Samuel L. Jackson

21 Dec 1948

Actor, Producer

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American film and television actor and film producer. After Jackson became involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas, Def by Temptation, before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994 he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim.

Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds. He played Nick Fury in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Thor, the first two of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Jackson's many roles have made him one of the highest grossing actors at the box office. Jackson has won multiple awards throughout his career and has been portrayed in various forms of media including films, television series, and songs. In 1980, Jackson married LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has one daughter, Zoe.

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Filmography (121 titles)

(movie, 2019)
···Untitled Avengers Movie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nick Fury)
(movie, 2018)
···Incredibles 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Lucius Best · Frozone (voice))
(movie, 2017)
···The Hitman's Bodyguard
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Darius Kincaid)
(movie, 2017)
7.0Kong: Skull Island
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard)
(movie, 2017)
···xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as Agent Augustus Gibbons)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Barron)
(movie, 2016)
···Cell
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Thomas "Tom" McCourt)
(movie, 2016)
···The Legend of Tarzan
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as George Washington Williams)
(movie, 2015)
···Die Hardest
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Zeus Carver (rumored))
(movie, 2015)
···The Hateful Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Role: Actor (as Major Marquis Warren)
(movie, 2015)
···Barely Lethal
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Hardman)
(movie, 2015)
···Avengers: Age of Ultron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nick Fury)
(movie, 2015)
···Kingsman: The Secret Service
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Richmond Valentine)
(movie, 2014)
···Big Game
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as President William Alan Moore)
(movie, 2014)
···Kite
Genre: Drama, Action
Role: Actor (as Lieutenant Karl Aker)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mace Windu)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nick Fury)
(movie, 2014)
···RoboCop
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Pat Novak)
(movie, 2014)
···RoboCop
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Pat Novak)
(movie, 2014)
···Reasonable Doubt
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Clinton Davis)
(movie, 2013)
···Oldboy
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chaney)
(movie, 2013)
···Zambezia
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Tendai)
(movie, 2013)
···Turbo
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Whiplash (voice))
(movie, 2012)
···Django Unchained
Genre: Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Stephen)
(movie, 2012)
···The Samaritan
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2012)
···Meeting Evil
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Richie)
(movie, 2012)
···The Avengers
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Nick Fury)
(movie, 2011)
···Arena
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Logan)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nick Fury)
(movie, 2011)
···Thor
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Nick Fury)
(movie, 2011)
···The Sunset Limited
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Black)
(movie, 2010)
···The Other Guys
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as P.K. Highsmith)
(movie, 2010)
···Unthinkable
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Henry Harold 'H' Humphries)
(movie, 2010)
7.3Iron Man 2
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nick Fury)
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Fear)
(movie, 2009)
···Mother and Child
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Paul)
(movie, 2009)
···Astro Boy
Genre: Action, Animation, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Zog (voice))
(movie, 2009)
7.8Inglourious Basterds
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Narrator (voice) (uncredited))
(movie, 2009)
···Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Afro Samurai · Ninja Ninja)
(movie, 2008)
···The Spirit
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Octopuss)
(movie, 2008)
···Soul Men
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Louis Hinds)
(movie, 2008)
···Lakeview Terrace
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Abel Turner)
(movie, 2008)
···Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Genre: Thriller, Animation, Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Mace Windu (voice))
(movie, 2008)
7.9Iron Man
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Nick Fury (uncredited))
(movie, 2008)
···Jumper
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Roland)
(movie, 2008)
···Gospel Hill
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Paul Malcolm)
(movie, 2007)
···Cleaner
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Tom Cutler)
(movie, 2007)
···1408
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gerald Olin)
(movie, 2007)
···Resurrecting the Champ
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Champ)
(movie, 2006)
···Home of the Brave
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as William Marsh)
(movie, 2006)
···Black Snake Moan
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lazarus)
(movie, 2006)
···Snakes on a Plane
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Neville Flynn)
(movie, 2006)
···Freedomland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lorenzo Council)
(movie, 2006)
···Farce of the Penguins
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2005)
