It's kinda surprising, but when you really think about it, he's in a shit ton of films. They may not all make a lot of money, but the amount of films he is in makes up for it. It also doesn't hurt being in the Star Wars prequels or all those Marvel films or Jurassic Park.
Originally posted by spfIf they're counting Samuel Jackson as getting credit for those films it seems like Orlando Bloom should be getting credit for both the Lord of the Rings and Pirates franchises.
He probably did, but you have to remember Sam is in three successful film franchises Star Wars, Marvel and the QT films. We once had a discussion who was the greatest nerd actor of all time ie who was in Star Wars, LOTR, superhereos and so forth. It came out to be Christopher Lee with his roles in Star Wars, LOTR, Bond and his Hammer stint as well as Captain America TV appearance which I don't count,as the winner. Sam just needs to find a way into Bond or the Hobbit or the next Star Trek film and he might upset Lee.
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I'm trying to figure out why Guinness "announced" this just this week. Some late night talk show host was talking to Sam Jack about this no less than a year ago. I wish I could remember which show or what year. He made a quip about wishing he'd asked for 10% of each film's gross. Maybe it just took this long for Guinness to verify everything?
Like all characters, they age and refuse to recognize their newfound irrelevance. And you're right: they're at the top and no one has the balls the size of grapefruits necessary to clue them in that it's been a long time since the Mr. McMahon of 1999....