Monday, September 05, 2011

Our list of the top 15 SNL Movie Stars

UPDATED 9/25/11 with some new images.

Our list is based purely on data, the number of hit films SNL alumni have had. First, let's talk Andy...

Andy Samberg started with a stall of a movie, Hot Rod:

However, his Digital Shorts and hit albums have kept him alive. Now he's back for more movies. Can Andy become a movie star?

Here's our list of SNL alumni in order of how successful they've been at the movies...

(Sleepers are movies that make over $50 million in worldwide sales. Hits make over $100 million. Blockbusters make over $200 million. All figures are based on worldwide box office sales.)

In chronological order, every SNL alumni to have at least one Hit or Blockbuster:


1. Chevy Chase - 9 total...
8 Sleepers: Caddyshack, Vacation, Fletch, European Vacation, Spies Like Us, Christmas Vacation, Snow Day, Hot Tub Time Machine
1 Hit: Last Action Hero

2. Dan Aykroyd - 20 total...
10 Sleepers: 1941, Blues Brothers, Trading Places, Spies Like Us, Dragnet, My Girl, Sneakers, Evolution, Crossroads, Christmas with the Kranks
4 Hits: Driving Miss Daisy, Antz, 50 First Dates, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
6 Blockbusters: Indiana Jones 2, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Casper, Pearl Harbor, Yogi Bear 3D
NOTE: And he has two more on the way with Dorothy of Oz and Ghostbusters 3.

3. John Belushi - 3 total...
2 Sleepers: 1941, Blues Brothers
1 Hit: Animal House

4. Bill Murray - 16 total...
6 Sleepers: Stripes, Scrooged, What About Bob?, Grounghog Day, Wild Things, The Royal Tenenbaums 4 Hits: Tootsie, Lost in Translation, Garfield 2, Zombieland
6 Blockbusters: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Space Jam, Charlie's Angels, Garfield, Get Smart

5. Harry Shearer - 7 total...
1 Sleeper: Small Soldiers
1 Hit: A League of Their Own
5 Blockbusters: My Best Friend's Wedding, Godzilla, Truman Show, Chicken Little, Simpsons Movie

6. Eddie Murphy - 29 total...
10 Sleepers: 48 Hrs., Trading Places, The Golden Child, Eddie Murphy Raw, Harlem Nights, Life, Bowfinger, Showtime, I Spy, Meet Dave
9 Hits: Another 48 Hrs., Boomerang, Beverly Hills Cop 3, The Nutty Professor 2, Doctor Dolittle 2, Daddy Day Care, The Haunted Mansion, Dreamgirls, Norbit
10 Blockbusters: Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Mulan, Doctor Dolittle, Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek 3, Shrek 4
NOTE: And he's got three more on the way with Tower Heist, Hong Kong Phooey, and Beverly Hills Cop 4.

7. Julia Louis-Dreyfus - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Christmas Vacation
1 Blockbuster: A Bug's Life

8. Jim Belushi - 9 total...
5 Sleepers: Trading Places, Wag the Dog, The Wild, Under Dog, The Ghost Writer
4 Hits: Last Action Hero, Jingle All the Way, Snow Dogs, Hoodwinked
NOTE: And he has one more on the way with Dorothy of Oz.

9. Billy Crystal - 10 total...
3 Sleepers: Throw Momma From the Train, When Harry Met Sally, Analyze That
4 Hits: City Slickers, Analyze This, America's Sweethearts, The Tooth Fairy
3 Blockbusters: Monsters Inc., Howl's Moving Castle, Cars
NOTE: And he has one more on the way with Monsters Inc 2 (Monster University).

10. Martin Short - 9 total...
4 Sleepers: Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride 2, Jungle 2 Jungle, Treasure Planet
4 Hits: Mars Attacks, Jimmy Neutron, The Santa Clause 3, Spiderwick Chronicles
1 Blockbuster: The Prince of Egypt
NOTE: And he has two more on the way with Dorothy of Oz and Frankenweenie.

