Top Grossing Actors

by rafamadr76 | created - 15 Jun 2015 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

I bring the 500 actors with highest gross from 1982 up to 12/30/2011. I'm updating it...

1. 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), ...

$4,316,546,324. 77 movies. Last movie: Captain America: The First Avenger - (2011)

2. Warwick Davis

Actor | Willow

English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance broker. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he ...

$3,453,380,885. 16 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

3. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). ...

$3,327,164,540. 30 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

4. Tom Cruise

Actor | Top Gun

In 1976, if you had told fourteen-year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...

$3,324,200,370. 33 movies. Last movie: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - (2011)

5. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...

$3,317,683,053. 53 movies. Last movie: Dolphin Tale - (2011)

6. Robbie Coltrane

Actor | Cracker

Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a ...

$3,090,710,029. 33 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

7. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

$2,936,238,759. 35 movies. Last movie: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - (2011)

8. Johnny Depp

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

$2,890,303,277. 40 movies. Last movie: The Rum Diary - (2011)

9. Gary Oldman

Actor | The Dark Knight

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), ...

$2,874,191,895. 34 movies. Last movie: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - (2011)

10. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, ...

$2,782,897,379. 30 movies. Last movie: Cowboys & Aliens - (2011)

11. Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...

$2,765,620,351. 26 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

12. Frank Welker

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Frank Welker was born in Colorado. He followed his dream to California, and started a voice acting career which has spanned over five decades and hundreds of credits. Frank has worked with fellow voice actors Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Don Messick, Heather North, and Stefanianna Christopherson on ...

$2,704,742,066. 43 movies. Last movie: Alice in Wonderland - (2010)

13. Tom Felton

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Tom Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton's theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other ...

$2,687,488,162. 12 movies. Last movie: Rise of the Planet of the Apes - (2011)

14. Michael Papajohn

Actor | Jurassic World

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Michael graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1983.

The Texas Rangers drafted him in 1985, but he chose instead to attend Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship. He was the starting center-fielder on the first LSU team to go to the College World ...

$2,628,750,568. 30 movies. Last movie: Drive Angry- (2011)

15. Bruce Willis

Actor | Die Hard

Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts.

Walter Bruce ...

$2,594,098,831. 53 movies. Last movie: RED- (2010)

16. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

$2,588,722,794. 41 movies. Last movie: We Bought a Zoo - (2011)

17. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

$2,584,085,350. 52 movies. Last movie: Stake Land- (2011)

18. Timothy Spall

Actor | Mr. Turner

Timothy Leonard Spall is an award-winning classical character actor who was born on February 27, 1957, and raised in London. The son of blue-collar parents, Joseph L. Spall, a postal worker, and Sylvia R. (Leonard), a hairdresser, his interest in acting happened early and Spall auditioned and ...

$2,582,790,415. 37 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

19. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

$2,574,900,876. 40 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

20. Stan Lee

Producer | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...

$2,532,305,876. 13 movies. Last movie: Thor - (2011)

21. 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 ...

$2,509,550,348. 28 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

22. Mark Williams

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Mark Williams was born on August 22, 1959 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), 101 Dalmatians (1996) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).

$2,493,784,717. 19 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

23. Glenn Morshower

Actor | The Resident

Glenn Morshower was born on April 24, 1959 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Glenn Grove Bennett. He is an actor and producer, known for The Resident (2018), Bloodline (2015) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). He has been married to Carolyn Elizabeth Lindsley since December 30, 1978. They have two ...

$2,461,968,294. 26 movies. Last movie: Moneyball - (2011)

24. Julia Roberts

Actress | Pretty Woman

Julia Fiona Roberts never dreamed she would become the most popular actress in America. She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. As a child, due to her ...

$2,425,501,814. 39 movies. Last movie: Fireflies in the Garden - (2011)

25. Orlando Bloom

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom was born on January 13, 1977 in Canterbury, Kent, England. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine Bloom (née Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he first knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary ...

$2,412,959,091. 17 movies. Last movie: The Three Musketeers - (2011)

26. Devon Murray

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Devon Murray was born in County Kildare, Ireland in October 1988. His parents Michael and Fidelma Murray sent him to the Billie Barry when he was six, and within two weeks he landed a Tesco television ad. Within six months he was in his first movie, acting alongside Aidan Quinn in This Is My Father...

