Samuel L. Jackson Biography
Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and film producer.He was born in December 21, 1948.He was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Elizabeth (née Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson.
Jackson attended several segregated schools and graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. Between the third and twelfth grades, he played the French horn and trumpet in the school orchestra. During childhood, he had a stuttering problem. While he eventually learned to “pretend to be other people who didn’t stutter” and use the curse word motherfucker as an affirmation word, he still has days where he stutters.
Initially intent on pursuing a degree in marine biology, he 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”.
Samuel L. Jackson Movie Career
He achieved prominence 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 including Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015). He is a highly prolific actor, having appeared 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 cameoedas 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), 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..
He has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Lucius Best / Frozone in Pixar Animation Studios’ film The Incredibles (2004), Mace Windu in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Afro Samurai in the animetelevision series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).
Jackson said in an interview on February 11, 2015, that he only has two movies left on his Marvel contract following Ultron.
Among his more recent film roles, Jackson appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which was released December 25, 2012, Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, which was released in 70mm on December 25, 2015,and Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island, which was released on March 10, 2017.
Samuel L. Jackson Wife
Jackson is married to actress and sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson.
Samuel L. Jackson Children
Jackson has only one daughter, Zoe Jackson.
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Samuel L. Jackson Box Office
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”.
Throughout the 1990s, A.C. Neilson E.C.I., a box office tracking company, determined that Jackson appeared in more films than any other actor that grossed $1.7 billion domestically. For all the films in his career, where he is featured as a leading actor or supporting co-star, his films have grossed a total of $2.81 128 to $4.91 billion at the North American box office, placing him as the seventh (as strictly lead) or the second highest-grossing movie star (counting supporting roles) of all time; behind only that of voice actor Frank Welker.
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.
Samuel L. Jackson Latest Movie
Jackson is set to produce a live-action film adaptation of Afro Samurai, and is assuming the role of Sho’nuff in a remake of The Last Dragon. He will also star in the Brie Larson film Unicorn Store.
Samuel L. Jackson Networth
Samuel L. Jackson is a well-known and highly-respected film and TV actor and producer who has a net worth of $220 million.
Samuel L. Jackson Movies
- 2017 – xXx The Return of Xander Cage
- 2017 – Kong Skull Island
- 2016 -The Legend of Tarzan
- 2016 – The Blob
- 2016 – Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
- 2016 – Cell
- 2015 – The Hateful Eight
- 2015 – Chi-Raq
- 2015 – Barely Lethal
- 2015 – Avengers Age of Ultron
- 2014 – RoboCop
- 2014 – Reasonable Doubt
- 2014 – Kite.mp4.sfk
- 2014 – Kingsman The Secret Service
- 2014 – Captain America The Winter Soldier
- 2014 – Big Game
- 2013 – Oldboy
- 2012 – The Samaritan
- 2012 – The Avengers
- 2012 – Meeting Evil
- 2012 – Django Unchained
- 2011 – Thor
- 2011 – The Sunset Limited
- 2011 – Prohibition (miniserial 2011 – )
- 2011 – Captain America The First Avenger
- 2011 – Arena
- 2010 – Unthinkable
- 2010 – The Other Guys
- 2010 – Iron Man 2
- 2009 – Mother and Child
- 2008 – The Spirit
- 2008 – Soul Men
- 2008 – Lakeview Terrace
- 2008 – Jumper
- 2008 – Gospel Hill
- 2008 – Iron Man
- 2007 – Resurrecting the Champ
- 2007 – 1408
- 2006 – Snakes on a Plane
- 2006 – Home Of The Brave
- 2006 – Freedomland
- 2006 – Black Snake Moan
- 2005 – xXx State of the Union
- 2005 – The Man
- 2005 – Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- 2005 – Coach carter
- 2004 -Twisted
- 2004 – Kill Bill Vol. 2
- 2004 – Country of my skull
- 2003 – Unchained Memories Readings from the Slave Narratives
- 2003 – S.W.A.T.
- 2003 – Freedom The History of US
- 2003 – Basic
- 2002 – xXx
- 2002 – The Comeback
- 2002 – Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones
- 2002 – No Good Deed
- 2002 – Changing Lanes
- 2001 – The Caveman’s Valentine
- 2001 – The 51st State
- 2000 – Shaft
- 2000 – Rules of Engagement
- 1999 – Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace
- 1999 – Deep Blue Sea
- 1998 – The Negotiator
- 1998 – Sphere
- 1998 – Out of Sight
- 1998 – Le violon rouge
- 1997 – One Eight Seven
- 1997 – Jackie Brown
- 1996 – Trees Lounge
- 1996 – The Long Kiss Goodnight
- 1996 – The Great White Hype
- 1996 – Sydney – cały film
- 1996 – A Time to Kill
- 1995 – Losing Isaiah
- 1995 – Kiss of Death
- 1995 – Die Hard With a Vengeance
- 1994 -The New Age
- 1994 – The Search for One-eye Jimmy
- 1994 – Pulp Fiction
- 1994 – Honor West Point Assault at West Point The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (TV)
- 1994 – Hail Caesar
- 1994 – Fresh
- 1994 – Against the Wall
- 1993- Jurassic Park
- 1993 – True Romance
- 1993 – Menace II Society
- 1993 – Loaded Weapon 1
- 1993 – Amos & Andrew
- 1992 – White Sands
- 1992 – Patriot Games
- 1992 – Jumpin’ at the Boneyard
- 1992 – Juice
- 1992 – Fathers & Sons
- 1991 – Strictly Business
- 1991 – Mob justice
- 1991 – Jungle Fever
- 1991 – Dead and Alive The Race for Gus Farace Mob justice
- 1990 – The Return of Superfly
- 1990 – The Exorcist III
- 1990 – Mo’ Better Blues
- 1990 – Goodfellas
- 1990 – Def by Temptation
- 1990 – Betsy’s Wedding
- 1990 – A Shock to the System
- 1989 – Sea Of Love
- 1989 – Do the Right Thing
- 1989 – Dead Man Out
- 1988 – School Dazen
- 1988 – Coming to America
- 1987 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- 1987 – Magic Sticks
- 1981 – Ragtime
- 1980 -The Exterminator
- 1978 – The Trial of the Moke
- 1977 – The Displaced Person
- 1972 – Together for days
Samuel L. Jackson House
The Jacksons asked designer Cecil N. Hayes to help them decorate their Tudor-style house in the San Fernando Valley. Jacob Lawrence’s The Builder, 1974, is on the living room wall, to the left of the doorway. Arté de Mexico low table. Henredon chair, right.
A Persian rug hangs above the family room’s fireplace, whose mantel holds stoneware pots and a pair of West African chiwaras, fertility symbols. Samuel Jackson found the model houses atop the oak entertainment center in Mississippi while he was filming A Time to Kill.
Posters, articles and awards that chronicle Jackson’s acting achievements cover the wall of his office. Personal keepsakes include a boxing glove autographed and once owned by Muhammad Ali and the instrument featured in his 1998 movie The Red Violin.
The master bedroom’s African furnishings, like the Madagascan table and the 18th-century Moroccan jewel holder, mix with an Eastern trunk and bombé commode. The doll on the window seat is from the collection of LaTanya Jackson and the couple’s daughter, Zoe.
Samuel L. Jackson Awards
- 1994, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more): Nominee
- 1991, Cannes Film Festival — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
- 1995, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
- 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner
- 1998, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
- 1998, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature under $500,000: Winner
- 1998, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Actor: Winner
- 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
- 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Nominee
- 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee