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Samuel L. Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield
(1994)
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren
(2015)
Django Unchained
(2012)

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 2019 Captain Marvel (announced)
Nick Fury (rumored)
 2018 Blazing Samurai (filming)
Jimbo (voice)
 2018 Life Itself (filming)
 2017 Unicorn Store (post-production)
The Salesman
 2016/I Cell
Tom McCourt
 2015 Chi-Raq
Dolmedes
 2015 Barely Lethal
Hardman
 2013 Old Boy
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 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 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
 1991 Strictly Business
Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
 1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Mr. Simpson
 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 Def by Temptation
Minister Garth
 1990 A Shock to the System
Ulysses (three-card monte game)
 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
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial (narrator): Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow SuperPAC, founded by Stephen Colbert See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 24 Interviews | 16 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Samuel Jackson | Sam Jackson

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2013, on his father) Once, when we were performing in Topeka, Kansas, my wife, my three-month-old daughter and I went to see my other grandmother, and it just so happened my father was living in her house again. I was in my 30s, and there was this woman and this older lady, and then this teenage girl comes downstairs with a little baby in her arms as young as my daughter. He's like, "Hey, I want... See more »

Trivia:

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. See more »

Trademark:

Often shouts the word 'motherf*****' at some point in a film. See more »

Nickname:

Mr Cool See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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