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Martin Sheen

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 27 films, with $2,706,373,231 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #421)
Best-known acting roles: Ben Parker (The Amazing Spider-Man), Uncle Ben (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Roger Strong (Catch Me if You Can), Queenan (The Departed), Frank Minis Johnson (Selma)
Best-known technical roles: Cadence (Director), Who Killed the Electric Car? (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Leonardo DiCaprio, Andrew Garfield, Marc Webb, Steven Spielberg, Emma Stone

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting27$1,158,152,708$1,548,220,523$2,706,373,231
Leading16$139,729,380$49,902,029$189,631,409
Cameo4$72,255,327$94,870,843$167,126,170
Inverviewee1$583,633$0$583,633
Narrator1$38,492$0$38,492
(Unclassified)6$23,773,937$13,167,904$36,941,841
In Technical RolesDirector2$3,614,349$170,518$3,784,867
Co-Executive Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Martin Sheen’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
11/23/2016 Rules Don’t Apply Noah Dietrich  $3,652,206 $219,242 $3,871,448
9/16/2016 The Vessel Father Douglas  $0 $0 $0
6/3/2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Himself  $9,496,130 $40,990 $9,537,120
3/3/2015 Ask Me Anything   $0 $0 $0
2/21/2015 Trash Father Juilliard  $17,484 $6,535,702 $6,553,186
1/9/2015 Selma Frank Minis Johnson  $52,076,908 $14,700,000 $66,776,908
11/7/2014 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain   $12,111 $0 $12,111
8/19/2014 The Boxcar Children   $0 $0 $0
4/16/2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Uncle Ben  $202,853,933 $506,142,403 $708,996,336
9/6/2013 Salinger Himself  $583,633 $0 $583,633
8/17/2012 Death by China Narrator  $38,492 $0 $38,492
6/27/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Ben Parker  $262,030,663 $495,859,604 $757,890,267
6/22/2012 Stella Days Father Daniel Barry  $0 $0 $0
6/22/2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the W… Frank  $7,078,738 $4,688,221 $11,766,959
10/28/2011 The Double Tom Hightland  $99,612 $2,841,276 $2,940,888
10/7/2011 The Way Tom  $4,430,650 $7,451,541 $11,882,191
9/18/2009 Love Happens   $22,965,110 $13,167,904 $36,133,014
6/12/2009 Imagine That Dante D'Enzo  $16,222,392 $0 $16,222,392
2/27/2009 Echelon Conspiracy   $796,716 $0 $796,716
1/29/2008 Bordertown George Morgan  $0 $3,598,262 $3,598,262
7/13/2007 Talk to Me E.G. Sonderling  $4,526,759 $229,146 $4,755,905
11/17/2006 Bobby Jack  $11,242,801 $9,355,005 $20,597,806
10/6/2006 The Departed Queenan  $132,384,315 $157,276,304 $289,660,619
10/4/2005 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Frank Hallet  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2003 The Commission   $0 $0 $0
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can Roger Strong  $164,606,800 $191,005,491 $355,612,291
8/31/2001 O (Othello) Coach Duke Goulding  $16,017,403 $0 $16,017,403
8/3/2001 Apocalypse Now Redux Captain Benjamin L. Willard  $4,615,959 $0 $4,615,959
4/23/1999 Lost and Found Millstone  $6,552,255 $0 $6,552,255
9/25/1998 Monument Ave. Hanolon  $332,388 $0 $332,388
9/23/1998 Shadrach Narrator  $20,167 $0 $20,167
7/31/1997 Spawn Jason Wynn  $54,979,992 $32,969,867 $87,949,859
5/2/1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M. Sir  $54,154 $0 $54,154
11/20/1996 The War at Home Bob Collier  $34,368 $0 $34,368
9/27/1996 Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day … Peter Maurin  $225,161 $0 $225,161
11/17/1995 The American President A.J. MacInerney  $60,022,813 $47,800,000 $107,822,813
10/13/1995 Gospa Father Jozo Zovko  $381,000 $0 $381,000
10/4/1995 Dead Presidents The Judge (uncredite)  $24,120,194 $0 $24,120,194
10/8/1993 Gettysburg General Robert E. Lee  $10,731,997 $0 $10,731,997
5/21/1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Himself (uncredited)  $38,618,836 $94,829,853 $133,448,689
3/26/1993 Hear No Evil Lt. Brock  $5,270,563 $0 $5,270,563
1/18/1991 Cadence Sergeant Otis V. McKinney  $1,935,475 $0 $1,935,475
1/1/1988 Judgment in Berlin Herbert J. Stern  $229,000 $0 $229,000
1/1/1988 Da Charlie  $604,532 $0 $604,532
12/11/1987 Wall Street Carl Fox  $43,848,100 $0 $43,848,100
6/10/1987 The Believers Cal Jamison  $18,753,438 $0 $18,753,438
1/1/1987 Siesta Del  $700,000 $0 $700,000
5/11/1984 Firestarter Captain Hollister  $15,136,870 $0 $15,136,870
10/21/1983 The Dead Zone Greg Stillson  $20,766,000 $0 $20,766,000
4/1/1983 Man, Woman and Child Robert Beckwith  $2,300,000 $0 $2,300,000
12/10/1982 That Championship Season Tom Daley  $40,000 $0 $40,000
12/8/1982 Gandhi Walker  $52,767,889 $75,000,000 $127,767,889
1/1/1980 The Final Countdown Warren Lasky  $16,647,800 $40,000,000 $56,647,800
8/15/1979 Apocalypse Now Captain Benjamin L. Willard  $78,800,000 $2,450,488 $81,250,488
6/24/1970 Catch-22 1st Lt. Dobbs  $24,911,670 $0 $24,911,670
Movies: 55Totals:$1,394,533,477$1,706,161,299$3,100,694,776
  Averages:$25,355,154$31,021,115$56,376,269

