Samuel L. Jackson

  • Samuel L. Jackson

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American actor and film producer with the highest grossing film total of all time.

Biography

Initially intent on pursuing a degree in marine biology, Samuel L. Jackson attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group to earn extra points in a class, Jackson found an interest in acting and switched his major. Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the “Just Us Theatre”.

After a turn as the criminal Big Don in the 1993 Quentin Tarantino-penned True Romance directed by Tony Scott, Tarantino contacted Jackson for the role of Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. Although Pulp Fiction was Jackson’s thirtieth film, the role made him internationally recognized and he received praise from critics.

He joined up again with Tarantino and received the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival and a fourth Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of arms merchant Ordell Robbie in Jackie Brown.

From here he became 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).

American actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson

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).

He has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Frozone in Pixar’s film The Incredibles (2004), Mace Windu in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Afro Samurai in the anime television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).

Samuel L. Jackson is ranked as the second highest all-time box office star with over $4.635.5 billion total box office gross, an average of $68.2 million per film.

Advertising & Endorsements

Samuel L. Jackson appeared in a series of TV commercials for Barclays, providing a variety of soliloquies straight to camera about money. Each ad ended with the line: “Money speaks in many languages. Barclays is fluent in all.”

At the beginning of 2008, Samuel was confirmed as the new face of Virgin Media’s new TV advertising campaign, promoting the company’s market leading TV service, created by Rapier and shot by well-known Swedish director Jonas Akerlund.

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