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Alan Alda

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $1,317,516,821 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,006)
Best-known acting roles: Dan Wanamaker (What Women Want), Thomas Watters (Bridge of Spies), Arthur Shaw (Tower Heist), Senator Ralph Owen Brewster (The Aviator), Ira (The Longest Ride)
Best-known technical roles: Betsy's Wedding (Director), Betsy's Wedding (Screenwriter), The Four Seasons (Director), A New Life (Director), Sweet Liberty (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Joel Coen, Mark Rylance, Eddie Murphy

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$508,687,843$493,113,657$1,001,801,500
Leading3$61,740,070$0$61,740,070
Lead Ensemble Member1$42,913,571$0$42,913,571
(Unclassified)12$184,891,821$26,169,859$211,061,680
In Technical RolesDirector4$84,155,103$0$84,155,103
Screenwriter1$19,740,070$0$19,740,070

Career Trend

This graph shows Alan Alda’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
10/16/2015 Bridge of Spies Thomas Watters  $72,313,754 $90,296,719 $162,610,473
4/10/2015 The Longest Ride Ira  $37,446,117 $26,356,811 $63,802,928
2/24/2012 Wanderlust Carvin  $17,288,155 $6,871,779 $24,159,934
11/4/2011 Tower Heist Arthur Shaw  $78,046,570 $72,376,376 $150,422,946
12/19/2008 Nothing But the Truth Albert Burnside  $3,500 $0 $3,500
10/3/2008 Flash of Genius Gregory Lawson  $4,442,377 $61,734 $4,504,111
7/4/2008 Diminished Capacity Uncle Rollie  $21,291 $0 $21,291
8/24/2007 Resurrecting the Champ Metz  $3,172,382 $88,173 $3,260,555
12/17/2004 The Aviator Senator Ralph Owen Brewster  $102,608,827 $105,762,065 $208,370,892
12/15/2000 What Women Want Dan Wanamaker  $182,805,123 $191,300,000 $374,105,123
4/17/1998 The Object of my Affection Sidney Miller  $29,145,924 $0 $29,145,924
11/7/1997 Mad City Kevin Hollander  $10,561,038 $0 $10,561,038
4/18/1997 Murder at 1600 Alvin Jordan, National Security Advisor  $25,842,024 $0 $25,842,024
12/6/1996 Everyone Says I Love You Bob Dandridge  $9,725,847 $24,874,153 $34,600,000
3/22/1996 Flirting with Disaster Richard Schlichting  $14,853,474 $1,295,706 $16,149,180
9/22/1995 Canadian Bacon President of the U.S.A.  $178,104 $0 $178,104
8/18/1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Ted  $11,330,911 $0 $11,330,911
8/7/1992 Whispers in the Dark Leo Green  $11,124,511 $0 $11,124,511
6/22/1990 Betsy's Wedding Eddie Hopper  $19,740,070 $0 $19,740,070
10/13/1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Lester  $18,254,702 $0 $18,254,702
3/25/1988 A New Life Steve  $7,721,851 $0 $7,721,851
5/14/1986 Sweet Liberty Michael Burgess  $14,205,021 $0 $14,205,021
5/22/1981 The Four Seasons Jack Burroughs  $42,488,161 $0 $42,488,161
8/17/1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan Joe Tynan  $19,000,000 $0 $19,000,000
12/15/1978 California Suite Bill Warren  $42,913,571 $0 $42,913,571
1/1/1978 Same Time, Next Year George  $23,000,000 $0 $23,000,000
Movies: 26Totals:$798,233,305$519,283,516$1,317,516,821
  Averages:$30,701,281$19,972,443$50,673,724

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/22/1990 Betsy's Wedding $4,662,488 1,058 $19,740,070 $19,740,070 100.0%
8/17/1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan $0 0 $19,000,000 $19,000,000 100.0%
12/15/1978 California Suite $0 0 $42,913,571 $42,913,571 100.0%
1/1/1978 Same Time, Next Year $0 0 $23,000,000 $23,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $104,653,641$104,653,641 
 Averages:$1,165,622265$26,163,410$26,163,410100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/16/2015 Bridge of Spies $15,371,203 2,873 $72,313,754 $162,610,473 44.5%
4/10/2015 The Longest Ride $13,019,686 3,371 $37,446,117 $63,802,928 58.7%
2/24/2012 Wanderlust $6,526,650 2,002 $17,288,155 $24,159,934 71.6%
11/4/2011 Tower Heist $24,025,190 3,370 $78,046,570 $150,422,946 51.9%
12/19/2008 Nothing But the Truth $3,500 2 $3,500 $3,500 100.0%
10/3/2008 Flash of Genius $2,251,075 1,098 $4,442,377 $4,504,111 98.6%
8/24/2007 Resurrecting the Champ $1,659,756 1,605 $3,172,382 $3,260,555 97.3%
12/17/2004 The Aviator $858,021 2,530 $102,608,827 $208,370,892 49.2%
12/15/2000 What Women Want $33,614,543 3,092 $182,805,123 $374,105,123 48.9%
11/7/1997 Mad City $4,649,742 2,194 $10,561,038 $10,561,038 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $508,687,843$1,001,801,500 
 Averages:$10,197,9372,214$50,868,784$100,180,15072.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,090 $104,653,641
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,641 $508,687,843
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,104 $798,233,305
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 756 $495,725,742
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,201-12,300) 12,213 $102,608,827
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,311 $798,233,305
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,073 $493,113,657
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,839 $519,283,516
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,291 $387,289,858
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 13,201-13,300) 13,239 $105,762,065
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,430 $519,283,516
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,519 $104,653,641
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,228 $1,001,801,500
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,666 $1,317,516,821
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 995 $883,015,600
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,901-13,000) 12,988 $208,370,892
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,006 $1,317,516,821
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 6 228
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 113 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 136 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 136 39
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 747 $81,653,641
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,113 $81,653,641
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 1,000 $81,653,641
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,453 $81,653,641
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 731 $62,653,641
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,030 $62,653,641
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 414 $62,653,641
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 620 $19,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 549 $62,653,641
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 853 $19,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 985 $19,740,070
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $42,913,571
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,215 $19,740,070
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 763 $42,913,571
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 521 $19,740,070
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 385 $42,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 538 $19,740,070
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 435 $42,000,000

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/22/1990 Betsy's Wedding Director,
Screenwriter 
$19,740,070 $0 $19,740,070
3/25/1988 A New Life Director $7,721,851 $0 $7,721,851
5/14/1986 Sweet Liberty Director $14,205,021 $0 $14,205,021
5/22/1981 The Four Seasons Director $42,488,161 $0 $42,488,161
Movies: 4Totals:$84,155,103$0$84,155,103
  Averages:$21,038,776$0$21,038,776

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/22/1990 Betsy's Wedding $4,662,488 1,058 $19,740,070 $19,740,070 100.0%
3/25/1988 A New Life $2,505,092 796 $7,721,851 $7,721,851 100.0%
5/14/1986 Sweet Liberty $3,160,891 1,238 $14,205,021 $14,205,021 100.0%
5/22/1981 The Four Seasons $4,128,525 634 $42,488,161 $42,488,161 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $84,155,103$84,155,103 
 Averages:$3,614,249932$21,038,776$21,038,776100.0%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/22/1990 Betsy's Wedding $4,662,488 1,058 $19,740,070 $19,740,070 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $19,740,070$19,740,070 
 Averages:$4,662,4881,058$19,740,070$19,740,070100.0%


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