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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson
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Amos & Andrew, and Jurassic Park. In 1994, he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, where he received several award nominations and critical acclaim. Jackson has since appeared in over 70 films including, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Jackie Brown, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Jackson’s many roles have made him one of the highest grossing actors at the box office. Jackson has won multiple awards throughout his career and has been portrayed in various forms of media including films, television series, and songs. In 1980 Jackson married Latanya Richardson, with whom he has one daughter, Zoe.

Early life
Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. He grew up as an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his mother, Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery), who was a factory worker and later a supplies buyer for a mental institution, and his maternal grandparents and extended family.[1][2] His father lived away from the family in Kansas City, Missouri and later died from alcoholism; Jackson had only met his father twice during his life.[1][3] Jackson attended Riverside High School in Chattanooga. Between the third and twelfth grades, he played the French horn and trumpet in the school orchestra.[4] He later attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he co-founded the "Just Us Theatre" before graduating in 1972.[1][5]

Jackson at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con Born Samuel Leroy Jackson December 21, 1948 (1948-12-21) Washington, D.C, U.S. Actor 1972–present Latanya Richardson (1980-present)

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Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actor. After Jackson became involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then, films. He had several small roles, before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. In 1991, after gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever, he joined the casts of more films, including Patriot Games,

Civil Rights Movement involvement
After the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackson attended the funeral in Atlanta as one of the ushers.[6] Jackson then flew to Memphis to join an equal rights protest march. In a Parade interview Jackson revealed: "I was angry about the assassination, but I wasn’t shocked by it. I knew that change was going to take something different — not sit-ins, not peaceful coexistence."[7] In


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1969, Jackson and several other students held members of the Morehouse College board of trustees (including a nearby Martin Luther King, Sr.) hostage on the campus, demanding reform in the school’s curriculum and governance.[8] The college eventually agreed to change its policy, but Jackson was charged with and eventually convicted of unlawful confinement, a second-degree felony. Jackson was then suspended for two years for his criminal record and his actions (although he would later return to the college to earn his Bachelor of Arts in Drama in 1972).[9] While he was expelled, Jackson was employed as a social worker in Los Angeles.[10] Jackson decided to remain in Atlanta, where he met with Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and others active in the Black Power movement.[7] Jackson revealed in the same Parade interview that he began to feel empowered with his involvement in the movement, especially when the group began buying guns.[7] However, before Jackson could become involved with any significant armed confrontation, his mother sent him to Los Angeles after the FBI told her that he would die within a year if he remained with the Black Power movement.[7]

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Yale Repertory Theater.[10] At this point in his early career, Jackson developed alcoholism and cocaine addictions, resulting in him being unable to proceed with the two plays as they continued to Broadway (actors Charles S. Dutton and Anthony Chisholm took his place).[9] Throughout his early film career, mainly in minimal roles in films such as Coming to America and various TV films, Jackson was mentored by Morgan Freeman.[4] After a 1981 performance in the play A Soldier’s Play, Jackson was introduced to director Spike Lee[9] who would later include him in small roles for the films School Daze (1988) and Do the Right Thing (1989).[1] He also played a minor role in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas as real-life Mafia associate Stacks Edwards and also worked as a stand-in on The Cosby Show for Bill Cosby.[8]

After completing these films, Jackson’s cocaine addiction worsened to the point where he overdosed, and his family entered him into a New York rehab clinic.[4] When he successfully completed rehab, Jackson appeared in Jungle Fever, as a crack cocaine addict, a role which Jackson called cathartic as he was recovering from his addiction.[1] The film was so acclaimed that the 1991 Cannes Film Festival awarded a special "Supporting Actor" award just for him.[3] After this role, Jackson became involved with multiple films, including Strictly Business, Juice, Patriot Games, and then moved on to two comedies: National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1 (his first starring role) and Amos & Andrew. Jackson then worked with director Steven Spielberg in Jurassic Park. He played a major role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. For his performance, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as a Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA Best Supporting Actor award win.[11][12][13] With a succession of unsuccessful films such as Kiss of Death, The Great White Hype, and Losing Isaiah, Jackson began to receive poor reviews from critics who had praised his performance in Pulp Fiction. This ended with his involvement in the two successful box office films A Time To Kill, where he depicted a father who is put on trial for killing two men who raped his daughter, and Die Hard with a Vengeance, starring alongside Bruce Willis in

