These Are The Highest Grossing Movie Stars Of All Time

Actors who are fortunate enough to have long-running careers are hot commodities in the entertainment industry, especially when they can draw massive audiences into the box office on a regular bases. Hollywood veterans like Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Cruise know what it takes to sustain audiences. After all, it’s often not just what actors are paid for their work, but it’s what they are worth. Here are the highest grossing movie stars of all time.

Scarlett Johansson -$3.3 billion
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Though Scarlett Johansson has been kicking ass in the movie industry for over 20 years, this year she made history (and bank) as the first woman to ever appear on this list. As the youngest highest grossing actor, Johansson has had no trouble grabbing major titles, especially her role in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Black Widow. Teach the ladies how it's done ScarJo.
Michael Caine- $3.3 billion
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The legendary British icon Michael Caine has appeared in over 115 films over the course of his career. From his Academy Award nominated work in the original The Italian Job to his role as Alfred in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, there has been no role that Caine hasn't brought his A-game to. This is why at age 83, he's able to snatch the biggest and best roles.
Johnny Depp- $3.3 billion
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Despite the fact that more often than not his latest films have been box office flops, when Johnny Depp hits big, the box office explodes. From his Tim Burton roles to his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, there is a reason why Jonny Depp has grossed over $3 billion dollars over the course of his career.
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Tom Cruise- $3.6 billion
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Since Tom Cruise burst on to the scene in the '80s, he's pretty much been working non-stop. From the Mission: Impossible franchise, to his critically acclaimed films like Eyes Wide Shut, Cruise is a box-office trailblazer.
Eddie Murphy- $3.8 billion
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The generation behind us might not realize how iconic comedian Eddie Murphy is, but he was literally THE MAN of the '80s and '90s. From Beverly Hills Cop to Coming to America, the funnyman was able to transition his raunchy star power to appear in some of the biggest comedies of late '90s and '00s including The Nutty Professor, Dr. Dolittle and Shrek. We'd definitely be down for a Shrek film with Donkey at the center.
Robert Downey, Jr. -$3.9 billion
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When you look at the stars' payroll in the MCU, Robert Downey Jr. always tops the charts as Tony Stark aka Iron Man. In what is probably one of the greatest comeback stories of all time, Downey, Jr was able to use the Marvel superhero universe to turn his life around and bring in nearly $4 billion dollars to the box office.
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Tom Hanks- $4.3 billion
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From Philadelphia to Forrest GumpTom Hanks knows how to provoke all of the feels in his films. There is nothing movie-lovers adore more than an emotional journey and Hanks' choices in films have certainly paid of at the box office. Let's see if he's able to climb higher on this list with his upcoming film, Sully.
Morgan Freeman- $4.4 billion
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The man with the voice, prolific actor and narrator Morgan Freeman can certianly grasp your attention by simply saying a few short sentences. The Academy Award winner has worked steadily since the mid-1980s in everything from Driving Miss Daisy to The Dark Knight trilogy, hitting a insane box office high of nearly four and a half billion dollars.
Samuel L. Jackson- $4.7 billion
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Though Harrison Ford snagged the top from his this time, there is perhaps no harder working or more prolific actor in Hollywood than Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson has been slaying the screens and the stage for a lengthy 44-years. From a plethora of Spike Lee Joints, to a ton of Marvel films and some Quentin Tarantino features there is nothing that Sam Jackson can't do. This year alone, he is slated to star in three film with three more headed for theaters in 2017.
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Harrison Ford- $4.9 billion
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With the Star Wars franchise alongside you, how can you lose? Last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Harrison Ford's highest grossing film to date, and that doesn't even include the rest of the Star Wars flick or the entire Indiana Jones franchise. At nearly $5 billion dollars to date, its no wonder that Harrison Ford is the highest grossing movie star of all time.