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  1. TopTenz Master at |

    I would have never guessed Samuel Jackson for #1. I was thinking Harrison Ford all the way. Of course, if you count for inflation, he probably would be #1.

    Consider he was in two of the biggest trilogies of all time, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Yeah, that's right, I don't count the fourth Indiana movie.

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    1. Dan Conz at |

      What about Christopher Lee? He was in 2 of the Star Wars prequels and all 3 Lord of The Rings movies plus 263 other movies?

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      1. lol at |

        Chris Lee is 3rd by my calculations. Starring in films that grossed about $7.4 billion total.

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    2. gimaniac5 at |

      what about hugo weaving he was in all three lords of the rings, all three transformers, all three matrixs

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  2. Kevin Geary at |

    Where is Denzel?

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  3. Ben at |

    Denzel hasn't been in enough blockbusters. This list isn't about acting quality, although there are quality actors on this list, it is about pure dollars.

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  4. Pasttime at |

    Denzel doesn't have any massively successful movie franchises. You probably notice that most actors on the list have been involved with successful sequels and trilogies. It was the same thing with Leonardo Dicaprio, although he did star in Titanic, which has made more money then any movie in history. If you are interested:

    Denzel Washington

    U.S. Gross – $1,656,302,416

    Worldwide Gross – $2,689,845,503

    13 Movies Grossed between – $100 million and $265 million. American Gangster was best selling film to date.

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  5. wtf_lame at |

    He (Samuel Jackson) played tiny, tiny… parts. In Iron Man he was on screen after the credits for like 15 seconds.

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  6. Hikari at |

    Is there going to be a list of the most successful actresses? xx

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  7. Pasttime at |

    A most successful actress list would be interesting. In researching this list I was surprised to see that no females were in the top 10, but some were close. The number one selling actress is Cameron Diaz.

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  8. Pasttime at |

    Denzel has not been part of a hugely successful movie franchises or animated features. As you probably noticed most of the actors on this list have starred in widely lucrative sequels and trilogies. To date Denzel Washington's films have a worldwide gross of $2,690,023,442 billion dollars. He has 13 different movies that have grossed between $100 million and $250 million. His most successful film being American Gangster.

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    1. jack at |

      what about super star rajanikanth

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  9. Roberto Ilutor at |

    This is ridiculous. Samuel Jackson's role in Iron Man is minimal. You guys should get your act together. I'm really disappointed in your site.

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      Sorry Roberto. But these are the facts. Should we spin the numbers to get a result you like better?

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      1. H.M.M... at |

        While making a list of “Honorable Mentions,” put Jackson there. He does NOT deserve to have $500 million on his account for a role that MUCH MUCH MUCH smaller than Gary Oldman’s in “Harry Potter.”

        Besides, no one goes to see a movie just because Samuel L. Jackson is in it, which you can say about Cruise, Hanks and Ford.

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  10. Pasttime at |

    If you look in the Guinness Book of World Records under, Actor who has made the most money at the Box Office, you will see Samuel L Jackson. Many actors on this list landed small roles in blockbusters, such as Samuel L in Iron Man, although he will be in Iron Man 2 more. Tom Hanks is credited for small voice roles in The Simpson movie and Cars, which combined to gross $1 billion worldwide. Even without Iron Man on Samuel's resume he still dominates other actors on this list. I determined Samuel a leading actor and could not leave him off the list.

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  11. aramide at |

    Well these people have made a lot of impact in the entertainment sector i think they should be honored for this

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  12. Roberto Ilutor at |

    No. I c what you mean. But I don't know if you guys should really consider cameos, because thats pretty much all it is. But it's all good.

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  13. kooler at |

    I expected to see Gene Hackman in here somewhere… I would consider him the busiest actor in movies history…

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  14. PastTime at |

    Good call, Hackman is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, but surprisingly he has not been in too many multi-million dollar blockbusters. Overall his films have earned a worldwide gross of $3,051,416,816 billion dollars. His top grossing movies are Superman ($300,200,000), The Firm ($270,340,892), and Enemy of the State ($250,649,836).

