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      Samuel L. Jackson

      Samuel L. Jackson

      Highest Rated: 100% Is That Black Enough for You?!? (2022)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Dec 21, 1948

      Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

      Although starting out with small roles and trouble with the law, Samuel L. Jackson has since become a highly sought after actor and film producer. Born in Washington, D.C.,he was a student activist at Morehouse College and served as an usher at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His protests led to his being arrested and convicted of unlawful confinement. After finishing college, he moved to New York where his early stage and television career was stunted by substance abuse issues. After a number of small parts on television in the early '80s, Jackson's career finally began to find true traction thanks to his relationship with Spike Lee. The director cast him in parts in "School Daze" (1988),"Do the Right Thing" (1989), and "Mo' Better Blues" (1990). Along with small, but memorable roles, in "Coming to America" (1988) and Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" (1990), his profile in the industry began increasing. His true breakout came due to another collaboration with Lee. After having just completed a rehabilitation program for cocaine and heroin addiction, Jackson garnered critical raves as the drug-addicted brother of Wesley Snipes' architect in "Jungle Fever" (1991). His film roles increased steadily, including parts in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Jurassic Park" (1993) and opposite Harrison Ford in the thriller "Patriot Games" (1992). It was a relationship with another director, however, that put the actor on the map for good. Having worked with Quentin Tarantino on "True Romance" (1993), he was cast in the filmmaker's seminal "Pulp Fiction" (1994). Playing the Scripture-quoting hitman Jules, alongside John Travolta, the actor was swept up in a pop culture phenomenon. From then on, Jackson became an in-demand film actor. His high profile roles included joining Bruce Willis for "Die Hard With a Vengeance" (1995) and reteaming with Tarantino for "Jackie Brown" (1997). He also joined sci-fi lore by playing Jedi Master Mace Windu in George Lucas's "Star Wars" prequels, "The Phantom Menace" (1999), "Attack of the Clones" (2002), and "Revenge of the Sith" (2005). M. Night Shyamalan paired the actor once again with Willis for the supernatural thriller "Unbreakable" (2000) - a film that would eventually get a sequel 19 years later starring the pair again in "Glass" (2019). He later became one of the mainstays of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury. Beginning in "Iron Man" (2008) and continuing through the international blockbusters of "The Avengers" (2012) series and appearing as a younger version of the character in "Captain Marvel" (2019), Jackson played the hero to the point of becoming synonymous with the character. The actor continued his relationship with Tarantino as well, appearing in the director's "Django Unchained" (2012) and "The Hateful Eight" (2015). Jackson's standing as an action star continued deep into his career as well, playing John Shaft in both "Shaft" (2000) and the sequel "Shaft" (2019), and teaming with Ryan Reynolds for "The Hitman's Bodyguard" (2017) and "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" (2020).

      Highest rated movies

      Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
      Out of Sight True Romance Pulp Fiction Jurassic Park Do the Right Thing Spider-Man: Far From Home Marvel's the Avengers

