The 20 actors who have made the most money at the U.S. box office

Samuel L Jackson Pulp FictionMiramaxSamuel L. Jackson in ‘Pulp Fiction.’

The most successful actors in Hollywood history have combined talent, versatility, and longevity to appear in blockbuster hit after hit.

Samuel L. Jackson, for instance — the highest-earning actor in the history of the U.S. box office — has all three qualities in spades.

We turned to Box Office Mojo to rank the top 20 actors of all time by their total career hauls at the U.S. box office.

Most are well-known, like Jackson and Tom Hanks. But others, like the “Star Wars” C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, are not, though their careers speak for themselves.

Check out the chart below, and find a list of the actors here:

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