Actor Steven Seagal is best known for his appearances in the movies Under Siege and Above the Law. Here’s a look at Steven Seagal’s net worth, career, and how he became famous.
Steven Seagal’s movies
Steven Seagal made his acting debut in the 1988 movie Abovethe Law. He played the role of Nico Toscani. In 1990, Seagal appeared in thefilm Hard to Kill, in which he played the role of Mason Storm. That sameyear, he played John Hatcher in the film Marked for Death. One of Seagal’smost successful films was the 1992 movie Under Siege. He played thecharacter Casey Ryback.
Steven Seagal’s highest-grossing films
As of this writing, Seagal’s highest-grossing film is UnderSiege, with total worldwide box office earnings of more than $156 million,according to researchfrom The Numbers. His other highest-grossing films include ExecutiveDecision, with more than $122 million in worldwide box office earnings, andUnder Siege 2, with more than $104 million in worldwide box officeearnings.
Steven Seagal thought he was a better martial artist than John-Claude Van Damme and other Hollywood martial artists
During interviews, Seagal was often asked what he thoughtabout other martial artists. He often said he thought he was better than John-ClaudeVan Damme and other Hollywood martial artists. In his interview with talk show hostArsenio Hall, Seagal was asked for his opinion on Van Damme. Seagal said hedidn’t think Van Damme was a champion, despite what others have said about him.“I think that’s a matter of opinion that he was a champion anywhere,” Seagaltold Hall. “And I mean, I’m not being catty or anything, I wish the guy all thebest. But there are an awful lot of people who say that’s not true.”
Seagal also wasn’t impressed with Michael Jai White or Chuck Norris. In an interview with AXS TV, Seagal said, “Can I laugh in your face?” after the interviewer listed White as a “tough guy” who would be a good candidate to protect someone in a dangerous situation. The actor said he didn’t think Norris was a great pick because of his age. “Chuck is in his mid-70s,” responded Seagal. “Do I think Michael is a tough guy? No. Do I think he’s a martial artist? No. Do I think John-Claude Van Damme is a tough guy or martial artist? No.”
Steven Seagal’s work outside of acting
Seagal also has credits as director, producer, and writer. He made his directorial debut in the 1994 movie On Deadly Ground. So far, the actor has 49 credits as a producer. Seagal’s first production project was the movie Above the Law. He has also served as a producer on the films Marked for Death, Out for Justice, Under Siege, and On Deadly Ground.
Steven Seagal’s net worth
As of this writing, Steven Seagal has a net worth of $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates.
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