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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