2012 The Measured Circle's Box Office MVPs

Who are the Most Valuable Players in the movies? What actors generate the most American domestic gross (dogro)? There are a lot of ways to measure this, and The Measured Circle has our own (begun with movies released in 2010).

Here are our rules:

1. You must have been first-billed in a movie that makes at least $100 million dogro in the year in question

2. You must have appeared in at least one other movie that dogroed at least $40 million in the year in question (but you do not have to have been first-billed)

3. Voice roles count: one of the reasons they cast big names in animated features is that they attract audiences

4. Note that these are all of the qualifiers, not in order of the most box office.

5. Since we base it on release year, it may be well into the following year until the standings are final. We do not count re-releases that do not happen in the same year as the initial release. Movies in which the actor appeared and earned at least $40 million in the year in question may appear in the description for the actor.

The list is now tentatively ranked, although it may change as late release 2012 titles continue to add dogro.
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Chris Hemsworth
Actor, Thor
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His uncle, by marriage, was Rod Ansell, the bushman who inspired the film Crocodile Dundee...
“ The Avengers ($623.0m); Cabin in the Woods ($42.0m); Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m); Red Dawn ($44.8m)

Tentative total: $864.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St...
“ The Grey ($51.50m); Wrath of the Titans ($83.6m); Battleship ($65.2m); The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m); Taken 2 ($140.0m)

Tentative total: $788.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including _Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), _Unbreakable (2000), Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
“ The Avengers ($623.0m); Django Unchained ($162.0m)

Tentative total: $785.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Lee Pace
In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl, an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough performance garnered him nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Award...
“ Lincoln ($182.0m); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ($292.0m) (not first billed); The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($303.0m)

Tentative total: $777.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
“ The Avengers ($623.0m); The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m)

Tentative total: $735.0m

2011: #15, 390.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m); Looper ($66.5m); Lincoln ($182.0m)

Tentative total: $696.5m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Anne Hathaway
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real...
“ The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m); Les Miserables ($149.0m)

Tentative total: $597.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Toby Jones
Distinguished stage, television, and film actor Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones and Jennie Heslewood, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, a director, and Casper, a fellow actor. He studied Drama at the University of Manchester from 1986 to 1989...
“ The Hunger Games ($408.0m); Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m)

Tentative total: $563.0m

2011: #45, $254.6m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Josh Hutcherson
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster Hutcherson, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his goal, Josh and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was nine-years-old...
“ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ($104.0m); The Hunger Games ($408.0m); Red Dawn ($44.8m)

Tentative total: $556.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Michael Caine
Michael Caine is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu (1964)...
“ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ($104.0m); The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m)

Tentative total: $552.0m

2011: #33, $290.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
“ The Hunger Games ($408.0m); Silver Linings Playbook ($132.0m)

Tentative total: $540.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy made his debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 war film Black Hawk Down. Hardy's other notable films include the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), biographical psychological drama Bronson (2008), science fiction thriller Inception (2010), sports drama Warrior (2011)...
“ This Means War ($54.8m); The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m)

Tentative total: $502.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Rob Riggle
Rob Riggle, comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra Sue (Hargis) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed many notable television credits and has also earned roles in several feature films...
“ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax ($214.0m); 21 Jump Street ($138.0m); Hotel Transylvania ($148.0m)

Tentative total: $500.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Red Tails ($49.9m); The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m)

Tentative total: $497.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth was born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, and is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is the son of Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather)...
“ The Hunger Games ($408.0m); The Expendables 2 ($85.0m)

Tentative total: $493.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, writer and director. He is perhaps best-known for his roles as "Walter White" on the AMC drama series, Breaking Bad, for which he has won four consecutive Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards, and as "Hal", the father on the Fox situation comedy...
“ Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($216.0m); John Carter ($73.1m); Red Tails ($49.9m); Argo ($136.0m)

Tentative total: $475.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Wes Bentley
Wes Bentley is an American actor who first became well-known via his role in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty, in which he played the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor Ricky Fitts. He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, and co-stars in Lovelace as photographer Thomas...
“ Underworld: Awakening ($62.3m); The Hunger Games ($408.0m)

Tentative total: $470.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Rhoda Griffis
Rhoda holds a BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Acting onstage since the age of 7, she still "charges her batteries" in the theatre where she has conquered such roles as Lady MacBeth, Lady Anne and has appeared in Angels in America, Proof, Intimate Apparel, Collected Stories, Dinner with Friends and Dark at the Top of the Stairs to name a few...
“ The Hunger Games ($408.0m); The Odd Life of Timothy Green ($51.9m)

Tentative total: $459.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as having been seen as a "goody two-shoes" in her youth who was nominated for the local Harvest Queen...
“ The Hunger Games ($408.0m); What to Expect When You’re Expecting ($41.1m)

Tentative total: $449.1m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Kristen Stewart
Actress, Twilight
Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is Australian...
“ Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ($292.0m)

Tentative total: $447.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Sally Field
Actress, Forrest Gump
Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California...
“ The Amazing Spider-Man ($262.0m); Lincoln ($182.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $444.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Maggie Grace
Actress, Taken
Maggie Grace was born on September 21, 1983, in Columbus, Ohio, to Valinn (Everett) and Rick Denig, who ran a jewelry business. She has English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Grace got her start in films in 2002 with Murder in Greenwich and Shop Club. In 2003, at the age of 20, she played a creepy...
“ Taken 2 ($140.0m); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ($292.0m)

Tentative total: $432.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Sacha Baron Cohen
British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born in Israel...
“ The Dictator ($59.6m); Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($216.0m); Les Miserables ($149.0m)

Tentative total: $424.6m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas...
“ Men in Black III ($179.0); Hope Springs ($63.5m); Lincoln ($182.0m)

Tentative total: $424.5m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Denis Leary
Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora (Sullivan) and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. His mother was a maid and his father was an auto mechanic. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his hand at acting and writing...
“ The Amazing Spider-Man ($262.0m); Ice Age: Continental Drift ($161.0m)

Tentative total: $423.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Albert Finney
Actor, Big Fish
Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with The Entertainer of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical role were young prolets like, e.g. Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
“ The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m); Skyfall ($304.0m)

Tentative total: $417.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born...
“ Men In Black III ($179.0m); Brave ($237.0m)

Tentative total: $416.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; Sophie Fiennes...
“ Wrath of the Titans ($83.6m); Skyfall ($304.0m)

Tentative total: $387.6m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Irrfan Khan
Actor, Life of Pi
Acclaimed by the critics & the entire world as one of the best actor of his times Irrfan Khan hails from India. Born and brought up in Jaipur into feudal Nawab family, though had no one from the entertainment field in the family, his passion was acting since childhood.While he was doing his masters...
“ The Amazing Spider-Man ($262.0m); The Life of Pi ($125.0m)

Tentative total: $387.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
“ Ted ($219.0m); Ice Age: Continental Drift ($161.0m)

Tentative total: $380.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Hotel Transylvania ($148.0m); Taken 2 ($140.0m); Think Like a Man ($91.5m)

Tentative total: $379.5m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field...
“ The Vow ($125.0m); 21 Jump Street ($138.0m); Magic Mike ($114.0m)

Tentative total: $377.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Nicholas Woodeson
Actor, Skyfall
Nicholas - or Nick - Woodeson, born in 1949 in England to British parents - spent his early childhood in Haifa in Israel in line with his parents' diplomatic postings and recalls that his first taste of thespian glory was reciting A.A. Milne poems to family friends at the age of six. Nick's strong affinity and regard for the Middle East has meant that...
“ John Carter ($73.1m); Skyfall ($304.0m)

Tentative total: $377.1m ” - Bufo_Calvin
James Martin Kelly
James Martin Kelly was born in 1954 in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. Within a few years he moved to suburban Valley Stream, Long Island where at the age of 11 he performed on stage as a musician singing, playing the guitar and drums. By the 1980s Jim was a published songwriter and performer working in the recording studios and nightclubs of New York in lower Manhattan...
“ Magic Mike ($114.0m); Jack Reacher ($80.0m); Men In Black III ($179.0m)

