Who do you think is the highest grossing actor of all time? Your first clue is that he has appeared in well over a 100 films and is one of the most iconic stars of our time. Now this actor has been named highest-grossing actor of all time according to the Guinness Book of World Records. This actor, whose credits including a whole host of hit films including Jurassic Park and Pulp Fiction, has grossed a whopping $7.42 billion during his career.
Did you guess it? If you said Samuel L Jackson, you were right! While he enjoyed a number of small roles on films he found critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991. Since then he has gone on to work on an average of three and four films a year and he doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. The actor is already cast for three films set to be released next year. He is starring in The Avengers remake, The Samaritan and Django Unchained. The 62-year-old actor has over 100 film credits and has starred in several cult classics including Pulp Fiction and Jackson is portraying Nick Fury and joining Scarlett Johansson on the The Avengers cast and shots from the film have recently been released. Fans have seen Jackson in this role before when he was first introduced in the two Iron Man films in 2008 and 2009, before reappearing in two of this year’s biggest blockbusters, Thor and Captain America. But that’s hardly a surprise, as all four films criss-cross for the superheros to come together to make one big crime-fighting machine known as The Avengers. The actor doesn’t limit himself to film and he is currently starring in Broadway show The Mountaintop. Speaking about his work ethic Jackson told CBS: ‘I grew up in a working class family.When I was a kid, all the adults in my house got up and went to work every day. I assumed that’s what grown people do. That’s what I do. I just happen to have a very interesting job that’s kind of cool.’ Cool and lucrative!