      Photos

      SHAFT, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, 2019, PH: KYLE KAPLAN/© WARNER BROS. STAR WARS: EPISODE III-REVENGE OF THE SITH, from left: Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson, 2005. Ph: Keith Hamshere/TM and ©copyright Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved WHITE SANDS, Samuel L. Jackson, 1992, ©Warner Bros THE SAMARITAN, Samuel L. Jackson (top), Ruth Negga, 2012. Ph: Alex Dukay/©IFC GREAT WHITE HYPE, Samuel L. Jackson, Damon Wayons, 1996. (c)20th Century Fox. All rights Reserved. THE HATEFUL EIGHT, Samuel L. Jackson, 2015. ph: Andrew Cooper/©The Weinstein Company THE HOUSE ON TURK STREET, (aka NO GOOD DEED), Samuel L. Jackson, 2002. ©Columbia TriStar Home Video UNBREAKABLE, Samuel L. Jackson, 2000, © Buena Vista STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES, Samuel L. Jackson, 2002 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Samuel L. Jackson, 'Season', ©NBC The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Samuel L. Jackson (L), Kara DioGuardi (R), 'Season', ©NBC The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Samuel L. Jackson (L), Jay Leno (R), 'Season', ©NBC KONG: SKULL ISLAND, FROM LEFT: SAMUEL L. JACKSON, JOHN C. REILLY, TOM HIDDLESTON, 2017. PH: VINCE VALITUTTI/© WARNER BROS. PICTURES The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Samuel L. Jackson, 'Season', ©NBC KONG: SKULL ISLAND, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, 2017. PH: CHUCK ZLOTNICK/© WARNER BROS. PICTURES XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, 2017. PH: GEORGE KRAYCHYK/© PARAMOUNT THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, from left: Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie as Jane, Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan, 2016 ph:Jonathan Olley/© Warner Bros. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Samuel L. Jackson (L), Kara DioGuardi (C), Jay Leno (R), 'Season', ©NBC THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, from left:Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan, Samuel L. Jackson, 2016 ph:Jonathan Olley/© Warner Bros. THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, from left: Margot Robbie as Jane,Samuel L. Jackson, 2016 ph:Jonathan Olley/© Warner Bros.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Piano Lesson Doaker Charles (Character) - 2025
      38% 83% The Garfield Movie Vic (Voice) - 2024
      29% 17% Damaged Dan Lawson (Character) - 2024
      33% 72% Argylle Unknown (Character) $45.2M 2024
      62% 82% The Marvels Nick Fury (Character) $84.5M 2023
      61% 50% The Kill Room Gordon (Character) $82.9K 2023
      100% 62% Is That Black Enough for You?!? Self - 2022
      54% 67% Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank Jimbo (Voice) $17.8M 2022
      63% 82% The Protégé Moody (Character) $7.4M 2021
      26% 79% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid (Character) $38.0M 2021
      37% 76% Spiral: From the Book of Saw Marcus Banks (Character) $23.2M 2021
      45% 60% Death to 2020 Unknown (Character) - 2020
      79% 100% The Banker Joe Morris (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2020
      60% 96% The Last Full Measure Takoda (Character) $2.9M 2019
      92% 90% QT8: The First Eight Self - 2019
      91% 95% Spider-Man: Far From Home Nick Fury (Character) $390.7M 2019
      34% 94% Shaft John Shaft (Character) $21.4M 2019
      79% 45% Captain Marvel Nick Fury (Character) $426.8M 2019
      37% 67% Glass Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Character) $111.0M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rent-an-Elf Writer - 2018
      13% 83% Life Itself Self $4.1M 2018
      93% 84% Incredibles 2 Lucius Best/Frozone (Voice) $608.6M 2018
      66% 42% Unicorn Store The Salesman (Character) - 2017
      44% 67% The Hitman's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid (Character) $75.4M 2017
      75% 70% Kong: Skull Island Preston Packard (Character) $168.0M 2017
      45% 37% xXx: Return of Xander Cage Augustus Gibbons (Character) $44.9M 2017
      No Score Yet 73% Eating You Alive Self - 2016
      99% 83% I am not your negro Narrator $7.1M 2016
      65% 60% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Barron (Character) $87.2M 2016
      11% 17% Cell Tom McCourt (Character) - 2016
      35% 58% The Legend of Tarzan George Washington Williams (Character) $126.6M 2016
      75% 77% The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren (Character) $54.1M 2015
      82% 53% Chi-Raq Dolmedes (Character) $2.6M 2015
      26% 38% Barely Lethal Hardman (Character) - 2015
      76% 82% Avengers: Age of Ultron Nick Fury (Character) $459.0M 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Face of Unity Unknown (Character) - 2014
      76% 35% Big Game U.S. President William Alan Moore (Character) $16.9K 2014
      75% 84% Kingsman: The Secret Service Richmond Valentine (Character) $128.2M 2014
      0% 18% Kite Karl Aker (Character) - 2014
