These 25 actors have acted in the most Hollywood movies of all time (2022)

There are some familiar stars that seem to pop up in everything you watch.

While most actors would be lucky to bag 20 or 30 movie roles in a career, these actors are going above and beyond when adding to their resume.

Here's the 25 actors who have starred in the most Hollywood movies.

1. Eric Roberts

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Sure, his sister Julia Roberts and daughter Emma Roberts may have made it to the A-list, but Eric Roberts trumps them both—and pretty much everybody else—when it comes to number of credits.

We're not sure how he's done it, but Eric Roberts has starred in 326 movies since his first role in King of the Gypsies in 1978.

Other famous roles include parts in Runaway Train, The Dark Knight and The Expendables, and Roberts is just as prolific in television, with another over 200 credits from other projects.

2. John Carradine

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Best known for his work in horror, Westerns and Shakespearean theatre, John Carradine is one of film's most prolific actors, with 233 film credits.

While a member of John Ford's stock company, he appeared in 11 pictures including The Grapes of Wrath, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Stagecoach.

Carradine died in 1988, and two films were released posthumously: Buried Alive and Jack-O.

3. Danny Trejo

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The 215 film credits Danny Trejo has achieved are even more impressive considering his first, 1985's Runaway Train, came when he was asked to play a prison inmate while visiting the set to assist with drug issues, having been working with sober living houses.

Trejo went on to appear in films like Heat, Con Air and Desperado, and is best known for playing Machete—a character initially developed for the Spy Kids franchise, but was later involved in more adult, violent spin-offs.

Trejo, 77, is still acting, so expect that figure to keep rising.

4. Christopher Lee

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The late Christopher Lee was best known for playing Count Dracula in several Hammer Horror films, as well as playing Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun, and Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

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By the time his final posthumous role in The Time War was released in 2018, Lee had starred in 213 movies over seven decades.

And that's not even counting the 65 TV shows he is credited for.

5. Richard Riehle

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While Richard Riehle may be best known for TV roles on The Young and the Restless and Grounded for Life, the character actor has been putting in major work in film, too.

Riehle's 209 film credits include parts in Casino, The Fugitive, Office Space, Lethal Weapon 4 and Bridesmaids.

While many of his roles are small, he's definitely an actor you recognise time and time again.

6. Mickey Rooney

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With a career spanning nine decades, Mickey Rooney transferred out of the silent movie era, into the talkies and beyond and achieved 201 film credits.

His most famous role was Andy Hardy, who he portrayed in 16 movies, and was one of MGM's most successful stars.

Other classic credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Babes In Arms, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Black Stallion and National Velvet, and Rooney is remembered for his work alongside Judy Garland.

7. Jackie Chan

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Martial arts legend Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1960s, and has racked up 181 credits in that time.

His first Hollywood film came in The Big Brawl in 1980, and Chan went on to appear in films like the Rush Hour franchise, Shanghai Noon and the remake of The Karate Kid.

His following in both the East and the West have made Chan one of film's most recognisable stars.

8. Anthony Quinn

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Mexican-American actor Quinn starred in 145 films in his career and won two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor.

Amongst his most famous films are Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, Lion of the Desert, The Guns of Navarone, The Message, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Guns for San Sebastian, Lion of the Desert and La Strada.

9. Ernest Borgnine

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Known for his trademark gap-toothed grin, Ernest Borgnine had starred in 148 films by the time of his death in 2012.

Some of his best known roles include the lead in the Oscar-winning film Marty, From Here To Eternity, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Wild Bunch and The Dirty Dozen.

10. James Hong

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James Hong has starred in 142 films throughout his career, starting with an uncredited role in 1958's Dragonfly Squadron.

Some of his most memorable roles came in Chinatown, Blade Runner, Big Trouble In Little China and Airplane!, and the 92-year-old isn't slowing down, with three films currently in production.

11. Donald Sutherland

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Throughout his 55 year career, Sutherland has racked up an impressive 141 film credits, with his 141st movie Moonfall scheduled for release next year.

He has starred in classics like M*A*S*H, The Hunger Games franchise, Don't Look Now, A Time To Kill and Ordinary People.

However, somehow he has never received an Oscar nomination.

12. Samuel L. Jackson

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Considering he's the highest grossing actor of all time, it may be no surprise to learn that Samuel L. Jackson has starred in 141 films, two of which have yet to be released.

Starting his movie career with a small role in 1981's Ragtime, Jackson has gone on to have major parts in the Star Wars franchise (Mace Windu) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Nick Fury), as well as starring in multiple Quentin Tarantino films.

And of course, he played actual Shaft.

13. Michael Caine

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British film icon Michael Caine has starred in 137 movies during his career and shows no signs of stopping.

The actor is best known for legendary roles in films like The Italian Job, Educating Rita, Alfie and Hannah and Her Sisters, while he has recently become a staple of Christopher Nolan's work, starring in his Batman films, Tenet and Inception.

