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William Shatner

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $1,928,603,796 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,134)
Best-known acting roles: Ozzie (Over the Hedge), Chancellor (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), Shanker (Escape From Planet Earth), Stan Fields (Miss Congeniality), Stan Fields (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous)
Most productive collaborators: Bruce Willis, Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick, Steve Carell, Len Blum
Born: March 22nd, 1931 (87 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading6$399,565,646$125,434,354$525,000,000
Supporting5$208,274,566$159,517,674$367,792,240
Lead Ensemble Member4$249,991,621$267,148,161$517,139,782
Cameo3$152,963,110$94,851,053$247,814,163
Inverviewee2$131,622$0$131,622
Documentary Subject1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)11$204,386,247$66,339,742$270,725,989
In Technical RolesDirector1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows William Shatner’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 Blu-ray / DVD Review: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut

June 12th, 2016

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

I've never done a full featured review of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, although I have reviewed it as part of a couple of box sets in the past. It is widely considered the best film in the franchise and I absolutely agree with that assessment. Last week, the Director's Cut came out on Blu-ray for the first time individually. I assume most fans of the franchise already own this film on DVD, and Blu-ray, and if they are like me, on VHS as well. So the question isn't, "Is this a movie worth owning." It's, "Is it worth buying for the fifth or sixth time?" More...

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Shanghaied

October 2nd, 2015

A Christmas Horror Story

It is a bad week for limited releases. Shanghai is the biggest release on this week's list, but that just means it is opening in way too many theaters to thrive. The film I'm most interested in is A Christmas Horror Story, but I do have a well-known pro-Canada bias. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Star Trek: The Original Series: Captain Kirk's Boldest Missions

March 16th, 2015

The latest home market release for Star Trek: The Original Series is a two-disc DVD... DVD? You would think there would at least be a Blu-ray option. What episodes are on this two-disc DVD? And is the DVD worth the asking price? More...

Featured DVD Review: The Horror at 37,000 Feet

March 16th, 2014

The Horror at 37,000 Feet is a TV movie starring, among others, William Shatner as an ex-priest on a plane that is attacked by an ancient demon. There's no way this movie will be good, at least not in the traditional sense of the word. But will it be entertaining? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: 12 Years a Slave

March 15th, 2014

12 Years a Slave recently won the Best Picture Oscar. This creates huge expectations. I am a little worried the expectations are so great the film will be weak by comparison. Is that the case? Or is the film really as good as its reviews and accolades would indicate? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 29th, 2013

October 28th, 2013

Like last week, the home market is rather slow this week. There are more than 200 new releases, which is a step up from last week when there were only 161, at least according to Amazon.com. But even so, this week is arguably worse, if you only look at the top releases. The number one release is Monsters University, but number two is R.I.P.D., which bombed both in theaters and with critics. There are not even a few limited releases to help fill out the list, like we had last week. In fact, I'm pretty sure the Christmas Releases outnumber the non-Christmas releases by a sizable margin. Fortunately, there are two contenders for Pick of the Week, including Monsters University on Blu-ray Collector's Edition or 3D Combo Pack and Degrassi: Season 12. The former is the Pick of the Week, while the latter takes home the rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: The Captains Close Up

October 23rd, 2013

The Captains Close Up was a TV series that aired earlier this year and had William Shatner interviewing, and being interviewed by, the other captains in the Star Trek franchise. The show is obviously aimed at Trekkies, but will it appeal to them? Will it have a broader appeal outside of the core fan base? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Star Trek: The Original Series: Origins

September 10th, 2013

Star Trek: The Original Series started nearly 50 years ago, while this week the latest movie, Into Darkness, comes out on the home market this week. To celebrate, a single-disc Blu-ray, Origins, comes out. So what episodes are found on the Blu-ray? And is it worth picking up? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

September 9th, 2013

Star Trek: The Original Series began nearly 50 years ago and created a TV and movie franchise that is still going on. The franchise has had its share of low points, but the 2009 reboot, Star Trek, revitalized the franchise at the box office. Star Trek into Darkness did even better at the box office. But did it deserve this box office success? Does it live up to franchise as a whole? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 13th, 2013

