Sam Neill is best known for playing the lead role in Jurassic Park, but his current estimated net worth of approximately $12 million dollars wasn't earned from just that movie. A net worth like that would be accumulated through years of TV and film work, and Sam Neill has the credentials to prove it. His career in films began in his home country of New Zealand as a director before being cast in the lead role of Sleeping Dogs. This lead to a new career as an actor, appearing in the Australian film My Brilliant Career, which led to his being selected to play the part of Damien in The Omen III: Final Conflict, which was his first big role in the United States. He was even one of the candidates to serve as Roger Moore's replacement as Agent 007 James Bond in the series of Bond films for MGM, but lost out to actor Timothy Dalton. From there, Neill has appeared in myriad Hollywood films, such as The Hunt for Red October, Dead Calm, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, and In The Mouth of Madness. Most notably, he got the lead in Jurassic Park, which went on to be a big blockbuster success and it and its sequels (which Neill also appeared in) continue to be popular and successful to this day.