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William Forsythe

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 39 films, with $1,061,515,294 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,652)
Best-known acting roles: Special Agent Paxton (The Rock), Ronnie White (Halloween), Flattop (Dick Tracy), Detective Hardcastle (Blue Streak), Detective Chuck Fowler (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo)
Most productive collaborators: Sean Connery, Michael Bay, Nicolas Cage, Don Simpson, Ed Harris

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$268,299,692$239,829,954$508,129,646
Lead Ensemble Member4$103,742,481$59,000,000$162,742,481
Leading2$0$0$0
(Unclassified)25$309,865,247$80,777,920$390,643,167

Career Trend

This graph shows William Forsythe’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: Dick Tracy

December 10th, 2012

Dick Tracy came out in 1990 and the buzz surrouding the film was huge. However, well it earned good reviews and topped $100 million domestically, it was still seen as a disappointment by some. (It was released a year after Batman and some thought it would live up to that film.) This week it makes its Blu-ray debut, and while there were many complaints leveled at the film from flat characters to an unengaging story, nearly everyone agreed it was visually stunning. So does it work better more than 20 years after its release without the unfair comparison? And does it thrive on Blu-ray? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/5/2017 The Bronx Bull Jake LaMotta  $0 $0 $0
10/7/2016 The Hollow Big John Dawson  $3,755 $0 $3,755
3/1/2016 The Midnight Man   $0 $0 $0
5/12/2015 Echoes of War Randolph McCluskey  $0 $0 $0
4/24/2015 Laugh Killer Laugh Frank Stone  $0 $0 $0
4/24/2015 Road to Juarez Doug Hermann  $0 $0 $0
8/12/2014 Jesse   $0 $0 $0
1/11/2012 Loosies Captain Tom Edwards  $3,519 $421,859 $425,378
10/28/2011 Inkubus Detective Diamante  $81,600 $0 $81,600
4/18/2008 88 Minutes Frank Parks  $16,930,884 $16,024,515 $32,955,399
8/31/2007 Halloween Ronnie White  $58,269,151 $19,245,250 $77,514,401
5/31/2006 Coastlines Fred Vance  $7,883 $0 $7,883
2/17/2006 Freedomland Boyle  $12,512,886 $2,138,330 $14,651,216
7/22/2005 The Devil's Rejects Sheriff John Wydell  $17,044,981 $3,895,447 $20,940,428
9/6/2002 City by the Sea Spyder  $22,433,915 $0 $22,433,915
12/10/1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Detective Chuck Fowler  $65,535,067 $27,400,000 $92,935,067
9/17/1999 Blue Streak Detective Hardcastle  $68,208,190 $49,239,967 $117,448,157
6/20/1998 Ambushed Mike Organski  $5,000 $0 $5,000
1/9/1998 Firestorm Randy Earl Shaye  $8,123,860 $0 $8,123,860
9/20/1996 Paradise Lost Mike Stark  $249,022 $0 $249,022
6/7/1996 The Rock Special Agent Paxton  $134,069,511 $202,000,000 $336,069,511
4/19/1996 The Substitute Hollan  $14,675,167 $0 $14,675,167
12/1/1995 Things to Do in Denver when You're Dead Franchise  $529,766 $0 $529,766
8/4/1995 Virtuosity William Cochran  $23,998,226 $0 $23,998,226
8/21/1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag William 'Billy' Beaudeen  $3,591,460 $0 $3,591,460
3/13/1992 American Me J.D.  $11,318,100 $0 $11,318,100
5/17/1991 Stone Cold Ice  $9,286,314 $0 $9,286,314
4/12/1991 Out for Justice Richie Madano  $39,673,161 $0 $39,673,161
3/29/1991 Career Opportunities Custodian  $10,986,645 $0 $10,986,645
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy Flattop  $103,738,726 $59,000,000 $162,738,726
2/9/1990 Torrents of Spring Polozov  $111,747 $0 $111,747
3/24/1989 Dead Bang Arthur Kressler  $6,935,216 $0 $6,935,216
10/16/1987 Weeds Burt the Booster  $1,113,222 $0 $1,113,222
4/24/1987 Extreme Prejudice Sgt. Buck Atwater  $11,307,844 $0 $11,307,844
3/13/1987 Raising Arizona Evelle  $22,847,000 $0 $22,847,000
8/10/1984 Cloak & Dagger Morris  $9,719,952 $0 $9,719,952
6/1/1984 Once Upon a Time in America Philip 'Cockeye' Stein  $5,321,508 $242,506 $5,564,014
8/12/1983 The Man Who Wasn't There Pug Face Crusher  $2,315,505 $0 $2,315,505
5/1/1981 King of the Mountain Big Tom  $958,637 $0 $958,637
Movies: 39Totals:$681,907,420$379,607,874$1,061,515,294
  Averages:$17,484,806$9,733,535$27,218,341

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/5/2017 The Bronx Bull $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/7/2016 The Hollow $2,848 12 $3,755 $3,755 100.0%
5/12/2015 Echoes of War $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/24/2015 Laugh Killer Laugh $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/24/2015 Road to Juarez $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy $22,543,911 2,332 $103,738,726 $162,738,726 63.7%
Movies: 6Totals:  $103,742,481$162,742,481 
 Averages:$3,757,793391$17,290,414$27,123,74781.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/11/2012 Loosies $808 2 $3,519 $425,378 0.8%
10/28/2011 Inkubus $0 16 $81,600 $81,600 100.0%
4/18/2008 88 Minutes $6,957,216 2,168 $16,930,884 $32,955,399 51.4%
8/31/2007 Halloween $26,362,367 3,475 $58,269,151 $77,514,401 75.2%
2/17/2006 Freedomland $5,833,562 2,361 $12,512,886 $14,651,216 85.4%
9/6/2002 City by the Sea $8,935,426 2,575 $22,433,915 $22,433,915 100.0%
6/7/1996 The Rock $25,069,525 2,426 $134,069,511 $336,069,511 39.9%
8/4/1995 Virtuosity $8,309,869 2,012 $23,998,226 $23,998,226 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $268,299,692$508,129,646 
 Averages:$10,183,5971,879$33,537,462$63,516,20669.1%

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) 1,095 $103,742,481
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,570 $268,299,692
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,394 $681,907,420
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,801 $193,103,412
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,071 $103,738,726
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,640 $681,907,420
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,452 $59,000,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,295 $239,829,954
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,205 $379,607,874
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,966 $204,560,189
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 19,801-19,900) 19,806 $59,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,971 $379,607,874
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,273 $162,742,481
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,888 $508,129,646
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,212 $1,061,515,294
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,876 $397,663,601
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,101-16,200) 16,107 $162,738,726
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,652 $1,061,515,294
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 72 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 73 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 67 92
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,397 $3,755
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 144 $103,738,726
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $59,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,813 $3,755
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $162,738,726
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 869 $103,742,481
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,174 $59,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,020 $162,742,481
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,005 $3,755
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 122 $103,738,726
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 136 $59,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,357 $3,755
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $162,738,726
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $103,738,726
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 801-900) 891 $3,755
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 431 $59,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $162,738,726
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,021 $3,755
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 433 $103,738,726
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,986 $3,755
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 519 $59,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 503 $162,738,726
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,352 $3,755
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $103,738,726
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 342 $59,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 333 $162,738,726


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