The Top Earning Films for These Actors Will Shock You

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Angelina Jolie: 'Maleficent'
Angelina Jolie: 'Maleficent'
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Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent,' a retelling of 'Sleeping Beauty' through the eyes of it's sneering villain, gave the actress her biggest opening weekend ever and is on it's way to becoming the film star's highest grossing film. Current Weekend Gross: $170 Million
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Kevin Kline: 'Wild Wild West'
Kevin Kline: 'Wild Wild West'
Warner Bros. Pictures via Everett Collection
One man's failure is another man's success. While the western action-comedy 'Wild Wild West' was a big miss for Will Smith during his '90s takeover of Hollywood, the film gave Kevin Kline his highest grossing project. Worldwide Gross: $222.1 Million
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Reese Witherspoon: 'Monsters vs. Aliens'
Reese Witherspoon: 'Monsters vs. Aliens'
Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection
The runaway success of the 'Legally Blonde' films and even an Oscar win for 'Walk the Line' can't measure up to 'Monsters vs. Aliens.' The CGI animated sci-fi comedy is Witherspoon's highest grossing film. Worldwide Gross: $381.5 Million
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Woody Allen: 'Antz'
Woody Allen: 'Antz'
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Director Woody Allen starred in a good number of his own films back in his heyday, but the filmmaker's highest grossing film as an actor is 'Antz,' where he basically played an animated ant version of himself with all of his neuroses in tact. Worldwide Gross: $171.8 Million
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Charlize Theron: 'Hancock'
Charlize Theron: 'Hancock'
Sony Pictures via Everett Collection
Charlize Theron played Will Smith's super-powered soul mate in the critically panned 'Hancock,' and while it was a box office disappointment by Will Smith standards, it's still Theron's highest grossing film. Worldwide Gross: $624.4 Million
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John Malkovich: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'
John Malkovich: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'
Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection
John Malkovich is better known for meatier parts, but nothing pays like 'Transformers.' The third chapter in Michael Bay's 'Transformers' series made over a billion dollars, and gave Mr. Malkovich his highest grossing film yet. Worldwide Gross: $1.12 Billion
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Pierce Brosnan: 'Mrs. Doubtfire'
Pierce Brosnan:  'Mrs. Doubtfire'
20th Century Fox Film via Everett Collection
Brosnan spent a sizable chunk of his career sipping cocktails and protecting queen and country from evil masterminds as James Bond, but the actor's highest grossing role to date is still the Robin Williams cross-dressing comedy, 'Mrs. Doubtfire.' Worldwide Gross (adjusted for inflation): $ $419.4 Million
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Danny DeVito: 'The Lorax'
Danny DeVito: 'The Lorax'
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
Danny DeVito has starred in a litany of classic films over the years, but the actor's highest grossing film is the easily forgettable Dr. Seuss adaptation 'The Lorax.' Worldwide Gross: $348.8 Million
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Clint Eastwood: 'Gran Torino'
Clint Eastwood: 'Gran Torino'
Warner Bros. Pictures via Everett Collection
After appearing in a number of classic westerns and crime dramas in a career spanning decades, Clint Eastwood's highest grossing film is surprisingly his small scale directorial effort 'Gran Torino.' Worldwide Gross: $270 Million
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Meryl Streep 'Mamma Mia!'
Meryl Streep 'Mamma Mia!'
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
Meryl Streep is the most highly decorated woman in Hollywood, so it's quite baffling to learn that her highest grossing film is the ABBA musical 'Mamma Mia!' Worldwide Gross: $609.8 Million
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Bryan Cranston: 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'
Bryan Cranston: 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'
Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection
Even though he's television's biggest dramatic commodity, Bryan Cranston's most profitable film role to date is Vitaly, a prickly Siberian tiger in the third 'Madagascar' film. Worldwide Gross: $746.9 Million
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Vince Vaughn: 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park'
Vince Vaughn:  'The Lost World: Jurassic Park'
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
The most surprising thing about Vince Vaughn's highest grossing film being the blockbuster sequel 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park' is that we completely forgot he was in that movie. Worldwide Gross: $618.6 Million
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Ryan Reynolds: 'The Croods'
Ryan Reynolds: 'The Croods'
20th Century Fox Film via Everett Collection
Ryan Reynolds has been grasping for big blockbuster success for a as long as anyone can remember, but after appearing in a succession of comic book disappointments like 'X-Men Origins,' 'R.I.P.D.,' and 'Green Lantern,' the actors highest grossing film is now 'The Croods.' Worldwide Gross: $587.2 Million
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Michael Fassbender: '300'
Michael Fassbender: '300'
Warner Bros. Pictures via Everett Collection
Before he became an Oscar contender, Michael Fassbender played a hulking Spartan in '300,' and the stylized sword and sandal epic has remained his highest grossing film to date, though 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' looks to change that quite soon. Domestic Gross: $243.7 Million

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