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Sam Waterston

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $188,055,550 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #17,620)
Best-known acting roles: David Tolchin (Hannah and Her Sisters), Sydney Schanberg (The Killing Fields), Chester Walker (Le Divorce), Ben (Crimes and Misdemeanors), George Dupont (Miss Sloane)
Most productive collaborators: Jessica Chastain, John Madden, Mark Strong, Jonathan Perera, Ben Browning

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLead Ensemble Member2$10,459,165$0$10,459,165
Supporting1$3,500,605$2,411,265$5,911,870
Leading1$0$0$0
Narrator1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)17$167,773,384$3,911,131$171,684,515

Career Trend

This graph shows Sam Waterston’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 TV on DVD Review: The Newsroom: The Complete First Season

June 11th, 2013

The Newsroom was one of three new shows to debut on HBO last year, and the only drama. It was created by Aaron Sorkin, who has won countless awards including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, numerous Prime Time Emmys, WGAs, PGAs, etc. Needless to say, it had high expectations associated with it. Can it live up to those expectations? Will it appeal to fans of Aaron Sorkin? Will it only appeal to fans of Aaron Sorkin? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hannah and Her Sisters

March 7th, 2013

Hannah and Her Sisters made its Blu-ray debut the same week as Sleeper did. While Hannah and Her Sisters earned more critical praise, I was always a bigger fan of Sleeper, but it didn't arrive and Hannah and Her Sisters did. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/9/2018 On the Basis of Sex Erwin Griswold  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Man In The Woods   $0 $0 $0
8/15/2017 Monkey Business: The Adventures of Cu… Narrator  $0 $0 $0
11/25/2016 Miss Sloane George Dupont  $3,500,605 $2,411,265 $5,911,870
1/8/2016 Anesthesia Walter Zarrow  $26,799 $0 $26,799
12/31/2003 The Commission   $0 $0 $0
8/8/2003 Le Divorce Chester Walker  $9,074,550 $3,910,939 $12,985,489
1/31/1997 Shadow Conspiracy The President  $2,154,540 $0 $2,154,540
4/13/1994 Serial Mom Eugene Sutphin, D.D.S.  $7,881,335 $0 $7,881,335
10/4/1991 The Man in the Moon Matthew Trant  $2,853,801 $0 $2,853,801
12/31/1990 Mindwalk Jack Edwards  $0 $0 $0
10/13/1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Ben  $18,254,702 $0 $18,254,702
9/29/1989 Welcome Home Woody  $1,029,822 $0 $1,029,822
12/18/1987 September Peter  $486,434 $0 $486,434
3/21/1986 Just Between Friends Harry Crandall  $6,408,791 $0 $6,408,791
2/7/1986 Hannah and Her Sisters David Tolchin  $40,084,041 $0 $40,084,041
8/23/1985 Warning Sign Cal Morse  $1,918,117 $0 $1,918,117
11/2/1984 The Killing Fields Sydney Schanberg  $34,609,720 $0 $34,609,720
11/19/1980 Heaven's Gate Frank Canton  $3,484,331 $192 $3,484,523
1/1/1980 Hopscotch Cutter  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
8/2/1978 Interiors Mike  $10,432,366 $0 $10,432,366
3/29/1974 The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway  $26,533,200 $0 $26,533,200
Movies: 22Totals:$181,733,154$6,322,396$188,055,550
  Averages:$8,260,598$287,382$8,547,980

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/8/2016 Anesthesia $6,747 7 $26,799 $26,799 100.0%
12/31/1990 Mindwalk $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/2/1978 Interiors $0 0 $10,432,366 $10,432,366 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $10,459,165$10,459,165 
 Averages:$2,2492$3,486,388$3,486,388100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/25/2016 Miss Sloane $59,797 1,648 $3,500,605 $5,911,870 59.2%
Movies: 1Totals:  $3,500,605$5,911,870 
 Averages:$59,7971,648$3,500,605$5,911,87059.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,480 $10,459,165
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 46,601-46,700) 46,656 $3,500,605
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,033 $181,733,154
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,680 $13,959,770
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,801-8,900) 8,879 $181,733,154
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 41,101-41,200) 41,137 $2,411,265
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 38,701-38,800) 38,758 $6,322,396
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,740 $2,411,265
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 40,901-41,000) 40,928 $6,322,396
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,116 $10,459,165
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 47,901-48,000) 47,974 $5,911,870
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,201-16,300) 16,258 $188,055,550
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,825 $16,371,035
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,601-17,700) 17,620 $188,055,550
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 164 59
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,643 $10,459,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,065 $10,459,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,189 $10,459,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,781 $10,459,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,363 $26,799
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,813 $26,799
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 748 $10,459,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,042 $10,459,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,434 $26,799
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,619 $26,799


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