Samuel L. Jackson
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One of my coworkers has a Microsoft Teams background for conference calls of Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta from the movie Pulp Fiction. I've seen it many times and can recall much of the dialog from memory.
Samuel L. Jackson is the most bankable movie star in history if you count all roles (excluding Stan Lee who only made cameo appearances and I wouldn't consider a "movie star"). If you tally the income from every movie he has appeared in it amounts to $27.7 billion.
Jackson is a superb actor, and I think there are many things he does well, but his greatest talent, in my opinion, is his ability with dialog. He delivers lines as they were written with the precise tone for the scene. Every time he speaks with the correct pitch, cadence, and volume. And he delivers the intangibles. He always establishes the correct emotion. Of course facial expressions and body language are also talents he possesses. He's just an amazing actor.