New York: Actor Samuel L Jackson, who has grossed 7.42 billion dollars throughout his entire film career, has been declared as highest-grossing actor of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The 62-yeay-old actor received his biggest break in the industry, starring in the 1991 Spike Lee film ‘Jungle Fever.’
Since then, the actor has appeared in over 100 films, from his critically acclaimed performance in ‘Pulp Fiction’, to landing a recurring roles in the galactic space film series ‘Star Wars.’
Jackson, who’s currently starring as Martin Luther King Jr. in the new Broadway production ‘The Mountaintop’ alongside Angela Bassett, attributed his success and work ethic to his upbringing.
“I grew up in a working class family,” New York Daily News quoted him as telling CBS News.
“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!” he added.