      90% 92% Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nick Fury (Character) $259.7M 2014
      49% 49% RoboCop Pat Novak (Character) $58.6M 2014
      25% 31% Reasonable Doubt Clinton Davis (Character) - 2014
      39% 37% Oldboy Chaney (Character) $2.2M 2013
      67% 65% Turbo Whiplash (Voice) $83.0M 2013
      25% 44% Zambezia Tendai (Voice) - 2012
      87% 92% Django Unchained Stephen (Character) $162.8M 2012
      26% 40% The Samaritan Foley (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $1.7K 2012
      91% 91% Marvel's the Avengers Nick Fury (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zambezia 3D Tendai (Voice) - 2012
      13% 31% Meeting Evil Richie (Character) $181 2011
      68% 80% The Sunset Limited Black (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 27% Arena Logan (Character) - 2011
      80% 75% Captain America: The First Avenger Nick Fury (Character) $176.6M 2011
      74% 77% African Cats Narrator $15.4M 2011
      79% 60% The Other Guys P.K. Highsmith (Character) $119.2M 2010
      No Score Yet 66% Unthinkable Henry Harold "H" Humphries (Character) - 2010
      72% 71% Iron Man 2 Nick Fury (Character) $312.1M 2010
      No Score Yet 100% In the Land of the Free... Unknown (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 71% Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Fear (Voice) - 2010
      No Score Yet 72% Afro Samurai: Resurrection Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (Voice),
      Executive Producer
      - 2009
      79% 76% Mother and Child Paul (Character) $1.1M 2009
      51% 50% Astro Boy Zog (Voice) $19.5M 2009
      33% 36% Gospel Hill Paul Malcolm (Character) - 2008
      14% 25% The Spirit The Octopus (Character) $19.8M 2008
      45% 58% Soul Men Louis (Character) $12.1M 2008
      45% 39% Lakeview Terrace Abel Turner (Character) $39.3M 2008
      19% 40% Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu (Voice) $456.8K 2008
      15% 44% Jumper Roland (Character) $80.2M 2008
      No Score Yet 64% Black Magic Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Afro Samurai Afro Samurai/Ninja Ninja (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2007
      17% 40% Cleaner Tom Cutler (Character),
      Producer
      - 2007
      61% 60% Resurrecting the Champ Champ (Character) $3.2M 2007
      80% 61% 1408 Mr. Olin (Character) $72.0M 2007
      66% 69% Black Snake Moan Lazarus (Character) $9.4M 2007
      No Score Yet 35% Farce of the Penguins Narrator - 2007
      No Score Yet 89% Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story Narrator - 2007
      23% 46% Home of the Brave Will Marsh (Character) $40.8K 2006
      69% 49% Snakes on a Plane Nelville Flynn (Character) $34.0M 2006
      24% 25% Freedomland Lorenzo Council (Character) $12.5M 2006
      12% 41% The Man Vann (Character) $8.3M 2005
      79% 66% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Mace Windu (Character) $380.3M 2005
      17% 32% XXX: State of the Union Agent Augustus Gibbons (Character) $26.0M 2005
      64% 85% Coach Carter Coach Ken Carter (Character) $67.3M 2005
      23% 56% Country of My Skull Langston Whitfield (Character) $163.5K 2004
      97% 75% The Incredibles Lucius Best/Frozone (Voice) $261.4M 2004
      2% 31% Twisted Police Commissioner John Mills (Character) $25.2M 2004
      84% 89% Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Rufus (Character) $66.2M 2004
      100% 94% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Unknown (Character) - 2004
      48% 52% S.W.A.T. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson (Character) $116.6M 2003
      21% 62% Basic Sgt. Nathan West (Character) $26.5M 2003
      25% 25% The House on Turk Street Jack Friar (Character) - 2002
      48% 58% XXX Agent Augustus Gibbons (Character) $141.2M 2002
      65% 56% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Mace Windu (Character) $310.7M 2002
      78% 53% Changing Lanes Doyle Gibson (Character) $66.8M 2002
      25% 59% The 51st State Elmo McElroy (Character),
      Producer,
      Executive Producer
      $5.2M 2001
      45% 51% The Caveman's Valentine Romulus Ledbetter (Character) $687.1K 2001
      70% 77% Unbreakable Elijah Price (Character) $95.0M 2000
      67% 41% Shaft John Shaft (Character) $70.3M 2000
      37% 55% Rules of Engagement Colonel Terry L. Childers (Character) $61.3M 2000
      60% 39% Deep Blue Sea Russell Franklin (Character) $73.6M 1999
      53% 59% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Mace Windu (Character) $452.0M 1999
      No Score Yet 50% Forever Hollywood Self - 1999
      No Score Yet 66% Our Friend, Martin Turner (Voice) - 1999
      74% 91% The Red Violin Charles Morritz (Montréal) (Character) $9.5M 1998
      74% 79% The Negotiator Lt. Danny Roman (Character) $44.7M 1998
      94% 74% Out of Sight Hejira Henry (uncredited) (Character) $37.5M 1998
      13% 38% Sphere Dr. Harry Adams (Character) $37.0M 1998
      30% 67% One Eight Seven Trevor Garfield (Character) $5.7M 1997
      83% 89% Eve's Bayou Louis Batiste (Character),