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  15. TopTenz Master at |

    Unfortunately, more recent actors are going to have better dollars because of inflation. I would like to see a more fair number such as ticket sales. Those numbers would be inflated as much.

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    1. Sean at |

      That’s not a bad idea, but you’re forgetting the rise in internet piracy which has affected ticket sales. It seems like it’s impossible to create a truly sterile criterion to base this list on.

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  16. FatBoba at |

    What about Hugo Weaving? Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix Trilogy, V for Vendetta, Transformers 1 & 2 (voice of Megatron).

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  17. Ashely at |

    I would never have thought that Sam Jackson would have been #1 but I guess he has been in alot of different things and had many types of roles. I came across this movie trivia at http://www.answerblip.com/movie-reviews-releases-

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  18. moviewrtr at |

    How about Bill Paxton????

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  19. N at |

    awesome ranking!!

    you have judged well!!

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  20. Rich at |

    This is, by far, one of the dumbest rankings I have ever seen. I can't believe you are all making a big deal of this. Ranking the success of actors based solely upon the box office success of the movies in which they acted, regardless, for the most part, of their involvement in the movies, is absolutely ridiculous. First, each actor cannot necessarily take full credit for the total gross of each of his/her movies. As has been pointed out, Samuel L. Jackson's roles in many, if not most, of his movies are supporting roles. Did people flock to the box office to buy a ticket to see Iron Man or the Star Wars films because Samuel L. Jackson was playing a secondary role in it? I think not. Second, as has also been pointed out, this list obviously favors more recent actors because of ticket price inflation. So, according to this absurd list, earlier actors such as Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn or Jimmy Stewart are not successful, despite their long careers, hundreds of movies and critical acclaim. See the stupidity?

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    1. Sean at |

      /agree

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    2. mijojo1000 at |

      What about Titanic? It was made in 1997. It has set many records…

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  21. movielover at |

    I like Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hanks . They are great actors

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  22. Marvel Man at |

    Nice list, but I was dissapointed in seeing the great Tom Hanks beaten by Sam Jackson.

    Besides, why didn't you count The Simpsons or Cars? You counted Iron Man, and Sam only appeared for 10 seconds, at the most. If you counted that, surely Tom's other work should also be recognized….

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  23. Kevin C at |

    What about Robbie Coltrane? Between all the Harry Potter movies, Desperaux, 2 Bond movies, Ocean's Twelve, Van Helsing, From Hell, etc, he is clocking in at 7.1B. Definitely should be on the honorable mention list

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  24. Kevin C at |

    I also think it's interesting that if you did this list for the women, Emma Watson would beat out Glenn Close, Meryll Streep and Julia Roberts

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  25. selva at |

    where is universal superstar ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and where is john travolta, etc.,

    This is absolutely fake….

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    1. Uewer at |

      Clint eastwood?

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  26. webhead at |

    where is john cusack? he’s very famous……he almost have over 100 movies and all of them are grerat!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. master at |

    People people

    Number 1 ROBERT DE NIRO

    Number 2 SYLVESTER STALLONE

    Number 3(why not someone from comedy,they are really good) JIM CARREY

    Your list are good,but my is better :) :) :)

    barararahahahahah

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    1. Niall at |

      Idiotic im afraid.

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  28. ? at |

    why is frank welker an honorable mention when he has the highest worldwide gross?

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    1. Jim C. at |

      Because, as the author of this article defends Samuel L. Jackson, he says no to Frank Welker because he didn’t actually star in a film. He was the voice-over, and he is not a star, maybe because he is some little white guy.. I don’t know.

      I do know that this list is flawed from top to bottom leaving the most obvious #1 ranking Frank Welker out.

