Special Report

Top Box Office Stars in Classic Movies Made Every Year Since 1945

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1950: Toshirô Mifune
> Most famous movie(s) with Toshirô Mifune made in 1950: Rashômon
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with Toshirô Mifune: $100,000

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1951: Humphrey Bogart
> Most famous movie(s) with Humphrey Bogart made in 1951: The African Queen
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with Humphrey Bogart: $540,000

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1952: John Wayne
> Most famous movie(s) with John Wayne made in 1952: The Quiet Man
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with John Wayne: $10,550,000

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1953: Burt Lancaster
> Most famous movie(s) with Burt Lancaster made in 1953: From Here to Eternity
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with Burt Lancaster: $30,500,000

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1954: James Stewart
> Most famous movie(s) with James Stewart made in 1954: Rear Window
> Domestic box office of most famous movie(s) with James Stewart: $36,760,000

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