Just call him the $7.4 billion dollar man.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has been declared the highest grossing actor of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Jackson has starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films in his 20 plus year career.
Jurassic Park ($914 million), Pulp Fiction ($212 million) and the Star Wars prequels ($2.4 billion) are among his top earners according to the Chicago Tribune.
In all, Jackson’s films have raked in a staggering $7.4 billion dollars, and that figure will continue to rise because the man simply never stops working. He averages four films a year. He’s made more than 100 films since his 1989 debut in Harold Becker’s Sea of Love, where he was billed as simply the “black man.”
In 2012 the actor will star as Nick Fury in the highly anticipated movie, The Avengers. That film is expected to do huge box office numbers as well.
Somewhere Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Arnold Schwarzenegger are scratching their heads wondering what just happened.
Congratulations to Samuel on a job well done!