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Alec Guinness

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $2,200,233,852 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #955)
Best-known acting roles: Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi (Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope), Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi (Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi), Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi (Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back), Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago (Doctor Zhivago), Professor Godbole (A Passage to India)
Most productive collaborators: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Gary Kurtz, Anthony Daniels

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$1,099,096,341$865,500,000$1,964,596,341
(Unclassified)11$235,499,018$138,493$235,637,511

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 558 $1,334,595,359
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,657 $865,638,493
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 955 $2,200,233,852

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/15/1995 Mute Witness The Reaper  $1,125,910 $0 $1,125,910
11/15/1991 Kafka The Chief Clerk  $1,100,000 $0 $1,100,000
10/21/1988 Little Dorrit William Dorrit  $1,025,000 $0 $1,025,000
7/1/1988 A Handful of Dust Mr. Todd  $1,560,700 $0 $1,560,700
12/14/1984 A Passage to India Professor Godbole  $27,187,653 $0 $27,187,653
5/25/1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi  $309,205,079 $263,500,000 $572,705,079
2/18/1983 Lovesick Sigmund Freud  $10,143,618 $0 $10,143,618
8/1/1980 Raise the Titanic John Bigalow  $7,000,000 $0 $7,000,000
5/21/1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi  $290,271,960 $243,900,000 $534,171,960
5/25/1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi  $460,998,007 $325,600,000 $786,598,007
1/1/1976 Murder by Death Jamesir Bensonmum, Twain's blind butler, aka Irving Goldman et al  $32,511,047 $0 $32,511,047
10/31/1967 The Comedians Major Jones  $5,200,000 $0 $5,200,000
12/22/1965 Doctor Zhivago Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago  $111,721,000 $138,493 $111,859,493
1/1/1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire Marcus Aurelius  $4,750,000 $0 $4,750,000
12/16/1962 Lawrence of Arabia Prince Feisal  $37,495,385 $32,500,000 $69,995,385
12/18/1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai Colonel Nicholson  $33,300,000 $0 $33,300,000
Movies: 16Totals:$1,334,595,359$865,638,493$2,200,233,852
  Averages:$83,412,210$54,102,406$137,514,616


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/15/1995 Mute Witness $560,048 284 $1,125,910 $1,125,910 100.0%
5/25/1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $23,019,618 2,111 $309,205,079 $572,705,079 54.0%
5/21/1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $4,910,483 2,322 $290,271,960 $534,171,960 54.3%
5/25/1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $1,554,475 2,375 $460,998,007 $786,598,007 58.6%
12/16/1962 Lawrence of Arabia $0 30 $37,495,385 $69,995,385 53.6%
Movies: 5Totals:  $1,099,096,341$1,964,596,341 
 Averages:$6,008,9251,424$219,819,268$392,919,26864.1%

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