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  29. Lee Gale at |

    Im sorry but this is a farce. Where is Daniel Ratcliffe ? , surely you must consider the lead character in Harry Potter films to be considered (after all you included Samuel Jacksons 5 sec iron man apperance) and these have grossed over $7bil and counting

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  30. viplav at |

    where is shah rukh khan and brad pitt

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    1. rashk at |

      shah rukh cant compete with hollywood big names as his movies are not hit worldwide…!!!

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      1. ricky at |

        um what do you mean his films arent a hit worldiwide
        numbers wise his films have a bigger audience of 3 billions people in asia, the usa, the uk the rest of europe his films are more international

        and have an audience at least 3 times if not more – larger than any hollywood actor…..

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        1. rashk at |

          Still he fails to up bring his gross to hollywood level. peace

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        2. rahul khanna at |

          the combined gross of his 70 movies is below 300 million $ (u can check it on wikipedia) and FYI more gross means more people come to see the movie and also johnny depp is highest grossing actor in history considering him in the leading role ,total gross of his movie exceeds 8 billion $ worldwide

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          1. Elsie_JohnnyDepp xx at |

            Johnny Depp should be no.1 ;) xx

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  31. nichole at |

    According to me the world's most successful actor is him,SHAH RUKH KHAN,the great.Just see the films he acted like ddlj,om shanti om etc,etc. we love you srk.

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  32. Faye at |

    Johnny Depp should be in here instead of Will Smith. His US gross is 2.6 billion and worldwide's 5.7 billion. Well, this was long ago…

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  33. pinksweets at |

    JOHNNY DEPP ANYONE????
    SAMUEL L JACKSON?

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  34. i am jack's smi at |

    will smith does have credit as a voice actor.

    shark tale with jack black & angelina jolie .

    and i'm pretty sure that movie made some bank.

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  35. lejla at |

    Most Successful Actors is Robert Pattinson

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    1. Niall at |

      Are you on drugs or something? Robert Pattison????? Get real would you.

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  36. TarAn at |

    … Where the hell is Sly Stallone!!??? Hey everybody, Rocky-Rambo… Are we living on the same planet???

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  37. Niall at |

    Sam Jackson is utterly ridiculous as No 1….for the simple reason that a hell of a lot of "his" movies just arent "his" movies. Orlando Bloom appearing at No 5 is also a joke although naturally i understand why….the answer is simple. Actor in a LEADING role only should be the criteria, Mr Jackson and Bloom would disappear off this list in a nano second.

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    1. d nice at |

      very true. Johnny Depp is by far the king of the box office!!!!

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    2. TM at |

      Bloom has the lead in Pirates. Will Turner IS the LEADING role. Balian is the LEADING role in Kingdom of Heaven. Bloom’s Legolas inspired to create more than 320 thousands websites all over the world. Most of the people who visited those sites paid for the tickets and DVDs. Do the math.

      Depp was considered as a Box Office poison for years BEFORE he got lucky with Pirates. And he was in the same movie with Bloom (Duh!) who already had his HUGE fanabse as Legolas. Depp is helpless without Bloom in On Stranger Tides. The movie got the big BO thanks to the previous popularity of the franchise and because of the big team work of the cast (Bloom, Rush, Nighy, Knightly, Davenport, Depp, etc.) and the crew. On his own Depp is not interesting. He failed the Tourist, The Rum Diary. The Public Enemies was the failure in Domestic and it didn’t drown totally only thanks to the International BO. Alice would be having the big BO with or without Depp. Aside of the fact that he played “Sparrow” instead of the Mad Hatter in it. Only with the different makeup. He can’t carry the movie on his own. He is overlyexposed in mass media. It doesn’t mean that he is a better actor than any on the offered list on all accounts, BO included.

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      1. H.M.M... at |

        What have you been smoking to seriously consider Bloom a more popular actor than Depp?

        The word-of-mouth of the first Pirates movie was “OMG. Check it out – Jack Sparrow (Depp) is so funny.” Nobody watched “Pirates” because of Bloom (you’re obviously a fan so you don’t understand) but because of Depp. When most people think of those movies, Jack Sparrow appears in their heads. Besides, the whole franchise is based on Jack Sparrow.