Tentative total: $373.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Men in Black 3 ($179.0); Lincoln ($182.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $361.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Judi Dench
Actress, Skyfall
Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre...
“ Skyfall ($304.0m); The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ($46.4m)

Tentative total: $350.4m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Alan Tudyk
Actor, I, Robot
Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity...
“ Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); Ice Age: Continental Drift ($161.0m)

Tentative total: $350.0m

2011: #9, $484.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Walton Goggins
In his second collaboration with Academy Award-winning Quentin Tarantino, Walton Goggins stars in the writer/director's THE HATEFUL EIGHT. He plays the integral role of 'Chris Mannix,' a southern renegade who claims to be the new sheriff. In the last few years Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by two of Hollywood's most important auteurs: Quentin Tarantino...
“ Django Unchained ($163.0m); Lincoln ($182.0m)

Tentative total: $345.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Rise of the Guardians ($103.0m); Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (not first billed) ($216.0m)

Tentative total: $319.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Nick Frost
Nick Frost is an English actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator and friend Simon Pegg...
“ Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m); Ice Age: Continental Drift ($161.0m)

Tentative total: $316.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jessica Chastain
Actress, The Martian
Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and was in a dance troupe by age thirteen...
“ Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($216.0m); Zero Dark Thirty ($95.7m)

Tentative total: $311.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Brave ($237.0m); John Carter ($73.1m)

Tentative total: $310.1m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Max Charles
Actor, The Strain
At just 12 years of age, Max Charles is already an industry veteran, landing coveted roles on and off the big screen and working with some of Hollywood's most respected and acclaimed actors, writers and directors. Most recently, this charismatic and endearing young talent was nominated as " Best Young...
“ The Amazing Spider-Man ($262.0m); The Three Stooges ($44.3m) (What were you doing when you were 8?) ;)

Tentative total: $306.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of Sharon (Chalkin), a fashion designer and costume stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses. His siblings are music manager Jordan Feldstein and actress Beanie Feldstein. He graduated from Crossroads School in Santa Monica and went on to The New School in New York to study drama...
“ 21 Jump Street Street ($138.0m); Django Unchained ($163.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $301.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
David Strathairn
David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and one sixteenth Chinese (the latter three from his paternal grandmother)...
“ The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m); Lincoln ($182.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $295.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Michael Chernus
Also an accomplished stage actor, Michael won a 2011 OBIE Award and received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for his performance in Lisa Kron's "In the Wake" at The Public Theater in New York City. On stage, he most recently co-starred with David Hyde Pierce in the Manhattan Theater Club production of "Close Up Space" at New York City Center...
“ Men in Black III ($179.0); The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m)

Tentative total: $292.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
David Schwimmer
Actor, Friends
Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern where he received a bachelor's degree in speech/theater. In 1988, along with seven other Northwestern graduates, he co-founded Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company.
“ John Carter ($73.1m); Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($216.0m)

Tentative total: $289.1m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Chris Parnell
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Chris Parnell enrolled at Germantown High School where he took drama and auditioned for every play. In 1985, when he was a senior at Germantown, he was voted "Most Talented" by his classmates. Right after graduating high school, Chris attended North Carolina School of Arts in Winston-Salem...
“ 21 Jump Street ($138.0m); Hotel Transylvania ($148.0m)

Tentative total: $286.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988-1997)...
“ Argo ($136.0m); Flight ($93.7m); Paranorman ($56.0m)

Tentative total: $285.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg-area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle...
“ Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m); Prometheus ($126.0m)

Tentative total: $281.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jack McBrayer
Actor, 30 Rock
Best known for his role as NBC page Kenneth Parcell on NBC primetime comedy 30 Rock, Jack McBrayer was born on May 27, 1973 in Macon, Georgia. He studied theater administration at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, and went on to work at The Second City and IO Theater from 1995-2002...
“ Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); The Campaign ($86.9m)

