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Samuel L. Jackson named the highest-grossing actor of all time

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If you’re anything like us, you would have expected the highest-grossing actor of all time to be a stereotypical Hollywood guy like Tom Cruise, or even an international action star like Arnold Schwarzenegger. But that expectation would have left you sadly mistaken, as according to the Guinness Book of World Records, movies with Samuel L. Jackson have made more than anybody else ever.

The Hollywood Reporter brought our attention to the matter, revealing that Jackson’s movies have made more than $7.4 billion. They went on to astutely point out that since his 1991 debut in “Jungle Fever,” the actor has averaged a stunning four films a year.

While it’s tempting to declare this a matter of quantity beating out quality (we’re looking at you “Deep Blue Sea”), that’s not really a fair assessment. While Jackson has appeared in his fair share of stinkers and bombs, he’s also been involved with a number of films that not only made a veritable ballsload of money, but were also indisputably awesome, including “Jurassic Park,” “Pulp Fiction” and others. And while the “Star Wars” prequels aren’t exactly beloved, combined they made a cool $2.4 billion, which certainly helps boost the Jackson bottom-line.

Even at 63 years of age, it’s looking unlikely that Jackson will have any serious competition for this most recent honor, given his recurring role as Nick Fury in the Marvel movies, including next year’s all-but-guaranteed colossal success, “The Avengers.”

Are you shocked to find out that Samuel L. Jackson is the highest-grossing actor of all time? What’s your favorite Jackson movie? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

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Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

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Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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