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Appearing in well over 100 films, SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Elijah Price) is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. Jackson's portrayal of Jules, the philosopher hit man, in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction made an indelible mark on American cinema. In addition to unanimous critical acclaim, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as a Best Supporting Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

In June 2018, Jackson was seen in the long-awaited sequel to Disney's The Incredibles. Jackson recently wrapped production on the Shaft reboot, Son of Shaft, and will next be seen in Captain Marvel opposite Brie Larson.

In 2017, Jackson starred in Lionsgate's The Hitman's Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman in addition to Warner Bros.' Kong: Skull Island with Larson and Tom Hiddleston. In 2015, Jackson appeared in Tarantino's Oscar-nominated Western The Hateful Eight. He starred as Major Marquis Warren, alongside Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kurt Russell. That same year, Jackson appeared in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service and Spike Lee's Chi-Raq.

In 2016, Jackson was seen in David Yates' The Legend of Tarzan, starring alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz in addition to Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. That same year, Jackson completed production on Larson's directorial debut Unicorn Store, The Last Full Measure with Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer and Ed Harris, as well as Dan Fogelman's Life Itself.

In 2012, he co-starred in Tarantino's Django Unchained as Stephen, with Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. He also starred in The Avengers, which is part of his nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios. Jackson reprised his role in both Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was released in April 2014, and the 2015 sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Jackson made his Broadway debut in 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in The Mountaintop, where he portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. The play also starred Angela Bassett and was directed by Kenny Leon.

Jackson's career began onstage upon his graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a degree in dramatic arts. Among the plays were Home, A Soldier's Play, Sally/Prince and The District Line. He also originated roles in two of August Wilson's plays at Yale Repertory Theatre. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, Jackson appeared in Mother Courage and Her Children, Spell #7 and The Mighty Gents.

Past film credits also include RoboCop, Oldboy, Mother and Child, Iron Man 2, HBO's The Sunset Limited, Lakeview Terrace, Soul Men, The Spirit, Jumper, Resurrecting the Champ, 1408, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, Freedomland, Coach Carter, Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith, S.W.A.T., Changing Lanes, Formula 51, Stars Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, The Caveman's Valentine, Eve's Bayou, Unbreakable, Rules of Engagement, Shaft, Deep Blue Sea, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, The Negotiator, The Red Violin, Jackie Brown, 187, A Time to Kill, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Jungle Fever, Sphere, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Ragtime, Sea of Love, Coming to America, Do the Right Thing, School Daze, Mo' Better Blues, Goodfellas, Patriot Games and True Romance.

On the small screen, Jackson served as executive producer for the Spike TV-animated series Afro Samurai, which premiered in 2007. The series received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program from the Television Academy. The first edition of the Afro Samurai video game launched in January 2009.

On television, in addition to The Sunset Limited, Jackson starred in John Frankenheimer's Primetime Emmy Award-winning Against the Wall for HBO. His performance earned him a Cable Ace nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination.


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