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Gary Cooper with Pope
Hollywood superstar Gary Cooper with Pope Pius XII. Cooper was a convert to Catholicism.

Religious Affiliation of the
Top Box Office Stars


The Quigley Publishing Company (founded in 1915) annually publishes the results of its prestigious Quigley Poll. This poll is an annual survey of motion picture exhibitors, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that generated the most box-office revenue in the preceding year for their theatres. Long regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of a star's box-office draw, the Quigley Poll has been cited in hundreds of publications and appears annually in Quigley Publishing Company's International Motion Picture Almanac (published annually since 1929) and on our site (http://www.quigleypublishing.com).

Douglas Fairbanks | Wallace Reid | Douglas Fairbanks | Rudolph Valentino | Tom Mix | Lon Chaney | Charles Farrell | Will Rogers | Clark Gable | Mickey Rooney | Abbott and Costello | Bob Hope | Bing Crosby | Bob Hope | John Wayne | Dean Martin | Jerry Lewis | Gary Cooper | John Wayne | James Stewart | William Holden | Rock Hudson | Glenn Ford | Rock Hudson | John Wayne | Jack Lemmon | Sean Connery | Lee Marvin | Sidney Poitier | Paul Newman | John Wayne | Clint Eastwood | Robert Redford | Sylvester Stallone | Burt Reynolds | Clint Eastwood | Sylvester Stallone | Tom Cruise | Eddie Murphy | Tom Cruise | Jack Nicholson | Arnold Schwarzenegger | Jack Nicholson | Tom Hanks | Tom Cruise | Harrison Ford | Tom Hanks | Tom Cruise | Tom Hanks | Jim Carrey
Related Pages:
- Religious Affiliation of the 100 Most Influential People in Movie History

- Religious Affiliation of Winners of the Academy Award for Best Actor, Actress and Best Supporting Actor, Actress

- Religious Affiliation of AFI's 50 Greatest Actors and Actresses

- Should an actor's religious affiliation matter?

Quigley Poll:
Actors who have been
Top Box Office Draw of the Year
one or more times
ActorNumber
of Years
at #1
Religious Background/
Affiliation
Tom Hanks 6was Catholic, Latter-day Saint, Nazarene; now Greek Orthodox
John Wayne 5Presbyterian; Catholic
Burt Reynolds 5?
Rock Hudson 5Scientologist; GLBT
Bing Crosby 5Catholic
Tom Cruise 4Scientologist
Mickey Rooney 4Christian Science
Douglas Fairbanks 4Jewish Catholic
Clint Eastwood 4raised Protestant; agnostic
Will Rogers 3Methodist
Robert Redford 3was married to a Latter-day Saint
Wallace Reid 2?
Rudolph Valentino 2Catholic; married to a Latter-day Saint
Sylvester Stallone 2Catholic
Sean Connery 2Catholic
Tom Mix 2?
Paul Newman 2father was Jewish
Lon Chaney 2Christianity; both parents deaf
Jack Nicholson 2Catholic; Reichian
Clark Gable 2Catholic
Charles Farrell 2?
Bob Hope 2Catholic
Arnold Schwarzenegger 2Catholic
William Holden 1Congregationalist
Sidney Poitier 1Vodoun; Anglican; Catholic
Lee Marvin 1?
Jim Carrey 1Catholic
Jerry Lewis 1Jewish
James Stewart 1Presbyterian
Jack Lemmon 1Catholic
Harrison Ford 1Jewish Catholic
Glenn Ford 1?
Gary Cooper 1Catholic (convert)
Eddie Murphy 1Baptist
Dean Martin 1Catholic
Abbott and Costello 1Jewish (Bud Abbott)


The Year's Top Box Office Draw, for each year

2003 - Jim Carrey
2002 - Tom Hanks
2000 - Tom Cruise
1999 - Tom Hanks
1998 - Tom Hanks
1997 - Harrison Ford
1996 - Tom Cruise
1995 - Tom Hanks
1994 - Tom Hanks
1993 - Tom Hanks
1992 - Jack Nicholson
1991 - Arnold Schwarzenegger
1990 - Arnold Schwarzenegger
1989 - Jack Nicholson
1988 - Tom Cruise
1987 - Eddie Murphy
1986 - Tom Cruise
1985 - Sylvester Stallone
1984 - Clint Eastwood
1983 - Clint Eastwood
1982 - Burt Reynolds
1981 - Burt Reynolds
1980 - Burt Reynolds
1979 - Burt Reynolds
1978 - Burt Reynolds
1977 - Sylvester Stallone
1976 - Robert Redford
1975 - Robert Redford
1974 - Robert Redford
1973 - Clint Eastwood
1972 - Clint Eastwood
1971 - John Wayne
1970 - Paul Newman
1969 - Paul Newman
1968 - Sidney Poitier
1967 - Lee Marvin
1966 - Sean Connery
1965 - Sean Connery
1964 - Jack Lemmon
1963 - John Wayne
1962 - Rock Hudson
1961 - Rock Hudson
1960 - Rock Hudson
1959 - Rock Hudson
1958 - Glenn Ford
1957 - Rock Hudson
1956 - William Holden
1955 - James Stewart
1954 - John Wayne
1953 - Gary Cooper
1952 - Dean Martin
1952 - Jerry Lewis
1951 - John Wayne
1950 - John Wayne
1949 - Bob Hope
1948 - Bing Crosby
1947 - Bing Crosby
1946 - Bing Crosby
1945 - Bing Crosby
1944 - Bing Crosby
1943 - Bob Hope
1942 - Abbott and Costello
1941 - Mickey Rooney
1940 - Mickey Rooney
1939 - Mickey Rooney
1938 - Mickey Rooney
1937 - Clark Gable
1936 - Clark Gable
1935 - Will Rogers
1934 - Will Rogers
1933 - Will Rogers
1932 - Charles Farrell
1931 - Charles Farrell
1929 - Lon Chaney
1928 - Lon Chaney
1927 - Tom Mix
1926 - Tom Mix
1925 - Rudolph Valentino
1924 - Rudolph Valentino
1922 - Douglas Fairbanks
1921 - Douglas Fairbanks
1920 - Wallace Reid
1919 - Wallace Reid
1918 - Douglas Fairbanks
1917 - Douglas Fairbanks

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