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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

is 65 years old
Actor

Real name: Samuel Leroy Jackson
Born: Tuesday, December 21, 1948
  (Washington, District of Columbia, USA.)
Height: 6' 3"

Rating
100% (31 votes)

Star Sign:
Sagittarius
Other Sagittarius celebrities
CreditsPhotos (68)Posters (22)Wallpapers (17) 

Samuel L. Jackson in Unbreakable (2000)

SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Elijah Price) made an indelible mark on American cinema with his portrayal of Jules, the philosophizing hitman, in Quentin Tarantino’s "Pulp Fiction," for which he received Academy Awardâ and Golden Globe nominations as Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Best Supporting Actor Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Most recently, Jackson starred in the title role opposite Christian Bale and Vanessa Williams in "Shaft," for director John Singelton. Also this year, Jackson starred with Tommy Lee Jones in the dramatic hit film "Rules of Engagement," for director William Friedkin.

He recently completed production on Kasi Lemmon’s "Caveman’s Valentine," the story of a homeless schizophrenic man in New York City who discovers a murder, for which he also served as an executive producer. Universal will release the film next year. He is currently in production on the next installment of the "Star Wars" trilogy.

Last year, Jackson starred in Warner Bros.’ "Deep Blue Sea" for director Renny Harlin, and in Francois Girard’s "The Red Violin." Jackson also made a cameo appearance in George Lucas’ highly successful and popular "Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace."

Jackson also starred in "The Negotiator," "Eve’s Bayou," which he also produced, and "Jackie Brown," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination and the Silver Bear Award for Best Actor in a Comedy at the Berlin Film Festival.

Jackson starred opposite Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Kevin Spacey in Joel Schumacher’s 1996 film of the John Grisham novel "A Time to Kill," and received a Golden Globe nomination and an NAACP Image Award for his performance. He also starred opposite Bruce Willis in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance," the top-grossing movie internationally in 1995. His other film credits include "187," "Sphere," "The Long Kiss Goodnight," "Hard Eight," "Kiss of Death," "Losing Isaiah" and "Amos and Andrew." His other numerous film credits include "Ragtime," "Sea of Love," "Coming to America," "Ray," "Do the Right Thing," "School Daze," "Mo’ Better Blues," "GoodFellas," "Strictly Business," "White Sands," "Patriot Games," "Jumpin’ at the Boneyard," "Father and Sons," "Juice" and "True Romance."

Jackson preceded his work in "Pulp Fiction" with a performance in the inner-city drama, "Fresh." He made movie history with his portrayal of a crack addict in Spike Lee’s "Jungle Fever" when he was awarded the first and only Best Supporting Performance Award ever given by the judges at the Cannes Film Festival and also won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for that performance.

On television, Jackson starred in John Frankenheimer’s Emmy Award-winning "Against the Wall" for HBO. His performance earned him a CableACE nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Jackson’s career began upon his graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a degree in dramatic arts. He went on to perform in numerous stage plays, including "Home," "A Soldier’s Play," "Sally/Prince" and "The District Line." He also originated roles in two of August Wilson’s plays at Yale Repertory Theatre. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, Jackson appeared in "Mother Courage and Her Children," "Spell #7" and "The Mighty Gents." While still a student at Morehouse, Jackson made his film debut in "Together for Days."

