So you're wondering who the highest grossing actor of all-time is? Let's get in to it! It turns out, if you were named Chris or Tom, there's a pretttttty high chance that you're on this list.
But before we get into anything, let's make something clear: being among the highest-grossing actors of all time doesn't necessarily mean you're the greatest actor of all time—they're two completely different things. And while there is definitely some overlap, the types of movies that are able to make enormous amounts of money are largely blockbuster hits, not indie films or dramas with limited releases.
That's not to say that the following 10 actors are bad—it's just a different way of measuring success in the industry. There's something about the sheer talent of this group that enables most of them to seamlessly shift from blockbuster hit to serious drama without so much as a blink of an eye.