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/16/2016 The Vessel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/22/2012 Stella Days $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/7/2011 The Way $110,418 283 $4,430,650 $11,882,191 37.3%
8/3/2001 Apocalypse Now Redux $96,992 105 $4,615,959 $4,615,959 100.0%
11/20/1996 The War at Home $0 0 $34,368 $34,368 100.0%
9/27/1996 Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day … $0 0 $225,161 $225,161 100.0%
10/13/1995 Gospa $32,022 17 $381,000 $381,000 100.0%
10/8/1993 Gettysburg $0 0 $10,731,997 $10,731,997 100.0%
1/18/1991 Cadence $0 0 $1,935,475 $1,935,475 100.0%
1/1/1988 Da $0 0 $604,532 $604,532 100.0%
1/1/1988 Judgment in Berlin $0 0 $229,000 $229,000 100.0%
6/10/1987 The Believers $4,347,732 1,548 $18,753,438 $18,753,438 100.0%
4/1/1983 Man, Woman and Child $802,702 350 $2,300,000 $2,300,000 100.0%
12/10/1982 That Championship Season $40,000 2 $40,000 $40,000 100.0%
1/1/1980 The Final Countdown $0 0 $16,647,800 $56,647,800 29.4%
8/15/1979 Apocalypse Now $118,558 3 $78,800,000 $81,250,488 97.0%
Movies: 16Totals:  $139,729,380$189,631,409 
 Averages:$346,777144$8,733,086$11,851,96390.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/23/2016 Rules Don’t Apply $1,589,625 2,386 $3,652,206 $3,871,448 94.3%
2/21/2015 Trash $10,230 17 $17,484 $6,553,186 0.3%
1/9/2015 Selma $571,450 2,235 $52,076,908 $66,776,908 78.0%
4/16/2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 $91,608,337 4,324 $202,853,933 $708,996,336 28.6%
6/27/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man $62,004,688 4,318 $262,030,663 $757,890,267 34.6%
6/22/2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the W… $3,822,803 1,625 $7,078,738 $11,766,959 60.2%
10/28/2011 The Double $26,639 45 $99,612 $2,940,888 3.4%
6/12/2009 Imagine That $5,503,519 3,011 $16,222,392 $16,222,392 100.0%
1/29/2008 Bordertown $0 0 $0 $3,598,262 0.0%
7/13/2007 Talk to Me $402,000 193 $4,526,759 $4,755,905 95.2%
11/17/2006 Bobby $69,039 1,670 $11,242,801 $20,597,806 54.6%
10/6/2006 The Departed $26,887,467 3,017 $132,384,315 $289,660,619 45.7%
10/4/2005 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can $30,082,000 3,225 $164,606,800 $355,612,291 46.3%
8/31/2001 O (Othello) $5,655,658 1,464 $16,017,403 $16,017,403 100.0%
4/23/1999 Lost and Found $3,024,709 2,469 $6,552,255 $6,552,255 100.0%
9/25/1998 Monument Ave. $41,556 18 $332,388 $332,388 100.0%
7/31/1997 Spawn $19,738,749 2,604 $54,979,992 $87,949,859 62.5%
5/2/1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M. $0 55 $54,154 $54,154 100.0%
11/17/1995 The American President $10,014,558 1,508 $60,022,813 $107,822,813 55.7%
3/26/1993 Hear No Evil $2,641,474 1,430 $5,270,563 $5,270,563 100.0%
12/11/1987 Wall Street $4,104,611 989 $43,848,100 $43,848,100 100.0%
1/1/1987 Siesta $0 0 $700,000 $700,000 100.0%
5/11/1984 Firestarter $4,726,660 1,374 $15,136,870 $15,136,870 100.0%
10/21/1983 The Dead Zone $4,556,083 1,293 $20,766,000 $20,766,000 100.0%
12/8/1982 Gandhi $131,153 825 $52,767,889 $127,767,889 41.3%
6/24/1970 Catch-22 $0 0 $24,911,670 $24,911,670 100.0%
Movies: 27Totals:  $1,158,152,708$2,706,373,231 
 Averages:$10,267,1481,485$42,894,545$100,236,04669.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 950 $139,729,380
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 351 $1,158,152,708
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 433 $1,322,227,547
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 749 $513,675,907
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,417 $271,505,709
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 606 $72,255,327
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 546 $1,394,533,477
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,587 $49,902,029
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 461 $1,548,220,523
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 508 $1,611,290,456
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 747 $706,363,344
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,114 $525,571,614
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 427 $94,870,843
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 615 $1,706,161,299
