In observance of Labor Day, it would be fitting to acknowledge one of the hardest working American actors, Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson’s acting career began in theater (1970s). Between the 70s and 80s, he played several minor roles in movies and television. Jackson’s role as Gator in “Jungle Fever” is (arguably) the role that catapulted his career. This role has a personal and professional significance. It was the first role Jackson played in after coming out of rehab. Jackson took his firsthand experience and twisted it into one of the most memorable crack addicts in movie history.
Over the course of his career, Jackson acted in a whopping 165 roles and produced 7 movies/television series. At age 67, that’s a huge accomplishment. According to Guiness Book of World Records, Samuel Jackson is the world’s highest grossing actor. His films grossed 7.4 billion dollars. Looks like Jackson has been making some really good career decisions.
With 165 roles under his belt, Jackson is definitely one of the hardest worker actors in Hollywood. We all can learn from Jackson’s life story. He is the epitome of the American dream.
Visit the Internet Movie Database to see a full list of Jackson’s work.