Samuel L. Jackson

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Samuel L. Jackson in Hollywood California - June 2019

Samuel L. Jackson (born December 21, 1948[1]) is an American movie actor and producer. He has starred in many movies. These include The Avengers, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction.

Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. on December 21, 1948.[1] He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During childhood, he had a stuttering problem, which he conquered by developing an affinity for the use of the curse word, motherfucker, in his vocabulary.[2] Jackson attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group to earn extra points in a class, Jackson found an interest in acting and switched his major.[3] Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the "Just Us Theatre".[4] Jackson is a sports fan and supports basketball teams Toronto Raptors and the Harlem Globetrotters and soccer club Liverpool FC. In 1980, Jackson married LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has a daughter, Zoe.

Jackson is also a big fan of Star Wars and portrayed the character Mace Windu in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. He also reprised his role as Windu, in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars (movie) but not for the series. He also portrayed Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (movie) (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and in two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D television series. In 2017, Jackson appeared as Colonel Preston Packard in Kong: Skull Island. In October 2011, Jackson surpassed Frank Welker as the highest grossing film actor of all-time.[5]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Together for Days Stan
1980 The Exterminator Julian Fleck
1981 Ragtime Wesley Ferdinand
1987 Magic Sticks Bum Credited as Sam Jackson
Eddie Murphy Raw Jon Kelcourse
1988 Coming to America Hold-Up Man
School Daze Leeds
1989 Do the Right Thing Mister Señor Love Daddy Credited as Sam Jackson
Sea of Love Black Guy
1990 Def by Temptation Minister Garth
A Shock to the System Ulysses
Betsy's Wedding Taxi Dispatcher
Mo' Better Blues Madlock
The Exorcist III Blind Dream Man
Goodfellas Parnell Steven "Stacks" Edwards
The Return of Superfly Nate Cabot
1991 Strictly Business Monroe
Jungle Fever Gator Purify
Jumpin' at the Boneyard Mr. Simpson
Johnny Suede B-Bop
1992 Juice Trip
Patriot Games Robby Jackson
White Sands Greg Meeker
Fathers & Sons Marshall
1993 Menace II Society Tat Lawson
Loaded Weapon 1 Sgt. Wes Luger
Amos & Andrew Andrew Sterling
Jurassic Park John Raymond Arnold
True Romance Big Don
1994 Fresh Sam
Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield
The New Age Dale
Hail Caesar Mailman
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Richard Theodore Greener
The Search for One-eye Jimmy Colonel Ron
1995 Kiss of Death Calvin Hart
Die Hard with a Vengeance Zeus Carver
Losing Isaiah Kadar Lewis
Fluke Rumbo (voice)
1996 The Great White Hype Rev. Fred Sultan
A Time to Kill Carl Lee Hailey
The Long Kiss Goodnight Mitch Henessey
Hard Eight Jimmy
Trees Lounge Wendell
Teens and Guns: Preventing Violence Himself Used in schools
1997 One Eight Seven Trevor Garfield
Eve's Bayou Louis Batiste Also producer
Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie
1998 Sphere Harry Adams
The Negotiator Lt. Danny Roman
The Red Violin Charles Morritz
Out of Sight Hejira Henry Uncredited cameo
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Mace Windu
Deep Blue Sea Russell Franklin
2000 Rules of Engagement Col. Terry L. Childers
Shaft John Shaft II
Unbreakable Elijah Price / Mr. Glass
2001 The Caveman's Valentine Romulus Ledbetter Also executive producer
The 51st State Elmo McElroy
2002 Changing Lanes Doyle Gipson
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Mace Windu
XXX Agent Augustus Gibbons
No Good Deed Jack Friar
2003 Basic Sergeant Nathan West
S.W.A.T. Sgt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines William Candy (voice) Deleted scene
2004 Twisted John Mills
Kill Bill: Volume 2 Rufus
The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
In My Country Langston Whitfield
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Jack Johnson (voice) Documentary film
The N-Word Himself
2005 Coach Carter Ken Carter
XXX: State of the Union Agent Augustus Gibbons
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Mace Windu
The Man Derrick Vann
2006 Freedomland Lorenzo Council
Snakes on a Plane Agent Neville Flynn
Home of the Brave Dr. Will Marsh
Black Snake Moan Lazarus Woods
2007 Farce of the Penguins Narrator (voice)
1408 Gerald Olin
Resurrecting the Champ Bob Satterfield
Cleaner Tom Cutler
2008 Jumper Agent Roland Cox
Iron Man Nick Fury Uncredited cameo
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu (voice)
Lakeview Terrace Abel Turner
Soul Men Louis Hinds
The Spirit The Octopus
Gospel Hill Paul Malcolm Uncredited
2009 Astro Boy ZOG
(voice)
Mother and Child Paul
Inglourious Basterds Narrator (voice) Uncredited
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Fear
(voice)
Unthinkable Henry Harold Humphries
Iron Man 2 Nick Fury
The Other Guys Detective PK Highsmith
2011 African Cats Narrator (voice) Documentary film
Thor Nick Fury Uncredited cameo
Captain America: The First Avenger Cameo
Arena Logan
2012 The Samaritan Foley
Meeting Evil Richie
The Avengers Nick Fury
Zambezia Tendai (voice)
Django Unchained Stephen
2013 Turbo Whiplash (voice)
Oldboy Chaney
2014 Reasonable Doubt Clinton Davis
RoboCop Patrick "Pat" Novak
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nick Fury
Kite Karl Aker
Big Game President William Alan Moore
Kingsman: The Secret Service Richmond Valentine
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Nick Fury
Barely Lethal Hardman
Chi-Raq Dolmedes
The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren
2016 Cell Tom McCourt
The Legend of Tarzan George Washington Williams
I Am Not Your Negro Narrator (voice) Documentary film
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Mr. Barron
Eating You Alive Himself Documentary film
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons
Kong: Skull Island Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard
The Hitman's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid
Unicorn Store The Salesman
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Nick Fury Uncredited cameo
Incredibles 2 Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Life Itself Himself
2019 Glass Elijah Price / Mr. Glass
Captain Marvel Nick Fury
Avengers: Endgame Cameo
Shaft John Shaft II
Spider-Man: Far From Home Nick Fury
The Banker Joe Morris Post-production
2020 The Last Full Measure Takoda
The Organ Donor Marcus
TBA The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid
Blazing Samurai Jimbo (voice)
Spinning Gold George Clinton Filming

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Samuel L. Jackson Biography". Biography.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. "Samuel L. Jackson Needs Certain Swear Word To Stop His Stutter". Huffington Post. June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  3. Hudson 2004, p. 23
  4. Edelman, Rob. "Samuel L. Jackson". Film Reference. Retrieved May 10, 2009.
  5. Powers, Lindsay (October 27, 2011). "Samuel L. Jackson Is Highest-Grossing Actor of All Time". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 6, 2012.

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