Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

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Age
65
Birthday
Dec. 21st, 1948
Born in
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height
6' 2 1/2"

Samuel L. Jackson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Boondocks TV Show
The Boondocks
Afro Samurai TV Show
Afro Samurai
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
Iconoclasts TV Show
Iconoclasts
Banzai (UK) TV Show
Banzai (UK)
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2012 - The Avengers
2011 - xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
2010 - Iron Man 2
2010 - Mother and Child
2010 - The Other Guys
2010 - Unthinkable
2009 - Astro Boy
2009 - Inglourious Basterds
2008 - Iron Man
2008 - Jumper
2008 - Lakeview Terrace
2008 - The Spirit
2008 - Gospel Hill
2008 - Soul Men
2008 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2007 - Resurrecting the Champ
2007 - Cleaner
2007 - 1408
2006 - Freedomland
2006 - Snakes on a Plane
2006 - Black Snake Moan
2006 - Home of the Brave
2005 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2005 - Coach Carter
2005 - The Man
2005 - xXx: State of the Union
2004 - The Incredibles
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2
2004 - My Date with Drew
2003 - S.W.A.T.
2003 - Basic
2002 - Changing Lanes
2002 - xXx
2002 - No Good Deed
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2001 - The Caveman's Valentine
2000 - Shaft
2000 - Rules of Engagement
2000 - Unbreakable
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1999 - Deep Blue Sea
1998 - The Negotiator
1998 - Out of Sight
1998 - Sphere
1997 - Eve's Bayou
1997 - One Eight Seven
1997 - Jackie Brown
1996 - The Great White Hype
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 - A Time to Kill
1996 - Trees Lounge
1995 - Fluke
1995 - Die Hard with a Vengeance
1995 - Losing Isaiah
1994 - Fresh
1994 - The New Age
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1993 - Amos & Andrew
1993 - True Romance
1993 - Menace II Society
1993 - Jurassic Park
1992 - Juice
1992 - Patriot Games
1992 - White Sands
1991 - Jungle Fever
1990 - The Return of Superfly
1990 - Mo' Better Blues
1990 - Goodfellas
1990 - The Exorcist III
1990 - A Shock to the System
1990 - Betsy's Wedding
1989 - Sea of Love
1989 - Do the Right Thing
1988 - Coming to America
1988 - School Daze
1981 - Ragtime
1980 - Airplane!

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Narrator (Voiced)
4
Reggie Jenkins
3
Himself
3
Leroy Clancy
2
Himself
2
Ad Narrator (Voiced)
2
Himself
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

Samuel L. Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, as the character Mitch Henessey, in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) and in Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995). From character player to leading man. His performance in Pulp Fiction (1994) gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield. He was active in the black student movement. In the seventies he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman (I)). In the eighties he became well known by three movies made by Spike Lee - Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Jungle Fever (1991). He received a Silver Berlin Bear for his part in the movie Jackie Brown (1997) as Ordell Robbi.


TRIVIA:
  • Was offered his role in _Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)_ (qv) after mentioning in an interview on UK TV show _"TFI Friday" (1996)_ (qv) that he'd really like to work with 'George Lucas (I)' (qv).
  • Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.
  • Daughter - 'Zoč Jackson' (qv) (b. 1982).
  • His performance as "Jules Winnfield" in _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv) is ranked #44 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995.
  • Like 'Christopher Walken' (qv), he makes films for the pleasure he gets out of acting, regardless of how the film turns out.
  • Has publicly stated that he is opposed to rappers getting lead roles in movies because they are unproven actors. However, he has co-starred with rappers such as 50 Cent (Home of The Brave), LL Cool J (S.W.A.T. & Deep Blue Sea), Ice Cube & Xzibit (XXX: State of The Union) and Busta Rhymes (Shaft), as well as R&B singers John Legend (Soul Men) and Ashanti (Coach Carter).
  • One of Jackson's jobs as a struggling actor in New York was as a doorman at the popular Manhattan Plaza subsidized apts, home to hundreds of actors and artists, including 'Giancarlo Esposito' (qv), who co-starred with Jackson in _Amos & Andrew (1993)_ (qv).


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