$2,402,954,011. 10 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

27. Daniel Radcliffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, ...

$2,402,772,942. 10 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

28. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to British parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

$2,398,663,082. 9 movies. Last movie: My Week with Marilyn - (2011)

29. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

$2,391,988,159. 32 movies. Last movie: Tower Heist - (2011)

30. Rupert Grint

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and three sisters.

Rupert grew up in Hertfordshire, the English county directly to the north of London, ...

$2,389,380,620. 10 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

31. Bonnie Wright

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Bonnie Francesca Wright was born on February 17, 1991 to jewelers Gary Wright and Sheila Teague. Her debut performance was in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) as Ron Weasley's little sister Ginny Weasley. Bonnie tried out for the film due to her older brother Lewis mentioning she ...

$2,389,032,069. 8 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

32. James Phelps

Actor | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

James Phelps was born on February 25, 1986 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England as James Andrew Eric Phelps. He is known for his work on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).

$2,389,032,069. 8 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

33. Josh Herdman

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Joshua was born in Hampton, England to Martin and Jessica Herdman. He is the youngest of four boys. He started acting when he was about seven. His father is an actor and got him an agent. He got his big break when he auditioned for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and got the part of Gregory...

$2,389,032,069. 8 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

34. Matthew Lewis

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Matthew Lewis was born on June 27, 1989 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England as Matthew David Lewis. He is an actor and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Me Before You (2016) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He has been married to Angela Jones ...

$2,389,032,069. 8 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

35. Oliver Phelps

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Oliver Phelps was born about 13 minutes before his twin brother, James Phelps. He has always loved acting and appeared in many high school drama productions. In 2000 he and his brother were picked to play Fred (James) and George (Oliver) Weasley in the film adaptations of the Harry Potter book ...

$2,389,032,069. 8 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

36. Clint Howard

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

From his acting debut at age two on the Andy Griffith show, to his first leading role in the TV series Gentle Ben, including roles throughout so many blockbuster films, arthouse films, ever popular cult horror films, valued comedies, with a rare voice adding life to multiple characters of Disney, ...

$2,367,712,624. 44 movies. Last movie: Alabama Moon- (2011)

37. Will Smith

Producer | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden ...

$2,362,560,380. 19 movies. Last movie: In the Loop-(2009)

38. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England as David John Bradley. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Hot Fuzz (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

$2,345,625,242. 19 movies. Last movie: Captain America: The First Avenger - (2011)

39. Julie Walters

Actress | Billy Elliot

For decades, British actress and comedienne Dame Julie Walters has served as a sturdy representation of the working class with her passionate, earthy portrayals on England's stage, screen and television. A bona fide talent, her infectious spirit and self-deprecating sense of humor eventually ...

$2,329,664,865. 21 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

40. Richard Griffiths

Actor | Withnail & I

Corpulent British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the ...

$2,302,706,860. 27 movies. Last movie: Hugo - (2011)

41. Hugo Weaving

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the ...

$2,293,084,547. 16 movies. Last movie: Oranges and Sunshine - (2011)

42. Rance Howard

Actor | Nebraska

Rance Howard was born on November 17, 1928 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA as Harold Engle Beckenholdt. He was an actor and writer, known for Nebraska (2013), Universal Soldier (1992) and Small Soldiers (1998). He was married to Judy Howard and Jean Speegle Howard. He died on November 25, 2017 in Los ...

$2,262,182,908. 45 movies. Last movie: The Dilemma- (2011)

43. Owen Wilson

Actor | The Royal Tenenbaums

Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and ...

$2,238,515,127. 31 movies. Last movie: The Big Year - (2011)

44. Jason Isaacs

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool, the third of four children of Sheila and Eric Isaacs. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Eastern Europe). He studied law at Bristol University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in law but decided to study acting. While at Bristol University, he ...

$2,232,957,605. 27 movies. Last movie: Abduction - (2011)

45. Robert De Niro

Actor | Cape Fear

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

$2,230,978,455. 56 movies. Last movie: New Year's Eve - (2011)

46. Chris Ellis

Actor | Armageddon

Chris Ellis was born on April 14, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Armageddon (1998), The Island (2005) and Transformers (2007).

$2,220,875,386. 30 movies. Last movie: G-Force-(2009)

47. Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented, multi-award-winning actress Kathleen (Doyle) Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates...

$2,216,852,938. 43 movies. Last movie: Midnight in Paris - (2011)

48. Jim Carrey

Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

$2,204,067,182. 27 movies. Last movie: Mr. Popper's Penguins - (2011)

49. Ben Stiller

Producer | Zoolander

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real...