Acting career
1970s - 1980s
"Casting black actors is still strange for Hollywood. Denzel gets the offer first. Then it’s Danny Glover, Forest Whitaker and Wesley Snipes. Right now, I’m the next one on the list." —Jackson reacting to his new fame in 1993.[10] Jackson initially went to Morehouse College to major in Architecture, but decided to change his major to Drama after taking a public speaking class and appearing in a version of The Threepenny Opera.[4]Jackson began acting in multiple plays, including Home and A Soldier’s Play.[1] He appeared in several TV films, and made his feature film debut in Together for Days (1972). After these initial roles, Jackson proceeded to move from Atlanta to New York City in 1976 and spent the next decade appearing in stage plays such as The Piano Lesson and Two Trains Running, which both premiered at the


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the third installment of the Die Hard series. For A Time to Kill, Jackson earned a NAACP Image for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and a Golden Globe nomination for a Best Supporting Actor.[14] Quickly becoming a box office star, Jackson continued with three starring roles in 1997. In 187 he played a dedicated teacher with a terrible secret. He received an Independent Spirit award for Best First Feature alongside first-time writer/director Kasi Lemmons in the drama Eve’s Bayou, for which he also served as executive producer.[15] He joined up again with director Quentin Tarantino and received a Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear for Best Actor and a fourth Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of arms merchant Ordell Robbie in Jackie Brown.[16] In 1998, he worked with other established actors such as Sharon Stone and Dustin Hoffman in Sphere and Kevin Spacey in The Negotiator, playing a hostage negotiator who resorts to taking hostages himself when he is falsely accused of murder and embezzlement. In 1999, Jackson starred in the horror film Deep Blue Sea, and as Jedi Master Mace Windu in George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. In an interview, Jackson claimed that he did not have a chance to read the script for the film and did not learn he was playing the character Mace Windu until he was fitted for his costume (he later said that he was eager to accept any role, just for the chance to be a part of the Star Wars saga).[17]

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On June 13, 2000, Jackson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which can be found at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.[18] He began the next decade in his film career as a Marine colonel put on trial in Rules of Engagement, co-starred with Bruce Willis for a third time in the supernatural thriller Unbreakable, and starred in the 2000 remake of the 1971 film Shaft. Jackson’s sole film in 2001 was The Caveman’s Valentine, where he plays a homeless musician in a murder thriller. The film was directed by Kasi Lemmons, who previously worked with Jackson in Eve’s Bayou. In 2002, he played a recovering alcoholic attempting to keep custody of his kids while fighting a battle of wits with Ben Affleck’s character in Changing Lanes.[1] He returned for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, increasing his role from a small role to a supporting role. Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber in the film was the result of Jackson’s suggestion;[1] he wanted to be sure that his character would stand out in a crowded battle scene.[19] Jackson then acted as a NSA agent alongside Vin Diesel in xXx and a kilt-wearing drug dealer in The 51st State. In 2003, Jackson again worked with John Travolta in Basic and then as a police sergeant alongside Colin Farrell in the television show remake S.W.A.T. In 2004, Jackson played a mentor to Ashley Judd in the thriller Twisted, and lent his voice to the computeranimated film The Incredibles as the superhero Frozone. Jackson once again appeared in a Tarantino film, by cameoing in Kill Bill, Vol. 2. In 2005, he began with the sports drama, Coach Carter, where he played a coach (based on the actual coach Ken Carter) dedicated to teaching his players that education is more important than basketball. Jackson also returned for two sequels: XXX: State of the Union, this time commanding Ice Cube, and the final Star Wars prequel film, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. His last film for 2005 was The Man alongside comedian Eugene Levy. On November 4, 2005, he was presented with the Hawaii International Film Festival Achievement in Acting Award.[20] On January 30, 2006, Jackson was honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater; he is the seventh African American and 191st actor to be recognized in this manner.[21] He next starred opposite of actress Julianne Moore in the box office bomb Freedomland, where he depicted


Jackson’s handprints in front of The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.


