On a per-film basis, I’m sure that Will Smith or Harrison Ford has him beat, but due to the fact that he’s in half the films Hollywood makes, it should comes as little surprise that our favorite bad motherf*cker, Samuel L. Jackson, has made more money from his films than any other actor.
More than $7.4 billion, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Jackson has acted in over 100 films in his career, including some juggernauts like the Star Wars prequels, Jurassic Park, and, of course, the Hollywood smash Changing Lanes alongside Ben Affleck.
What’s more surprising than his box office take is the fact that Jackson is 63 years old. I hope he gets ornery soon. Could you imagine a more ornery Samuel L.? That would be amazing.
And what’s even more surprising than that is that Tyrese Gibson is tracking to take Jackson’s crown down the line, having grossed $1.7 billion this summer alone with Transformers: The Something Something LaBeouf, and Fast 5. If Gibson can get a cameo in the next Pirates movie, he will OWN Hollywood.
Yay Tyrese Gibson!