11. Chrisopher Guest - 3 total...
1 Sleeper: Small Soldiers
2 Blockbusters: A Few Good Men, Night at the Museum 2
NOTE: Christopher Guest is best known for his critically acclaimed mockumentaries.

12. Joan Cusack - 13 total...
6 Sleepers: Broadcast News, Working Girl, Hero, In And Out, Looney Tunes Back in Action, My Sister's Keeper
3 Hits: Nine Months, School of Rock, Confessions of a Shopaholic
4 Blockbusters: Runaway Bride, Toy Story 2, Chicken Little, Toy Story 3

13. Robert Downey, Jr. - 14 total... 8 Sleepers: Back to School, Natural Born Killers, U.S. Marshalls, Bowfinger, Gothika, Good Night and Good Luck, The Shaggy Dog, Zodiac
1 Hit: Tropic Thunder
5 Blockbusters: Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 2, Due Date
NOTE: And he's got three more coming with Sherlock Holmes 2, Avengers, and Iron Man 3.

14. Anthony Michael Hall - 4 total...
3 Sleepers: Vacation, The Breakfast Club, Edward Scissorhands
1 Blockbuster: The Dark Knight

15. Jon Lovitz - 8 total...
4 Sleepers: Little Nicky, Rat Race, The Stepford Wives, The Benchwarmers
3 Hits: Big, A League of Their Own, The Wedding Singer
1 Blockbuster: Cats & Dogs
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Kane & Lynch.

16. Randy Quaid - 8 total...
5 Sleepers: What's Up Doc?, Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Not Another Teen Movie, Home on the Range
2 Hits: Days of Thunder, Brokeback Mountain
1 Blockbuster: Independence Day

17. Don Novello - 4 total...
2 Sleepers: Jack, The Godfather III
1 Hit: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1 Blockbuster: Casper

18. Damon Wayans - 3 total...
1 Sleeper: The Last Boyscout
1 Hit: Last Action Hero
1 Blockbuster: Beverly Hills Cop

19. Dana Carvey - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Little Nicky
1 Hit: Wayne's World
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Jack & Jill.

20. Phil Hartman - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Small Soldiers
1 Hit: Jingle All the Way

21. Kevin Nealon - 8 total...
2 Sleepers: Little Nicky, Heartbreakers
3 Hits: The Wedding Singer, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care
3 Blockbusters: You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Get Smart, Just Go With It

22. Mike Myers - 10 total...
1 Sleeper: Austin Powers
2 Hits: Wayne's World, The Cat in the Hat
7 Blockbusters: Austin Powers 2, Shrek, Austin Powers 3, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Inglorious Basterds, Shrek 4
NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Austin Powers 4 and Pepe Le Pew.

23. Ben Stiller - 17 total...
3 Sleepers: Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums, Anchorman
6 Hits: The Cable Guy, Along Came Polly, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball, Heartbreak Kid, Tropic Thunder
8 Blockbusters: There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Madagascar, Night at the Museum, Madagascar 2, Night at the Museum 2, Little Fockers
NOTE: And he's got five more coming with Tower Heist, Hardy Men, Zoolander 2, Neighborhood Watch, and Madagascar 3.

24. Chris Rock - 13 total...
2 Sleepers: Down to Earth, Bad Company
2 Hits: Boomerang, The Longest Yard
9 Blockbusters: Beverly Hills Cop 2, Doctor Dolittle, Lethal Weapon 4, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Madagascar, Bee Movie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Madagascar 2, Grown Ups
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Madagascar 3.

25. Rob Schneider - 20 total...
7 Sleepers: The Beverly Hillbillies, Deuce Bigalow, Little Nicky, The Animal, The Hot Chick, Around the World in 80 Days, The Benchwarmers
8 Hits: Demolition Man, Judge Dredd, The Waterboy, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, Little Man, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
5 Blockbusters: Home Alone 2, Big Daddy, Click, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Grown Ups

26. David Spade - 7 total...
3 Sleepers: Beavis & Butthead Do America, Racing Stripes, The Benchwarmers
3 Hits: The Rugrats Movie, The Emperor's New Groove, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
1 Blockbuster: Grown Ups
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Hotel Transylvania.