        And who is Legolas without Elijah Wood or Viggo Mortensen? I honestly forgot an actor like Bloom existed. He’s a teen idol and has NO hits besides LOTR and Pirates.

        Depp on the other hand has FOUR Pirates movies, Alice In Wonderland (promoted with his face, so half the audience went because of his name) which all made over 1 billion and were promoted with Depp’s name. So he’s a bigger bankable star than any Bloom could ever be.Do you seriously think they would make another Pirates movie WITHOUT Jack Sparrow?

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  38. Alonsio at |

    Where is Johnny Depp? am I alone in this?

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  39. yink at |

    How recent is this list and where is Johnny Depp?

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  40. ColinThomasLyle at |

    Will Smith will pass all and be crowned king.
    Forever?
    No
    But in our time?
    Yes

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  41. Francis at |

    Where the hell is Johnny Depp or Daniel Radcliffe; this list is baseless and arm flapping guesses

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  42. haris at |

    how come jonny depp n leonardo r not on the list….? this list must be 2 old…..

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  43. Lasik Laser Eye Surgery · at |

    you can say that morgan freeman is one of the most versatile actors that we have today `

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  44. Parisa at |

    Ok i just read all these comments and i agree with most of what ppl are saying. How can we rank Samuel L Jackson as #1?!?!??!?! I get he has been in a lot of movies which have done well.. but you cant rely that on HIM being in the movie that ppl went to see it. I didnt even know he was in Iron Man! He is just lucky because he had such little parts in these movies and that is why is on the list.

    Where is Robert Dinero, Al Pacino? and best of all where is Leonardo Dicapiro!??!?!!!!! Titianc is the HIGHEST selling movie of ALL TIME and just yesterday I was watching Entertainment tonight and I seen that in 2010 Leonardo Dicapiro made 104 BILLION dollars for his movies – Inception and Shutter Island- so clearly this website is old n even if it wasnt old its still not accurte to me because being in a movie for 2 seconds shouldnt have and actor on this website.

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    1. Irnie at |

      hahahahaha LOL 104 billion
      c’mon kiddo make some sense do u even know how many zeros there are in 104 billion
      most successful ever movie is avatar and it made 2.78 billion dollar
      that must be 104 MILLION dollar or maybe u talking in Zimbabwean currency LoL

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      1. rashk at |

        lol

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    2. saidgb2 at |

      I guess he means 1.04 BILLION

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  45. Jeigh at |

    I too am surprised that Dicaprio is not listed, or mentioned by other commentators until the end of the comments. He ruled in 2010… Forbes agrees. The list is incredibly flawed to begin with. Any reputable list, always considers inflation as it puts things in the proper perspective. It should also be leading roles and not just cameo’s. Jackson would surely disappear. In fact, I cant think of a film in which Jackson was the leading role….Snakes on a plane…that’s all I can think of. Brilliant role, but purely pseudo-satire.

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  46. ArnoldSideways at |

    I always thought the highest grossing actor was Christopher Lee. Considering he was in both the Star Wars prequels and the Lord of the Rings films:

    The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – $1,133,027,325
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – $926,284,377
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – $924,288,297
    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – $848,998,877

    Making his top four higher than the top 4 of any of the other actors here.

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  47. Raul Fernandez at |

    Betty Grable is the only female star to appear in the Top Ten Boxoffice Stars for 10 years in a row.

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  48. ashan at |

    Hey where is Johnny depp????? Pirates of the Caribbean all 3 and Alice in wonderland…. there it self you’ve got close to 4bn..

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  49. nakwada ibr at |

    i dont tink so .where is jackie chan nicolas scage

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  50. Michelle at |

    This is a pretty good list, but it seems like the newer movies have skewed the ratings. I wish there was a list that adjusted for inflation. I think then People like Harrison Ford would be higher up.

    Also one that included international stars like Shahrukh Khan or Jackie Chan would be nice.

