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 - Kingsman: The Secret Service
2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2014 - RoboCop
2012 - The Avengers
2011 - Thor
2010 - Mother and Child
2010 - The Other Guys
2010 - Iron Man 2
2010 - Unthinkable
2009 - Inglourious Basterds
2009 - Astro Boy
2008 - Lakeview Terrace
2008 - Soul Men
2008 - Jumper
2008 - Iron Man
2008 - Gospel Hill
2008 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2008 - The Spirit
2007 - 1408
2007 - Resurrecting the Champ
2007 - Cleaner
2006 - Snakes on a Plane
2006 - Black Snake Moan
2006 - Freedomland
2006 - Home of the Brave
2005 - The Man
2005 - xXx: State of the Union
2005 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2005 - Coach Carter
2004 - The Incredibles
2004 - My Date with Drew
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2004 - The Incredibles
2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2
2003 - Basic
2003 - S.W.A.T.
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2002 - xXx
2002 - No Good Deed
2002 - Changing Lanes
2001 - The Caveman's Valentine
2000 - Rules of Engagement
2000 - Shaft
2000 - Unbreakable
1999 - Deep Blue Sea
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1998 - Sphere
1998 - Out of Sight
1998 - The Negotiator
1997 - One Eight Seven
1997 - Jackie Brown
1997 - Eve's Bayou
1996 - Trees Lounge
1996 - A Time to Kill
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 - The Great White Hype
1995 - Fluke
1995 - Die Hard with a Vengeance
1995 - Kiss of Death
1995 - Losing Isaiah
1994 - The New Age
1994 - Fresh
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1993 - Jurassic Park
1993 - True Romance
1993 - Amos & Andrew
1993 - Menace II Society
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1992 - Patriot Games
1992 - White Sands
1992 - Juice
1991 - Jungle Fever
1990 - The Return of Superfly
1990 - A Shock to the System
1990 - Goodfellas
1990 - The Exorcist III
1990 - Betsy's Wedding
1990 - Mo' Better Blues
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
3
Reggie Jenkins
3
Reader (Voiced)
2
Himself
2
Ad Narrator (Voiced)
2
Jules Winnfield
2
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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). 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 "Pulp Fiction" diner scene with Travolta, was re-enacted by Dark Horse Comics' mid 2000 issue of "Star Wars Tales". In it, (with modifications) his Mace Windu character talks about the Jedi Academy and current Senate politics with Master Yoda, during a meal on Coruscant.
  • Before super-stardom, he played a very minor role in _Goodfellas (1990)_ (qv), starring 'Robert De Niro' (qv). After super-stardom, he co-starred in _Jackie Brown (1997)_ (qv), this time with 'Robert De Niro' (qv) playing a supporting role.
  • Like 'Christopher Walken' (qv), he makes films for the pleasure he gets out of acting, regardless of how the film turns out.
  • 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.
  • During filming of _Black Snake Moan (2006)_ (qv), grew close with co-star 'Christina Ricci' (qv). The two remain good friends to this day.
  • Grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • He is an Anglophile, being fond of English culture and England in general.
  • 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.


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