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George Kennedy

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films, with $851,184,413 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,737)
Best-known acting roles: Ed (The Gambler), Captain Ed Hocken (The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear), Brick Bazooka (voice) (Small Soldiers), Captain Ed Hocken (The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!), Captain Ed Hocken (Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult)
Born: February 18th, 1925
Died: February 28th, 2016

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$317,640,973$21,637,039$339,278,012
Lead Ensemble Member2$13,009,120$969,407$13,978,527
Leading1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)24$493,733,020$4,194,854$497,927,874

Career Trend

This graph shows George Kennedy’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/10/2014 The Gambler Ed  $33,680,992 $5,037,039 $38,718,031
11/18/2011 Another Happy Day Joe  $9,120 $969,407 $978,527
3/17/2006 Don't Come Knocking Director  $440,793 $4,192,564 $4,633,357
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers Brick Bazooka (voice)  $55,143,823 $16,600,000 $71,743,823
4/18/1997 McHale's Navy Henri Le Clerc  $4,408,420 $0 $4,408,420
3/26/1997 Cats Don't Dance L.B. Mammoth  $3,588,602 $0 $3,588,602
3/18/1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Captain Ed Hocken  $51,041,856 $0 $51,041,856
6/28/1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Captain Ed Hocken  $86,930,411 $0 $86,930,411
1/1/1990 Brain Dead Vance  $1,627,955 $0 $1,627,955
12/2/1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Poli… Captain Ed Hocken  $78,041,829 $0 $78,041,829
5/1/1987 Creepshow 2 Ray Spruce  $14,000,000 $0 $14,000,000
2/14/1986 The Delta Force Father O'Malley  $17,005,599 $0 $17,005,599
8/31/1984 Bolero Cotton  $9,000,000 $0 $9,000,000
12/31/1983 Chattanooga Choo Choo Bert   $0 $0 $0
3/13/1981 Modern Romance Himself and Zeron  $29,137 $0 $29,137
1/1/1979 The Concorde: Airport '79 Capt. Joe Patroni  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
12/22/1978 Brass Target Gen. George S. Patton  $354,797 $0 $354,797
9/29/1978 Death on the Nile Andrew Pennington  $18,000,000 $2,290 $18,002,290
3/11/1977 Airport '77 Joe Patroni  $30,000,000 $0 $30,000,000
1/1/1975 The Eiger Sanction Ben Bowman  $14,200,000 $0 $14,200,000
10/18/1974 Airport 1975 Joe Patroni  $47,285,152 $0 $47,285,152
1/1/1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Red Leary  $25,000,000 $0 $25,000,000
1/1/1974 Earthquake Sgt. Lew Slade  $79,700,000 $0 $79,700,000
1/1/1973 Lost Horizon Sam Cornelius  $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
3/5/1970 Airport Joe Patroni  $100,489,150 $0 $100,489,150
10/16/1968 The Boston Strangler Detective Phil DiNatale  $17,810,894 $0 $17,810,894
1/1/1968 Bandolero! Sheriff Johnson  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
11/1/1967 Cool Hand Luke Dragline  $16,217,773 $0 $16,217,773
6/15/1967 The Dirty Dozen Major Max Armbruster  $45,300,000 $0 $45,300,000
7/1/1965 The Sons of Katie Elder Curley  $13,333,333 $0 $13,333,333
6/3/1965 Shenandoah Colonel Fairchild  $17,268,889 $0 $17,268,889
1/1/1965 Mirage Willard  $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
12/5/1963 Charade Herman Scobie  $13,474,588 $0 $13,474,588
Movies: 33Totals:$824,383,113$26,801,300$851,184,413
  Averages:$24,981,306$812,161$25,793,467

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/18/2011 Another Happy Day $9,120 2 $9,120 $978,527 0.9%
12/31/1983 Chattanooga Choo Choo $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/1/1979 The Concorde: Airport '79 $0 0 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $13,009,120$13,978,527 
 Averages:$3,0401$4,336,373$4,659,50950.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/10/2014 The Gambler $0 2,494 $33,680,992 $38,718,031 87.0%
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers $14,047,592 2,613 $55,143,823 $71,743,823 76.9%
3/18/1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult $13,216,531 2,383 $51,041,856 $51,041,856 100.0%
3/11/1977 Airport '77 $0 0 $30,000,000 $30,000,000 100.0%
10/18/1974 Airport 1975 $0 0 $47,285,152 $47,285,152 100.0%
3/5/1970 Airport $0 0 $100,489,150 $100,489,150 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $317,640,973$339,278,012 
 Averages:$4,544,0211,248$52,940,162$56,546,33594.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,351 $13,009,120
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,656 $317,640,973
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,175 $769,239,290
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,282 $55,152,943
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 29,901-30,000) 29,916 $33,680,992
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,235 $824,383,113
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,318 $969,407
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 31,601-31,700) 31,615 $21,637,039
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 36,201-36,300) 36,288 $10,201,300
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,715 $17,569,407
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 35,001-35,100) 35,045 $5,037,039
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 31,701-31,800) 31,768 $26,801,300
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,901 $13,978,527
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,197 $339,278,012
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,643 $779,440,590
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,907 $72,722,350
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 34,001-34,100) 34,067 $38,718,031
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,737 $851,184,413
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 120 59
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,148 $9,120
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,320 $969,407
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,910 $978,527
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,267 $9,120
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,995 $969,407
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,795 $978,527
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,768 $9,120
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,019 $969,407
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,616 $978,527
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,549 $9,120
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,229 $969,407
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,656 $978,527
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,562 $9,120
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,577 $969,407
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,943 $978,527
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 538 $13,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 544 $13,000,000


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