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a police detective attempting to help a mother find her abducted child, while quelling a citywide race riot. Jackson’s second film of the year, Snakes on a Plane, gained cult film status months before it was released based on its title and cast. Jackson’s decision to star in the film was solely based on the title.[22] To build anticipation for the film, he also cameoed in the 2006 music video Snakes on a Plane (Bring It) by Cobra Starship. On December 2, Jackson won the German Bambi Award for International Film, based on his many film contributions.[23] On December 15, 2006, Jackson starred in Home of the Brave, as a doctor returning home from the Iraq War. On January 30, 2007, Jackson was featured as narrator in Bob Saget’s direct-toDVD Farce of the Penguins. The film was a spoof of the box office success March of the Penguins (which was narrated by Morgan Freeman). Also in 2007, he portrayed a blues player who imprisons a young woman (Christina Ricci) addicted to sex in Black Snake Moan, and the horror film 1408, an adaptation of the Stephen King short story. In 2008, Jackson reprised his role of Mace Windu in the CGI film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, followed by Lakeview Terrace where he played a racist cop who terrorizes an interracial couple. In November of the same year, he starred along with Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes (who both died prior to the film’s release) in Soul Men. In 2008, he portrayed the villain, The Octopus, in the film The Spirit. Throughout Jackson’s career, he has appeared in many films alongside mainstream rappers. These include Tupac Shakur (Juice), Queen Latifah (Juice/Sphere), Method Man (One Eight Seven), LL Cool J (Deep Blue Sea/S.W.A.T.), Busta Rhymes (Shaft), Eve (xXx), Ice Cube (xXx: State of the Union), Xzibit (xXx: State of the Union), David Banner (Black Snake Moan), and 50 Cent (Home of the Brave). Additionally, Jackson has appeared in four films with actor Bruce Willis (National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, Pulp Fiction, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Unbreakable) and the actors were slated to work together in Black Water Transit before both dropped out.

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Ultimate Nick Fury, based on Samuel L. Jackson’s appearance Jackson has several upcoming film projects between 2009 and 2011. In 2009 he will provide his voice for the animated science fiction film, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey as well as narrate Inglourious Basterds. In addition, he will play a terrorist intent on attacking London in Blown, as well as a police officer in Rape: A Love Story.[24][25] In 2010, he will star in the drama Mother and Child and will portray an interrogator who attempts to locate several nuclear weapons in Unthinkable.[26][27]

Nick Fury
In 2008, Jackson made an uncredited appearance as Nick Fury in the post-credit scene of Iron Man with the intention to lead to roles in future films based on Marvel Comics characters. In February 2009, Jackson signed on to a nine-picture deal with Marvel which would see him appear in Thor, Iron Man II, The First Avenger: Captain America, and The Avengers as well as any other sequels they would produce.[28]

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Box office performance
Jackson has said that he chooses roles that are "exciting to watch" and have an "interesting character inside of a story", and that in his roles he wanted to "do things [he hasn’t] done, things [he] saw as a kid and wanted to do and now [has] an opportunity to do".[29] In motion pictures that feature him as a leading actor or supporting co-star, his films have grossed a total of $2.38[30] to $4.46 billion[31] at the North American box office, placing him as the ninth (as strictly lead) or the second highest-grossing movie star (counting supporting roles) of all time; behind only that of voice actor, Frank Welker. In August 2007, Jackson stated in an interview that he wanted to play a small role in George Lucas’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull so that he could keep his box office position over Harrison Ford.[32] The 2009 edition of The Guinness World Records, which uses a different calculation to determine film grosses, stated that Jackson is the world’s highest grossing actor, having earned $7.42 billion in 68 films.[33]

Appearances and references in pop culture
Jackson gave his consent for Marvel Comics to design their "Ultimate" version of the character Nick Fury after his likeness.[34] Jackson had a cameo as the character in the 2008 Iron Man film. Jackson has also had a song named after him, entitled Sammy L. Jackson by Hot Action Cop.[35] The song was featured on the soundtrack for the 2003 film S.W.A.T, in which Jackson appeared. Jackson has been parodied multiple times in various television shows and films. He was parodied twice on Chappelle’s Show where he was played by comedian Dave Chappelle in sketches involving Mace Windu and a fake commercial peddling "Samuel Jackson" beer (a parody of Samuel Adams).[36][37] He has also been spoofed in the film Team America: World Police, where he was portrayed as a villainous member of the F.A.G. (Film Actors Guild, a parody of the Screen Actors Guild), and the 2007 film Epic Movie, poking fun at his role in Snakes on a Plane. Jackson also guest-starred as himself in an episode of the BBC/HBO sitcom Extras, voiced the main antagonist, Officer Frank Tenpenny, of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Jackson playing golf the lead role in the anime series, Afro Samurai, and has a recurring part as the voice of Gin Rummy in several episodes of the animated series The Boondocks. Jackson also provided the voice of God for a New Testament audio book version of the Bible entitled The Bible Experience, which was released in November 2006. He was given the lead role because producers felt his deep, authoritative voice was perfect for the role.[38] Jackson is also a sought after host. Thus far, he has hosted the MTV Movie Awards (1998), the ESPYs (1999, 2001, 2002,2009), and the Spike TV Video Game Awards (2005, 2006, 2007).