···The Man
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Derrick Vann)
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Mace Windu)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mace Windu)
(movie, 2005)
···xXx: State of the Union
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Agent Augustus Gibbons)
(movie, 2005)
···Coach Carter
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ken Carter)
(movie, 2004)
···The Incredibles
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Lucius Best · Frozone (voice))
(movie, 2004)
···Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rufus)
(movie, 2004)
···Twisted
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Mills)
(movie, 2004)
···Country of My Skull
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Langston Whitfield)
(movie, 2003)
···No Good Deed
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Friar)
(movie, 2003)
···S.W.A.T.
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson)
(movie, 2003)
···Basic
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as West)
(movie, 2003)
···S.W.A.T.
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson)
(movie, 2002)
···xXx
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Agent Augustus Gibbons)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mace Windu)
(movie, 2002)
···Changing Lanes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Doyle Gipson)
(movie, 2001)
···The 51st State
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Elmo McElroy)
(movie, 2001)
···The Caveman's Valentine
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Romulus)
(movie, 2000)
7.5Unbreakable
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama, Action
Role: Actor (as Elijah Price)
(movie, 2000)
···Shaft
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Shaft)
(movie, 2000)
···Rules of Engagement
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Col. Terry L. Childers)
(movie, 1999)
···Deep Blue Sea
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Russell Franklin)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mace Windu)
(movie, 1998)
···The Red Violin
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charles Morritz (Montréal))
(movie, 1998)
···The Negotiator
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Danny Roman)
(movie, 1998)
···Out of Sight
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Hejira Henry)
(movie, 1998)
···Sphere
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Harry Adams)
(movie, 1997)
···Jackie Brown
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ordell Robbie)
(movie, 1997)
···Eve's Bayou
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Louis Batiste)
(movie, 1997)
···One Eight Seven
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Trevor Garfield)
(movie, 1996)
···The Long Kiss Goodnight
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mitch Henessey)
(movie, 1996)
···Trees Lounge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Wendell)
(movie, 1996)
···A Time to Kill
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carl Lee Hailey)
(movie, 1996)
···The Great White Hype
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Rev. Fred Sultan)
(movie, 1996)
···Hard Eight
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jimmy)
(movie, 1995)
···Fluke
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Rumbo (voice))
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Zeus Carver)
(movie, 1995)
···Kiss of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Calvin Hart)
(movie, 1994)
9.1Pulp Fiction
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jules Winfield)
(movie, 1994)
···Fresh
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sam)
(movie, 1994)
···Against the Wall
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jamaal)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Richard Greener)
(movie, 1993)
···True Romance
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Big Don)
(movie, 1993)
···Jurassic Park
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Arnold)
(movie, 1993)
···Menace II Society
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Tat Lawson)
(movie, 1993)
···Amos & Andrew
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Andrew Sterling)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Wes Luger)
(movie, 1993)
···Loaded Weapon 1
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Wes Luger)
(movie, 1992)
···Patriot Games
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson)
(movie, 1992)
···White Sands
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Greg Meeker)
(movie, 1992)
···Juice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Trip)
(movie, 1992)
···Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mr. Simpson)
(movie, 1991)
···Jungle Fever
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Gator Purify)
(movie, 1990)
···GoodFellas
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Stacks Edwards)
(movie, 1990)
···The Exorcist III
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dream Blind Man)
(movie, 1990)
···Mo' Better Blues
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Madlock)
(movie, 1990)
···A Shock to the System
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ulysses)
(movie, 1990)
···Def by Temptation
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Minister Garth)
(movie, 1989)
···Sea of Love
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor
(movie, 1989)
···Do the Right Thing
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mister Señor Love Daddy)
(movie, 1989)
···Dead Man Out
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Calvin Fredricks)
(movie, 1988)
···Coming to America
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Robber)
(movie, 1988)
···School Daze
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Leeds)
(movie, 1987)
···Eddie Murphy Raw
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Eddie's Uncle (sketch))
(movie, 1981)
···Ragtime
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gang Member 2)
(movie, 1978)
···The Trial of the Moke
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor