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Jeff Daniels

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 50 films, with $2,978,727,199 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #571)
Best-known acting roles: Teddy Sanders (The Martian), Harry Dunne (Dumb and Dumber To), David (The Divergent Series: Allegiant), Abe (Looper), Roger (101 Dalmatians)
Most productive collaborators: Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Jessica Chastain, Drew Goddard, Kristen Wiig

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting16$800,753,232$923,073,009$1,723,826,241
Leading7$396,154,660$357,603,413$753,758,073
(Unclassified)27$382,072,006$119,070,879$501,142,885

Career Trend

This graph shows Jeff Daniels’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: The Martian

January 19th, 2016

The Martian

The Martian opened in early October and became a huge box office and critical success. The film became the biggest hit in Ridley Scott's career and recently picked up seven Oscar nominations. Will I love it as much as the average critic did? Or will I be in the minority here? More...

2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/18/2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant David  $66,184,051 $105,300,000 $171,484,051
10/9/2015 Steve Jobs John Sculley  $17,766,658 $17,812,349 $35,579,007
10/2/2015 The Martian Teddy Sanders  $228,433,663 $435,418,242 $663,851,905
11/14/2014 Dumb and Dumber To Harry Dunne  $86,208,010 $70,345,582 $156,553,592
9/28/2012 Looper Abe  $66,486,205 $103,980,200 $170,466,405
9/24/2010 Howl Professor David Kirk  $617,334 $0 $617,334
4/23/2010 Paper Man Richard  $15,389 $0 $15,389
7/24/2009 The Answer Man Arlen Faber  $26,676 $22,499 $49,175
6/5/2009 Away We Go Jerry  $9,451,946 $656,070 $10,108,016
4/17/2009 State of Play Rep. George Fergus  $37,017,955 $51,814,255 $88,832,210
8/27/2008 Traitor Carter  $23,530,831 $4,351,395 $27,882,226
7/18/2008 Space Chimps Zartog  $30,105,968 $36,923,988 $67,029,956
6/3/2008 Mama’s Boy Mert Rosenbloom  $0 $0 $0
4/25/2008 A Plumm Summer Narrator  $60,668 $0 $60,668
3/30/2007 The Lookout Lewis  $4,600,585 $954,433 $5,555,018
10/13/2006 Infamous Alvin Dewey  $1,151,330 $1,462,387 $2,613,717
4/28/2006 R.V. Travis Gornicke  $71,724,497 $15,748,527 $87,473,024
10/7/2005 Good Night, and Good Luck Sig Mickelson  $31,501,218 $25,085,683 $56,586,901
10/5/2005 The Squid and the Whale Bernard Berkman  $7,372,734 $3,818,689 $11,191,423
2/18/2005 Because of Winn-Dixie Preacher  $32,647,042 $861,443 $33,508,485
12/17/2004 Imaginary Heroes Ben Travis  $228,524 $62,351 $290,875
2/21/2003 Gods and Generals Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain  $12,882,934 $41,002 $12,923,936
12/27/2002 The Hours Louis Waters  $41,675,994 $55,354,474 $97,030,468
8/9/2002 Blood Work Buddy Noone  $26,199,517 $0 $26,199,517
1/26/2001 Escanaba in Da Moonlight Rueben Soady  $2,276,406 $0 $2,276,406
7/7/2000 It's the Rage Warren Harding  $9,268 $0 $9,268
2/12/1999 My Favorite Martian Tim O'Hara  $36,850,101 $0 $36,850,101
10/23/1998 Pleasantville Mr. Johnson  $40,584,421 $9,221,041 $49,805,462
5/30/1997 Trial And Error Charles Tuttle  $13,602,831 $0 $13,602,831
11/27/1996 101 Dalmatians Roger  $136,189,294 $168,010,706 $304,200,000
9/27/1996 2 Days In The Valley Alvin Strayer  $11,101,856 $0 $11,101,856
9/13/1996 Fly Away Home Thomas Alden  $25,143,818 $11,325,504 $36,469,322
12/16/1994 Dumb & Dumber Harry Dunne  $127,175,374 $119,224,626 $246,400,000
6/10/1994 Speed Harry Temple  $121,248,145 $161,951,855 $283,200,000
10/8/1993 Gettysburg Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain  $10,731,997 $0 $10,731,997
1/1/1992 Rain Without Thunder Jonathan Garson  $5,000 $0 $5,000
1/1/1992 There Goes the Neighborhood Willis Embry  $11,000 $0 $11,000
10/25/1991 The Butcher's Wife Alex  $9,689,816 $0 $9,689,816
10/12/1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Denton Webb  $3,989,297 $0 $3,989,297
7/18/1990 Arachnophobia Ross Jennings  $53,208,180 $0 $53,208,180
4/21/1989 Checking Out Ray Macklin  $31,000 $0 $31,000
9/23/1988 Sweet Hearts Dance Sam Manners  $3,790,493 $0 $3,790,493
1/1/1988 The House on Carroll Street Cochran  $459,824 $0 $459,824
1/30/1987 Radio Days Biff Baxter  $14,792,779 $0 $14,792,779
10/22/1986 Something Wild Charles Driggs  $8,362,000 $0 $8,362,000
7/25/1986 Heartburn Richard, Rachel's Editor  $25,314,289 $0 $25,314,289
9/27/1985 Marie Eddie Sisk  $2,000,000 $0 $2,000,000
3/1/1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo Tom Baxter  $10,631,333 $0 $10,631,333
11/23/1983 Terms of Endearment Flap Horton  $108,423,489 $0 $108,423,489
11/20/1981 Ragtime Sgt. O'Donnell  $17,468,158 $0 $17,468,158
Movies: 50Totals:$1,578,979,898$1,399,747,301$2,978,727,199
  Averages:$31,579,598$27,994,946$59,574,544