Personal life
Jackson married actress Latanya Richardson in 1980, whom he met while attending Morehouse College.[1] The couple, who live in Los


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Jackson and his wife Latanya Richardson during a tour of Naval Station Pearl Harbor Angeles, California, have a daughter, Zoe, born in 1982.[39] Jackson is a keen basketball fan, and especially favors the Toronto Raptors and the Harlem Globetrotters.[40] He also became a Liverpool F.C. fan after filming The 51st State in Liverpool, England.[41] Jackson enjoys playing golf, a game he has been reported to have become very proficient at.[1] Jackson has a clause in his film contracts that allows him to play golf during production.[11] He stated that it is the only place where he "can go dressed as a pimp and fit in perfectly".[4] Jackson has revealed in an interview that he sees every one of his movies in theaters with paying customers claiming that "Even during my theater years, I wished I could watch the plays I was in — while I was in them! I dig watching myself work."[42] He also enjoys collecting the action figures of the characters he portrays in his films, including Jules Winnfield, Shaft, Mace Windu, and Frozone.[43] He is a comic book and anime fan.[17] Jackson is bald, but enjoys wearing unusual wigs in his films.[44] For the film Black Snake Moan, he was allowed to choose the hairstyle he wanted for his character.[45]

Jackson and his daughter Zoe Jackson promoting The 1 Second Film Year Film 1972 Together for Days 1981 Ragtime Role Stan Gang Member No. 2 Minor role Notes

1987 Eddie Eddie’s Murphy Raw uncle 1988 Coming to America School Daze 1989 Do the Right Thing Hold-Up Man Leeds DJ Mister Senor Love Daddy Blind Dream Man Black Guy Parnell Steven "Stacks" Edwards Madlock Minister Garth Monroe Gator Purify

Minor role Minor role

The Exorcist III Sea of Love 1990 Goodfellas

Minor role

Minor role

Mo’ Better Blues Def by Temptation 1991 Strictly Business Jungle Fever

Film roles

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1992 Juice Patriot Games White Sands 1993 True Romance Menace II Society Loaded Weapon 1 Amos & Andrew Trip LCDR Robby Jackson Greg Meeker Big Don Tat Lawson Sgt. Wes Luger Andrew Sterling Cameo Caine’s father First starring role 1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Deep Blue Sea 2000 Rules of Engagement Shaft 1998 Sphere The Negotiator The Red Violin

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Dr. Harry Adams Lt. Danny Roman Charles Morritz (Montréal) Jedi Master Mace Windu Russell Franklin Col. Terry L. Childers John Shaft

Jurassic Park John Raymond Arnold 1994 Fresh Pulp Fiction Against The Wall Sam Jules Winnfield Jamaal

Unbreakable Elijah Price 2001 The Caveman’s Valentine 2002 Changing Lanes Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones xXx Voice only The 51st State (Formula 51) 2003 Basic Romulus Ledbetter Doyle Gipson Jedi Master Mace Windu Agent Augustus Gibbons Elmo McElroy Sargeant Nathan West Sgt. Dan ’Hondo’ Harrelson Jack Friar John Mills Lucius Best/ Frozone Langston Whitfield Voice only Also executive producer Also executive producer

1995 Kiss of Death Calvin Hart Die Hard with a Vengeance Losing Isaiah Fluke 1996 The Great White Hype A Time to Kill The Long Kiss Goodnight Hard Eight Trees Lounge 1997 One Eight Seven Eve’s Bayou Zeus Carver Kadar Lewis Rumbo Rev. Fred Sultan Carl Lee Hailey Mitch Henessey

S.W.A.T. Jimmy Wendell Trevor Garfield Louis Batiste Also executive producer No Good Deed 2004 Twisted The Incredibles In My Country

Kill Bill Vol.2 Rufus

Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie


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2005 Coach Carter xXx: State of the Union Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith The Man Coach Ken Carter Agent Augustus Gibbons Jedi Master Mace Windu Derrick Vann 2009 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Inglourious Basterds Blown

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Fear Voice only; postproduction

The Narrator Julian Lezard

Voice only; postproduction Preproduction Preproduction Filming Postproduction Postproduction Preproduction Preproduction

Rape: A Love John Story Dromoor 2010 Iron Man II Mother and Child Unthinkable 2011 Thor Voice only The First Avenger: Captain America 2012 The Avengers Nick Fury Nick Fury Paul TBA Nick Fury

2006 Freedomland Lorenzo Council Snakes on a Plane Home of the Brave 2007 Farce of the Penguins Black Snake Moan 1408 Neville Flynn Will Marsh Narrator Lazarus Woods Gerald Olin

