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Samuel L. Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well known after three movies made by ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Cell (post-production)
Tom McCourt
  Nick Fury (announced)
Nick Fury (rumored)
 2015 Barely Lethal
Hardman
 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 Farce of the Penguins
Narrator (voice)
 2004/I Twisted
John Mills
 2003 Basic
West
 2002 No Good Deed
Jack Friar
 2000 Shaft
John Shaft
 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)
 1981 Ragtime
Gang Member No. 2
 1980 The Exterminator
Extra (uncredited)
 1972 Together for Days
Stan
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Other Works:

Print ads (as his character John Shaft from Shaft (2000)): Reebok Classic athletic shoes See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 24 Interviews | 14 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:

I've played Loch Lomond - that's the one with the bogs isn't it? I played the one with the lighthouse. When we were in Liverpool we used to take the ferry and go to Northern Ireland. Films get in the way of my golf, but they have afforded me the chance to play a lot of golf. See more »

Trivia:

The Guinness World Records named Samuel L. Jackson as the highest-grossing film actor of all time, taking in more than $7.4 billion at the box-office. The residuals alone earn him about $300,000 a year. See more »

Trademark:

Shaven head See more »

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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