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  51. Chris Buek at |

    How has noone mentioned that John Ratzenberger is also in The Empire Strikes Back? There’s another $500M right there…

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    1. Matt Meinsen at |

      He was also in Superman and Superman II.

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  52. jamal at |

    they did not give any bollywood actor.these all actors are boring

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  53. Ranjan kumar at |

    where is shahrukh khan in the top listed… he is one of the best movie star in world.. and great actor forever

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    1. Ash at |

      Get real pal. Stupid low quality actors like Sahruk (however you spell it) should never even be mentioned in any Top 1000 actor list.

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      1. Gaurav at |

        i think firstly you have to watch the list of worlds largest fan following actors……………after tis your doggish mind washed out……..

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      2. Keerat at |

        “however you spell it” can you not read? You obviously ignored it on purpose and pretended like you didnt know how to spell it.

        You are obviously ignorant and stupid if you don’t realise SRK’s fame and skills

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    2. rashk at |

      lol, are u kiddin??

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  54. bibi fadeyi at |

    i tot wesley snipes once made dis list.

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  55. Omar at |

    Hugo Weaving has made $7,211,992,027 in the box office.

    http://www.the-numbers.com/people/HWEAV.php

    He has Captain America, The Hobbit Part 1 and 2, and Transformers 3!

    In reality the box office king is Tom Hanks. He played leads in almost all of those movies.

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  56. Omar at |

    Johnny Depp

    $6,604,497,023

    He has Pirates 4 coming up as well, so that’s another 750 million-1 billion.

    Basically your list should be.

    1. Samuel L.
    2. Hugo Weaving
    3. Johnny Depp.

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  57. Jim C at |

    Frank Welker should be #1, it says actor, he is an actor and acted in these movies. If you are going to list voice Tom Hanks or Samuel Jackson’s voice movies you have to list him which means he is #1.

    Oh and another thing is this list is not counting for inflation (ticket prices).

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  58. Bode ekuntz at |

    Of course,d list is old..remember we are in 2011..d list should simply be(1)Robert denilro(2)Arnold Schwazzeneger(3)Nicolas Cage(4)Johnny Depp and (5)Leonardo Dicaprio

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  59. Amir at |

    Where is JOHNNY DEPP?????????????????????

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  60. Jeff at |

    If the dollars were adjusted for inflation I’d have to think that Richard Dreyfus would be near the top.

    Jaws
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    American Graffiti
    Mr. Holland’s Opus
    The Goodbye Girl
    Stakeout
    Another Stakeout
    The Graduate
    Down and Out in Beverly Hills
    What About Bob?
    etc, etc,

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  61. biruk at |

    Denzel should be the number one!!!!!!!

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  62. Herbert at |

    Harrison Ford is the real blockbuster king inflation or not…he’s the lead actor in his movies…he’s not busy doing movies but if he made one it gross millions. thats a mark of true blockbuster star. Samuel Jackson doesnt really choose his films or characters…he just accept roles to said that he is the highest grossing hollywood actor…character that very forgetable and silly

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  63. Jamie at |

    This list is absolute nonsense…. “one of the criteria was that the actor played a leading role in a portion of their featured films” – why have this criteria? I can understand the asian industry being omitted as the films do not reach a worldwide audience nor qualify for Oscars unless played in LA but Gandalf, Magneto, Legolas, Will Turner, Dracula, Sirius Black, Jim Gordon are pretty fundamental characters in movie history as those actors should be considered. Especially if Jackson is going to get included for Invisibles, Kill Bill, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, etc. Jesus even Star Wars character was hardly on screen.

    It clearly shows McKellen, Rickman, etc having been in films that grossed major – some of whom were higher than Oldman, Williams and Smith.

    It seems to me the criteria has been put together to ensure it is full of Hollywood based pretty boys.

    Pointless and meaningless article.

    And breathe…

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  64. swati at |

    Only hollywood actor priority where is bollywood SRK , Big b , Amir khan
    lol list

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    1. rashk at |

      lol logic by you baby, talk in terms of dollars, not rupees, n u get the answer..!!!