Tentative total: $275.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax ($214.0m); This Means War ($54.8m)

Tentative total: $268.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Dark Shadows ($79.7m); Lincoln ($182.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $261.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Frances McDormand
Actress, Fargo
Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and Vernon Weir McDormand, a minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany College in 1979 and her MFA from Yale in 1982...
“ Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($216.0m); Moonrise Kingdom ($45.5m)

Tentative total: $261.5m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Chris Rock
Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher. Rock has been in stand-up comedy for several decades...
“ Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($216.0m); What to Expect When You’re Expecting ($41.1m)

Tentative total: $257.1m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Skylar Astin
Skylar Astin was born Skylar Astin Lipstein in New York and grew up in Rockland County, part of the NY Metropolitan Area. He is the son of Meryl and Barry Lipstein, a garment industry executive. Astin has two brothers, Jace and Milan, and a sister, Brielle. He was raised Jewish, and attended Clarkstown High School North...
“ Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); Pitch Perfect ($65.0m)

Tentative total: $254.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Joe Lo Truglio
Actor, Superbad
Joe Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens and was raised in Margate, Florida. He is the son of Helen (Lynch) and Joseph Lo Truglio, and is of Italian and Irish descent. His childhood revolved around collecting Mad magazines, shooting horror movies on a Super 8, fishing in his backyard canal, and drawing homemade comics...
“ Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); Pitch Perfect ($65.0m)

Tentative total: $254.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ Les Miserables ($149.0m); Rise of the Guardians ($103.0m)

Tentative total: $252.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m); Argo ($136.0m)

Tentative total: $249.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
John C. Reilly
Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played a eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps. The fifth of six children...
“ Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); The Dictator ($59.6m)

Tentative total: $248.6m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ($49.0m)

Tentative total: $238.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jane Lynch
Actress, Glee
“ Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); The Three Stooges ($44.3m)

Tentative total: $234.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York, to Sally Jeanette (Meyer), who bred dogs, and Edward Chandler, a farm owner. He is of German, English, and Irish descent. Kyle grew up in the small town of Social Circle, Georgia (population 4,500). On the family farm, the only TV station they got was Ted Turner's TBS...
“ Argo ($136.0m); Zero Dark Thirty ($95.7m)

Tentative total: $231.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ Les Miserables ($149.0m); Dark Shadows ($79.7m)

Tentative total: $228.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis (Lowe), from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
“ Safe House ($126.0m); Flight ($93.7m)

Tentative total: $219.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Kevin James
Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He has German ancestry. James attended Cortland University where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management...
“ Hotel Transylvania ($148.0m); Here Comes the Boom ($45.3m)

Tentative total: $193.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ 21 Jump Street ($138.0m), Project X ($54.7m)

Tentative total: $192.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Safe House ($126.0m), Looper ($66.5m)

Tentative total: $192.5m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Rise of the Guardians ($103.0m); Paranorman ($56.0m)

Tentative total: $159.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Edward Norton
Actor, Fight Club
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse...
“ The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m); Moonrise Kingdom ($45.5m)

Tentative total: $158.5m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Chris Pine
Actor, Star Trek
Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, and his maternal grandparents were Max M. Gilford, a president of the Hollywood Bar Association, and actress Anne Gwynne. His sister, Katherine Pine, has also acted. Chris's ancestry is Russian Jewish (from his maternal grandfather)...
“ Rise of the Guardians ($103.0m); This Means War ($54.8m)

Tentative total: $157.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Joe Manganiello
Actor, Spider-Man
Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon and attended Mount Lebanon high school...
“ Magic Mike ($114.0m); What to Expect When You're Expecting ($41.1m)

Tentative total: $155.1m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Cody Horn
Actress, End of Watch
Cody was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is a former model and actress. Her father is the chairman of Walt Disney Studios and was, formerly, the president of Warner Bros.. Following in her mother's footsteps, she began as a model appearing in the Ralph Lauren Polo Jeans Give Campaign...
“ Magic Mike ($114.0m); End of Watch (40.9m)

Tentative total: $154.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin