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Samuel L. Jackson is a Actor, Producer and Executive Producer American born on 21 december 1948 at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson
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Birth name Samuel Leroy Jackson
Nationality USA
Birth 21 december 1948 (69 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino in the films Pulp Fiction (1994) and Jackie Brown (1997). He is a highly prolific actor, appearing in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), The 51st State (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.
With Jackson's permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury. He later cameoed as the character in a post-credits scene from Iron Man (2008), and went on to sign a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Iron Man 2 (2010), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and minor roles in Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has also portrayed the character in the second and final episodes of the first season of the TV show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Jackson has achieved critical and commercial acclaim, surpassing Frank Welker as the actor with the highest grossing film total of all time in October 2011, and he has received numerous accolades and awards. He is married to LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has a daughter, Zoe. Samuel L. Jackson is ranked as the highest all-time box office star with over $4.572 billion total box office gross, an average of $70.3 million per film.

Biography

In 1980, Jackson married actress and sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson, whom he met while attending Morehouse College. The couple have a daughter, Zoe (born 1982). In 2009, they started their own charitable organization to help support education. Jackson has said he attends each of his films in theaters with paying customers, saying: "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." He also enjoys collecting the action figures of the characters he portrays in his films, including Jules Winnfield, Shaft, Mace Windu, and Frozone.



Jackson is bald, but enjoys wearing wigs in his films. He said about his decision to go bald: "I keep ending up on those bald is beautiful lists. It's cool. You know, when I started losing my hair it was during the era when everybody had lots of hair. All of a sudden I felt this big hole in the middle of my afro, I couldn't face having a comb over so I had to quickly figure what the haircut for me was." His first bald role was in The Great White Hype. He usually gets to pick his own hairstyles for each character he portrays. He poked fun at his baldness the first time he appeared bald on The Tonight Show, explaining that he had to shave his head for one role, but then kept receiving more and more bald roles and had to keep shaving his head so that wigs could be made for him. He joked that "the only way I'm gonna have time to grow my hair back is if I'm not working".

Jackson has a clause in his film contracts that allows him to play golf during film shoots. He has played in the Gary Player Invitational charity golf tournament to assist Gary Player in raising funds for children in South Africa. Jackson is a keen basketball fan, supporting the Toronto Raptors and the Harlem Globetrotters. He supports the soccer team Liverpool F.C. since appearing in The 51st State. He also supports Irish soccer team Bohemian F.C.

Jackson campaigned during the 2008 Democratic Primary for Barack Obama in Texarkana, Texas. He said: "Barack Obama represents everything I was told I could be growing up. I am a child of segregation. When I grew up and people told me I could be president, I knew it was a lie. But now we have a representative... the American Dream is a reality. Anyone can grow up to be a president." Jackson also said: "I voted for Barack because he was black. That's why other folks vote for other people – because they look like them". He compared his Django Unchained character, a villainous house slave, to black conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, saying that "I have the same moral compass as Clarence Thomas does".

In June 2013, Jackson launched a joint campaign with the charity Prizeo in an effort to raise money to fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of the campaign, he recited various fan-written monologues and a popular scene from the AMC series Breaking Bad. In August 2013, he started a vegan diet for health reasons, explaining that he is "just trying to live forever", and attributes a 40 lb weight loss to his new diet. He launched a campaign called "One for the Boys", which teaches men about testicular cancer and urges them to "get themselves checked out".

Best films

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Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(11 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(6 films)
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(6 films)
George Lucas
George Lucas
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Samuel L. Jackson (140 films)

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Actor

Glass
Glass (2019)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark
Roles Elijah Price / Mr. Glass

David Dunn, l'homme « incassable », se lance à la poursuite de « La Bête », la personnalité surhumaine de Kevin Wendell Crumb. De son côté, « l'homme de verre » Elijah Price éveille à nouveau l'intérêt en affirmant détenir des informations capitales au sujet de ces deux hommes très spéciaux.
Captain Marvel
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace
Roles Nick Fury

A la suite d'un accident, la pilote Carol Danvers devient la super-héroïne Captain Marvel.
Shaft
Shaft (2019)

Directed by Tim Story
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Richard Roundtree, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie Usher, Alexandra Shipp, Regina Hall, Avan Jogia
Roles John Shaft

John Shaft III est un expert en informatique du FBI, spécialiste en cybercrime. Il ne voit que très rarement son père, John Shaft II, lui-même neveu du célèbre John Shaft. Père et fils vont cependant devoir faire équipe pour une enquête après le meurtre d'un amis d'enfance de Shaft Jr. nommé J.J..
Incredibles 2
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks
Roles Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)

La famille Parr, alias les Indestructibles, mène une vie paisible. Du moins c'est la vie qu'ils auraient espéré. Mais lorsqu'on s'appelle Mr Indestructible la vie n'est jamais facile. Alors qu'Helen prend la tête d'une dangereuse mission, Bob doit veiller sur sa famille tout en essayant de paraître normal aux yeux de tous, malgré les antécédents de sa famille.
Life Itself
Directed by Dan Fogelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Oscar Isaac, Annette Bening, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Samuel L. Jackson, Olivia Cooke

