Monday, November 28, 2005

“Bad Mother Fucker” Indeed

Jules: Now I want you to go into that bag and find my wallet.
Ringo: Which one is it?
Jules: It’s the one that says, “Bad Mother Fucker.”

While flipping through a magazine in a waiting room earlier today, I came across some astounding (to me) bit of information. In an ad for a new interview series on Sundance called "Iconoclasts," was this little bit of trivia—Samuel L. Jackson is the highest box-office-grossing actor in film history.

Not Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford or Tom Hanks, but Samuel L. Jackson.

This is pretty clearly a result of a prolific career, he is in tons of movies, many of them huge hits—Jurassic Park and the Star Wars prequels. While his presence in a film is not necessarily the driving force of the film's box office success, he certainly helps by lending a certain credibility.

I just found that to be a pretty impressive, and astonishing, fact. And you can be sure it is at the top of his resumé. Deservedly so.


Sarah said...

I'm pretty sure Samuel L. Jackson is in every single movie ever released since his birth. Which is okay because he kicks major as*.

Otto Man said...

It's definitely his refusal to turn down any role, no matter how shitty, in any film, no matter how small or obscure.

In fact, I'm pretty sure he's in my wedding video.