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    Samuel L Jackson is the highest grossing actor of all time

    (CNN) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson's career is one for the record books.
    The Guinness Book of World Records says Jackson is the highest-grossing actor - ever.
    Over the span of his acting career, Jackson has made close to $7.5 billion.
    With several projects in the works, he will likely hold on to the title for some time.

    According to the Internet Movie Database, Jackson's film credits include Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Rules, Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, A Time to Kill, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Rules of Engagement, Shaft, Unbreakable, Kill Bill: Volume II, The Incredibles, Coach Carter, Snakes on a Plane, Captain America: The First Avenger and three Star Wars movies.

    never would of guess this

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    Can't believe I paid money to watch snakes on a plane

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    No way in hell that is true. Time for Guinness to officially hand its name over to the beer company.
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    it is cnn so i think its not true either, but its all over the net.

    hanks was 1,

    I don't really like comparing era's though because of course more people make money now or john wayne would be 1 or 2

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    It could be true. He's been in a shitload of films and has been getting a cut of all those for years.

    You would think it's someone like Denzel, Hands, Cruise or Pitt....but they only take lead roles for the most part. Jackson has played all sorts of roles over his career. He's been the lead, co-lead, supporting.
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    I find it hard to believe Jackson himself made $7.5 billion ... perhaps his films have grossed $7.5 billion in revenues?

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    .....the negotiator, black snake moan, lakeview terrace, iron man, SWAT........

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    He obviously hasn't made 7.5 billion, his movies have grossed 7.5 billion. Not very surprising

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    Tom Cruise had to have made more than this, hell Leonardo DiCaprio has been in a ton of blockbusters

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    Box Office Mojo seems to be the leading aggregator of such information, and they arrive at a different conclusion. I assume it's by excluding movies where the actor had an insignificant role, because they have Tom Hanks in the #1 slot with only $4 billion in gross receipts.

    Since their website is currently down, here's the GCache link:

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeVICK View Post
    Can't believe I paid money to watch snakes on a plane
    Terrible movie, only good part was looking at that hot chicks before the snake bit her nipple off, after that the movie is all downhill.

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    after 3 years, i still dont know how to post youtube vids,

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    If he hasn't already he's going down really soon. The Harry Potter franchise of 8 movies has made $7.7 Billion. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson are talented and in their 20's and will continue to work.
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    harrison ford had it forever, but he hasnt done a lot lately. but he had the 3 Star Wars and 3 Indiana Jones movues and those 6 alone were enough to put him way ahead of everyone in terms of films with the highest grossing totals.

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    He personally made 7 billion, or his films grossed 7 billion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree Rollins View Post
    He personally made 7 billion, or his films grossed 7 billion?
    Obviously he made 7 billion. You didn't know he was richer than Steve Jobs, Donald Trump, Sumner Redstone, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg?

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    His films have grossed $7 billion. Obviously being involved in the Star Wars prequels provides a big boost to that, much like how Johnny Depp's involvement in the Pirates franchise has boosted his all-time gross. He plays in a supporting role in many of his films, but it's awesome to see such a badass at the top of the list.

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    it's because he's been in more movies than anyone else

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    It's because he's not aware that actors can say 'no' to a part.

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    I find this hard to believe seeing how the harry potter movies have grossed over 7.7Billion alone. add in Alice in wonderland which grossed over 1 billion. which are all movie that feature Alan Rickman.
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    Get these mothafuckkin snakes off this mothafuckkin plane!!!!

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    He has not made 7 bill the movies he has been in have grossed 7 bill.

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    just a terrible actor. he shoulda called it quits after pulp fiction.

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    Lhis movies have grossed 7.5 billion not him. If he was to make 7.5 billion, assuming he made 30 million a film( not reality) hed have to of made 250 movies.

    Samuel l's net worth isnt even close to 100 mil.

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    He'd deserve it, funniest actor in action movies of all time. And he was in a shitload.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio will end up the the highest when he's done

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