27. Adam Sandler - 19 total...
5 Sleepers: Little Nicky, The Animal, The Hot Chick, Spanglish, Funny People,
8 Hits: The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Zookeeper
6 Blockbusters: Big Daddy, Click, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Bedtime Stories, Grown Ups, Just Go With It
NOTE: And he's got three more coming with Jack and Jill, Donny's Boy, and Hotel Transylvania.

28. Norm MacDonald- 5 total...
3 Sleepers: Deuce Bigalow, The Animal, The Benchwarmers
1 Hit: Dr. Dolittle 2
1 Blockbuster: Doctor Dolittle

29. Jay Mohr - 6 total...
4 Sleepers: Small Soldiers, Pay it Forward, Are We There Yet?, Street Kings
1 Hit: Hereafter
1 Blockbuster: Jerry Maguire

30. Sarah Silverman - 4 total...
2 Sleepers: Heartbreakers, Evolution
1 Hit: The School of Rock
1 Blockbuster: There's Something About Mary

31. Chris Elliott - 7 total...
3 Sleepers: The Abyss, Groundhog Day, Snow Day
3 Blockbusters: Nutty Professor II, Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 4
1 Blockbuster: There's Something About Mary

32. Janeane Garofalo - 4 total...
1 Sleeper: Cop Land
2 Hits: The Cable Guy, The Wild
1 Blockbuster: Ratatouille

33. Michael McKean- 5 total...
4 Sleepers: 1941, Jack, Small Soldiers, Little Nicky
1 Hit: Surf's Up

34. Molly Shannon - 13 total...
3 Sleepers: Never Been Kissed, Serendipity, Marie Antoinette
8 Hits: Analyze This, Doctor Dolittle 2, Shallow Hal, The Santa Claus 2, Scary Movie 4, Little Man, Talladega Nights, Evan Almighty
2 Blockbusters: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bad Teacher

35. Will Ferrell - 18 total...
8 Sleepers: Austin Powers, Zoolander, Old School, Anchorman, Kicking & Screaming, Curious George, Stranger Than Fiction, Land of the Lost
6 Hits: Starsky & Hutch, Bewitched, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, Step Brothers, The Other Guys
4 Blockbusters: Austin Powers 2, Elf, Wedding Crashers, Megamind
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Southern Rivals.

36. Darrell Hammond- 3 total...
2 Sleepers: Agent Cody Banks, Epic Movie
1 Hit: Scary Movie 3

37. David Koechner - 12 total...
6 Sleepers: Wag the Dog, Anchorman, Yours Mine & Ours, Snakes On a Plane, Paul, Final Destination 5
4 Hits: Dukes of Hazzard, 40-Year Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, Barnyard
2 Blockbusters: Austin Powers 2, Get Smart

38. Cheri Oteri- 7 total...
4 Sleepers: Austin Powers, Small Soldiers, Inspector Gadget, The Ant Bully
3 Blockbusters: Liar Liar, Scary Movie, Shrek the Third

39. Tracy Morgan - 7 total...
3 Sleepers: Are We There Yet?, Superhero Movie, Cop Out
2 Hits: The Longest Yard, Little Man
2 Blockbusters: G-Force, Rio

40. Jimmy Fallon - 3 total...
2 Sleepers: Taxi, Fever Pitch
1 Hit: Arthur & The Invisibles

41. Horatio Sanz - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Year One
1 Hit: Road Trip

42. Rachel Dratch - 3 total...
1 Hit: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
2 Blockbusters: Click, Just Go With It

43. Maya Rudolph- 6 total...
2 Hits: 50 First Dates, Zookeeper
4 Blockbusters: As Good as it Gets, Shrek the Third, Grown Ups, Bridesmaids

44. Tina Fey - 5 total...
1 Sleeper: Baby Mama
3 Hits: Mean Girls, Ponyo, Date Night
1 Blockbuster: Megamind

45. Amy Poehler - 7 total...
2 Sleepers: Deuce Bigalow, Baby Momma
2 Hits: Mean Girls, Blades of Glory
3 Blockbusters: Shrek 3, Horton Hears a Who, Alvin & the Chipmunks 2
NOTE: And she's got one more coming with Alvin & the Chipmunks 3.

