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Danny De Vito

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 56 films, with $3,603,509,189 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #417)
Best-known acting roles: The Lorax (Doctor Seuss' The Lorax), Famous Mini-Me (Austin Powers in Goldmember), Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (Batman Returns), Phil (voice) (Hercules), Amos Calloway (Big Fish)
Best-known technical roles: Out of Sight (Producer), Hoffa (Director), Hoffa (Producer), Duplex (Director), Death to Smoochy (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Chris Renaud, Ed Helms, Cinco Paul, Zac Efron, Ken Daurio

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading10$702,257,326$364,837,946$1,067,095,272
Supporting8$235,464,924$157,737,576$393,202,500
Cameo1$213,117,789$83,220,874$296,338,663
Lead Ensemble Member1$64,604,977$61,600,000$126,204,977
(Unclassified)36$1,114,565,505$606,102,272$1,720,667,777
In Technical RolesDirector6$158,171,606$5,462,513$163,634,119
Producer2$60,928,426$45,025,615$105,954,041

Career Trend

This graph shows Danny De Vito’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 Review: Hercules

August 9th, 2014

In 1989, The Little Mermaid ended Disney's slump at the box office. However, the good times didn't last forever. In fact, a decade later when Hercules came out, there were signs the studio was slipping back into a slump. Hercules missed expectations at the box office, but does that mean it was a bad movie? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season Eight

September 14th, 2013

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a low-budget comedy show that started in 2005 and has since become quite a hit on the FX and now the FXX cable channels. It is very rare for a show to last eight seasons, it is even rarer for a show to still be entertaining after eight years. Will fans still enjoy the show? Or is it beginning to become tired? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Filmmakers Signature Series

October 10th, 2012

A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/3/2017 The Comedian Jimmy Berkowitz  $1,658,706 $0 $1,658,706
3/2/2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax The Lorax  $214,030,500 $136,946,253 $350,976,753
5/21/2010 Solitary Man   $4,360,548 $0 $4,360,548
1/29/2010 When in Rome   $32,680,633 $11,116,304 $43,796,937
12/31/2008 Just Add Water Merl  $0 $0 $0
12/5/2008 Nobel Son George Gastner  $539,572 $5,200 $544,772
10/5/2007 The Good Night Mel  $22,441 $0 $22,441
5/18/2007 Even Money Walter  $64,458 $0 $64,458
11/22/2006 Deck the Halls Buddy Hall  $35,093,569 $11,722,238 $46,815,807
11/14/2006 Relative Strangers Frank Menure  $0 $0 $0
7/14/2006 The Oh in Ohio Wayne  $418,689 $229,494 $648,183
3/31/2006 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing a… Booth  $349,132 $148,063 $497,195
3/4/2005 Be Cool Martin Weir  $55,849,401 $39,094,616 $94,944,017
12/10/2003 Big Fish Amos Calloway  $66,432,867 $57,521,456 $123,954,323
9/19/2003 Anything Else Harvey  $3,203,044 $10,000,000 $13,203,044
7/25/2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Famous Mini-Me  $213,117,789 $83,220,874 $296,338,663
3/29/2002 Death to Smoochy Burke  $8,355,815 $18,247 $8,374,062
11/9/2001 Heist Bergman  $23,483,357 $5,423,460 $28,906,817
6/1/2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? Max Fairbanks  $32,267,774 $6,194,297 $38,462,071
5/12/2000 Screwed Grover  $6,982,680 $0 $6,982,680
4/28/2000 The Big Kahuna Phil Cooper  $3,150,107 $563,344 $3,713,451
4/21/2000 The Virgin Suicides Dr. Hornicker  $4,859,475 $5,760,295 $10,619,770
3/3/2000 Drowning Mona Wyatt Rash  $15,427,192 $553,184 $15,980,376
12/22/1999 Man on the Moon George Shapiro  $34,580,635 $12,827,000 $47,407,635
10/30/1998 Living Out Loud Pat Francato  $12,905,901 $0 $12,905,901
11/21/1997 The Rainmaker Deck Shiffler  $45,916,769 $0 $45,916,769
9/19/1997 L.A. Confidential Sid Hudgeons  $64,604,977 $61,600,000 $126,204,977
6/13/1997 Hercules Phil (voice)  $99,112,101 $151,587,899 $250,700,000
12/13/1996 Mars Attacks! Rude Gambler  $37,771,017 $63,600,000 $101,371,017
11/15/1996 Space Jam Swackhammer (voice)  $90,463,534 $159,736,466 $250,200,000
8/2/1996 Matilda Mr. Wormwood  $33,098,222 $0 $33,098,222
10/20/1995 Get Shorty Martin Weir  $72,021,008 $43,000,000 $115,021,008
11/23/1994 Junior Dr. Larry Arbogast  $36,763,355 $71,668,000 $108,431,355
6/3/1994 Renaissance Man Bill Rago  $24,172,899 $0 $24,172,899
11/5/1993 Look Who's Talking Now Rocks (voice)  $10,172,124 $0 $10,172,124
6/18/1993 Last Action Hero Whiskers (voice) (un-credited)  $50,016,394 $87,282,095 $137,298,489
4/2/1993 Jack the Bear John Leary  $4,796,751 $0 $4,796,751
12/25/1992 Hoffa Bobby Ciaro  $23,365,858 $5,025,615 $28,391,473
6/18/1992 Batman Returns Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin  $162,833,635 $103,990,656 $266,824,291
10/18/1991 Other People's Money Lawrence Garfield  $35,682,000 $0 $35,682,000
12/8/1989 The War of the Roses Gavin D'Amato  $83,699,711 $0 $83,699,711
12/9/1988 Twins Vincent Benedict  $111,936,388 $104,663,612 $216,600,000
12/11/1987 Throw Momma From the Train Owen  $53,380,796 $0 $53,380,796
3/6/1987 Tin Men Ernest Tilley  $25,411,386 $0 $25,411,386
6/27/1986 Ruthless People Sam Stone  $71,624,879 $0 $71,624,879
6/6/1986 My Little Pony: The Movie Grundle King  $5,958,456 $0 $5,958,456
4/18/1986 Wise Guys Harry Valentini  $8,475,466 $0 $8,475,466
1/3/1986 Head Office Stedman  $3,393,807 $0 $3,393,807
12/11/1985 The Jewel of the Nile Ralph  $68,275,764 $0 $68,275,764
12/21/1984 Johnny Dangerously Burr  $17,124,395 $0 $17,124,395
3/30/1984 Romancing the Stone Ralph  $75,078,260 $40,000,000 $115,078,260
11/23/1983 Terms of Endearment Vernon Dahlart  $108,423,489 $0 $108,423,489
5/23/1980 The Gong Show Movie Performer  $6,621,520 $0 $6,621,520
12/18/1977 The World's Greatest Lover Assistant Director  $21,000,000 $0 $21,000,000
11/19/1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Martini  $108,981,275 $0 $108,981,275
4/28/1971 Bananas Man Sitting in Honeymoon Suite  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 56Totals:$2,330,010,521$1,273,498,668$3,603,509,189
  Averages:$41,607,331$22,741,048$64,348,378

