2012 The Measured Circle's Box Office MVPs

by Bufo_Calvin | created - 22 Jul 2012 | updated - 10 May 2013 | Public

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.

1. Chris Hemsworth

Actor | The Avengers

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 ...

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

2. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. He was raised in a Catholic household. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an ...

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

3. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

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 (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

The Avengers ($623.0m); Django Unchained ($162.0m)

Tentative total: $785.0m

4. Lee Pace

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl (2003), 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 ...

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

5. Jeremy Renner

Actor | The Hurt Locker

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...

The Avengers ($623.0m); The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m)

Tentative total: $735.0m

2011: #15, 390.9m

6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor | Inception

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has completed production on the untitled Henry Joost/Ariel Schulman sci-fi film for Netflix in which he stars opposite Jamie Foxx and on the independent thriller, 7500, written and directed by Patrick Vollarth. Among his other projects, he is in development on a variety of ...

The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m); Looper ($66.5m); Lincoln ($182.0m)

Tentative total: $696.5m

7. Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

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 ...

The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m); Les Miserables ($149.0m)

Tentative total: $597.0m

8. Toby Jones

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, 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, ...

The Hunger Games ($408.0m); Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m)

Tentative total: $563.0m

2011: #45, $254.6m

9. Josh Hutcherson

Actor | The Hunger Games

Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster, 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 ...

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ($104.0m); The Hunger Games ($408.0m); Red Dawn ($44.8m)

Tentative total: $556.8m

10. Michael Caine

Actor | The Quiet American

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ($104.0m); The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m)

Tentative total: $552.0m

2011: #33, $290.8m

11. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

The Hunger Games ($408.0m); Silver Linings Playbook ($132.0m)

Tentative total: $540.0m

12. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut...

This Means War ($54.8m); The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m)

Tentative total: $502.8m

13. Rob Riggle

Actor | The Daily Show

Comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Robert Allen Riggle, Jr. was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra (Shrout) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed notable television credits and has also earned roles in many ...

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax ($214.0m); 21 Jump Street ($138.0m); Hotel Transylvania ($148.0m)

Tentative total: $500.0m

14. Sam Kennard

Actor | The Dark Knight Rises

Sam Kennard was born on February 12, 1982 in Grimsby, Humberside, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Born of Hope (2009) and Red Tails (2012).

Red Tails ($49.9m); The Dark Knight Rises ($448.0m)

Tentative total: $497.9m

15. Liam Hemsworth

Actor | The Hunger Games

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 ...

The Hunger Games ($408.0m); The Expendables 2 ($85.0m)

Tentative total: $493.0m

16. Bryan Cranston

Actor | Breaking Bad

Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California, to Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston, an actor and former amateur boxer. His maternal grandparents were German, and his father was of Irish, German, and Austrian-Jewish ancestry. He was raised in the Canoga ...

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($216.0m); John Carter ($73.1m); Red Tails ($49.9m); Argo ($136.0m)

Tentative total: $475.0m

17. Wes Bentley

Actor | American Beauty

Wes Bentley is an American actor who first became well-known via his role in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty (1999), in which he played the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor Ricky Fitts. He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games (2012), and co-stars in Lovelace (2013) as...

Underworld: Awakening ($62.3m); The Hunger Games ($408.0m)

Tentative total: $470.3m

18. Rhoda Griffis

Actress | Parental Guidance

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 ...

The Hunger Games ($408.0m); The Odd Life of Timothy Green ($51.9m)

Tentative total: $459.9m

19. Elizabeth Banks

Actress | The Hunger Games

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 ...

The Hunger Games ($408.0m); What to Expect When You’re Expecting ($41.1m)

Tentative total: $449.1m

20. Kristen Stewart

Actress | Snow White and the Huntsman

Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight (2008) 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 ...

Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ($292.0m)

Tentative total: $447.0m

21. 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...

