Follow us on

Griffin Dunne

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films, with $456,212,095 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7,752)
Best-known acting roles: Dr. Vass (Dallas Buyers Club), Jerry Anderson (40 Days and 40 Nights), Mr. Jake Bixler (My Girl), Himself (Stuck On You), Account Guy (Quiz Show)
Best-known technical roles: Practical Magic (Director), Addicted To Love (Director), Movie 43 (Director), Baby It's You (Producer), Game 6 (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Sandra Bullock, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Borten, Matthew McConaughey, Jean-Marc Vallee

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$28,218,079$45,956,045$74,174,124
Lead Ensemble Member2$750,587$150,000$900,587
Cameo1$33,832,741$29,704,423$63,537,164
Leading1$10,609,321$0$10,609,321
(Unclassified)17$219,826,468$87,164,431$306,990,899
In Technical RolesDirector6$90,562,949$54,295,732$144,858,681
Producer2$1,442,137$0$1,442,137

Career Trend

This graph shows Griffin Dunne’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


Limited Releases: New Arrivals

May 16th, 2014

The Immigrant poster

There are a number of films on this week's list that could find audience in theaters, including Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, Chinese Puzzle, The Discoverers, Horses of God, etc. However, if I were to pick just one, it would be The Immigrant. It has amazing reviews and strong buzz. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Dallas Buyers Club

February 3rd, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club is widely considered a favorite to win at least one Oscar and it has a shot at becoming the big winner come Oscar night. Needless to say, my expectations for the film are really high. I'm hoping they are not unrealistically high. Is this the case? Or is the movie as good as its critically acclaim? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/3/2016 My Dead Boyfriend Joey Lucas/Nick McCrawley  $0 $0 $0
2/12/2016 Touched With Fire George  $146,487 $8,382 $154,869
2/5/2016 Tumbledown Upton  $135,026 $99,671 $234,697
11/7/2014 Fugly!   $0 $0 $0
5/16/2014 The Discoverers Lewis Birch  $0 $0 $0
3/21/2014 Rob the Mob Dave Lovell  $206,909 $0 $206,909
11/1/2013 Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Vass  $27,298,285 $33,313,560 $60,611,845
5/6/2011 Last Night Truman  $112,087 $12,534,432 $12,646,519
7/24/2009 Shrink   $189,621 $0 $189,621
3/20/2009 The Great Buck Howard Johnathan Finerman  $750,587 $150,000 $900,587
3/7/2008 Snow Angels Don  $402,858 $11,546 $414,404
3/10/2006 Game 6 Elliot Litvak  $129,664 $0 $129,664
12/12/2003 Stuck On You Himself  $33,832,741 $29,704,423 $63,537,164
3/1/2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Jerry Anderson  $37,939,782 $57,152,885 $95,092,667
8/22/2001 Lisa Picard is Famous Andrew  $113,433 $0 $113,433
4/28/1995 Search and Destroy Martin Mirkheim  $389,731 $0 $389,731
10/14/1994 I Like It Like That Stephen Price  $1,138,499 $0 $1,138,499
9/14/1994 Quiz Show Account Guy  $24,787,282 $0 $24,787,282
1/1/1994 Naked in New York Auditioner  $1,038,959 $0 $1,038,959
4/3/1992 Straight Talk Alan Riegert  $21,202,099 $0 $21,202,099
11/27/1991 My Girl Mr. Jake Bixler  $58,011,485 $0 $58,011,485
1/1/1991 Once Around Rob  $14,851,000 $0 $14,851,000
8/22/1988 Le grand bleu Duffy  $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
9/18/1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Doctor  $548,696 $0 $548,696
8/7/1987 Who's That Girl? Louden Trott  $7,305,000 $0 $7,305,000
9/13/1985 After Hours Paul Hackett  $10,609,321 $0 $10,609,321
3/29/1985 Almost You Alex Boyer  $0 $0 $0
12/21/1984 Johnny Dangerously Tommy Kelly  $17,124,395 $0 $17,124,395
8/21/1981 An American Werewolf in London Jack Goodman  $31,973,249 $30,000,000 $61,973,249
Movies: 29Totals:$293,237,196$162,974,899$456,212,095
  Averages:$10,111,627$5,619,824$15,731,452