      Producer
      $14.8M 1997
      88% 85% Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie (Character) $39.6M 1997
      No Score Yet 69% The Search for One-Eye Jimmy Col. Ron (Character) $19.4K 1996
      68% 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight Mitch Henessey (Character) $33.4M 1996
      81% 78% Trees Lounge Wendell (Character) $673.3K 1996
      82% 83% Hard Eight Jimmy (Character) $215.6K 1996
      67% 85% A Time to Kill Carl Lee Hailey (Character) $108.7M 1996
      42% 35% The Great White Hype Rev. Fred Sultan (Character) $7.8M 1996
      69% 38% Kiss of Death Calvin Hart (Character) $14.7M 1995
      45% 73% Losing Isaiah Kadar Lewis (Character) $3.7M 1995
      31% 68% Fluke Rumbo (Voice) $3.3M 1995
      59% 83% Die Hard With a Vengeance Zeus Carver (Character) $99.5M 1995
      No Score Yet 63% Against the Wall Jamaal (Character) - 1994
      67% 40% The New Age Dale Deveaux (Character) $203.6K 1994
      No Score Yet 13% Hail Caesar Mailman (Character) - 1994
      88% 91% Fresh Sam (Character) $7.7M 1994
      92% 96% Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 27% Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Richard Greener (Character) - 1994
      17% 31% Amos & Andrew Andrew Sterling (Character) $9.5M 1993
      93% 93% True Romance Big Don (Character) - 1993
      92% 91% Jurassic Park Ray Arnold (Character) $415.3M 1993
      84% 93% Menace II Society Tat Lawson (Character) $27.7M 1993
      21% 50% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Wes Luger (Character) $28.0M 1993
      80% 90% Juice Trip (Character) $18.6M 1992
      44% 41% White Sands Greg Meeker (Character) $8.2M 1992
      72% 72% Patriot Games Lt. Cmdr. Robert Jefferson 'Robby' Jackson (Character) $82.7M 1992
      No Score Yet 27% Fathers and Sons Marshall (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 25% Jumpin' at the Boneyard Mr. Simpson (Character) $5.9K 1991
      27% 47% Johnny Suede B-Bop (Character) $8.5K 1991
      80% 67% Jungle Fever Gator Purify (Character) $31.7M 1991
      No Score Yet 67% Dead and Alive Hatcher (Character) - 1991
      10% 56% Strictly Business Monroe (Character) $7.4M 1991
      No Score Yet 0% The Return of Superfly Nate Cabot (Character) - 1990
      92% 89% Do the Right Thing Mister Señor Love Daddy (Character) $26.0M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Making 'Do the Right Thing' Self - 1989
      No Score Yet 38% Dead Man Out Calvin Fredricks (Character) - 1989
      78% 85% Eddie Murphy Raw Eddie's Uncle (Character) $48.8M 1987
      No Score Yet 83% Magic Sticks Bum (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 53% Uncle Tom's Cabin George (Character) - 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2010 2012 2015 2017-2020 2022 2024
      91% 79% What If...? Sir Fury (Guest Voice),
      Nick Fury (Voice)
      2021 2023
      52% 46% Secret Invasion Nick Fury (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2023
      No Score Yet 24% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2019 2021-2023
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2016 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2017 2019 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2015 2022
      88% 95% The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Ptolemy Grey (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015 2017-2019 2022
      68% 95% Janet Jackson. Self 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fix Narrator 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaq Life Narrator 2020-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013-2016 2020-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Executive Producer,
      Host
      2020-2021
      100% 88% Amend: The Fight for America Self 2021
      78% No Score Yet Enslaved Executive Producer,
      Host
      2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 60 Minutes Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke: The Series Music Performer 2019
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Independent Lens Unknown (Voice) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrated Self 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alan Carr: Chatty Man Guest 2014-2015
      100% 90% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
      Host
      1998 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2012
      No Score Yet 73% Skins Alex Henley (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010-2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Curiosity Host 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
      100% 79% Afro Samurai Unknown (Voice) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Guest 2002-2003 2005
      88% 92% Extras Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1997
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet EPIX FREE: Enslaved HD Executive Producer,
      Host
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hateful Eight: Extended Version Maj. Marcus Warren (Character)