Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

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Age
67
Birthday
Dec. 21st, 1948
Born in
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height
6' 2

Samuel L. Jackson's Main TV Roles

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

Main Movie Roles

2016 - The Legend of Tarzan
2015 - Barely Lethal
2015 - Kingsman: The Secret Service
2015 - The Hateful Eight
2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
2014 - RoboCop
2014 - Kite
2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2014 - Reasonable Doubt
2014 - Big Game
2013 - Turbo
2013 - Oldboy
2012 - Django Unchained
2012 - The Avengers
2011 - African Cats
2011 - Thor
2010 - Iron Man 2
2010 - Mother and Child
2010 - The Other Guys
2010 - Unthinkable
2009 - Astro Boy
2009 - Inglorious Basterds
2008 - Gospel Hill
2008 - Soul Men
2008 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2008 - Iron Man
2008 - The Spirit
2008 - Lakeview Terrace
2008 - Jumper
2007 - Cleaner
2007 - 1408
2007 - Resurrecting the Champ
2006 - Home of the Brave
2006 - Snakes on a Plane
2006 - Freedomland
2006 - Black Snake Moan
2005 - xXx: State of the Union
2005 - Coach Carter
2005 - The Man
2005 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2
2004 - My Date with Drew
2004 - The Incredibles
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2004 - The Incredibles
2003 - S.W.A.T.
2003 - Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2003 - Basic
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2002 - No Good Deed
2002 - xXx
2002 - Changing Lanes
2001 - The Caveman's Valentine
2000 - Shaft
2000 - Rules of Engagement
2000 - Unbreakable
1999 - Deep Blue Sea
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1998 - Sphere
1998 - Out of Sight
1998 - The Negotiator
1997 - Jackie Brown
1997 - One Eight Seven
1997 - Eve's Bayou
1996 - The Great White Hype
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 - A Time to Kill
1996 - Trees Lounge
1995 - Fluke
1995 - Losing Isaiah
1995 - Kiss of Death
1994 - Fresh
1994 - The New Age
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1993 - Amos and Andrew
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1993 - Jurassic Park
1993 - True Romance
1993 - Menace II Society
1992 - Patriot Games
1992 - White Sands
1992 - Juice
1991 - Jungle Fever
1991 - Strictly Business
1990 - Betsy's Wedding
1990 - The Return of Superfly
1990 - Mo' Better Blues
1990 - Goodfellas
1990 - The Exorcist III
1990 - Def by Temptation
1990 - A Shock to the System
1989 - Do the Right Thing
1989 - Sea of Love
1988 - School Daze
1988 - Coming to America
1981 - Ragtime

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
6
Himself - Guest
5
Reggie Jenkins
3
Reader (Voiced)
2
Jules Winnfield
2
Ad Narrator (Voiced)
2
[Complete List]



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). 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:
  • He suffered from a stutter while growing up. A speech therapist suggested he audition for a play and it might help his speech. It did and he changed his major.
  • The commencement speaker at his daughter's graduation from Vassar College (May 2004).
  • During filming of _Black Snake Moan (2006)_ (qv), grew close with co-star 'Christina Ricci' (qv). The two remain good friends to this day.
  • In 2003, he spoke out against rappers turned actors, saying that as a classically trained thespian it was not his job to lend credibility to rappers by appearing in movies with them. But in reality, he has worked with more rappers than most actors in Hollywood, eleven times as of this writing: _Juice (1992)_ (qv) ('Tupac Shakur' (qv) and 'Queen Latifah' (qv)), _Menace II Society (1993)_ (qv) ('MC Eiht' (qv)), _One Eight Seven (1997)_ (qv)('Method Man (I)' (qv)), _Deep Blue Sea (1999)_ (qv) ('LL Cool J' (qv)), _Shaft (2000)_ (qv) ('Busta Rhymes' (qv)), _S.W.A.T. (2003)_ (qv) ('Eve (II)' (qv) and 'LL Cool J' (qv)), _xXx: State of the Union (2005)_ (qv) ('Ice Cube' (qv) and 'Xzibit' (qv)), _Black Snake Moan (2006)_ (qv) ('David Banner (I)' (qv)) and _Home of the Brave (2006)_ (qv) ('50 Cent' (qv)).
  • His character from _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv), Jules Winnfield, ranked second in the 'coolest movie characters of all time', in a poll by the UK's Empire Magazine (the winner was Tyler Durden of _Fight Club (1999)_ (qv)).
  • He participated in Model United Nations during his years in school.
  • (October 1997) Ranked #44 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
  • 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).


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