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/16/2014 The Discoverers $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/20/2009 The Great Buck Howard $115,004 76 $750,587 $900,587 83.3%
9/13/1985 After Hours $45,435 503 $10,609,321 $10,609,321 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $11,359,908$11,509,908 
 Averages:$53,480193$3,786,636$3,836,63691.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/3/2016 My Dead Boyfriend $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/12/2016 Touched With Fire $16,816 67 $146,487 $154,869 94.6%
2/5/2016 Tumbledown $7,331 55 $135,026 $234,697 57.5%
3/21/2014 Rob the Mob $13,833 30 $206,909 $206,909 100.0%
11/1/2013 Dallas Buyers Club $260,865 1,110 $27,298,285 $60,611,845 45.0%
5/6/2011 Last Night $32,000 10 $112,087 $12,646,519 0.9%
7/24/2009 Shrink $16,443 27 $189,621 $189,621 100.0%
3/10/2006 Game 6 $9,610 13 $129,664 $129,664 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $28,218,079$74,174,124 
 Averages:$44,612164$3,527,260$9,271,76671.1%

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) 2,452 $11,359,908
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 34,701-34,800) 34,784 $28,218,079
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,234 $259,404,455
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,314 $1,480,760
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 20,301-20,400) 20,374 $61,131,026
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 898 $33,832,741
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,039 $293,237,196
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,847 $150,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 24,901-25,000) 24,959 $45,956,045
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 12,601-12,700) 12,610 $133,270,476
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,110 $12,792,485
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 19,101-19,200) 19,140 $63,017,983
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 681 $29,704,423
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,037 $162,974,899
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,052 $11,509,908
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 29,101-29,200) 29,130 $74,174,124
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,901-8,000) 7,914 $392,674,931
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,937 $14,273,245
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,101-20,200) 20,166 $124,149,009
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 801 $63,537,164
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,752 $456,212,095
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 125 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 27
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,621 $11,359,908
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,749 $150,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,011 $11,509,908
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,161 $11,359,908
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,509 $150,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,716 $11,509,908
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,445 $11,359,908
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,398 $150,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,820 $11,509,908
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 828 $10,609,321
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,351 $750,587
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,528 $150,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,004 $10,609,321
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,682 $900,587
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,078 $750,587
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 979 $150,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,140 $900,587
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 702 $10,609,321
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 724 $10,609,321

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/25/2013 Movie 43 Director $8,840,453 $22,324,294 $31,164,747
11/10/2009 The Accidental Husband Director $0 $10,484,999 $10,484,999
9/7/2007 Fierce People Director $85,410 $0 $85,410
3/10/2006 Game 6 Producer $129,664 $0 $129,664
8/22/2001 Lisa Picard is Famous Director $113,433 $0 $113,433
10/16/1998 Practical Magic Director $46,850,558 $21,486,439 $68,336,997
5/23/1997 Addicted To Love Director $34,673,095 $0 $34,673,095
3/4/1983 Baby It's You Producer $1,312,473 $0 $1,312,473
Movies: 8Totals:$92,005,086$54,295,732$146,300,818
  Averages:$11,500,636$6,786,967$18,287,602

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/25/2013 Movie 43 $4,805,878 2,023 $8,840,453 $31,164,747 28.4%
11/10/2009 The Accidental Husband $0 0 $0 $10,484,999 0.0%
9/7/2007 Fierce People $19,968 25 $85,410 $85,410 100.0%
8/22/2001 Lisa Picard is Famous $8,517 8 $113,433 $113,433 100.0%
10/16/1998 Practical Magic $13,104,694 2,652 $46,850,558 $68,336,997 68.6%
5/23/1997 Addicted To Love $11,446,098 2,021 $34,673,095 $34,673,095 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $90,562,949$144,858,681 
 Averages:$4,897,5261,122$15,093,825$24,143,11466.2%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/10/2006 Game 6 $9,610 13 $129,664 $129,664 100.0%
3/4/1983 Baby It's You $0 30 $1,312,473 $1,312,473 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $1,442,137$1,442,137 
 Averages:$4,80522$721,069$721,069100.0%



ProductionNext