Samuel L. Jackson is known for his hard work and dedication. He is without doubts an undisputed star and most of his films have gone to become blockbusters. His films have grossed more than official sales of any other actor. Jackson has registered a place for himself in the American cinema and has a special place in the hearts of his fans. Some of his characters the Jules in Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino have gone to prove his performance excellence. He went on to win the Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He had also won British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award.
The actor featured in The Avengers reprising the role of Nick Fury. Shortly after this film The Samaritan was released where Jackson’s onscreen partner is Ruth Negga and Luke Kirby. This is a neo-noir thriller. The Django Unchained released on Christmas Day of 2012. It is a period film set in the 1850s. The film is about slave and hunter who rescue his wife from Mississippi plantation owners. Jackson reprises the role of Stephen. The actor also played in his first ever Broadway debut The Mountaintop in Katori Hall. He was supported by Angela Bassett. It is about the assassination events of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and Jackson plays the lead. For his performance, he was nominated for Drama League Award.
The Other Guys produced by Columbia Pictures in 2010 had Jackson as PK Smith. He was also part of the Mother and Child team directed by Rodrigo Garcia. For his exceptional work, he received the Image Award and Independent Spirit Award. He also featured in Iron Man that released in 2008. Here you can see him in the role of Captain America. Jackson started his career as an onstage artist during his graduation days at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He graduated in dramatic arts. He was seen in many plays.
Jackson is also actively involved in the small screen where he produced animated series of Afro Samurai between 2007 and 2009. The animation went on to win the Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program from the Television Academy of Arts.
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The presence of the actor cannot be missed as he steals the show with his proficient acting and sleek dialogue delivery. Samuel L Jackson is clearly a master actor and can be rightly placed in the league of best Hollywood actors. His work is testimony to his performance, and each character he plays remains fresh in the memories of moviegoers. Whether it is a lead character or low key portrayal he always ensures that he steals the show with his impeccable performance. Critics praise him for his versatility and acting ability.
Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, and was under the guidance of his mother Elizabeth Jackson and grandparents. He is the native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father left the family at an early age. He graduated in Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in Architecture to Drama. His first on-screen debut was in 1972 in the film “Together for Days”. He also graduated at the same year. The actor then relocated to New York where he was involved in Negro Ensemble company and was part of the stage productions that include ‘A Soldier’s Play’, ‘Home’ and ‘District Line’ in the 1980s.
Jackson married his college crush LaTanya and fathered a daughter Zoe. His career did not take off as he expected until he got a plump role in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America. Later Spike Lee gave him the role of Gator Purify in Jungle Fever. No one can forget his role as Wesley Snipes that was critically acclaimed and the Cannes Film Festival concocted a special jury prize called the Best Supporting Actor Award in the year 1991. This recognition took him a long way and gave him a permanent place in Hollywood that he turned to his advantage. No one can forget his role in blockbuster hits like Jurassic Park and Patriot Games that won him accolades.
His performance in Quentin Tarantino took him to the Oscar and BAFTA awards as nominee for Best Actor and Supporting Role that he won. His films like Die Hard, A time to kill, Long Kiss Goodnight brought him Golden Globe Nominations in 1998 in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. His films like The Negotiator and Deep Blue Sea won commercial success. The Star Wars Episode 1 where he played Mace Windu cannot be forgotten. Slowly he turned from supporting roles to lead actor in the film Shaft.
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