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Samuel L. Jackson


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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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  Nick Fury (announced)
Nick Fury (rumored)
 2014 Big Game (post-production)
The President
 2014 Barely Lethal (post-production)
Hardman
 2014/I Cell (post-production)
Tom McCourt
 2013 Oldboy
Chaney
 2013 Turbo
Whiplash (voice)
 2012 Zambezia
Tendai (voice)
 2012/I The Samaritan
Foley
 2011 Thor
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2009 Astro Boy
Zog (voice)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2008 The Spirit
Octopus
 2008 Gospel Hill
Paul Malcolm
 2008 Iron Man
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2008 Jumper
Roland
 2007 1408
Gerald Olin
 2006 Home of the Brave
Will Marsh
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Narrator (voice)
 2004/I Twisted
John Mills
 2003 Basic
West
 2002 No Good Deed
Jack Friar
 2002 The Comeback (Short)
 2001 The Caveman's Valentine
Romulus
 2000 Shaft
John Shaft
 2000 Any Given Wednesday (Short)
Willie Nutter
 1998 The Negotiator
Danny Roman
 1998 Out of Sight
Hejira Henry (uncredited)
 1996 Hard Eight
Jimmy
 1995 Fluke
Rumbo (voice)
 1995 Kiss of Death
Calvin Hart
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Kadar Lewis
 1994 The New Age
Dale Deveaux
 1994 Hail Caesar
Mailman
 1994 Fresh
Sam
 1993 Amos & Andrew
Andrew Sterling
 1992 White Sands
Greg Meeker (as Sam Jackson)
 1992 Juice
Trip
 1992 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Mr. Simpson
 1991 Strictly Business
Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
 1991 Johnny Suede
B-Bop
 1990 The Return of Superfly
Nate Cabot (as Sam Jackson)
 1990 The Exorcist III
Dream Blind Man
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Madlock
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
 1990 A Shock to the System
Ulysses (three-card monte game)
 1990 Def by Temptation
Minister Garth
 1989 Sea of Love
Black Guy
 1988 Coming to America
Hold-Up Man
 1988 School Daze
Leeds
 1987 Magic Sticks
Bum (as Sam Jackson)
 1980 The Exterminator
Extra (uncredited)
 1972 Together for Days
Stan
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Other Works:

TV commercial (voice): Adidas. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 24 Interviews | 13 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Samuel Jackson | Sam Jackson

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2013) W. Kamau Bell's FX show [Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell] had this whole segment where he was criticizing Django. He's a young black man with nappy hair and very dark skin, but he also has a very white wife and an interracial child. You can't tell me you know what people in the South did if you never spent time down there. He can say there had to be words Quentin (Tarantino) could use ... See more »

Trivia:

Growing up, his idol was Errol Flynn and dreamed about being a movie swashbuckler someday. See more »

Trademark:

Deep authoritative voice See more »

Nickname:

Sam See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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