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  65. jimmy at |

    where is Johney Depp…???..he is a real talented ruler in film industry….his name should be there instead of that Samuel L Jackson….

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  66. Rahmat khan at |

    where is shahrukh khan in the top listedâ?¦ he is one of the best movie star in world.. great actor forever and Shahrukh Khan is most popular in the world.

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    1. chase at |

      shahrukh khan wtf, no one has even heard of that [person].

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      1. Arsh at |

        Sorry, this seems only like an America-Wide. Otherwise, after adjusting for Net Worth, Shahrukh Khan should be right at the top as his net worth is higher than any of these Hollywood stars.

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    2. Jamie at |

      Its a Hollywood actors list i..e Oscar material. A

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  67. bibyana at |

    what about johnny depp????

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  68. mark at |

    where is johnny depp???

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  69. tj at |

    Wheres the HArry Potter clan I’ve read those movies have made BILLIONS!!

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  70. suji at |

    where is leonardo dicaprio?……

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  71. micheal ric at |

    where is shahrukh khan name i have seen his movies a lot he is great and popular all around the world

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  72. Stephen Cook at |

    Interesting list, but it seems to me the actor should be in the movie for more than a cameo. Morgan Freeman is a significant character in almost all of his movies. Jackson is significant in quite a few, but as others have mentioned, in Iron Man, he’s on screen for less than two minutes.

    Of course, the person who SHOULD be listed as the top box office king using these criteria, for US and European films is Sheb Wooley. He did the Wilhelm scream in 1951, which has been used in all the Lucas and Spielberg movies:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_scream

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  73. Charmaine at |

    The problem here is the title of the list. It is misleading. This is not a list of the most successful actors at the box office. If so, it is akin to ranking the most successful caterer as the one whose movies catered grossed the most money at the box office. That certainly would not equate to the caterer being the most successful caterer in the movie industry. Rather, the caterer merely worked on the set. No one went to these movies because Samuel L. Jackson was in them. He is most always a supporting actor in the vast majority of his films and in many of his over 70 films his part was even less substantial. Quite simply, if you would change the title of the list to reflect what it really denotes, which is: What actor’s film portfolio has grossed the highest revenue to date? Because that is much more accurate. Though voice-over actors are actors too! Good try though and thanks!

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    1. Ravi at |

      this is 100% correct.

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    2. Jmovie at |

      This is the best comment i’ve seen

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  74. akrs at |

    wheres johnny depp

    take the pirates of the carribean series.

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  75. Mathews at |

    All Time Super Heroes….

    1. Tom Hanks and Anthony Hopkins

    2. Al Pacino and Marlon Brando

    3. Denzel Washington and Robert Pattinson

    4. Robert Di Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio

    5. Daniel Radcliffe and Tobey Maguire

    6. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law

    7. Jhonney Depp and Orlando Bloom

    8. Keanu Reeves and Jim Carry

    9. Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson

    10. Harrison Ford and Russel Crowe

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  76. Ravi at |

    This list is ridiculous. Where is Nicolas Cage?. He has been one the most successful actors over time. And Samuel Jackson……….this is insane. I believe inflation should have been taken into account when gross earnings are taken to reflect truly into how much real earnings were taken in

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  77. Sas at |

    It’s not about popular movies or how many you are in, it’s about acting. Congratulations to Samuel.

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    1. dreamtime at |

      No. It’s about the amount of money the movies made that the actors were in. Samuel has been in several top grossing movies including the Star Wars movies, Pulp Fiction and the Incredibles. It’s not about acting ability it’s about being in big selling movies. Although, I think Samuel is also a great actor.

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  78. dreamtime at |

    I find it interesting that 4 of the top 10, including #1 are black. It used to be thought that many Americans were prejudice against blacks. Thank God that’s no longer the case, and thank God people can no longer say that American’s are prejudice with any sort of accuracy.

