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SAMUEL L. JACKSON (John Shaft) has appeared in well over 100 films and is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. Jackson's portrayal of Jules, the philosopher hitman, in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" made an indelible mark on American cinema. In addition to overwhelming critical acclaim, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and won a Best Supporting Actor Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Jackson has a nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios and has starred as action hero Nick Fury in some of their biggest blockbusters. He can currently be seen in "Avengers: Endgame," which has smashed box office records worldwide, and appeared earlier this year in "Captain Marvel," with Brie Larson. Jackson has also played the role of Nick Fury in "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2"; "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"; and "The Avengers," "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Avengers: Infinity War." Later this summer, he will be seen in "Spider-Man: Far from Home."

His upcoming films also include the war drama "The Last Full Measure"; the fact-based drama "The Banker," with Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult; and "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard," reprising his role from 2017's "The Hitman's Bodyguard" and reuniting with Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek. Jackson is also voicing the character of Jimbo in the animated action comedy "Blazing Samurai."

In January 2019, Jackson starred in the hit thriller "Glass," director M. Night Shyamalan's follow up to his film "Unbreakable," with Bruce Willis and James McAvoy. The year before, he was heard in the animated hit "Incredibles 2," voicing the role of Lucius Best/Frozone, which he originated in the Oscar winning "The Incredibles."

His other recent film credits include "Kong: Skull Island" with Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston; Brie Larson's directorial debut, "Unicorn Store"; the actioner "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage"; Tim Burton's fantasy adventure "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"; David Yates' "The Legend of Tarzan"; and Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq."

In addition, Jackson starred in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-nominated Western "The Hateful Eight," with Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kurt Russell. He has also worked with Tarantino in "Django Unchained," with Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio; "Kill Bill: Vol. 2"; and "Jackie Brown," for which Jackson earned another Golden Globe nomination. His long list of past film credits also includes "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "RoboCop," "Oldboy," "Mother and Child," "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," "The Incredibles," "S.W.A.T," "Changing Lanes," "Formula 51," "Stars Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones," "The Caveman's Valentine," "Eve's Bayou," "Rules of Engagement," "Shaft," "Deep Blue Sea," "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace," "The Negotiator," "The Red Violin," "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 starred in the 2011 HBO movie "The Sunset Limited." He earlier starred in John Frankenheimer's Emmy-winning "Against the Wall," also for HBO. His performance earned him Cable ACE and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries. In addition, he served as executive producer for the Spike TV animated series "Afro Samurai," which premiered in 2007. The series received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. The first edition of the "Afro Samurai" video game launched in February 2009.

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 his stage credits were the plays "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."


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