Dec. 21st, 1948
Washington, District of Columbia
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Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer, known for Die Hard with a Vengeance, Unbreakable, Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Has the rare distinction of having played characters that have been eaten by both a shark and a dinosaur.
- 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).
- 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)).
- 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.
- 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.
- Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972.
- Lives in Los Angeles.