SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Appearing in well over 100 films, SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Nick Fury)
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 unanimous critical acclaim, he received
Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as well as a Best Supporting Actor
award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
In 2019, Jackson starred in the follow-up to M. Night Shyamalan iconic film
Unbreakable with Bruce Willis and James McAvoy, entitled Glass. Jackson most
recently appeared opposite Brie Larson in the global hit Captain Marvel. This
summer he will star in Warner Bros.' "Shaft."
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 Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston. In 2015, Jackson appeared in Quentin
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 Chiraq.
In 2016, Jackson was seen in David Yates' The Legend of Tarzan, starring
alongside Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz in addition to
Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Also in 2016, Jackson
completed production on Brie 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 Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained as Stephen, with
Christoph 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, The Incredibles,
S.W.A.T, Changing Lanes, Formula 51, Stars Wars Episode II: Attack of the
Clones, Caveman's Valentine, Eve's Bayou, Unbreakable, Rules of Engagement,
Shaft, Deep Blue Sea, Star Wars Episode One: 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 an
Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program from the Television
Academy of Arts and Sciences. The first edition of the "Afro Samurai" video game
launched in February 2009.
On television, in addition to "The Sunset Limited," Jackson starred in John
Frankenheimer's 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 nomination.
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