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Table 10 Top 5 actors (of any gender, actresses in bold) by genre, for comedy, horror, sci-fi and musical movies

From: Identification of key films and personalities in the history of cinema from a Western perspective

Rank Name Level Years Name Level Years
  Comedy Horror
1 Murray, Bill (I) 10, 4, 5 ’80-’09 Price, Vincent (I) 9, 4, 2 ’40-’74
2 Stiller, Ben 10, 3, 4 ’96-’09 Lugosi, Bela 8, 4, 4 ’31-’55
3 Hawtrey, Charles (I) 10, 3, 1 ’42-’69 Savini, Tom 8, 0, 2 ’78-’07
4 Carrey, Jim 10, 1, 3 ’83-’04 Lee, Christopher (I) 6, 10, 5 ’57-’99
5 Williams, Kenneth (I) 10, 1, 1 ’58-’69 Karloff, Boris (I) 6, 7, 1 ’32-’68
  Sci-fi Musical
1 Sahara, Kenji 7, 9, 1 ’57-’04 Garland, Judy 4, 1, 3 ’37-’54
2 Nakajima, Haruo 7, 7, 1 ’54-’72 Kelly, Gene (I) 4, 0, 2 ’44-’54
3 Tajima, Yoshifumi 7, 6, 1 ’56-’84 MacDonald, Jeanette (I) 4, 0, 1 ’29-’37
4 Tezuka, Katsumi 7, 3, 1 ’54-’64 Astaire, Fred 3, 7, 6 ’33-’57
5 Schwarzenegger, Arnold 7, 1, 1 ’84-’03 Dumont, Margaret 3, 4, 0 ’29-’41
  1. For each individual we report the number of movies he has starred during the decade that reached the top 5%, 10% and 15% influence in their year of release, and their range of release years
  2. Actresses’ names are emphasized in boldface