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Samuel L. Jackson Named Highest Grossing Actor of All Time

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The Guinness Book of World Records has just named THE MOUNTAINTOP star Samuel L. Jackson the highest-grossing actor of all time. Jackson's films have earned over $7.42 billion since his film debut in 1972.

After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994, he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim.

Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds.

The Mountaintop stars Samuel L. Jackson as DR. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Angela Bassett, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun).The Broadway premiere of the 2010 Olivier Award® winning Best Play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall is running at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). The play features original music by Grammy Award®-winner and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis.THE MOUNTAINTOP opened last night October 13.

Taking place on April 3, 1968, The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King (Samuel L. Jackson) retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger (Angela Bassett) arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

Tickets for the Broadway premiere of the 2010 Olivier Award® winning Best Play are now available at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200 , or at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office (242 West 45th Street).

The Mountaintop producers include Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman Productions, and Ambassador Theatre Group.

For further information, please visit: themountaintopplay.com

 

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