Entries in Highest-Grossing Actor (2)


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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Leonardo DiCaprio's the Biggest Box Office Draw of 2010

Photo Courtesy - Alberto E. Rodriguez /Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Thanks to his hit Inception, as well as Shutter Island, Leonardo DiCaprio was the year's highest-grossing actor at the box office, reports  DiCaprio's films made $1.1 billion in theaters around the world.

There was a tie for the second spot on the list between Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska, with $1.03 billion each.  Wasikowska played Alice in Alice in Wonderland, opposite Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.  The 21-year-old actress also appeared in The Kids Are All Right, while Depp co-stars in The Tourist.  Expect Depp to soon snag second place all by himself, since The Tourist is still in theaters.

Here's a look at the top 10 highest-grossing actors for 2010:

1 Leonardo DiCaprio -- $1.1 billion for Inception and Shutter Island
2. (tie) Mia Wasikowska -- $1.03 billion for Alice in Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right
2. (tie) Johnny Depp -- $1.03 billion for Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist
4. Robert Downey Jr. -- $807 million for Iron Man 2 and Due Date
5. Daniel Radcliffe -- $780 million for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1
6. Robert Pattinson -- $749 million for Eclipse and Remember Me
7. Kristen Stewart -- $698 million for Eclipse and The Runaways
8. Sam Worthington -- $494 million for Clash of the Titans. He also starred in Avatar, which came out at the end of 2009
9. (tie) Jaden Smith -- $359 million for The Karate Kid
9. (tie) Jackie Chan -- $359 million for The Karate Kid´╗┐

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