$2,201,799,757. 40 movies. Last movie: Tower Heist - (2011)

50. Geraldine Somerville

Actress | Gosford Park

Geraldine Somerville was born in Dublin. She lived in Co. Meath until she was six, when her parents moved to the Isle of Man. Geraldine went to dance classes from the age of 6 and, at the age of 8, she attended the Arts Educational School in Tring, Hertfordshire. There, she was taught ballet, music...

$2,178,346,687. 12 movies. Last movie: My Week with Marilyn - (2011)

51. Christopher Lee

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

$2,177,895,140. 16 movies. Last movie: Hugo - (2011)

52. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Face/Off

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish and German (mother) descent. Cage changed his...

$2,155,042,714. 51 movies. Last movie: Drive Angry- (2011)

53. Jon Voight

Actor | Midnight Cowboy

Jon Voight is an American actor of German and Slovak descent. He has won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as paraplegic Vietnam War veteran Luke Martin in the war film "Coming Home" (1978). He has also been nominated for the same award other two times. He was first ...

$2,150,835,960. 33 movies. Last movie: Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)-(2010)

54. John Turturro

Actor | Barton Fink

Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles.

Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine (...

$2,145,423,944. 57 movies. Last movie: Transformers: Dark of the Moon - (2011)

55. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and daring to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

$2,140,340,740. 51 movies. Last movie: Fireflies in the Garden - (2011)

56. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

$2,095,510,294. 27 movies. Last movie: Jack and Jill - (2011)

57. Alfred Enoch

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Alfred Lewis Enoch was born December 2, 1988 in Westminster, London, England, the son of English actor William Russell (William Russell Enoch) and Brazilian doctor Etheline Margareth Lewis. He is an actor, known for his role as Dean Thomas in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (2001), ...

$2,094,030,999. 7 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

58. John Travolta

Actor | Pulp Fiction

John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, ...

$2,091,839,458. 38 movies. Last movie: Grease-(2010)

59. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery ...

$2,090,323,196. 28 movies. Last movie: The Golden Compass - (2007)

60. Greg Collins

Actor | The Rock

Collins played linebacker and guard at Brother Rice High School (Bloomfield Township, Michigan). He was a Football Writers Association first-team All-American (second-team Associated Press) at Notre Dame in 1974. He was the leading tackler on Notre Dame's national championship team in 1973, ...

$2,085,674,750. 32 movies. Last movie: My Name Is Khan-(2010)

61. J.K. Simmons

Actor | Whiplash

J.K. Simmons is an American actor.

He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music).

He had ...

$2,081,271,600. 31 movies. Last movie: The Music Never Stopped - (2011)

62. Shia LaBeouf

Actor | Honey Boy

Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around ...

$2,069,096,288. 17 movies. Last movie: Transformers: Dark of the Moon - (2011)

63. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...

$2,064,791,186. 32 movies. Last movie: Hesher - (2011)

64. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Alien: Resurrection

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver, on October 8, 1949, in Leroy Hospital in New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, ...

$2,059,626,321. 36 movies. Last movie: Abduction - (2011)

65. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

$2,050,405,489. 29 movies. Last movie: Hanna - (2011)

66. William Fichtner

Actor | Crash

A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent.

Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, ...

$2,022,331,673. 29 movies. Last movie: Drive Angry- (2011)

67. Brendan Gleeson

Actor | The Guard

Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high ...

$2,022,152,013. 36 movies. Last movie: The Guard - (2011)

68. Brad Pitt

Producer | Ad Astra

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

$2,009,122,975. 34 movies. Last movie: Moneyball - (2011)

69. James Cromwell

Actor | The Green Mile

Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell is the son of film director John Cromwell and actress Kay Johnson. He studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon, and went into the theatre (like his parents) doing everything from ...

$1,995,143,120. 37 movies. Last movie: The Artist - (2011)

70. Bill Paxton

Actor | Aliens

Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World ...

$1,992,647,542. 38 movies. Last movie: Haven - (2006)

71. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

$1,982,892,072. 49 movies. Last movie: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - (2011)

72. 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 ...

$1,975,041,458. 24 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

73. 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 ...

$1,970,442,877. 27 movies. Last movie: Our Idiot Brother - (2011)

74. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

One of stage, screen and TV's finest transatlantic talents, slight, gravel-voiced, pasty-looking John Vincent Hurt was born on January 22, 1940, in Shirebrook, a coal mining village, in Derbyshire, England. The youngest child of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Reverend ...