August 15th, 2013

We are entering the beginning of TV on DVD season on the home market. As the fall schedule ramps up, more and more TV on DVD releases will come out. This week we have Once Upon A Time: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as Girls: The Complete Second Season, also on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Both are worth checking out, but I'm waiting for the screeners for both, so I don't want to award either the Pick of the Week. Instead, I'm giving that honor to The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. Meanwhile, What Maisie Knew on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is a close second. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Star Trek: Enterprise: Season One

March 25th, 2013

Star Trek, as a franchise, began nearly 50 years ago and it has maintained a healthy fan base ever since. Star Trek: Enterprise started in 2001 and had quite a lot of pre-release buzz. It was to look at the very early days of humans exploring the galaxy and taking their place in pre-Federation times. The pilot, Broken Bow was seen by more than 12.6 million people. However, the average viewership for season one was just under 6 million and by the time the series was canceled after the fourth season, the show's ratings had fallen to under half of that. It obviously didn't live up to the hype, but now that the show's been off the air for nearly a decade and the hype is not an issue, is it worth going back and rediscovering the show? More...

2013 Preview: February

February 1st, 2013

For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/6/2018 Aliens Ate My Homework   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Senior Moment   $0 $0 $0
11/28/2017 Just in Time for Christmas   $0 $0 $0
9/9/2016 For the Love of Spock Himself  $80,141 $0 $80,141
6/15/2016 Range 15 Richard Chindler  $575,258 $0 $575,258
10/2/2015 A Christmas Horror Story Dangerous Dan  $0 $0 $0
8/22/2014 To Be Takei Himself  $51,481 $0 $51,481
8/12/2014 Get a Life! Himself  $0 $0 $0
2/15/2013 Escape From Planet Earth Shanker  $57,012,977 $17,143,633 $74,156,610
2/6/2009 Fanboys Himself  $687,609 $386,085 $1,073,694
5/19/2006 Over the Hedge Ozzie  $155,019,340 $188,377,907 $343,397,247
4/14/2006 The Wild Kazar  $37,384,046 $61,626,621 $99,010,667
3/24/2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Stan Fields  $48,478,006 $52,904,390 $101,382,396
6/18/2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Chancellor  $114,326,736 $53,464,968 $167,791,704
2/19/2004 American Psycho II: All American Girl Robert Starkman  $0 $0 $0
3/15/2002 Showtime Himself  $37,948,765 $41,000,000 $78,948,765
8/10/2001 Osmosis Jones Mayor Phlegmming  $13,596,911 $0 $13,596,911
12/22/2000 Miss Congeniality Stan Fields  $106,807,667 $106,613,284 $213,420,951
6/4/1999 Free Enterprise Bill  $30,193 $0 $30,193
5/21/1999 Trekkies Himself  $617,172 $0 $617,172
11/18/1994 Star Trek: Generations Captain James T. Kirk, retired  $75,671,262 $44,328,738 $120,000,000
2/5/1993 Loaded Weapon 1 General Mortars  $27,979,399 $0 $27,979,399
12/6/1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Captain James T. Kirk  $74,888,996 $22,011,004 $96,900,000
6/9/1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Captain James Tiberius Kirk  $52,210,049 $17,989,951 $70,200,000
11/26/1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Admiral/Captain James T. Kirk  $109,713,132 $23,286,868 $133,000,000
6/1/1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Admiral James T. Kirk  $76,471,046 $10,528,954 $87,000,000
12/10/1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Buck Murdock  $25,009,494 $0 $25,009,494
6/4/1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Admiral James T. Kirk  $78,912,963 $16,887,037 $95,800,000
5/28/1982 Visiting Hours Gary Baylor  $12,581,713 $0 $12,581,713
12/7/1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Admiral/Captain James T. Kirk  $82,258,456 $56,741,544 $139,000,000
1/1/1977 Kingdom of the Spiders Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen  $17,000,000 $0 $17,000,000
1/1/1961 Judgment at Nuremberg Capt. Harrison Byers  $10,000,000 $0 $10,000,000
Movies: 32Totals:$1,215,312,812$713,290,984$1,928,603,796
  Averages:$37,978,525$22,290,343$60,268,869