The Amazing Spider-Man ($262.0m); Lincoln ($182.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $444.0m

22. Maggie Grace

Actress | Taken

Maggie currently stars as "Althea" on the popular AMC series "Fear the Walking Dead". She is most often recognized from the hit series "Lost" , "Californication" on Showtime, and the "Taken" and "Twilight" franchises. Maggie has also starred on Broadway in William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning "...

Taken 2 ($140.0m); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ($292.0m)

Tentative total: $432.0m

23. Sacha Baron Cohen

Actor | Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

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...

The Dictator ($59.6m); Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($216.0m); Les Miserables ($149.0m)

Tentative total: $424.6m

24. Tommy Lee Jones

Actor | The Fugitive

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 ...

Men in Black III ($179.0); Hope Springs ($63.5m); Lincoln ($182.0m)

Tentative total: $424.5m

25. Denis Leary

Writer | Rescue Me

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 ...

The Amazing Spider-Man ($262.0m); Ice Age: Continental Drift ($161.0m)

Tentative total: $423.0m

26. Albert Finney

Actor | Erin Brockovich

The son of a Lancashire bookmaker, Albert Finney came to motion pictures via the theatre. In 1956, he won a scholarship to RADA where his fellow alumni included Peter O'Toole and Alan Bates. He joined the Birmingham Repertory where he excelled in plays by William Shakespeare. A member of the Royal ...

The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m); Skyfall ($304.0m)

Tentative total: $417.0m

27. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors - father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who 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

28. Ralph Fiennes

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actor 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 ...

Wrath of the Titans ($83.6m); Skyfall ($304.0m)

Tentative total: $387.6m

29. Irrfan Khan

Actor | Dabba

Born Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (NW India) January 7, 1967 to a Pashto speaking Muslim family. Khan's mother, Begum Khan, was from the Tonk Hakim family and his father, Jagirdar Khan, from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, ran a tire business.

The Khan family name ...

The Amazing Spider-Man ($262.0m); The Life of Pi ($125.0m)

Tentative total: $387.0m

30. Patrick Stewart

Actor | Logan

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 ...

Ted ($219.0m); Ice Age: Continental Drift ($161.0m)

Tentative total: $380.0m

31. Luenell

Actress | The Rock

Luenell was born on March 12, 1959 in Tollette, Arkansas, USA as Luenell Campell. She is an actress and writer, known for The Rock (1996), A Star Is Born (2018) and That's My Boy (2012).

Hotel Transylvania ($148.0m); Taken 2 ($140.0m); Think Like a Man ($91.5m)

Tentative total: $379.5m

32. Channing Tatum

Actor | 21 Jump Street

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 ...

The Vow ($125.0m); 21 Jump Street ($138.0m); Magic Mike ($114.0m)

Tentative total: $377.0m

33. Nicholas Woodeson

Actor | Skyfall

Nicholas - or Nick - Woodeson, born in 1949 in England to British parents - spent his early childhood in Haifa, Israel, in line with his parents' diplomatic postings. He 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 ...

John Carter ($73.1m); Skyfall ($304.0m)

Tentative total: $377.1m

34. James Martin Kelly

Actor | Jack Reacher

This is the only authorized biography of James Martin Kelly. James Martin Kelly is an American character actor, born on September 6th, in Brooklyn New York to James Francis and Joan Marie Kelly. Jim married Mary-Ellen on Oct 8, 1978. In 1988 Jim and Mary-Ellen moved to Florida to raise their four ...

Magic Mike ($114.0m); Jack Reacher ($80.0m); Men In Black III ($179.0m)

Tentative total: $373.0m

35. Michael Stuhlbarg

Actor | A Serious Man

Michael Stewart Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, California. He attended UCLA, and then The Juilliard School in New York City, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. His other studies included time at the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy at Baliol and...

Men in Black 3 ($179.0); Lincoln ($182.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $361.0m

36. Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench 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 the ...

Skyfall ($304.0m); The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ($46.4m)

Tentative total: $350.4m

37. Alan Tudyk

Actor | Rogue One

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 ...

Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); Ice Age: Continental Drift ($161.0m)

Tentative total: $350.0m

2011: #9, $484.0m

38. Walton Goggins

Actor | Justified

Walton Goggins is an actor of considerable versatility and acclaim who has delivered provocative performances in a multitude of feature films and television series. He won a Critics' Choice Award for his performance in the HBO comedy series "Vice Principals" and landed an Emmy nomination for his ...

Django Unchained ($163.0m); Lincoln ($182.0m)

Tentative total: $345.0m

39. Emily Nordwind

Actress | Megamind

Emily Nordwind is known for her work on Megamind (2010), Rise of the Guardians (2012) and Penguins of Madagascar (2014).

Rise of the Guardians ($103.0m); Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (not first billed) ($216.0m)

Tentative total: $319.0m

40. Nick Frost

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

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 ...

Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m); Ice Age: Continental Drift ($161.0m)

Tentative total: $316.0m

41. Jessica Chastain

Actress | Zero Dark Thirty

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 ...

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($216.0m); Zero Dark Thirty ($95.7m)

Tentative total: $311.7m

42. Steven Cree

Actor | Outlaw King

Steven Cree is an actor and writer, known for Outlaw King (2018), Brave (2012) and Outlander (2014). He has been married to Kahleen Crawford since May 29, 2016.

Brave ($237.0m); John Carter ($73.1m)

Tentative total: $310.1m

43. Max Charles

Actor | The Strain

At just 15 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 ...

The Amazing Spider-Man ($262.0m); The Three Stooges ($44.3m) (What were you doing when you were 8?) ;)

Tentative total: $306.3m

44. Jonah Hill

Actor | 21 Jump Street

Jonah Hill was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of Sharon Feldstein (née Chalkin), a fashion designer and costume stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses. He is the brother of music manager Jordan Feldstein and actress Beanie Feldstein. He graduated from ...

21 Jump Street Street ($138.0m); Django Unchained ($163.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $301.0m

45. David Strathairn

Actor | Good Night, and Good Luck.

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 ...

The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m); Lincoln ($182.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $295.0m

46. Michael Chernus

Actor | Orange Is the New Black

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 ...

Men in Black III ($179.0); The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m)

Tentative total: $292.0m

47. 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 ...

John Carter ($73.1m); Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($216.0m)

Tentative total: $289.1m

48. Chris Parnell

Actor | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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 ...

21 Jump Street ($138.0m); Hotel Transylvania ($148.0m)

Tentative total: $286.0m

49. John Goodman

Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane

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 ...

Argo ($136.0m); Flight ($93.7m); Paranorman ($56.0m)

Tentative total: $285.7m

50. Charlize Theron

Actress | Monster

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner ...

Snow White and the Huntsman ($155.0m); Prometheus ($126.0m)

Tentative total: $281.0m

51. Jack McBrayer

Actor | 30 Rock

Best known for his role as NBC page Kenneth Parcell on NBC primetime comedy 30 Rock (2006), 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 ...

Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); The Campaign ($86.9m)

Tentative total: $275.9m

52. Jenny Slate

Actress | Zootopia

Jenny Slate was born on March 25, 1982 in Milton, Massachusetts, USA as Jenny Sarah Slate. She is an actress and writer, known for Zootopia (2016), Obvious Child (2014) and The Secret Life of Pets (2016). She was previously married to Dean Fleischer-Camp.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax ($214.0m); This Means War ($54.8m)

Tentative total: $268.8m

53. Jackie Earle Haley

Actor | Watchmen

Jackie Earle Haley was born on July 14, 1961 in Northridge, California, USA as Jack Earle Haley. He is an actor and director, known for Watchmen (2009), Little Children (2006) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). He has been married to Amelia Cruz since August 6, 2004. He was previously married to...

Dark Shadows ($79.7m); Lincoln ($182.0m and counting)

Tentative total: $261.7m

54. Frances McDormand

Actress | Fargo

Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents, Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and The Rev. Vernon Weir McDormand, a Disciples of Christ minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. ...

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($216.0m); Moonrise Kingdom ($45.5m)

Tentative total: $261.5m

55. Chris Rock

Actor | Top Five

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.

...

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($216.0m); What to Expect When You’re Expecting ($41.1m)

Tentative total: $257.1m

56. Skylar Astin

Actor | Pitch Perfect

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 attended Clarkstown High School North....

Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); Pitch Perfect ($65.0m)

Tentative total: $254.0m

57. Joe Lo Truglio

Actor | Paul

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, ...

Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); Pitch Perfect ($65.0m)

Tentative total: $254.0m

58. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

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 ...

Les Miserables ($149.0m); Rise of the Guardians ($103.0m)

Tentative total: $252.0m

59. Zeljko Ivanek

Actor | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Zeljko Ivanek was born on August 15, 1957 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as Zeljko Simic-Ivanek. He is an actor, known for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Argo (2012) and Seven Psychopaths (2012).

The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m); Argo ($136.0m)

Tentative total: $249.0m

60. John C. Reilly

Actor | Chicago

Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an 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 ...

Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); The Dictator ($59.6m)

Tentative total: $248.6m

61. Rachael Harris

Actress | The Hangover

Rachael Harris was born in Worthington, Ohio, where she spend most of her early life. In 1986, she graduated from Worthington High School. She then attended Otterbein College, a liberal arts college located in Westerville, Ohio. She graduated in 1989, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Harris joined the ...

Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ($49.0m)

Tentative total: $238.0m

62. Jane Lynch

Actress | Glee

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Role Models (2008). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

Wreck-It Ralph ($189.0m); The Three Stooges ($44.3m)

Tentative total: $234.3m

63. Kyle Chandler

Actor | Argo

Kyle M. Chandler is an Emmy-winning American actor who was born in Buffalo, New York in 1965. He resides in the United States with his wife, Kathryn Chandler, and their two children, Sawyer and Sydney. Some of his most notable credits include "Friday Night Lights" (Friday Night Lights (2006)), "...

Argo ($136.0m); Zero Dark Thirty ($95.7m)

Tentative total: $231.7m

64. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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 ...

Les Miserables ($149.0m); Dark Shadows ($79.7m)

Tentative total: $228.7m

65. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

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, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

Safe House ($126.0m); Flight ($93.7m)

Tentative total: $219.7m

66. Kevin James

Actor | Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, Long Island, New York, to Janet (Klein), an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He was raised in Stony Brook, and attended SUNY Cortland, where he played fullback on the football team...

Hotel Transylvania ($148.0m); Here Comes the Boom ($45.3m)

Tentative total: $193.3m

67. Dax Flame

Actor | Project X

Dax Flame was born as Madison Patrello. He is an actor and writer, known for Project X (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012) and 22 Jump Street (2014).

21 Jump Street ($138.0m), Project X ($54.7m)

Tentative total: $192.7m

68. Tracie Thoms

Actress | Rent

Tracie Thoms was born on August 19, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Tracie Nicole Thoms. She is an actress, known for Rent (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Death Proof (2007).

Safe House ($126.0m), Looper ($66.5m)

Tentative total: $192.5m

69. Jacob Bertrand

Actor | Cobra Kai

Jacob Bertrand was born on March 6, 2000 in the USA. He is known for his work on Cobra Kai (2018), Kirby Buckets (2014) and Ready Player One (2018).

Rise of the Guardians ($103.0m); Paranorman ($56.0m)

Tentative total: $159.0m

70. Edward Norton

Actor | Keeping the Faith

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 ...

The Bourne Legacy ($113.0m); Moonrise Kingdom ($45.5m)

Tentative total: $158.5m

71. 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 ...

Rise of the Guardians ($103.0m); This Means War ($54.8m)

Tentative total: $157.8m

72. Joe Manganiello

Justice League

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 ...

Magic Mike ($114.0m); What to Expect When You're Expecting ($41.1m)

Tentative total: $155.1m

73. Cody Horn

Actress | Magic Mike

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 ...

Magic Mike ($114.0m); End of Watch (40.9m)

Tentative total: $154.9m



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