$1,969,937,535. 47 movies. Last movie: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - (2011)

75. 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 ...

$1,951,299,794. 34 movies. Last movie: Captain America: The First Avenger - (2011)

76. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

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 ...

$1,950,999,665. 44 movies. Last movie: Inception- (2010)

77. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

$1,917,966,501. 32 movies. Last movie: The Beaver - (2011)

78. Kevin Dunn

Actor | Warrior

Kevin Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1956. He is an American actor who has made over 100 appearances in both TV and film.

One of his earliest roles was in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning (1988) with Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. He followed this up with Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel...

$1,916,882,972. 31 movies. Last movie: Warrior - (2011)

79. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | Ghostbusters

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

$1,913,158,655. 46 movies. Last movie: War, Inc.-(2008)

80. David Thewlis

Actor | Naked

David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 in Blackpool, Lancashire, to Maureen (Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler, and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop during his childhood. Originally, he came to London with his band Door 66, however he changed his plans and...

$1,900,403,995. 30 movies. Last movie: War Horse - (2011)

81. Sean Astin

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing...

$1,894,207,361. 28 movies. Last movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - (2009)

82. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.

The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...

$1,890,941,714. 21 movies. Last movie: Iron Man 2-(2010)

83. Jim Broadbent

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a ...

$1,854,215,140. 40 movies. Last movie: The Iron Lady - (2011)

84. 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 ...

$1,842,636,098. 47 movies. Last movie: Unknown- (2011)

85. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

$1,830,230,765. 39 movies. Last movie: Going the Distance-(2010)

86. Adrian Rawlins

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Adrian Rawlins was born on March 27, 1958 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) and Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002).

$1,829,990,696. 10 movies. Last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - (2011)

87. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for ...

$1,827,685,465. 20 movies. Last movie: Colombiana - (2011)

88. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

$1,824,737,244. 21 movies. Last movie: J. Edgar - (2011)

89. Paul Giamatti

Actor | Sideways

Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella ...

$1,820,173,077. 38 movies. Last movie: The Ides of March - (2011)

90. Laurence Fishburne

Actor | The Matrix

Critically hailed for his forceful, militant, authoritative figures and one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers, Laurence (John) Fishburne III has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a number of NAACP Image honors.

Born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie ...

$1,819,857,356. 42 movies. Last movie: Contagion - (2011)

91. Christopher Walken

Actor | Catch Me If You Can

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

$1,818,826,584. 56 movies. Last movie: Kill the Irishman - (2011)

92. 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 ...

$1,817,822,337. 38 movies. Last movie: Unstoppable- (2010)

93. James Franco

Actor | The Disaster Artist

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...

$1,817,138,065. 26 movies. Last movie: Rise of the Planet of the Apes - (2011)

94. Elijah Wood

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated ...

$1,799,183,995. 28 movies. Last movie: The Romantics - (2010)

95. Jonathan Pryce

Actor | The Two Popes

From Holywell to Hollywood, Sir Jonathan Pryce is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as one of the greatest ones on both stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly ...

$1,797,986,963. 33 movies. Last movie: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra-(2009)

96. Keith David

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

Keith David is a classically trained actor, winning 3 Emmys out of 6 nominations as well as being nominated for a Tony award. He starred in the recently concluded TV series "Greenleaf" for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Upcoming films include "Horizon Line" with Allison Williams ("Get Out") and "...

$1,793,583,746. 51 movies. Last movie: Meet Monica Velour- (2011)

97. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

$1,785,881,705. 40 movies. Last movie: Henry's Crime - (2011)

98. Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress | Shakespeare in Love

A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother is of mostly German descent. When Gwyneth was eleven, the ...

$1,778,907,687. 36 movies. Last movie: Contagion - (2011)

99. Kirsten Dunst

Actress | Spider-Man

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...

$1,777,872,818. 29 movies. Last movie: Melancholia - (2011)

100. Jeffrey Tambor

Actor | Transparent

An incisive presence when it comes to playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Jeffrey (Michael) Tambor has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades in both comic and dramatic projects. Born (July 8,1944) in San Francisco to Eileen (Salzberg) and Michael Bernard Tambor, a flooring ...

$1,773,292,563. 35 movies. Last movie: Flypaper - (2011)



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