/16/1996 Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordel… The Mummy  $5,601,285 $0 $5,601,285
1/13/1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Brayker  $21,089,146 $0 $21,089,146
9/23/1994 The Shawshank Redemption Heywood  $28,241,469 $65,623 $28,307,092
12/25/1992 Trespass Don Perry  $13,747,138 $0 $13,747,138
12/22/1991 Rush Monroe  $7,241,350 $0 $7,241,350
7/19/1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Grim Reaper/English Family Member  $37,537,675 $0 $37,537,675
10/12/1990 The Hot Spot Frank Sutton  $1,206,153 $0 $1,206,153
7/3/1990 Die Hard 2 Col. Stuart  $117,323,878 $122,490,147 $239,814,025
2/9/1990 Hard To Kill Senator Vernon Trent  $47,381,386 $0 $47,381,386
4/28/1989 K-9 Salesman Don  $38,859,189 $0 $38,859,189
4/17/1987 Project X Dr. Carroll  $18,532,286 $0 $18,532,286
4/11/1986 Off Beat Dickson  $4,842,778 $0 $4,842,778
6/4/1982 Hanky Panky Hotel Clerk  $9,823,934 $0 $9,823,934
Movies: 40Totals:$1,112,892,318$1,246,987,160$2,359,879,478
  Averages:$27,822,308$31,174,679$58,996,987

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/7/2016 The Hollow $2,848 12 $3,755 $3,755 100.0%
6/5/2015 Freedom $0 0 $0 $812,783 0.0%
11/7/2014 The Historian $0 2 $7,123 $7,123 100.0%
12/31/2011 Silent But Deadly $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $10,878$823,661 
 Averages:$7124$2,720$205,91566.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/24/2016 The Duel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/4/2016 Ava’s Possessions $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/2/2015 Freeheld $37,983 148 $546,201 $1,732,228 31.5%
7/24/2015 Frank the Bastard $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/11/2013 Machete Kills $3,837,183 2,538 $8,008,161 $18,273,009 43.8%
5/3/2013 Iron Man 3 $174,144,585 4,253 $408,992,272 $1,215,392,272 33.7%
5/3/2013 Greetings from Tim Buckley $0 3 $11,157 $11,157 100.0%
4/26/2013 See Girl Run $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/1/2013 Future Weather $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/28/2011 Restitution $1,779 1 $2,664 $2,664 100.0%
9/26/2008 Eagle Eye $29,150,721 3,614 $101,440,743 $178,066,569 57.0%
11/21/2007 The Mist $8,931,973 2,423 $25,593,755 $57,189,408 44.8%
11/21/2007 August Rush $9,421,369 2,310 $31,664,162 $66,015,869 48.0%
11/12/2004 Kinsey $169,038 588 $10,214,647 $17,443,529 58.6%
12/10/1999 The Green Mile $18,017,152 2,878 $136,801,374 $290,701,374 47.1%
9/23/1994 The Shawshank Redemption $727,327 972 $28,241,469 $28,307,092 99.8%
12/22/1991 Rush $0 0 $7,241,350 $7,241,350 100.0%
7/19/1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey $10,241,268 1,649 $37,537,675 $37,537,675 100.0%
7/3/1990 Die Hard 2 $21,744,661 2,507 $117,323,878 $239,814,025 48.9%
Movies: 19Totals:  $913,619,508$2,157,728,221 
 Averages:$14,548,6861,257$48,085,237$113,564,64365.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,655 $10,878
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 566 $913,619,508
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 605 $1,112,892,318
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,148 $153,587,050
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 713 $556,565,651
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 784 $1,112,892,318
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,395 $812,783
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 637 $1,244,108,713
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 716 $1,246,987,160
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,437 $133,633,401
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 524 $968,714,909
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 935 $1,246,987,160
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,253 $823,661
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 621 $2,157,728,221
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 652 $2,359,879,478
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,293 $287,220,451
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 533 $1,525,280,560
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 862 $2,359,879,478
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,124 $10,878
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,384 $812,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,991 $823,661
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,243 $10,878
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,063 $812,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,900 $823,661
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,747 $10,878
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 702 $812,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,155 $10,878
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 937 $812,783
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,623 $7,123
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 910 $3,755
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,259 $812,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,706 $819,906
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,044 $3,755
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,686 $10,878
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,607 $812,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,008 $812,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,123 $10,878


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