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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 31 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Featured in an episode of the interview series "Hollywood Stars" about Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). Others interviewed include Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Trisha Biggar, Bruce Spence and Jimmy Smits. See more »

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

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Samuel Jackson | Sam Jackson


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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(1992, on early film auditions) I've been told I wasn't African enough. And sometimes you don't get jobs because you're too good-'We wouldn't want to waste your talent on this meager part,' they say, and I'm sitting there thinking, 'I got a daughter who goes to school. She needs to eat, I need to eat.' When I auditioned for Mississippi Burning the director told me I didn't sound Southern. I grew ... See more »


His character from Pulp Fiction (1994), Jules Winnfield, ranked second in the "coolest movie characters of all time", in a poll by the UK's Empire Magazine (the winner was Tyler Durden of Fight Club (1999)). See more »


Frequent use of swearing, particularly using the phrase "motherfucker" See more »


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