14. Ray Milland

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In addition to an extensive television career, Ray Milland starred in 133 movies between 1928 and 1985, with the actor dying the following year.

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The Welsh star spent 20 years working with Paramount, and among his best known roles were parts in The Lost Weekend, The Jungle Princess, Dial M for Murder and Love Story.

15. Danny Glover

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Including two yet to be released movies, Danny Glover has starred in 127 movies since his 1979 acting debut as an inmate in Escape from Alcatraz.

He is probably best known for playing Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series, while he has also starred in titles such as Saw, The Color Purple, Jumanji: The Next Level and Dreamgirls.

16. Christopher Plummer

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Christopher Plummer was working right up until his death in 2021, and became the oldest person ever to be nominated for an acting Oscar three years earlier when he stepped in to replace Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World.

He starred in 119 films in his career, including A Beautiful Mind, Knives Out, The Man Who Would Be King, The Insider, and, of course, The Sound of Music, in which he played Captain Von Trapp.

17. George Kennedy

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George Kennedy died in 2016, and between his first role in 1961's The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come and his last in 2014's The Gambler, he racked up 98 film credits.

Among his most famous films were Cool Hand Luke, Airport, The Dirty Dozen and the Naked Gun series.

18. Susan Sarandon

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Susan Sarandon's acting career began in 1970 in the film Joe, and five years on, she landed the iconic role of Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Critically acclaimed roles in Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking, Stepmom, Little Women, The Witches of Eastwick and Enchanted followed, with Sarandon racking up 98 credits in film.

19. Robert Duvall

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With a career spanning over seven decades so far, Duvall has starred in 93 films.

His most famous roles include those in To Kill A Mockingbird, M*A*S*H, The Godfather Part II, True Grit and Apocalypse Now.

20. Bette Davis

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One of the most iconic stars of the screen, Bette Davis starred in 90 movies during her five decade long career - despite turning down big roles and being choosier about her projects as her star ascended.

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Among her most famous films were Dangerous, Jezebel, All About Eve, Death On The Nile, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Davis was the first actor to accrue 10 Oscar nominations, and won Academy Awards.

21. Robert Loggia

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The late Robert Loggia's career spanned sixty years, and he racked up credits including Big, Jagged Edge, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Revenge of the Pink Panther, An Officer and a Gentleman, Scarface and Independence Day.

Loggia died in 2015, at which time he had 88 film credits, and four posthumous appearances followed.

22. Ernie Hudson

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Ernie Hudson has 87 film credits under his belt, and he's still working in Hollywood.

Some of his best known films include Miss Congeniality, Airheads, The Crow and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, but he's most recognisable for playing Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters films.

Hudson reprises that role in his next film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

23. Anthony Hopkins

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Perhaps most famous for playing Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, Sir Anthony Hopkins has starred in 86 films in his career.

His film roles have won him two Academy Awards and four BAFTAs, including roles in The Father, The Silence of The Lambs, The Remains of The Day, The Two Popes and Nixon.

24. James Earl Jones

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When your film career kicks off with Dr Strangelove, you know a pretty great CV is on its way.

Blessed with one of the most distinctive voices in the business, James Earl Jones has starred in 86 films, with his most recent, Coming 2 America, being released this year.

His most memorable roles include the voices for Mufasa in The Lion King and Darth Vader in the Star Wars films.

25. Eli Wallach

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Eli Wallach's film career started with an appearance in 1956's Baby Doll, and resulted in a film CV full of 84 credits.

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The late star's films include The Magnificent Seven, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Godfather Part III, The Associate, and The Holiday.

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Here's the 25 actors who have starred in the most Hollywood movies.
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Aug 25, 2021

Which actor has acted in the most movies in Hollywood? ›

Eric Roberts (666 acting credits)

Though somewhat overshadowed by his younger sister, Julia Roberts, and his up-and-comer daughter, Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Scream Queens), Eric Roberts easily tops the list as the hardest working actor in Hollywood, with more than 650 acting credits to his name.

Which actor has acted in the most movies? ›

Here's the full list:
  • Eric Roberts (401)
  • Richard Riehle (359)
  • John Carradine (351)
  • Mickey Rooney (335)
  • Danny Trejo (317)
  • Fred Willard (291)
  • Sir Christopher Lee (265)
  • Stephen Tobolowsky (251)
May 10, 2017

Who is the most famous actor? ›

Actually, based on science, Samuel L. Jackson is the most popular actor of all time, ever. According to a 2018 study published in Applied Network Science, using a wide range of metrics—including number of films, times appearing as top billing, and length of career—Jackson is peerless in the field.

Who is most famous actor in the world? ›

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office
RankNameWorldwide Box Office
1Scarlett Johansson$14,521,324,741
2Robert Downey, Jr.$14,396,130,140
3Samuel L. Jackson$14,361,472,020
4Chris Hemsworth$11,945,712,377
79 more rows

Who is the most successful actor? ›

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office
RankNameDomestic Box Office
1Samuel L. Jackson$5,718,504,196
2Robert Downey, Jr.$5,474,166,329
3Scarlett Johansson$5,289,001,669
4Tom Hanks$5,065,897,608
79 more rows

Who is the No 1 actor in America? ›

1. Dwayne Johnson. Dwayne Douglas Johnson who is also known as The Rock is an American actor, as well as a wrestler, who was born on 2nd May 1972.