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 Acting - 

Samuel L. Jackson

 appeared in following movies:
Spirit, The (2009) [Post-production] The Octopus
Unthinkable (2009) [Pre-production]
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2009) Fear (voice)
Blown (2009) [Pre-production] Julian Lezard
Lakeview Terrace (2008) 70% (34 votes) Abel Turner
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) 60% (116 votes) Mace Windu (voice)
Jumper (2008) 70% (552 votes) Roland
Gospel Hill (2008) Paul Malcolm
Untitled Rodrigo García Project (2008) Paul
Resurrecting the Champ (2007) 80% (51 votes) Champ
1408 (2007) 80% (593 votes) Gerald Olin
Afro Samurai (2007) Afro Samurai/Ninja Ninja
Cleaner (2007) 70% (68 votes) Tom Carver
Afrosamurai (2007) Afro Samurai/Ninja Ninja
Farce of the Penguins (2007) 50% (11 votes) Narrator (voice)
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story (2007) Narrator (voice)
Black Snake Moan (2006) 80% (30 votes) Lazarus
Home of the Brave (2006) 60% (6 votes) Will Marsh
Snakes on a Plane (2006) 80% (433 votes) Neville Flynn
Freedomland (2006) 60% (50 votes) Lorenzo Council
Man, The (2005) 60% (20 votes) Derrick Vann
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) dvd89% (1001 votes) Mace Windu
xXx: State of the Union (2005) dvd50% (68 votes) Agent Augustus Gibbons
Coach Carter (2005) dvd80% (75 votes) Coach Ken Carter
20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, The (2005) Host
In My Country (2004) dvd60% (6 votes) Langston Whitfield
Incredibles, The (2004) dvd86% (577 votes) Lucius Best/Frozone (voice)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) dvd86% (853 votes) Rufus
Twisted (2004) dvd50% (51 votes) John Mills
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004) dvd90% (1 votes) Jack Johnson (voice)
S.W.A.T. (2003) dvd58% (149 votes) Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
Basic (2003) dvd57% (98 votes) West
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003) Reader
House on Turk Street, The (2002) dvd60% (12 votes) Jack Friar$6,000,000
xXx (2002) dvd55% (219 votes) Agent Augustus Gibbons
Changing Lanes (2002) dvd65% (163 votes) Doyle Gipson
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) dvd68% (751 votes) Mace Windu
51st State, The (2001) dvd54% (78 votes) Elmo McElroy
Caveman's Valentine, The (2001) dvd58% (29 votes) Romulus Ledbetter
Unbreakable (2000) dvd67% (423 votes) Elijah Price$7,000,000
Rules of Engagement (2000) dvd58% (121 votes) Col. Terry L. Childers
Shaft (2000) dvd58% (162 votes) John Shaft$10,000,000
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Dressed 2001
Deep Blue Sea (1999) dvd48% (197 votes) Russell Franklin
Our Friend, Martin (1999) 50% (1 votes) Turner (voice)
Sphere (1998) dvd48% (143 votes) Dr. Harry Adams
Negotiator, The (1998) dvd71% (210 votes) Lt. Danny Roman
Eve's Bayou (1997) dvd72% (26 votes) Louis Batiste
Jackie Brown (1997) dvd80% (307 votes) Ordell Robbie
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical 1998
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Male Performance 1998
One Eight Seven (1997) dvd55% (33 votes) Trevor Garfield
Sydney (1996) dvd80% (44 votes) Jimmy
Great White Hype, The (1996) dvd48% (18 votes) Rev. Fred Sultan
Long Kiss Goodnight, The (1996) dvd58% (140 votes) Detective Mitch Henessey
Time to Kill, A (1996) dvd54% (172 votes) Carl Lee Hailey
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1997
Losing Isaiah (1995) dvd62% (8 votes) Kadar Lewis
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) dvd79% (276 votes) Zeus Carver
Fluke (1995) dvd62% (14 votes) Rumbo (voice)
Kiss of Death (1995) dvd56% (33 votes) Calvin Hart
Pulp Fiction (1994) dvd93% (1433 votes) Jules Winnfield
    • Won BAFTA Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1995
Against the Wall (1994) dvd58% (6 votes) Jamaal
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV 1995
Pulp Fiction (1994) dvd93% (1433 votes) Jules Winnfield
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1995
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994) 58% (1 votes) Richard Greener
Pulp Fiction (1994) dvd93% (1433 votes) Jules Winnfield
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best On-Screen Duo 1995
Fresh (1994) dvd80% (27 votes) Sam
Search for One-eye Jimmy, The (1994) 50% (3 votes) Col. Ron
Hail Caesar (1994) dvd30% (1 votes) Mailman
New Age, The (1994) 60% (4 votes) Dale Deveaux
Pulp Fiction (1994) dvd93% (1433 votes) Jules Winnfield
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1995
True Romance (1993) dvd72% (283 votes) Big Don
Amos & Andrew (1993) dvd48% (20 votes) Andrew Sterling
Jurassic Park (1993) dvd79% (650 votes) Ray Arnold
Menace II Society (1993) dvd80% (50 votes) Tat Lawson
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) dvd48% (70 votes) Sgt. Wes Luger
Patriot Games (1992) dvd54% (141 votes) Lt. Cmdr. Robert Jefferson
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1992) 46% (1 votes) Mr. Simpson
White Sands (1992) dvd51% (14 votes) Greg Meeker, FBI Agent$75,000
Fathers & Sons (1992) 50% (1 votes) Marshall
Juice (1992) dvd62% (14 votes) Trip
Jungle Fever (1991) dvd66% (78 votes) Gator Purify
Strictly Business (1991) 42% (2 votes) Monroe
Johnny Suede (1991) 56% (7 votes) B-Bop
Mo' Better Blues (1990) dvd58% (15 votes) Madlock
Def by Temptation (1990) dvd46% (2 votes) Minister Garth
Goodfellas (1990) dvd94% (733 votes) Stacks Edwards
Return of Superfly, The (1990) Nate Cabot
Dead Man Out (1989) 62% (1 votes) Calvin Fredricks
Do the Right Thing (1989) dvd88% (101 votes) Mister Senor Love Daddy
Coming to America (1988) dvd58% (142 votes) Hold-Up Man
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987) George Harris
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) dvd70% (25 votes) Eddie's uncle (sketch)
Magic Sticks (1987) 70% (1 votes) Bum

