Samuel L. Jackson

Date Of Birth:
21 December 1948
Place Of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
Best Known As:
The Bible-quoting hit man from Pulp Fiction
After 20 years in Hollywood and dozens of movies, Samuel L. Jackson became an international star for his portrayal of Jules, the righteous, afro-clad hit-man in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. Alternately amusing and menacing on screen, Jackson is one of the busiest actors in the movies, a character actor who can also play the lead and carry a movie. In the 1990s he appeared in fifty movies, including turns in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991, with Wesley Snipes); Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993); Eve's Bayou (1997, he also produced it); and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997, with Robert DeNiro). Since then he's stayed busy in films, notably as Jedi warrior Mace Windu in the George Lucas Star Wars franchise (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, et al) and as Nick Fury in the Marvel catalog of films (Iron Man, The Avengers, et al). Jackson's other films include M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable (2000, with Bruce Willis) and Glass (2019), Changing Lanes (2002, with Ben Affleck), xXx (2002, starring Vin Diesel), The Incredibles (2004 and 2018 as Frozone) and the Tarantino films Django Unchained (2012, starring Jamie Foxx) and The Hateful Eight (2015, starring Kurt Russell). In 2006 Jackson's all-out, multimedia promotional blitz for the action feature Snakes On A Plane became a newsworthy event in itself. Jackson's voice work beyond The Incredibles includes the series Afro-Samurai (2007) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008).
Extra Credit

Jackson appears, uncredited, at the end of the 1998 movie Out of Sight (directed by Steven Soderbergh).

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