Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

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Age
66
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

2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
2015 - Kingsman: The Secret Service
2014 - Reasonable Doubt
2014 - RoboCop
2014 - Kite
2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2014 - Big Game
2013 - Oldboy
2013 - Turbo
2012 - The Avengers
2012 - Django Unchained
2011 - African Cats
2011 - Thor
2010 - Mother and Child
2010 - Unthinkable
2010 - Iron Man 2
2010 - The Other Guys
2009 - Astro Boy
2009 - Inglorious Basterds
2008 - Iron Man
2008 - Jumper
2008 - Gospel Hill
2008 - Soul Men
2008 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2008 - Lakeview Terrace
2008 - The Spirit
2007 - Cleaner
2007 - Resurrecting the Champ
2007 - 1408
2006 - Home of the Brave
2006 - Black Snake Moan
2006 - Freedomland
2006 - Snakes on a Plane
2005 - xXx: State of the Union
2005 - The Man
2005 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2005 - Coach Carter
2004 - The Incredibles
2004 - The Incredibles
2004 - My Date with Drew
2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2003 - Basic
2003 - S.W.A.T.
2003 - Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2002 - Changing Lanes
2002 - No Good Deed
2002 - xXx
2000 - Shaft
2000 - Unbreakable
2000 - Rules of Engagement
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1999 - Deep Blue Sea
1998 - Sphere
1998 - The Negotiator
1998 - Out of Sight
1997 - Jackie Brown
1997 - One Eight Seven
1996 - Trees Lounge
1996 - A Time to Kill
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 - The Great White Hype
1995 - Fluke
1995 - Losing Isaiah
1995 - Kiss of Death
1995 - Die Hard with a Vengeance
1994 - The New Age
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1994 - Fresh
1993 - True Romance
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1993 - Menace II Society
1993 - Jurassic Park
1992 - Patriot Games
1992 - White Sands
1992 - Juice
1991 - Jungle Fever
1991 - Strictly Business
1990 - Goodfellas
1990 - The Return of Superfly
1990 - A Shock to the System
1990 - The Exorcist III
1990 - Def by Temptation
1989 - Do the Right Thing
1989 - Sea of Love
1988 - Coming to America
1988 - School Daze
1981 - Ragtime

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



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:
  • His characters often feature the color purple: Mitch Hennessy wore a purple-violet gem ring in "The Long Kiss Goodnight" (1996), Mr. Glass wore purple clothing in _Unbreakable (2000)_ (qv); Jackson chose to have Doyle Gipson wear a purple hat in _Changing Lanes (2002)_ (qv); Mace Windu, upon request by Jackson to 'George Lucas (I)' (qv), wielded a purple light saber in _Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)_ (qv) and _Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)_ (qv); and Lazarus, his character in _Black Snake Moan (2006)_ (qv), plays a purple Gibson guitar.
  • He participated in Model United Nations during his years in school.
  • The commencement speaker at his daughter's graduation from Vassar College (May 2004).
  • 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).
  • Vegetarian.
  • While visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2003, he stayed at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.
  • Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972.
  • Has the rare distinction of having played characters that have been eaten by both a shark and a dinosaur.


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