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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 (68 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

Usually with

Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(6 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(8 films)
George Lucas
George Lucas
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Samuel L. Jackson (130 films)

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Actor

xXx: Return of Xander Cage
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
Rating53% 2.654262.654262.654262.654262.65426
Le troisième volet de la trilogie xXx.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Sophie Cookson, Channing Tatum
Roles Richmond Valentine (archive)
Rating70% 3.5471053.5471053.5471053.5471053.547105
La suite de Kingsman : Services secrets, dans laquelle Eggsy et Merlin rencontrent leurs homologues américains et affrontent une méchante dans son repaire appelé Poppyland.
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% 2.152212.152212.152212.152212.15221
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
Rating78% 3.9420253.9420253.9420253.9420253.942025
Steve Rogers est désormais à la tête des Avengers, dont la mission est de protéger l'humanité. À la suite d'une de leurs interventions qui a causé d'importants dégâts collatéraux, le gouvernement décide de mettre en place un organisme de commandement et de supervision. Cette nouvelle donne provoque une scission au sein de l'équipe : Steve Rogers reste attaché à sa liberté de s'engager sans ingérence gouvernementale, tandis que d'autres se rangent derrière Tony Stark, qui contre toute attente, décide de se soumettre au gouvernement...
Tarzan
Tarzan (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt
Roles George Washington Williams
Rating62% 3.141963.141963.141963.141963.14196
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz).
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, 2h7
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films
Actors Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp
Roles Barron
Rating66% 3.3482053.3482053.3482053.3482053.348205
A 16-year-old boy named Jacob Portman accidentally works himself onto a mysterious island where he helps a group of peculiar orphan children at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, protecting them and leading them away from horrible creatures who are out to destroy them.
Chiraq
Chiraq (2015)
, 1h58
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors John Cusack, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, Common
Roles Dolmedes
Rating57% 2.851112.851112.851112.851112.85111
Après le meurtre d'un enfant par une balle perdue, un groupe de femmes dirigé par Lysistrata s'organise contre la violence en implosion dans le sud de Chicago.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2h22
Directed by Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Aviation films, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Robot films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Lee Renner, Chris Evans
Roles Nick Fury
Rating73% 3.6992553.6992553.6992553.6992553.699255
In the Eastern European country of Sokovia, the Avengers – Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner (Hulk), Natasha Romanoff, and Clint Barton – raid a Hydra outpost led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who has been experimenting on humans using the scepter previously wielded by Loki. They encounter two of Strucker's experiments – twins Pietro, who has superhuman speed, and Wanda Maximoff, who can manipulate minds and project energy – and apprehend Strucker, while Stark retrieves Loki's scepter.
Kingsman: The Secret Service, 2h9
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Colin Firth, Hugh Jackman, Mark Strong, Lady Gaga
Roles Valentine
Rating76% 3.849223.849223.849223.849223.84922
During a raid in the Middle East, a probationary secret agent sacrifices himself to save his team. Feeling guilt over the loss of his colleague, Harry Hart, code-named "Galahad", delivers a bravery medal to the agent's widow, Michelle Unwin, and her young son, Gary "Eggsy", saying that if they ever need help, they should call the phone number on the back of the medal and deliver a coded message.
Barely Lethal, 1h36
Directed by Kyle Newman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Teen movie
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Jaime King, Dove Cameron, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Hardman
Rating53% 2.6533152.6533152.6533152.6533152.653315
The orphans in the government-run Prescott Academy are taught practically since birth to become government agents. Their number one rule is "no attachments". Agent 83 (Hailee Steinfeld) has always been curious about the world outside the Academy, however. Despite her excellent work in the field, she has dreamt of a normal life. She brushes up on her teen culture through popular magazines and watching movies and TV shows like Mean Girls, Bring It On, and Beverly Hills, 90210. Her mentor Hardman (Samuel L. Jackson) has always discouraged her and the other girls from becoming attached to anything. 83's skills have also made her rivals with 84 (Sophie Turner).
The Hateful Eight, 2h47
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Western
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen
Roles Major Marquis Warren
Rating77% 3.8985453.8985453.8985453.8985453.898545
In post-Civil War Wyoming, John "The Hangman" Ruth (Russell) is escorting fugitive Daisy "The Prisoner" Domergue (Leigh) to Red Rock where the latter will face justice for murder. They encounter another bounty hunter named Major Marquis "The Bounty Hunter" Warren (Jackson) and Chris "The Sheriff" Mannix (Goggins). A blizzard forces the four to take shelter at a stagecoach passover called Minnie's Haberdashery where they encounter four more strangers; Bob "The Mexican" (Bichir), Oswaldo "The Little Man" Mobray (Roth), Joe "The Cow Puncher" Gage (Madsen), and ex-General Sanford "The Confederate" Smithers (Dern). Through betrayal and deception, the eight strangers soon learn that they may not make it to Red Rock after all.
Kite
Kite (2014)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about children, Sports films, Martial arts films, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Carl Beukes
Roles Lieutenant Karl Aker
Rating44% 2.202692.202692.202692.202692.20269
In a vast, multicultural and decimated urban landscape, set after a financial collapse, Sawa, a beautiful but emotionally detached young woman, lives a secret life as a covert assassin.
RoboCop
RoboCop (2014)
, 1h57
Directed by José Padilha
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish
Roles Pat Novak
Rating61% 3.0967653.0967653.0967653.0967653.096765
In 2028, multinational conglomerate OmniCorp revolutionizes warfare with the introduction of robotic peacekeepers capable of maintaining law and order in hot spots such as Iran. Led by CEO Raymond Sellars, the company moves to market its tech to domestic law enforcement, but the passage of the Dreyfus Act, forbidding deployment of drones on U.S. soil, prevents this. Aware that most Americans oppose the use of military systems in their communities, Sellars asks Dr. Dennett Norton and his research team to create an alternative. The result is a proposal for a cyborg police officer. However, Norton informs Sellars that only someone who is stable enough to handle being a cyborg can be turned into one, and some candidates are rejected.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2h16
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Robot films
Actors Chris Evans, Robert Redford, Emily VanCamp, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Nick Fury
Rating77% 3.8988153.8988153.8988153.8988153.898815
Two years after the Battle of New York, Steve Rogers works in Washington D.C. for the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. under Director Nick Fury, while adjusting to contemporary society. Rogers and Agent Natasha Romanoff are sent with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s counter-terrorism S.T.R.I.K.E. team, led by Agent Rumlow, to free hostages aboard a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel from Georges Batroc and his mercenaries. Mid-mission, Rogers discovers Romanoff has another agenda: to extract data from the ship's computers for Fury. Rogers returns to the Triskelion, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s headquarters, to confront Fury and is briefed about Project Insight: three Helicarriers linked to spy satellites, designed to preemptively eliminate threats. Unable to decrypt the data recovered by Romanoff, Fury becomes suspicious about Insight and asks senior S.H.I.E.L.D. official Alexander Pierce to delay the project.