 
 Production - 

Samuel L. Jackson

 worked as producer on following movies:
Afro Samurai (2007) executive producer
Afrosamurai (2007) executive producer
Cleaner (2007) 70% (68 votes)
Caveman's Valentine, The (2001) dvd58% (29 votes) executive producer
51st State, The (2001) dvd54% (78 votes) executive producer
Eve's Bayou (1997) dvd72% (26 votes)

 Appeared as Himself
Doug Liman's Jumper: Uncensored (2008) Himself
Pure Venom: The Making of 'Snakes on a Plane' (2007) Himself
Cannes, la alfombra roja (2006) Himself
Science of Star Wars (2005) Himself (archive footage)
MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show (2005) Himself
Work of Director Jonathan Glazer, The (2005) dvd Himself
John Travolta: The Inside Story (2004) Himself
Creating a Twisted Web of Intrigue (2004) Himself
San Francisco: Scene of the Crime (2004) Himself
Jessica's Crush (2004) Himself
A&E Biography: John Travolta (2003) Himself
xXx: A Filmmaker's Diary (2003) Himself
60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (2003) 60% (2 votes) Himself - Co-presenter: Best
Baadasssss Cinema (2002) dvd70% (1 votes) Himself
Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture, The (2002) Himself - Narrator
Pulp Fiction: The Facts (2002) 60% (1 votes) Himself
Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2002) Himself/Host
74th Annual Academy Awards, The (2002) 60% (5 votes) Himself - Presenter:
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001) 40% (1 votes) Himself
AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movi (2001) 60% (2 votes) Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: (Episode dated 17 May 2006) (2000) Himself
2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000) 30% (3 votes) Himself/Presenter
Unauthorized Star Wars Story, The (1999) Himself
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Mag (1999) 80% (3 votes) Himself - Host
Forever Hollywood (1999) 50% (1 votes) Himself
Directors, The (1999) Himself
Stars of Star Wars: Interviews From the Cast, The (1999) Himself
1998 MTV Movie Awards (1998) 55% (1 votes) Himself - Host
Night to Die for, A (1995) Himself
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet special: Bag Klonernes angreb (1989) Himself / Mace Windu
Sunday Morning Shootout: (Episode #1.20) (0000) Himself
Sunday Morning Shootout: (Episode #2.20) (0000) Himself
Comme au cinéma: (Episode dated 17 May 2005) (0000) Himself




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