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  79. coolman at |

    where is shahrukh khan..he is one of the best actors in the world with a huge amount of fan following

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  80. khan at |

    Shahrukh Khan is bigger, richer and more popular than any name on that list. He has made over 50 blockbuster movies and has a fan following in billions. The man is simply a phenomenon!

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  81. Hero at |

    seriously?! where’s Johnny Depp?? -.-

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      This list has some age, he might have surpassed some folks by now. Although Mr. Jackson just got a big boost from Avengers.

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  82. BMCapers at |

    Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Sam Worthington are already in the TRILLIONS. This article needs to consult box office mojo.

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  83. Avinash king at |

    It’s fake nothing without Shah-rukh khan

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  84. Avinash king at |

    It’s cmplcted to dced wrld mst popular actr excpt “SHAHRUKH KHAN”.

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  85. Ross at |

    everybody seems to miss out Hugo Weaving. he has a grand total of $7.75 billion, from all 3 installments in the Matrix, Lord Of The Rings & Transformers trilogies, Captain America, and V For Vendetta. plus he has all 3 Hobbit films coming up

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  86. Gaurav at |

    Shah Rukh Khan & Brad Pitt are Missing…………………………

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  87. sushma at |

    SHAHRUKH KHAN,the biggest,and the most popular actor having billions of fan followers is missing here,,,

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  88. Ross at |

    oh, and I lloked it up, and Johnny Depp is worth way more than sharukh kahn. Depp has earned over $200 million from just Pirates.. already, and is reportedly being paid up to $100 million for the fifth installment. and once The Hobbit movies are all out, Hugo Weaving will most likely destroy everyone else on this list.

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  89. GetReal at |

    1) being a voice in a movie doesn’t count
    2) if you aren’t the lead or minimum main supporting cast in the movie it doesn’t count

    Eddie Murphy off the list, Jackson off the list (star wars? Not even 3rd or 4th supporting. Incredibles? What 3rd supporting voice? Ironman …. So what’s the minimum? 5 minutes screen time. Oh wait I see….Narrator! What else was on his list. avengers? Wait where are the song writers, grips, camera men. And you compare this to an actor who carried a film with a volleyball as his supporting actor.

    This is stupid. Comparing apples, oranges, to cartoon characters, to voice overs.

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  90. Jake at |

    Daniel Radcliffe, where is he?!? He has made about 8 billion worldwide in his blockbusters?

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  91. tareq at |

    not sure about this list. the list should only count if you are the leading man or the most important supporting actor. bruce willis and samuel l jackson never heard of the word no. they just do any movie. i don’t think they even read the script. love willis but he’s living of his legacy.

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  92. python69 at |

    I’m suprised that noone has even mentioned Michael Caine. He has almost as many movie credits under his belt as John Wayne and is still going strong. Also what about some of the great Japanese actors? Many of them have been in hundreds of classic war movies as wall as Japanese movies. Then of course there are a multitude of chinese actors who have sold millions of tickets. My point is that even though the United States puts out the big blockbusters there are brillant actors all over the world who may not get the recognition,but are just as good and just as popular; have put in just as much work as these big names you guys keep talking about. Chances are that the actual holder of most on screen apperances in a movie is someone whose name you can’t even pronounce,

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  93. python69 at |

    The hell with the dollar numbers. What I want to hear is who everone thinks is the greatest actor of all time.

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    1. Tim at |

      Peter Sellers IS the greatest actor of all time.

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  94. george at |

    This must be the most ridiculous list ever

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  95. dipanshu at |

    Leonardo dicaprio deserve in top 10.

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  96. jhdh at |

    This is very surprising news. Noah’s Ark in the Old Testament, about 4,500 years ago, has been found in Turkey Ararat updated 4000 meters above sea level, the mountain glaciers.

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  97. James at |

    What about wor Johnny Depp, howay man wor ked.

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  98. Tim at |

    Are you kidding me with Samuel L Jackson getting credit for being in Iron Man?!
    He was in it at the end of the credits for like 1.5 minutes. That’s not what I would call a successful role.

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