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,193 $189,631,409
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 421 $2,706,373,231
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 453 $2,933,518,003
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 732 $1,220,039,251
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,506 $797,077,323
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 502 $167,126,170
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 561 $3,100,694,776
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 25 154
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 16 154
Highest Grossing Stars of 1982 at the Domestic Box Office 48 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 113 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 117 45
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,670 $381,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 282 $106,404,872
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 513 $225,161
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $40,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 890 $2,450,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,304 $381,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 455 $108,855,360
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 599 $225,161
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $40,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 797 $122,213,680
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,188 $9,902,029
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,170 $132,115,709
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,169 $27,840,563
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 185 $83,415,959
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 595 $225,161
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,525 $7,451,541
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 638 $2,450,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,355 $35,292,104
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 297 $85,866,447
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 601-700) 676 $225,161
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 325 $78,800,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 573 $24,660,242
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 241 $18,753,438
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 680 $2,450,488
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 825 $7,451,541
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 477 $81,250,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 681 $32,111,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 301 $18,753,438
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,372 $6,591,286
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 399 $102,203,765
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 801-900) 894 $11,112,997
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,124 $7,451,541
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,444 $2,450,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,362 $14,042,827
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 608 $104,654,253
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 966 $11,112,997
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 601-700) 650 $34,368
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 552 $2,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 601-700) 651 $34,368
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 553 $2,300,000

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/16/2016 The Vessel Co-Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
6/28/2006 Who Killed the Electric Car? Director $1,678,874 $170,518 $1,849,392
1/18/1991 Cadence Director $1,935,475 $0 $1,935,475
Movies: 3Totals:$3,614,349$170,518$3,784,867
  Averages:$1,204,783$56,839$1,261,622

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/28/2006 Who Killed the Electric Car? $45,138 74 $1,678,874 $1,849,392 90.8%
1/18/1991 Cadence $0 0 $1,935,475 $1,935,475 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $3,614,349$3,784,867 
 Averages:$22,56937$1,807,175$1,892,43495.4%




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