The 20 actors who have made the most money at the U.S. box office

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Tom Hanks in “Saving Private Ryan.”
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Paramount Pictures

The most successful actors in Hollywood history have combined talent, versatility, and longevity to appear in hit after hit.

Tom Hanks, for instance – the third highest-earning actor in the history of the U.S. box office – has all three qualities in spades.

We turned to Box Office Mojo to rank the top 20 actors of all-time by the total career hauls for their films at the U.S. box office.

The ranking shifted recently after the blockbuster release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” with motion-capture icon Andy Serkis entering the top 20 for the first time.

Check out the actors with the top U.S. box-office grosses of all time:


20. Bruce Willis — $3.189 billion

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Willis in “The Sixth Sense.”
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Buena Vista Pictures

Highest grossing film: “The Sixth Sense” ($293.5 million)


19. Will Smith — $3.205 billion

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Smith in “Suicide Squad.”
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Warner Bros.

Highest grossing film: “Suicide Squad” ($325.1 million)


18. Emma Watson — $3.206 billion

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Watson in “Beauty and the Beast.”
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Disney

Highest grossing film: “Beauty and the Beast” ($504 million)


17. Robert DeNiro — $3.233 billion

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DeNiro in “Meet the Fockers.”
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Universal Pictures.

Highest grossing film: “Meet the Fockers” ($279.3 million)


16. Robin Williams — $3.279 billion

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Williams in “Night at the Museum.”
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20th Century Fox

Highest grossing film: “Night at the Museum” ($250.9 million)


15. Michael Caine — $3.396 billion

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Caine in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
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Warner Bros. / The Dark Knight Rises

Highest grossing film: “The Dark Knight” ($534.9 million)


14. Gary Oldman — $3.414 billion

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Oldman in “The Dark Knight.”
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Warner Bros. Pictures

Highest grossing film: “The Dark Knight” ($534.9 million)


13. Andy Serkis — $3.633 billion

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Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
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Lucasfilm

Highest grossing film: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936.7 million)


12. Johnny Depp — $3.642 billion

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Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
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YouTube/disneypirates

Highest grossing film: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” ($423.3 million)


11. Ian McKellan — $3.654 billion

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McKellan in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
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New Line

Highest grossing film: “Beauty and the Beast” ($504 million)


10. Scarlett Johansson — $3.674 billion

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Johansson in “The Avengers.”
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Disney / Marvel

Highest grossing film: “The Avengers” ($623.4 million)


9. Stanley Tucci — $3.758 billion

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Tucci in “Catching Fire.”
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Lionsgate

Highest grossing film: “Beauty and the Beast” ($504 million)


8. Tom Cruise — $3.777 billion

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Cruise in “War of the Worlds.”
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Paramount Pictures

Highest grossing film: “War of the Worlds” ($234.3 million)


7. Eddie Murphy — $3.811 billion

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Murphy in “Coming to America.”
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Paramount

Highest grossing film: “Shrek 2” ($441.2 million)


6. Anthony Daniels — $4.016 billion

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Daniels as C-3PO in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
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Disney

Highest grossing film: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936.7 million)


5. Robert Downey, Jr. — $4.281 billion

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Downey, Jr. in “The Avengers.”
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Disney/Marvel/”Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Highest grossing film: “The Avengers” ($623.4 million)


4. Morgan Freeman — $4.521 billion

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Freeman in “The Dark Knight.”
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Warner Bros.

Highest grossing film: “The Dark Knight” ($534.9 million)


3. Tom Hanks — $4.551 billion

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Hanks in “Cast Away.”
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20th Century Fox

Highest grossing film: “Toy Story 3” ($415 million)


2. Harrison Ford — $4.963 billion

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Ford in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
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Disney/LucasFilm

Highest grossing film: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936.7 million)


1. Samuel L. Jackson — $5.149 billion

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Jackson in “The Avengers.”
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Walt Disney Pictures

Highest grossing film: “The Avengers” ($623.4 million)