Who is the famous person in the world? ›

1. Dwayne Johnson. Dwayne Johnson, nicknamed “The Rock”, is the most famous person in the world as of 2022. Dwayne who was WWE champion wrestler earlier is now an actor and producer.

Who is Hollywood No 1 actress? ›

Julia Roberts. Julia Roberts is indeed one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood. She rose to recognition in the year 1990 with her lead role in the movie Pretty Woman. Then in 2000, she won the best actress with the prestigious Academy Award for her role in Erin Brockovich.

Who is the most liked actress? ›

popularity is the % of people who have a positive opinion of a all-time actress. Find out more
  • 1 Betty White84%
  • 2 Sandra Bullock79%
  • 3 Sally Field74%
  • 4 Jamie Lee Curtis74%
  • 5 Lucille Ball73%
  • 6 Julia Roberts73%
  • 7 Marilyn Monroe70%
  • 8 Audrey Hepburn70%

Which actor has most fans in world? ›

Shah Rukh Khan

One of the most successful film stars in the world, SRK has been regularly referred to as the world's biggest movie star by international media. In fact according to a popularity survey, 3.2 billion people around the world know Shah Rukh Khan, more than who know Tom Cruise.

Who is the richest actor ever? ›

Making Jerry Seinfeld one of the world's richest actors. He makes approximately $50 million annually. Actress and investor Jamie Gertz is the richest actor in the world. The '80s star's net worth is estimated to be $3 billion.

Who is the most successful actress? ›

Bottom Line: Scarlett Johansson

She's also the world's highest-paid actress. Forbes estimates that Johansson made $40.5 million for one year's worth of work from 2017 to 2018, and her role in "Avengers: Endgame" increased that amount for her 2019 earnings to $56 million.

Who is the most successful actor of all time? ›

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office
RankNameDomestic Box Office
1Samuel L. Jackson$5,718,504,196
2Robert Downey, Jr.$5,474,166,329
3Scarlett Johansson$5,289,001,669
4Tom Hanks$5,065,897,608
79 more rows

Who is the highest paid actor? ›

Dwayne Johnson

Who is the richest actor? ›

Making Jerry Seinfeld one of the world's richest actors. He makes approximately $50 million annually. Actress and investor Jamie Gertz is the richest actor in the world. The '80s star's net worth is estimated to be $3 billion.

Who is the most successful actress? ›

Bottom Line: Scarlett Johansson

She's also the world's highest-paid actress. Forbes estimates that Johansson made $40.5 million for one year's worth of work from 2017 to 2018, and her role in "Avengers: Endgame" increased that amount for her 2019 earnings to $56 million.

Who was the most famous celebrity ever? ›

Read on to find out who made it to our list of the most famous people of all time!
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  1. The Rock. Age: 49 (May 2, 1972) ...
  2. Will Smith. ...
  3. Donald Trump. ...
  4. Michael Jackson. ...
  5. Drake. ...
  6. Ariana Grande. ...
  7. Jennifer Lopez. ...
  8. Justin Bieber.
Aug 3, 2021

Which actor has won the most Oscars? ›

As of 2022, Katharine Hepburn maintained her lead as the actor with the most Oscar wins of all time. While the "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" star scored four acting accolades during her career, six fellow actors tied for the second spot with three wins each.

Who is lowest paid actor? ›

1. Jonah Hill. Jonah Hill voluntary accepted the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) minimum salary just so he could work with director Martin Scorsese. Hill told The Howard Stern Show he jumped at the chance to film for seven months on a thin $60,000 salary claiming, “They gave me the lowest amount of money possible.

Who is the most famous actor in the world 2022? ›

Dwayne Johnson

American veteran actor Swayne Johnson is the most popular actor in the world of 2022. He was born on 2nd May 1972 in Hayward, California.

Who is the highest paid actor in world 2022? ›

Tom Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick is the first Cruise that passes the billion-dollar mark after releasing the movie. He became the highest-paid actor in the world in 2022.

Who is the richest female actor? ›

Reese Witherspoon is now the world's wealthiest actress, worth an estimated $400 million, after selling a majority stake in her production company, Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon began her career at 14, in the 1991 film The Man in the Moon, before bending-and-snapping her way to A-list fame in 2001's Legally Blonde.

Who is the richest woman in the world? ›

There were 328 women listed on the world's billionaires as of 17 March 2021, up from 241 in March 2020. Since 2021, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is listed as the world's wealthiest woman.

Who is the richest country in the world? ›

China had in 2020-21 surpassed the United States becoming the wealthiest nation in the world, according to a report released by McKinsey & Co.

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