Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

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Age
70
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
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

Guest TV Roles

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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:
  • The commencement speaker at his daughter's graduation from Vassar College (May 2004).
  • Says that people who recognize him often mistake him for Laurence Fishburne and vice versa.
  • Gave his consent for Marvel Comics to design their "Ultimate" version of the character Nick Fury after his likeness. He later went on to play Nick Fury in _Iron Man (2008)_ (qv).
  • 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.
  • His performance as "Jules Winnfield" in _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv) is ranked #41 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Was an usher at Dr. 'Martin Luther King' (qv) Jr.'s funeral.
  • The success of _The Incredibles (2004)_ (qv) enabled Jackson to surpass 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) as the actor whose movies have grossed the most money in the world - in excess of $3 billion. (January 2005).
  • He participated in Model United Nations during his years in school.


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