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
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
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
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
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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