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/15/2016 Range 15 $1,044 260 $575,258 $575,258 100.0%
10/2/2015 A Christmas Horror Story $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/15/2013 Escape From Planet Earth $15,891,055 3,353 $57,012,977 $74,156,610 76.9%
5/19/2006 Over the Hedge $38,457,003 4,093 $155,019,340 $343,397,247 45.1%
4/14/2006 The Wild $9,684,809 2,854 $37,384,046 $99,010,667 37.8%
6/9/1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier $17,375,648 2,202 $52,210,049 $70,200,000 74.4%
11/26/1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home $16,881,888 1,956 $109,713,132 $133,000,000 82.5%
6/1/1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock $16,673,229 1,966 $76,471,046 $87,000,000 87.9%
6/4/1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan $14,347,221 1,621 $78,912,963 $95,800,000 82.4%
12/7/1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture $11,926,421 1,002 $82,258,456 $139,000,000 59.2%
Movies: 10Totals:  $649,557,267$1,042,139,782 
 Averages:$14,123,8321,931$64,955,727$104,213,97871.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/24/2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous $14,043,215 3,233 $48,478,006 $101,382,396 47.8%
2/19/2004 American Psycho II: All American Girl $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/22/2000 Miss Congeniality $13,853,686 2,669 $106,807,667 $213,420,951 50.0%
2/5/1993 Loaded Weapon 1 $9,202,722 2,015 $27,979,399 $27,979,399 100.0%
12/10/1982 Airplane II: The Sequel $5,329,208 1,300 $25,009,494 $25,009,494 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $208,274,566$367,792,240 
 Averages:$8,485,7661,843$41,654,913$73,558,44874.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 $649,557,267
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,359 $208,274,566
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,076 $812,933,339
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,024 $385,394,887
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,110 $115,094,486
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 $152,963,110
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 649 $1,215,312,812
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 535 $392,582,515
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 11,201-11,300) 11,291 $159,517,674
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,629 $351,291,770
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,383 $353,134,824
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 20,801-20,900) 20,864 $53,851,053
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 370 $94,851,053
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,191 $713,290,984
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 361 $1,042,139,782
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,402 $367,792,240
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 2,000 $1,164,225,109
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,222 $738,529,711
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,501-15,600) 15,588 $168,945,539
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 282 $247,814,163
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,134 $1,928,603,796
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 40 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 33 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 1982 at the Domestic Box Office 28 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 1983 at the Domestic Box Office 30 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 1984 at the Domestic Box Office 10 188
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 59 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 19 189
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 57 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 53 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 87 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 97 75
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 689 $94,972,281
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 131 $155,019,340
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 14 $399,565,646
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 813 $78,770,254
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 137 $188,377,907
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 73 $125,434,354
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 739 $173,742,535
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $343,397,247
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 32 $525,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 290 $400,140,904
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 100 $249,416,363
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 800 $125,434,354
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 165 $267,148,161
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 474 $525,575,258
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $516,564,524
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,022 $37,384,046
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 45 $400,140,904
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $212,032,317
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 672 $61,626,621
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $125,434,354
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $205,521,540
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 811 $99,010,667
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 84 $525,575,258
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $417,553,857
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 84 $596,771,960
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,207 $575,258
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 349 $52,210,049
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 262 $374,592,564
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 529 $17,989,951
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 154 $971,364,524
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,398 $575,258
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 471 $70,200,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 44 $611,597,963
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 122 $37,384,046
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $575,258
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $330,955,894
Top International Leading Stars for G Movies 94 $61,626,621
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $942,553,857
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $99,010,667
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 801-900) 832 $575,258
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 467 $37,384,046
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 24 $554,584,986
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 343 $61,626,621
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 74 $313,812,261
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $99,010,667
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 38 $868,397,247

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/12/2014 Get a Life! Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

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