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/2/2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax $70,217,070 3,769 $214,030,500 $350,976,753 61.0%
11/22/2006 Deck the Halls $12,001,256 3,205 $35,093,569 $46,815,807 75.0%
3/3/2000 Drowning Mona $5,802,229 1,981 $15,427,192 $15,980,376 96.5%
11/21/1997 The Rainmaker $10,626,507 2,389 $45,916,769 $45,916,769 100.0%
9/19/1997 L.A. Confidential $5,211,198 1,625 $64,604,977 $126,204,977 51.2%
12/13/1996 Mars Attacks! $9,384,272 1,955 $37,771,017 $101,371,017 37.3%
10/20/1995 Get Shorty $12,700,007 2,130 $72,021,008 $115,021,008 62.6%
6/3/1994 Renaissance Man $5,557,590 1,788 $24,172,899 $24,172,899 100.0%
12/25/1992 Hoffa $6,406,012 1,103 $23,365,858 $28,391,473 82.3%
6/18/1992 Batman Returns $45,687,710 2,644 $162,833,635 $266,824,291 61.0%
6/27/1986 Ruthless People $5,274,306 1,114 $71,624,879 $71,624,879 100.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $766,862,303$1,193,300,249 
 Averages:$17,169,8322,155$69,714,755$108,481,84175.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/3/2017 The Comedian $1,100,000 848 $1,658,706 $1,658,706 100.0%
1/29/2010 When in Rome $12,350,041 2,456 $32,680,633 $43,796,937 74.6%
12/5/2008 Nobel Son $333,912 893 $539,572 $544,772 99.0%
10/5/2007 The Good Night $12,377 2 $22,441 $22,441 100.0%
3/4/2005 Be Cool $23,450,212 3,216 $55,849,401 $94,944,017 58.8%
12/10/2003 Big Fish $207,377 2,514 $66,432,867 $123,954,323 53.6%
9/19/2003 Anything Else $1,673,125 1,033 $3,203,044 $13,203,044 24.3%
3/30/1984 Romancing the Stone $5,105,741 1,101 $75,078,260 $115,078,260 65.2%
Movies: 8Totals:  $235,464,924$393,202,500 
 Averages:$5,529,0981,508$29,433,116$49,150,31371.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 $766,862,303
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,470 $235,464,924
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 197 $1,896,903,776
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 458 $784,332,801
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,285 $279,550,656
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 $213,117,789
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 $2,330,010,521
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 516 $426,437,946
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 11,401-11,500) 11,414 $157,737,576
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 945 $1,053,331,541
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,151 $454,715,708
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800) 10,712 $140,742,330
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 415 $83,220,874
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 927 $1,273,498,668
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 324 $1,193,300,249
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,801-7,900) 7,892 $393,202,500
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 440 $2,950,235,317
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 723 $1,239,048,509
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,943 $420,292,986
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 219 $296,338,663
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 417 $3,603,509,189
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 66 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 67 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 57 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 40 149
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 47 149
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 28 193
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 48 126
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 29 188
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 11 281
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 24 199
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office 46 137
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 275 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 280 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 333 10
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $309,152,174
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 67 $396,573,254
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $23,365,858
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 42 $37,771,017
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 657 $116,266,078
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $241,546,253
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $5,025,615
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 35 $63,600,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 406 $425,418,252
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $638,119,507
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 237 $28,391,473
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 42 $101,371,017
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $552,831,803
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $214,030,500
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 476 $289,491,693
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $136,946,253
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 317 $842,323,496
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 206 $350,976,753
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 222 $264,256,316
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $37,771,017
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 155 $214,030,500
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 213 $64,604,977
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $162,833,635
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 244 $23,365,858
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 720 $55,275,422
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 258 $63,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 299 $136,946,253
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $61,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 145 $103,990,656
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $5,025,615
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 348 $319,531,738
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $101,371,017
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $350,976,753
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 250 $126,204,977
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $266,824,291
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $28,391,473
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 299 $214,030,500
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $162,833,635
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 95 $256,110,564
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 154 $133,887,604
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 543 $136,946,253
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 367 $103,990,656
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $118,875,422
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 267 $66,625,615
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 425 $350,976,753
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 295 $266,824,291
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $374,985,986
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $200,513,219
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 278 $286,121,512
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $231,616,722
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 196 $249,124,069
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 472 $168,143,840
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 384 $109,625,615
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 381 $148,668,491
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 374 $454,265,352
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $341,242,337
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $397,792,560
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 97 $265,209,629
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 338 $95,797,778
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies 99 $214,030,500
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 346 $58,459,427
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $45,916,769
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies 29 $72,021,008
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 159 $229,190,656
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 180 $136,946,253
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 406 $16,747,853
Top International Leading Stars for MGM Movies 29 $43,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $494,400,285
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 417 $95,797,778
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $350,976,753
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $75,207,280
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 379 $45,916,769
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies 26 $115,021,008

