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Oct272011

Samuel L. Jackson Named Highest-Grossing Actor of All Time

Bobby Bank/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Who is the highest-grossing actor of all time?  The answer may surprise you.

The Guinness Book of World Records has awarded the title to Samuel L. Jackson, whose movies have grossed a total of $7.42 billion at the box office during his two-decade-plus career, according to the New York Daily News.

The highest-grossing film at the domestic box office in which Jackson has appeared was 2005's Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith, which earned $380.3 million.  He starred in all three Star Wars prequels as Jedi Master Mace Windu.

The 62-year-old actor's other notable -- and bankable -- film credits include the hits Pulp Fiction, Jungle Fever, Jurassic Park, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, A Time to Kill and the two Iron Man films, Thor, and Captain America. His blockbuster streak will likely continue, as he also stars in next year's Avengers film.

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