Samuel L. Jackson :
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time (excluding cameo appearances and voice roles).
Early life :
Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was raised by his mother Elizabeth Jackson as his father lived away from the family and later passed away from alcoholism. He met his father only twice during his life.
He studied at a number of segregated schools and graduated from ‘Riverside High School’ in Chattanooga. During his time at school, he played the French horn and the trumpet in the school orchestra. He suffered from stuttering when he was a child.
He initially dreamt of pursuing a degree in marine biology at ‘Morehouse College’ in Atlanta, but soon switched degrees after he discovered the actor in him. He graduated from the institute in 1972 and at the same time, co-founded the theatre group, ‘Just Us Theatre.’
Personal life :
Name: Samuel L. Jackson (Samuel L Jackson) Real name: Samuel Leroy Jackson Birth date: 21 of December 1948 (73 y.o.) Place of birth: Washington, D.C., U.S. Height: 6'2 ft (189 sm.) Weight: 201 lb (91 kg.) Career: actor Birth Sign: Saggitarius Chinese zodiac: Rat
In the year 1972, after featuring in many plays, he made his debut in Blaxploitation film 'Together for days.' He appeared in 'Moving on' television series four years later. He spent the next few years featuring on stage plays after moving to New York City. Samuel. L. Jackson featured in 'The Piano Lesson' and 'Two Trains Running.' Also, he featured in 'The Displaced Person' in the year 1977.
It's assumed that Morgan Freeman was his mentor as an upcoming actor. He took up significant roles in 'School Daze' and 'Do the Right Thing,' in 1988 and 1989 releases respectively. He featured in 'GoodFellas,' in 1990 playing a minor role and as a substitute for three years in 'The Cosby Show.'
From the year 1990-1993, he worked on various films like 'The Return of Superfly,' 'Def Temptation,' 'Strictly Business,' 'True Romance,.' Jackson also acted in 'Jurassic Park,' 'Jungle Fever,' 'Patriot Games' and 'Meteor Man.' In 1994, he assumed the role of 'Jules Winnfield'' in the 'Pulp Fiction' hit film. Jackson becomes famous after the launch of this movie and its consequent success.
Between 1995 and 1996, Samuel. L. Jackson starred in mediocre movies. He resurfaced in more prominent films and established his position again as a star with ' Die Hard with a vengeance' movie in 1995. The next year Jackson played a role in 'A time to kill'. He was Trevor Garfield in 'One Eight Seven' in the year 1997. Jackson starred in a few other films. In that same year he appeared in a TV series, 'Happily Ever After’ ‘Fairy Tales for Every Child' and 'Off the Menu,' 'The Last Days of Chasen's.'
This was followed by four other films in 1998. The following year, Jackson starred in the thriller 'Deep Blue Sea' and episode 1 of 'Star Wars.' His life in the film industry was marked with successful films in the following New Year like, 'Rules of Engagement,' 'Shaft' and 'Unbreakable.'
In 2001 in 'The Caveman's Valentine' he played the role of a musician, and this was his only film that year. In 2002, Jackson starred in 3 films, 'Changing Lanes,' 'xXx' and 'The 51st State'. From 2003 to 2005, he featured in several films: 'Terminator 3', 'No Good Deed,' 'Twisted,' 'Kill Bill Vol 2', 'The Incredibles,' 'The man,' 'In my Country,' 'Coach Carter' and 'StarWars' episode 3.
Samuel. L. Jackson co-featured Julianne Moore in 'Freedom land' in the year 2006. That same year he starred in 'Snakes on a Plane' and in a promotional music video. He played the role of a doctor in 'Home of the Brave' towards the end of the year. The beginning of 2007, Jackson proved to be very versatile after featuring in different genres of films 'Farce of the Penguins', 'Black Snake Moan' and 1408 (horror movie).
During 2008 & 2011he engaged in 'Iron Man,' 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars,' 'Soul Men,' 'Iron man 2', 'Gospel Hill,' 'Inglorious Basterds,' 'Unthinkable,' 'African Cats,' 'Captain America' and 'Arena'. One of his major works in 2012 was Quentin Tarantino Film, 'Django Unchained,' he starred as Stephen. He also featured in amines by DreamWorks, 'Turbo' and 'Old Boy' the following year.2014 he starred in 'Reasonable Doubt,' 'Robocop,' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Kite.'
Felix Best Supporting Actor
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Black Film Award Best Actor
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Britannia Award Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment
Silver Berlin Bear Best Actor
Jackie Brown (1997)
BET Comedy Award Best Performance in an Animated Theatrical Film
The Incredibles (2004)