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2009 The True Confessions of Charlot… Director $0 $0 $0
9/26/2003 Duplex Director $9,652,000 $418,651 $10,070,651
3/29/2002 Death to Smoochy Director $8,355,815 $18,247 $8,374,062
6/26/1998 Out of Sight Producer $37,562,568 $40,000,000 $77,562,568
8/2/1996 Matilda Director $33,098,222 $0 $33,098,222
12/25/1992 Hoffa Director,
Producer 
$23,365,858 $5,025,615 $28,391,473
12/8/1989 The War of the Roses Director $83,699,711 $0 $83,699,711
Movies: 7Totals:$195,734,174$45,462,513$241,196,687
  Averages:$27,962,025$6,494,645$34,456,670

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2009 The True Confessions of Charlott… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/26/2003 Duplex $4,617,128 2,191 $9,652,000 $10,070,651 95.8%
3/29/2002 Death to Smoochy $4,266,463 2,164 $8,355,815 $8,374,062 99.8%
8/2/1996 Matilda $8,208,609 2,006 $33,098,222 $33,098,222 100.0%
12/25/1992 Hoffa $6,406,012 1,103 $23,365,858 $28,391,473 82.3%
12/8/1989 The War of the Roses $9,688,794 1,559 $83,699,711 $83,699,711 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $158,171,606$163,634,119 
 Averages:$5,531,1681,504$26,361,934$27,272,35395.6%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/26/1998 Out of Sight $12,020,435 2,112 $37,562,568 $77,562,568 48.4%
12/25/1992 Hoffa $6,406,012 1,103 $23,365,858 $28,391,473 82.3%
Movies: 2Totals:  $60,928,426$105,954,041 
 Averages:$9,213,2241,608$30,464,213$52,977,02165.4%



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