Samuel L Jackson Guinness Highest-grossing – When it comes to being the all-time highest-grossing actor according to Guinness, Samuel L Jackson can beat out the likes of Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and even Will Smith. Samuel’s films have grossed a staggering $7.42 billion dollars over the course of his entire career.
If that information seems somewhat surprising consider this; the actor usually stars in an average of three to four films a year, sometimes in costarring roles and a few of them also comprise some of the biggest most popular blockbusters ever made. Think less Snakes on a Plane and more Jurassic Park, Star Wars prequels and Iron Man.
So the Pulp Fiction star will never have to be an “above the movie title” leading man in the traditional sense with one big movie earning huge box office receipts yearly. Because Jackson always stars in several films annually, the total combined box office of all those films can at least equal, and even sometimes surpass, the year’s profits of one big hit movie.
After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos and Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994, he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim.
Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds.
He played Nick Fury in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, the first two of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Samuel’s many roles have made him one of the highest grossing actors at the box office. Jackson has won multiple awards throughout his career and has been portrayed in various forms of media including films, television series, and songs. In 1980, Jackson married LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has one daughter, Zoe.
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