46. Fred Armisen - 7 total...
4 Sleepers: Anchorman, Baby Mama, Cop Out, Easy A
2 Hits: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Cats & Dogs 2
1 Blockbuster: The Smurfs

47. Will Forte - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Baby Mama
1 Hit: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Donny's Boy and Rock of Ages.

48. Kenan Thompson - 3 total...
3 Sleepers: Big Fat Liar, Barbershop 2, Snakes on a Plane
1 Blockbuster: The Smurfs

49. Rob Riggle - 6 total...
2 Sleepers: Killers, Larry Crowne
3 Hits: Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Other Guys
1 Blockbuster: The Hangover
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with 21 Jump Street.

50. Jason Sudeikis - 4 total...
1 Sleeper: Hall Pass
2 Hits: The Bounty Hunters, Horrible Bosses
1 Blockbuster: What Happens in Vegas

51. Bill Hader - 10 total...
1 Sleeper: Paul
6 Hits: You Me & Dupree, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
3 Blockbusters: Knocked Up, Night at the Museum 2, Ice Age 3
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Men in Black 3.

52. Andy Samberg - 4 total...
3 Sleepers: Space Chimps, I Love You Man, Friends with Benefits
1 Hit: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Donny's Boy and Hotel Transylvania.

53. Kristen Wiig - 8 total...
1 Sleeper: Paul
2 Hits: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Date Night
5 Blockbusters: Knocked Up, Ice Age 3, How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me, Bridesmaids
NOTE: And she's got two more coming with Imogene and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Now, if we were going to judge them only by how many hits they've had, then this would be the list...


1. Eddie Murphy - 29 total

2. Dan Aykroyd - 20 total

3. Rob Schneider - 20 total

4. Adam Sandler - 19 total

5. Will Ferrell - 18 total

6. Ben Stiller - 17 total

7. Bill Murray - 16 total

8. Robert Downey, Jr. - 14 total

9. Chris Rock - 13 total

10. Joan Cusack - 13 total

11. Molly Shannon - 13 total

12. David Koechner - 12 total

13. Mike Myers - 10 total

14. Billy Crystal - 10 total

15. Bill Hader - 10 total

The bottom line is that Saturday Night Live has always pumped out talent, and it continues to do so. Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island need to get a script together to pitch. I'm sure they made Hot Rod funnier than it would have been, but they need to start with a solid script in order to get people interested in the movie. The audience has to be interested in the characters and the jokes. While the jokes in the Hot Rod trailers made us smile, they didn't make us laugh. And the characters weren't strong enough to interest us (they were very flat). Basically Andy was playing a role meant to be played by Will Ferrell. So it was written knowing that only Will could make that character likable. Well they need to write one that's meant for Andy to do.

Also, here's a short list of SNL movies from:

Q: How many movies have featured characters that originally appeared on "SNL"?

A: 17: "Mr. Mike's Mondo Video" (1979), "The Blues Brothers" (1980), "Gilda Live" (1980), "Wayne's World" (1992), "Mo' Money" (1992), "Bob Roberts" (1992), "Mr. Saturday Night" (1992), "Coneheads" (1993), "Wayne's World 2" (1993), "It's Pat" (1994), "Casper" (1995), "Stuart Saves His Family" (1995), "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998), "A Night at the Roxbury" (1998), "Office Space" (1999), "Superstar" (1999), and "The Ladies Man" (2000).


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