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/14/2014 Dumb and Dumber To $36,111,775 3,188 $86,208,010 $156,553,592 55.1%
4/23/2010 Paper Man $8,613 3 $15,389 $15,389 100.0%
7/24/2009 The Answer Man $12,998 6 $26,676 $49,175 54.2%
2/12/1999 My Favorite Martian $11,181,043 2,349 $36,850,101 $36,850,101 100.0%
11/27/1996 101 Dalmatians $33,504,025 2,901 $136,189,294 $304,200,000 44.8%
12/16/1994 Dumb & Dumber $16,363,442 2,565 $127,175,374 $246,400,000 51.6%
10/25/1991 The Butcher's Wife $2,442,229 800 $9,689,816 $9,689,816 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $396,154,660$753,758,073 
 Averages:$14,232,0181,687$56,593,523$107,679,72572.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/18/2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant $29,027,348 3,740 $66,184,051 $171,484,051 38.6%
10/9/2015 Steve Jobs $521,522 2,493 $17,766,658 $35,579,007 49.9%
10/2/2015 The Martian $54,308,575 3,854 $228,433,663 $663,851,905 34.4%
9/28/2012 Looper $20,801,552 2,993 $66,486,205 $170,466,405 39.0%
9/24/2010 Howl $51,185 29 $617,334 $617,334 100.0%
6/5/2009 Away We Go $130,411 506 $9,451,946 $10,108,016 93.5%
4/17/2009 State of Play $14,071,280 2,807 $37,017,955 $88,832,210 41.7%
8/27/2008 Traitor $7,868,465 2,108 $23,530,831 $27,882,226 84.4%
3/30/2007 The Lookout $2,017,795 955 $4,600,585 $5,555,018 82.8%
4/28/2006 R.V. $16,414,767 3,651 $71,724,497 $87,473,024 82.0%
10/7/2005 Good Night, and Good Luck $421,446 929 $31,501,218 $56,586,901 55.7%
8/9/2002 Blood Work $7,312,413 2,525 $26,199,517 $26,199,517 100.0%
6/10/1994 Speed $14,456,194 2,169 $121,248,145 $283,200,000 42.8%
7/18/1990 Arachnophobia $8,045,760 2,005 $53,208,180 $53,208,180 100.0%
7/25/1986 Heartburn $5,783,079 850 $25,314,289 $25,314,289 100.0%
11/20/1981 Ragtime $151,351 500 $17,468,158 $17,468,158 100.0%
Movies: 16Totals:  $800,753,232$1,723,826,241 
 Averages:$11,336,4462,007$50,047,077$107,739,14071.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 401 $396,154,660
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 736 $800,753,232
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 301 $1,548,873,930
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 354 $916,810,783
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 36,501-36,600) 36,533 $17,468,158
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 409 $1,578,979,898
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 559 $357,603,413
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,087 $923,073,009
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 621 $1,362,823,313
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 422 $1,106,681,319
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 792 $1,399,747,301
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 477 $753,758,073
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 853 $1,723,826,241
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 442 $2,911,697,243
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 392 $2,023,492,102
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 39,501-39,600) 39,574 $17,468,158
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 571 $2,978,727,199
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 67 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 61 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 27 190
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 68 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 73 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 166 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 248 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 270 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 403 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 380 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 393 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 196 33
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 33
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 303 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 339 51
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 337 $223,115,265
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 226 $136,189,294
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $36,850,101
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $189,592,707
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $168,010,706
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 408 $412,707,972
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 224 $304,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $36,850,101
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 285 $396,154,660
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 392 $357,603,413
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 336 $753,758,073
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 272 $213,425,449
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $36,850,101
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 556 $9,689,816
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $136,189,294
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 309 $189,592,707
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $168,010,706
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 277 $403,018,156
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $36,850,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 635 $9,689,816
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $304,200,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 430 $136,189,294
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 90 $259,938,690
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 557 $26,676
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 478 $168,010,706
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 95 $189,570,208
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 467 $22,499
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 469 $304,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 96 $449,508,898
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 590 $49,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $223,073,200
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,293 $42,065
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 710 $36,850,101
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies 71 $136,189,294
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 434 $189,570,208
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,896 $22,499
Top International Leading Stars for G Movies 73 $168,010,706
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 383 $412,643,408
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,403 $64,564
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 773 $36,850,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies 71 $304,200,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 224 $173,039,395
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $86,208,010
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 473 $9,689,816
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $168,010,706
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 235 $70,345,582
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $341,050,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 250 $156,553,592
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 487 $9,689,816


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