Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

  • Birthday: 1948-12-21
  • Place of birth: Washington, D.C., USA
  • Also know as: Sam Jackson

Biography

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and producer. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the second highest-grossing actor of all time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave him an Academy Honorary Award in 2022 as "A cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide". Jackson started his career on stage making his professional theatre debut in Mother Courage and her Children in 1980 at The Public Theatre. From 1981 to 1983 he originated the role of Private Louis Henderson in A Soldier's Play Off-Broadway. He also originated the role of Boy Willie in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson in 1987 at the Yale Repertory Theatre. He returned to the play in the 2022 Broadway revival playing Doaker Charles. Jackson early film roles include Coming to America (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Juice (1992), True Romance (1993), and Jurassic Park (1993), Menace II Society (1993), and Fresh (1994). His collaborations with Spike Lee led to greater prominence with films such as School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Oldboy (2013), and Chi-Raq (2015). Jackson's breakout role was in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994) which earned him a BAFTA Award win and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He further collaborated with Tarantino, acting in Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015). He's known for having appeared in a number of big-budget films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), The Negotiator (1997), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000) and its reboot (2019), XXX (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Coach Carter (2005), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Glass (2019). He also gained widespread recognition as the Jedi Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), later voicing the role in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and the video game Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2011). With his permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury; he subsequently played Fury in 11 Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with a cameo appearance in Iron Man (2008), as well as guest-starring in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He will reprise this role in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which is set to premiere on June 21, 2023. Jackson has provided his voice for several animated films, documentaries, television series, and video games, including Lucius Best / Frozone in the Pixar films The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018).

Filmography

Jackie Brown

1997

As Ordell Robbie

True Romance

1993

As Big Don

Snakes on a Plane

2006

As Neville Flynn

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

2004

As Rufus

Shaft

2000

As John Shaft

Pulp Fiction

1994

As Jules Winnfield

GoodFellas

1990

As Stacks Edwards

Do the Right Thing

1989

As Mister Señor Love Daddy

Changing Lanes

2002

As Doyle Gipson

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

1995

As Zeus Carver

A Time to Kill

1996

As Carl Lee Hailey

The 51st State

2001

As Elmo McElroy

Iron Man

2008

As Nick Fury (uncredited)

No Good Deed

2002

As Jack Friar

Iron Man 2

2010

As Nick Fury

Sphere

1998

As Dr. Harry Adams

Thor

2011

As Nick Fury (uncredited)

Rules of Engagement

2000

As Col. Terry L. Childers

1408

2007

As Gerald Olin

Basic

2003

As West

The Great White Hype

1996

As Rev. Fred Sultan

Gospel Hill

2008

As Paul Malcolm

One Eight Seven

1997

As Trevor Garfield

Kiss of Death

1995

As Calvin Hart

The Long Kiss Goodnight

1996

As Mitch Henessey

Amos & Andrew

1993

As Andrew Sterling

Coach Carter

2005

As Ken Carter

xXx: State of the Union

2005

As Agent Augustus Gibbons

Black Snake Moan

2006

As Lazarus

Hard Eight

1997

As Jimmy

Against the Wall

1994

As Jamaal

The Avengers

2012

As Nick Fury

Jumper

2008

As Roland

The Spirit

2008

As Octopus

The Caveman's Valentine

2001

As Romulus

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

2008

As Mace Windu (voice)

Ragtime

1981

As Gang Member No. 2

The Man

2005

As Derrick Vann

S.W.A.T.

2003

As Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson

Farce of the Penguins

2007

As Narrator (voice)

Menace II Society

1993

As Tat Lawson

Coming to America

1988

As Hold-Up Man

The Negotiator

1998

As Lt. Danny Roman

Unbreakable

2000

As Elijah Price

Patriot Games

1992

As Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson

Cleaner

2007

As Tom Cutler

Freedomland

2006

As Lorenzo Council

Lakeview Terrace

2008

As Abel Turner

The Other Guys

2010

As P.K. Highsmith

Twisted

2004

As John Mills

Losing Isaiah

1995

As Kadar Lewis

Fresh

1994

As Sam

Home of the Brave

2006

As William Marsh

The New Age

1994

As Dale Deveaux

Mo' Better Blues

1990

As Madlock

The Red Violin

1998

As Charles Morritz (Montréal)

Soul Men

2008

As Louis Hinds

Afro Samurai: Resurrection

2009

As Afro / Ninja-Ninja (voice)

The Return of Superfly

1990

As Nate Cabot

Mother and Child

2009

As Paul

Unthinkable

2010

As Henry Harold 'H' Humphries

Juice

1992

As Trip

Strictly Business

1991

As Monroe

Eve's Bayou

1997

As Louis Batiste

Astro Boy

2009

As Zog (voice)

In My Country

2004

As Langston Whitfield

Eddie Murphy Raw

1987

As Eddie's Uncle

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

2017

As Agent Augustus Gibbons

BaadAsssss Cinema

2002

As Self

The Search for One-eye Jimmy

1996

As Colonel Ron

Django Unchained

2012

As Stephen

White Sands

1992

As Greg Meeker

Arena

2011

As Logan

Def by Temptation

1990

As Minister Garth

The Sunset Limited

2011

As Black

African Cats

2011

As Narrator (voice)

Meeting Evil

2012

As Richie

Fathers and Sons

1992

As Marshall

Together for Days

1972

As Stan

Turbo

2013

As Whiplash (voice)

Oldboy

2013

As Chaney

RoboCop

2014

As Pat Novak

The Samaritan

2012

As Foley

Avengers: Age of Ultron

2015

As Nick Fury

Zambezia

2012

As Tendai (voice)

The Face Is Familiar

2009

As Himself

Hail Caesar

1994

As Mailman

Reasonable Doubt

2014

As Clinton Davis

Barely Lethal

2015

As Hardman

Any Given Wednesday

2000

As Willie Nutter

A Shock to the System

1990

As Ulysses

Trees Lounge

1996

As Wendell

Jungle Fever

1991

As Gator Purify

Our Friend, Martin

1999

As Turner (voice)

School Daze

1988

As Leeds

Inglourious Basterds

2009

As Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Big Game

2015

As US President William Alan Moore

The Hateful Eight

2015

As Major Marquis Warren

Kite

2014

As Lieutenant Karl Aker

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

2022

As Jimbo (voice)

Chi-Raq

2015

As Dolmedes

Sea of Love

1989

As Black Guy

Face of Unity

2014

As Self

The Legend of Tarzan

2016

As George Washington Williams

Cell

2016

As Thomas 'Tom' McCourt

Kong: Skull Island

2017

As Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard

Unicorn Store

2017

As The Salesman

Incredibles 2

2018

As Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)

xXx

2002

As Agent Augustus Gibbons

Life Itself

2018

As Self

Johnny Suede

1991

As B-Bop

Glass

2019

As Elijah Price / Mr. Glass

Dead Man Out

1989

As Calvin Fredricks

Betsy's Wedding

1990

As Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)

Magic Sticks

1987

As Bum

The Exterminator

1980

As Extra (uncredited)

The Trial of the Moke

1978

As Johnson Whittaker

The Hitman's Bodyguard

2017

As Darius Kincaid

The Words That Built America

2017

As Reader - Declaration of Independence

Shaft

2019

As John Shaft

The Last Full Measure

2020

As Takoda

Avengers: Infinity War

2018

As Nick Fury (uncredited)

Spider-Man: Far From Home

2019

As Nick Fury

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

2021

As Darius Kincaid

Captain Marvel

2019

As Nick Fury

Shaquille O'Neal: Larger than Life

1996

As Narrator (voice)

Forever Hollywood

1999

As Self

Crítico

2008

As Self

Quincy

2018

As Self

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

2021

As Marcus Banks

Eating You Alive

2016

As Self

The Banker

2020

As Joe Morris

The Protégé

2021

As Moody

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

2019

As Mace Windu (voice)

Honor Deferred

2006

As Narrator

Avengers: Endgame

2019

As Nick Fury

I Am Not Your Negro

2017

As Narrator (voice)

Death to 2020

2020

As Dash Bracket

The N Word

2006

As Himself

The Piano Lesson

0000

As Doaker Charles

George Lucas: Creating an Empire

2005

As Presenter/Self

John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood

2017

As Self - Actor (archive footage)

QT8: The First Eight

2019

As Self (uncredited)

Argylle

2024

As Alfie

The Marvels

2023

As Nick Fury

Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special

2021

As Nick Fury (archive footage)

Uneven Fairways

2009

As Narrator

Out of Sight

1998

As Hejirah Henry (uncredited)

The Kill Room

2023

As Gordon

Mr. Incredible and Pals

2005

As Frozone (commentary voice)

The Garfield Movie

2024

As Vic (voice)

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1987

As George

Fluke

1995

As Rumbo (voice)

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

2022

As Self (archive footage)

The Exorcist III

1990

As Dream Blind Man (uncredited)

Jumpin' at the Boneyard

1991

As Mr. Simpson

Common Ground

1990

As Rev. Bob McClair

Go the F**k to Sleep

2011

As Narrator (voice)

Hollywood Legenden

2004

As Self

Damaged

2024

As Dan Lawson

Last Meals

0000

As Walter

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

2012

As (archive footage)

#UNFIT: The Psychology of Donald Trump

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Heavy Rain

2010

As

The Beast

0000

As President

Unholy Trinity

0000

As St. Christopher

A Night to Die For

1995

As Himself/Host

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction

2004

As Officer Frank Tenpenny (voice) (uncredited)

The Match: Tiger vs. Phil

2018

As Commentator

Afterburn

0000

As

My Date with Drew

2005

As Self (uncredited)

Tarantino's Mind

2006

As Jules Winnfield / Rufus (archive footage)

The Incredibles

2004

As Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)

Jurassic Park

1993

As Arnold

Deep Blue Sea

1999

As Russell Franklin

Head Games

0000

As

Production

The Samaritan

2012

As Executive Producer

Eve's Bayou

1997

As Producer

The Banker

2020

As Executive Producer

Cleaner

2007

As Producer

Afro Samurai: Resurrection

2009

As Executive Producer

The 51st State

2001

As Executive Producer

The Caveman's Valentine

2001

As Executive Producer

Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

2020

As Executive Producer

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