Top-Grossing Actor of All Time Is...
Not who you might think
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2011 10:48 AM CDT
Samuel L. Jackson arrives for the Shooting Stars Benefit at a central London venue, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.   (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)

(Newser) – Samuel L. Jackson has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-grossing actor of all time, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Jackson’s films—he’s made more than 100—have earned more than $7.4 billion, thanks in part to huge earners like the Star Wars prequels, which account for a whopping $2.4 billion. Perhaps Jackson isn’t the person you would have guessed held the spot—but who can deny the appeal of an actor who will do this?