Des rues de New York à l'Espagne, une histoire d'amour multi-générationnelle réunit plusieurs personnes liées à un couple et à un événement.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Nick Fury (uncredited)
Rating89% 4.495484.495484.495484.495484.49548
Alors que les Avengers et leurs alliés ont continué de protéger le monde face à des menaces bien trop grandes pour être combattues par un héros seul, un nouveau danger est venu de l'espace : Thanos. Despote craint dans tout l'univers, Thanos a pour objectif de recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité, des artefacts parmi les plus puissants de l'univers, et de les utiliser afin d’imposer sa volonté sur toute la réalité. Tous les combats que les Avengers ont menés culminent dans cette bataille, qui décidera du destin de la Terre et du reste de l'univers, et qui impliquera tous les héros déjà connus, dont les Gardiens de la Galaxie.
Kong: Skull Island, 1h58
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about cephalopods, Films about apes, King Kong films, Giant monster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Toby Kebbell, Michael Keaton, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins
Roles Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard
Rating66% 3.3456753.3456753.3456753.3456753.345675
En 1944, alors que la guerre du Pacifique fait rage, deux pilotes s'écrasent sur une île inconnue. L'un est Américain, l'autre est Japonais. Alors qu'ils s'affrontent sur place, ils sont brusquement interrompus par une gigantesque créature...
xXx: Return of Xander Cage, 1h47
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen
Roles Agent Augustus Gibbons
Rating52% 2.605572.605572.605572.605572.60557
Après avoir été laissé pour mort à la suite d'un accident, Xander Cage revient aux affaires et doit à nouveau travailler avec l'agent Gibbons, dans le but de mettre la main sur la Boîte de Pandore, un objet très dangereux qui permet de faire tomber des satellites partout où l'on veut sur la Terre. Pour cette mission, Xander sera accompagné de nouvelles recrues.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2h21
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about drugs, Films about terrorism
Actors Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Sophie Cookson, Channing Tatum
Roles Richmond Valentine (archive)
Rating69% 3.450963.450963.450963.450963.45096
Kingsman est une organisation secrète anglaise. Eggsy coule désormais des jours heureux avec la princesse suédoise Tilde. Des attaques simultanées détruisent le quartier général du Kingsman et tuent tous les agents. Les seuls survivants, Eggsy et Merlin, sont alors amenés à rencontrer leurs homologues américains du Statesman, dont la base est située dans une distillerie de bourbon dans le Kentucky. Ensemble, entre l'Italie et le Cambodge, ils vont affronter Poppy Adams, une trafiquante à la tête du cartel de drogue le plus puissant du monde, le Cercle d'or.
Unicorn Store, 1h31
Directed by Brie Larson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, Brie Larson, Bradley Whitford, Hamish Linklater
Roles The Salesman
Rating60% 3.015873.015873.015873.015873.01587
KIt est une jeune jeune femme qui retourne vivre chez ses parents. Elle reçoit une mystérieuse invitation de la part d'un magasin dans lequel elle va découvrir ce que grandir signifie vraiment.
The Hitman's Bodyguard, 1h51
Directed by Patrick Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida
Roles Darius Kincaid
Rating68% 3.4484253.4484253.4484253.4484253.448425
Michael Bryce, l'un des meilleurs gardes du corps au monde, est engagé pour protéger un tueur à gages, Darius Kincaid. Ils ont 24 heures pour rejoindre La Haye, pour que Kincaid témoigne et apporte les preuves des crimes contre l'humanité perpétrés par Vladislav Dukhovich, le dictateur biélorusse, devant la Cour pénale internationale. Les autres témoins ont soit été assassinés soit n'ont aucune preuve de ces crimes malgré leur témoignage et Kincaid est donc le dernier rempart à l'acquittement du dictateur et à son retour au pouvoir. Mais ce dernier va tout tenter pour les arrêter.
Cell
Cell (2016)
, 1h38
Directed by Tod Williams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Zombie films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Isabelle Fuhrman, Miko Hugues, Stacy Keach, Wilbur Fitzgerald
Roles Thomas "Tom" McCourt
Rating43% 2.152042.152042.152042.152042.15204
The story follows Clay Riddell, a New England artist. He is a witness to an ugly phenomenon: a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns the majority of his fellow humans into mindless vicious animals. Now he and a few survivors must find and stop 'the pulse' and the person controlling it and reunite with his young son before it's too late.
Captain America: Civil War, 2h27
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Nick Fury
Rating77% 3.8937553.8937553.8937553.8937553.893755
Le Soldat de l'Hiver (alias Bucky Barnes) a autrefois été reconditionné dans une base militaire soviétique sibérienne et hypnotisé à l'aide de certains mots. Quiconque prononce ces mots en russe plonge le Soldat de l'Hiver en transe et peut lui donner n'importe quel ordre sans qu'il puisse désobéir. C'est ainsi qu'en 1991, le Soldat de l'Hiver a provoqué l'arrêt brutal d'une voiture pour s'emparer dans son coffre d'une valise avec un étrange contenu.
I Am Not Your Negro, 1h33
Directed by Raoul Peck
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Harry Belafonte
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating78% 3.9004553.9004553.9004553.9004553.900455
À travers les propos et les écrits de l’écrivain noir américain James Baldwin, Raoul Peck propose un film qui revisite les luttes sociales et politiques des Afro-Américains au cours de ces dernières décennies.