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Gary Busey

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 31 films, with $1,088,378,859 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,582)
Best-known acting roles: Eddie Lomax (The Firm), Commander Krill (Under Siege), Gary Busey (Entourage), Chet Steadman (Rookie of the Year), Mr. Joshua (Lethal Weapon)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Sydney Pollack, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Scott Rudin, Ed Harris

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$338,740,177$216,505,091$555,245,268
Cameo2$54,069,505$21,032,523$75,102,028
Leading1$14,363,400$0$14,363,400
(Unclassified)20$319,290,934$124,377,229$443,668,163

Career Trend

This graph shows Gary Busey’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/3/2015 Entourage Gary Busey  $32,363,404 $13,861,922 $46,225,326
9/6/2013 Bounty Killer Van Sterling  $0 $0 $0
6/1/2012 Piranha 3DD Clayton  $370,904 $6,159,892 $6,530,796
5/27/2008 If Love Hadn't Left Me   $0 $0 $0
11/24/2006 Kurtlar vadisi - Irak Doctor  $0 $24,906,717 $24,906,717
10/23/1998 Soldier Captain Church  $14,623,082 $0 $14,623,082
5/22/1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Highway Patrolman  $10,680,275 $3,031,628 $13,711,903
2/21/1997 Lost Highway Bill Dayton  $3,796,699 $19,607 $3,816,306
3/29/1996 Carried Away Major Nathan Wheeler  $0 $0 $0
2/2/1996 Black Sheep Drake Sabitch  $32,330,354 $0 $32,330,354
12/9/1994 Drop Zone Ty Moncrief  $28,607,015 $0 $28,607,015
4/22/1994 Chasers Sergeant Vince Banger  $1,596,700 $0 $1,596,700
4/15/1994 Surviving the Game Doc Hawkins  $7,690,013 $0 $7,690,013
7/7/1993 Rookie of the Year Chet Steadman  $53,579,269 $0 $53,579,269
6/30/1993 The Firm Eddie Lomax  $158,340,892 $112,000,000 $270,340,892
10/9/1992 Under Siege Commander Krill  $83,563,139 $73,000,000 $156,563,139
4/10/1992 The Player Himself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
7/12/1991 Point Break Pappas  $43,218,387 $40,313,571 $83,531,958
3/1/1991 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Clint  $3,603,615 $0 $3,603,615
11/21/1990 Predator 2 Peter Keyes  $28,317,513 $26,450,905 $54,768,418
1/1/1988 Bulletproof Frank McBain  $807,947 $0 $807,947
3/6/1987 Lethal Weapon Mr. Joshua  $65,192,350 $55,000,000 $120,192,350
1/1/1986 Let's Get Harry Jack  $140,980 $0 $140,980
10/11/1985 Silver Bullet Uncle Red  $10,803,211 $0 $10,803,211
9/28/1984 The Bear Paul W. Bryant  $2,687,148 $0 $2,687,148
12/16/1983 D.C. Cab Dell  $16,134,000 $0 $16,134,000
5/23/1980 Carny Frankie  $1,817,720 $0 $1,817,720
1/1/1980 Foolin' Around Wes  $2,000,000 $0 $2,000,000
5/18/1978 The Buddy Holly Story Buddy Holly  $14,363,400 $0 $14,363,400
12/24/1976 A Star is Born Bobbie Ritchie  $63,129,898 $0 $63,129,898
1/1/1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Curly  $25,000,000 $0 $25,000,000
Movies: 31Totals:$726,464,016$361,914,843$1,088,378,859
  Averages:$23,434,323$11,674,672$35,108,995

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/18/1978 The Buddy Holly Story $0 0 $14,363,400 $14,363,400 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $14,363,400$14,363,400 
 Averages:$00$14,363,400$14,363,400100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/6/2013 Bounty Killer $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/1/2012 Piranha 3DD $182,237 86 $370,904 $6,530,796 5.7%
5/22/1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas $4,335,095 3,107 $10,680,275 $13,711,903 77.9%
2/2/1996 Black Sheep $10,593,609 2,092 $32,330,354 $32,330,354 100.0%
12/9/1994 Drop Zone $6,143,566 2,055 $28,607,015 $28,607,015 100.0%
6/30/1993 The Firm $32,476,785 2,393 $158,340,892 $270,340,892 58.6%
7/12/1991 Point Break $8,514,616 1,625 $43,218,387 $83,531,958 51.7%
3/6/1987 Lethal Weapon $6,829,949 1,420 $65,192,350 $120,192,350 54.2%
Movies: 8Totals:  $338,740,177$555,245,268 
 Averages:$8,634,4821,597$42,342,522$69,405,65964.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,308 $14,363,400
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,138 $338,740,177
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,431 $672,394,511
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,945 $72,196,306
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,162 $201,384,571
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 655 $54,069,505
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,513 $726,464,016
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 8,101-8,200) 8,106 $216,505,091
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,804 $340,882,320
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,641 $46,473,463
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 11,301-11,400) 11,309 $128,893,550
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 757 $21,032,523
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,211 $361,914,843
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,877 $14,363,400
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,232 $555,245,268
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,387 $1,013,276,831
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,302 $118,669,769
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,801-7,900) 7,871 $330,278,121
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 745 $75,102,028
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,582 $1,088,378,859
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 67
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 776 $14,363,400
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 895 $14,363,400
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,037 $14,363,400
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,564 $14,363,400
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 435 $14,363,400
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 592 $14,363,400
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 691 $14,363,400
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 947 $14,363,400


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