Nick Fury

Resurrecting Bob the Champ Satterfield Cleaner 2008 Jumper Iron Man Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lakeview Terrace Soul Men The Spirit Tom Cutler Agent Roland Cox Nick Fury Jedi Master Mace Windu Abel Turner Louis Hinds The Octopus Uncredited cameo Voice only


Television work
Year 1991 Title Law & Order Role Taggert Notes Episode "The Violence of Summer"

1992 1997

Ghostwriter Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Proud Family

Reggie Jenkins The Mayor (voice) Episode "The Pied Piper"


Joseph (voice)

Episode "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" Voice for three episodes Episode "Samuel L Jackson"

2005-2007 The Boondocks 2005 Extras

Gin Rummy Himself


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2007 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai/ Ninja Ninja

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Courant. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/ http://www.latinoreview.com/news/ courant/access/ interview-samuel-l-on-black-snake527143601.html?dids=527143601:527143601&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jan+21%2C+2004 moan-1467. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. [37] "Top five ’Star Wars’ parodies" (Registration required). Sarasota Herald • Dils, Tracey E. Samuel L. Jackson (Black Tribune. May 15, 2005. Americans of Achievement). Chelsea http://proquest.umi.com.libproxy.sdsu.edu/ House Publications, 1999. ISBN pqdweb?did=840413981&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=17862&RQT=309&VName=PQD. 0791052826. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. • Hudson, Jeff. Samuel L. Jackson: The [38] "Jackson Voices God". Unauthorised Biography. Virgin Books, ContactMusic.com. July 16, 2006. 2004. ISBN 1852270241. http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/ article/ jackson%20voices%20god_1002655. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. • Official site of Samuel L. Jackson [39] Williams, Lena (June 9, 1991). "Samuel • Samuel L. Jackson at the Internet Movie L. Jackson: Out of Lee’s ’Jungle,’ Into the Database Limelight". The New York Times. • Extensive biography of Samuel L. Jackson http://www.nytimes.com/1991/06/09/

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movies/up-and-coming-samuel-l-jacksonout-of-lee-s-jungle-into-thelimelight.html. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. [40] Govani, Shinan (November 4, 2006). "Raptors provide Jackson’s action". The Windsor Star. http://www2.canada.com/ windsorstar/news/sports/ story.html?id=1371686c-6b13-4df1-a6ddb7f6c006af6b&k=33394. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. [41] "Celebrity Evertonians". ToffeeWeb.com. http://www.toffeeweb.com/fans/ celebrities.asp. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. [42] Tyrangiel, Josh (August 7, 2006). "His Own Best Fan". Time. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ article/0,9171,1223382,00.html. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. [43] Miller, Prairie (May 18, 2005). "Celebrity Spotlight: Samuel L. Jackson". LongIslandPress.com. http://web.archive.org/web/ 20051119091014/ http://www.longislandpress.com/ ?cp=142&show=article&a_id=3977. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. [44] "Samuel L. Jackson’s bald love". Monsters and Critics. October 13, 2007. http://www.monstersandcritics.com/ people/news/article_1364990.php. Retrieved on May 10, 2009. [45] Alvarez, Antoinette (February 14, 2007). "Interview: Samuel L. On Black Snake Moan". LatinoReview.com.

Persondata NAME ALTERNATIVE NAMES SHORT DESCRIPTION DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH Jackson, Samuel Leroy Jackson, Sam; Jackson, Samuel L. Actor December 21, 1948 Washington, D.C.


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Awards and achievements Preceded by Bruce Davison for Longtime Companion Preceded by Joe Pesci for Goodfellas Preceded by Ralph Fiennes for Schindler’s List Preceded by Jeff Bridges for American Heart Preceded by Laurence Fishburne for Higher Learning NYFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor 1991 for Jungle Fever KCFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor 1991 for Jungle Fever

Samuel L. Jackson

Succeeded by Gene Hackman for Unforgiven Succeeded by Gene Hackman for Unforgiven

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Succeeded by Tim Roth Supporting Role 1995 for Rob Roy for Pulp Fiction Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead 1995 for Pulp Fiction NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture 1997 for A Time to Kill NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture 2006 for Coach Carter MTV Movie Awards host 1998 Succeeded by Sean Penn for Dead Man Walking Succeeded by Morgan Freeman for Amistad

Preceded by Jamie Foxx for Ray

Succeeded by Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland

Preceded by Mike Myers

Succeeded by Lisa Kudrow

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