The Highest Grossing Actors in Film

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10. Robin Williams
U.S. Gross – $3,177,675,199
Worldwide Gross – $5,749,935,745

Most Successful Films:

  1. Night at the Museum – $574,480,841
  2. Aladdin – $504,050,219
  3. Mrs. Doubtfire – $441,286,195

Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21, 1951) is an American actor and comedian.  Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork and Mindy, and later stand up comedy work, Williams has performed in many feature films since 1980. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. He has also won three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Grammy Awards. -wikipedia.org

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9. Will Smith
U.S. Gross – $2,542,908,988
Worldwide Gross – $5,771,022,176

Most Successful Films:

  1. Independence Day – $817,400,878
  2. Hancock – $624,346,274
  3. Men in Black – $587,790,539

Willard Christopher “Will” Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, film producer and rapper. He has enjoyed success in music, television and film. In April 2007, Newsweek called him the most powerful actor on the planet. Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won multiple Grammy Awards. -wikipedia.org

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8. Morgan Freeman
U.S. Gross – $3,138,301,600
Worldwide Gross – $5,851,042,996

Most Successful Films:

  1. The Dark Knight – $1,000,245,358
  2. War of the Worlds (Narrator – cut out) – $591,745,532
  3. Bruce Almighty – $485,004,995

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice.  Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. -wikipedia.org

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7. Eddie Murphy
U.S. Gross – $3,470,799,901
Worldwide Gross – $6,211,397,821

Most Successful Films:

  1. Shrek 2 – $919,838,758
  2. Shrek The Third – $798,958,162
  3. Beverly Hills Cop – $316,300,000

Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, voice actor, film director, producer, comedian and singer. He is the second-highest grossing actor in motion picture history. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked #10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. -wikipedia.org

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6. Bruce Willis
U.S. Gross – $3,045,317,743
Worldwide Gross – $ 6,432,992,990

Most Successful Films:

  1. The Sixth Sense – $672,806,292
  2. Armageddon – $554,600,000
  3. Live Free or Die Hard – $383,531,464

Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor and producer. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were critical and financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense. Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$ 2.55 to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the seventh highest-grossing actor in a leading role, and ninth highest including supporting roles. -wikipedia.org

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5. Tom Cruise
U.S. Gross – $3,274,294,878
Worldwide Gross – $6,642,337,497

Most Successful Films:

  1. War of the Worlds – $591,745,532
  2. Mission Impossible II – $546,209,889
  3. The Last Samurai – $456,810,575

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (pronounced /ˈtɒməs ˈkruːz ˈmeɪpɒθər/; born July 3, 1962), better known by his screen name of Tom Cruise, is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globe Awards. His first leading role was the 1983 film Risky Business, which has been described as “A Generation X classic, and a career-maker” for the actor.After playing the role of a heroic naval pilot in the popular and financially successful 1986 film Top Gun, Cruise continued in this vein, playing a secret agent in a series of Mission: Impossible action films in the 1990s and 2000s. -wikipedia.org

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4. Orlando Bloom
U.S. Gross – $2,390,308,637
Worldwide Gross – $6,554,217,251

Most Successful Films:

  1. The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King – $1,133,027,325
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest – $1,065,659,812
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – $926,284,377

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings[3] and starting in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of films, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Troy, Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven. He appeared in the ensemble film New York, I Love You, and will have roles in Sympathy for Delicious and Main Street. Bloom made his professional stage debut in West End’s In Celebration at the Duke of York’s Theatre, St. Martin’s Lane, which ended its run on 15 September 2007. -wikipedia.org

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3. Harrison Ford
U.S. Gross – $3,630,449,689
Worldwide Gross – $6,657,454,464

Most Successful Films:

  1. Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope – $797,900,000
  2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – $786,558,765
  3. Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – $534,171,960

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American film actor and producer. Ford is best known for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. He is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. His four-decade career also includes roles in several other Hollywood blockbusters, including Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath. -wikipedia.org

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2. Tom Hanks
U.S. Gross – $3,985,186,565
World Gross – $8,007,367,700

Most Successful Films:

  1. The Da Vinci Code – $757,236,138
  2. Forrest Gump – $679,400,525
  3. Saving Private Ryan – $481,635,085

Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer and director. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving success as a dramatic actor in several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Commander James A. Lovell in Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, Sheriff Woody in Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story, and Chuck Noland in Cast Away. -wikipedia.org

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1. Samuel L Jackson
U.S. Gross – $4,458,983,764
Worldwide Gross – $8,640,150,950

Most Successful Films:

  1. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – $924,288,297
  2. Star Wars – Episode III, Revenge of the Sith – $848,998,877
  3. The Incredibles – $635,564,642

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American film and television actor and producer. After Jackson became involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles, before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. In 1991, after gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever, he joined the casts of more films, including Goodfellas, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994 he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, where he received several award nominations and critical acclaim. -wikipedia.org

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