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James Garner

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $953,550,392 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,197)
Best-known acting roles: Noah Calhoun (The Notebook), Tank Sullivan (Space Cowboys), Commander Lyle T. Rourke (Atlantis: The Lost Empire), Shep Walker (The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), Marshal Zane Cooper/Bret Maverick, Sr. (Maverick)
Born: April 7th, 1928
Died: July 19th, 2014

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading4$226,161,632$119,803,965$345,965,597
Supporting2$5,085,818$4,740,415$9,826,233
Lead Ensemble Member1$84,052,762$101,996,258$186,049,020
(Unclassified)14$372,446,082$39,263,460$411,709,542

Career Trend

This graph shows James Garner’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 TV on DVD Review: Perry Mason: Season Nine, Volume One

June 9th, 2013

This week the first volume of the final season of Perry Mason comes out on DVD, while the second volume comes out in August. The last couple of seasons have not been as strong as the earlier seasons. Does that trend continue? If so, is it time to stop purchasing Perry Mason? Or is mediocre Perry Mason still better than most of what's on TV? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Great Escape

May 28th, 2013

The Great Escape is one of the greatest movies ever made. It recently made its Blu-ray debut on a 50th anniversary disc. However, early reviews were not great. The movie still stands the test of time, but many Blu-ray critics complained about the video quality. Were they being overly snobbish? Or is the video quality really that bad? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/1/2009 Battle for Terra Doron  $1,647,083 $4,740,415 $6,387,498
3/9/2007 The Ultimate Gift Red Stevens  $3,438,735 $0 $3,438,735
6/25/2004 The Notebook Noah Calhoun  $81,001,787 $35,023,236 $116,025,023
6/7/2002 The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Siste… Shep Walker  $69,586,544 $4,240,224 $73,826,768
6/8/2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Commander Lyle T. Rourke  $84,052,762 $101,996,258 $186,049,020
8/4/2000 Space Cowboys Tank Sullivan  $90,454,043 $38,420,000 $128,874,043
3/6/1998 Twilight Raymond Hope  $15,055,091 $0 $15,055,091
12/20/1996 My Fellow Americans Matt Douglas  $22,331,846 $0 $22,331,846
5/20/1994 Maverick Marshal Zane Cooper/Bret Maverick, Sr.  $101,631,272 $81,383,965 $183,015,237
3/12/1993 Fire in the Sky Lieutenant Frank Watters  $19,724,334 $0 $19,724,334
12/4/1992 The Distinguished Gentleman Jeff Johnson  $46,434,570 $0 $46,434,570
4/29/1988 Sunset Wyatt Earp  $4,595,000 $0 $4,595,000
12/25/1985 Murphy's Romance Murphy Jones  $30,762,621 $0 $30,762,621
3/16/1984 Tank Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Zack Carey  $11,131,530 $0 $11,131,530
3/19/1982 Victor/Victoria King Marchand  $22,524,614 $0 $22,524,614
12/21/1966 Grand Prix Pete Aron  $20,845,016 $0 $20,845,016
6/23/1965 The Art of Love Casey Barnett  $0 $0 $0
12/25/1963 Move Over, Darling Nicholas 'Nick'/'Nicky' Arden  $12,705,882 $0 $12,705,882
8/8/1963 The Great Escape Flight Lt. Bob Anthony 'The Scrounger' Hendley  $11,744,471 $0 $11,744,471
7/17/1963 The Thrill of it All Dr. Gerald Boyer  $11,779,093 $0 $11,779,093
12/5/1957 Sayonara Capt. Mike Bailey, USMC  $26,300,000 $0 $26,300,000
Movies: 21Totals:$687,746,294$265,804,098$953,550,392
  Averages:$32,749,824$12,657,338$45,407,162

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/8/2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire $329,011 3,071 $84,052,762 $186,049,020 45.2%
8/4/2000 Space Cowboys $18,093,776 2,835 $90,454,043 $128,874,043 70.2%
12/20/1996 My Fellow Americans $2,860,334 1,915 $22,331,846 $22,331,846 100.0%
5/20/1994 Maverick $17,248,545 2,537 $101,631,272 $183,015,237 55.5%
8/8/1963 The Great Escape $0 0 $11,744,471 $11,744,471 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $310,214,394$532,014,617 
 Averages:$7,706,3332,072$62,042,879$106,402,92374.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/1/2009 Battle for Terra $1,082,064 1,161 $1,647,083 $6,387,498 25.8%
3/9/2007 The Ultimate Gift $1,241,079 816 $3,438,735 $3,438,735 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $5,085,818$9,826,233 
 Averages:$1,161,572989$2,542,909$4,913,11762.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 515 $310,214,394
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 45,701-45,800) 45,774 $5,085,818
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,712 $602,046,449
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,366 $124,530,360
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,201-15,300) 15,230 $84,052,762
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,647 $687,746,294
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 791 $221,800,223
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 39,001-39,100) 39,090 $4,740,415
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,111 $159,067,425
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,880 $38,420,000
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 14,001-14,100) 14,061 $101,996,258
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,457 $265,804,098
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 646 $532,014,617
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 45,801-45,900) 45,897 $9,826,233
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,806 $761,113,874
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,973 $162,950,360
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,501-14,600) 14,556 $186,049,020
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,197 $953,550,392
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 81 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 67 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 57 119
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 129 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 146 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 150 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 118 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 132 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 70
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 615 $112,785,889
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $84,052,762
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 100 $101,631,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $11,744,471
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,073 $38,420,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 351 $101,996,258
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $81,383,965
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 811 $151,205,889
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 347 $186,049,020
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 104 $183,015,237
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 332 $11,744,471
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 497 $226,161,632
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 39 $84,052,762
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 829 $119,803,965
Top International Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 40 $101,996,258
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 640 $345,965,597
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 35 $186,049,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,227 $22,331,846
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $90,454,043
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $84,052,762
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $113,375,743
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $38,420,000
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 337 $101,996,258
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $81,383,965
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,541 $22,331,846
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 237 $128,874,043
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $186,049,020
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $194,759,708
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 375 $174,506,805
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 707 $22,331,846
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 736 $11,744,471
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 15 $101,631,272
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 544 $140,416,258
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 22 $81,383,965
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 464 $314,923,063
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 848 $22,331,846
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,008 $11,744,471
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 18 $183,015,237
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 528 $112,785,889
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 277 $185,684,034
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 808 $38,420,000
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $183,380,223
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 677 $151,205,889
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 303 $369,064,257
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 137 $214,417,161
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 354 $84,052,762
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 126 $11,744,471
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 257 $119,803,965
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $101,996,258
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $334,221,126
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 321 $186,049,020
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $11,744,471


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