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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

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Famous as :

Actor, producer

Birth Name :

Samuel Leroy Jackson

Birth Date :

December 21, 1948

Birth Place :

Washington, DC, USA

Spouse :

Latanya Richardson Jackson (since 1980)

Claim to fame :

As Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction" (1994)

Biography


Proficient in stealing almost every scene he appears in through his screen intensity and polished delivery he regularly displays when performing, Samuel Leroy Jackson really has all the reason to place himself softly in the group of lauded leading men in Hollywood. His work on a number of projects, either high profile or low-key, has indeed shown his ability to play film characters with both remarkable versatility and unusual intelligence critics often praised for. Barely knew his father who left the family several years after his birth on December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C, little Samuel grew up under the nurture of his mother, Elizabeth Jackson, and maternal grandparents in the factory town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He began to develop an interest in acting when attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, leading him to change his major in Architecture to Drama, even making his big screen debut through a 1972 drama flick entitled "Together for Days" before finally obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the same year.

Afterwards headed for New York in 1976 to flourish his acting career, Samuel found himself landed his feet on the Negro Ensemble Company in which he later was involved in some of its stage productions, like "A Soldier's Play", "Home", and "District Line" throughout the '80s. During this period, he took time to marry his college sweetheart, LaTanya Richardson, in 1980 to then happily welcome their first daughter, Zoe Jackson, by the two following years. Amid this joy, however, his career in screen feature did not run well as he only earned bit parts which certainly did not sufficient enough to attract public attention he aimed for though he did score a memorable performance in Eddie Murphy's vehicle of "Coming to America" (1988). Fortunately, there was still a slight ray of hope during this dark period for director Spike Lee, whom he first met on the backstage of "A Soldier's Play" and had collaborated with in several movies, decided to give him the role of Gator Purify in his 1991 effort, "Jungle Fever."

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson Sings 'Show Me Love' at Charity Event

September 26, 2014 08:42:50 GMT

showed off his singing skill at a recent event, belting out "Show Me Love" while swaying his body to the upbeat tune. On Thursday, September 25, shared the video of the actor who apparently had fun as he performed Robin S' hit onstage.
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'Big Game' Clip: Samuel L. Jackson Stranded and Hunted Down in Woods

September 06, 2014 06:16:44 GMT

is President of the United States in new film "". In the first clip for the film, the commander-in-chief is bruised and battered trying to survive while hiding inside a small container with a young boy and dodging a rain of bullets in the woods in the middle of nowhere.
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Samuel L. Jackson Slams Reports That He Had Awkward Moment With Victoria Beckham at Wimbledon

July 08, 2014 06:55:13 GMT

Many stars watched defeat for the Wimbledon title live, but and Victoria Beckham caught people's attention after they were seen sharing an awkward moment at the Sunday, July 6 tennis match. Jackson, however, denied that he and 's wife were in awkward situation.
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Samuel L. Jackson Tapped for Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Live Reading

April 19, 2014 02:58:24 GMT

has announced one of the actors cast in staged reading of his unmade script "". , the star of his films "Pulp Fiction" and "", is set to play a part in the event scheduled this coming weekend.
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Samuel L. Jackson Could Return for 'Die Hard 6'

April 15, 2014 07:09:39 GMT

There is a fresh update on the next "Die Hard" movie. Latino-Review's El Mayimbe hints at 's return to the franchise. "FOX is meeting writers for takes on next DIE HARD. It has to involve John McClane AND Samuel Jackson's Zeus Carver character!" he tweeted.
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Samuel L. Jackson Says He Will Return for 'The Incredibles 2'

March 28, 2014 04:57:14 GMT

says he got news from director Brad Bird that he will be brought back for "." The actor is expected to reprise his role as Frozone in the sequel. "Every time I run into Brad, he always tells me Frozone is part of what's going on, so I have to believe that," he told Digital Spy.
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Full List of 2014 Oscars Presenters Announced

February 24, 2014 15:21:28 GMT

The full list of celebrities who will take the stage on March 2 to present the Oscars was unleashed on Monday, February 24. Among the famous names are , , , and .
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Video: Samuel L. Jackson Berating on TV Interview After Being Mistaken for Laurence Fishburne

February 11, 2014 02:05:19 GMT

went off on a news anchor who confused him with . The Nick Fury of Marvel's film franchise was mistaken with the "" actor during an interview on KTLA to promote his new movie "".
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Samuel L. Jackson Up for 'Tarzan', Jason Clarke for 'Terminator 5'

December 12, 2013 05:57:14 GMT

is reportedly entering a negotiation to play an unspecified role in Warner Bros.' new take on "" directed by "Harry Potter" helmer David Yates. Meanwhile, is a frontrunner to star as John Connor in "Terminator: Genesis" due July 1, 2015.
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'Secret Service' Set Picture: Samuel L. Jackson Guns Down Colin Firth

November 30, 2013 03:41:36 GMT

A series of pictures taken from the Surrey set of "The Secret Service" has just landed online. One of the photos shows pulling the trigger and aiming his gun at at a church in the south of England.
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Samuel L. Jackson Tells President Obama to Stop Relating and Be 'Presidential'

September 25, 2013 09:25:25 GMT

Film and TV actor may be a staunch supporter of President Barack Obama but he surely didn't hold back on his criticism of the commander-in-chief in an interview on the October issue of Playboy. When asked about what he thought of the POTUS "or other highly educated Americans consciously drop[ping] gs off the ends of words to sound like Joe Average," the "" star gave an emphatic answer.
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Samuel L. Jackson Is Enemy of 'The Secret Service'

August 02, 2013 07:05:42 GMT

Matthew Vaughn has found villain of his latest directing gig in . Variety reports that the "Pulp Fiction" actor, who starred alongside in "", has been tapped to villainize "The Secret Service", a feature adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' comic that's been developed since 2011.
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Samuel L. Jackson Is the Commander-in-Chief in 'Big Game'

May 13, 2013 08:49:10 GMT

Award-winning actor will suit up for his next project. The Stephen of "" has just agreed to star in director Jalmari Helander's "" as the president of the United States. The film marks the English-language debut of the "" helmer, who is a Finnish.
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The 'Avengers' Cast Will Reunite as Presenters at 2013 Oscars

February 07, 2013 03:28:23 GMT

More A-list movie stars have been added to the presenter list for the 85th Academy Awards. On Wednesday, Feburary 6, the AMPAS confirmed that the cast of "" would be on hand to deliver the golden statuettes to the winners at the upcoming Oscar ceremony.
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Samuel L. Jackson Remixes Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

January 17, 2013 08:19:53 GMT

remixed 's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on his recent appearance on London's Capital Radio. The "" star did a foul-mouthed introduction to Swift's latest break-up song live on British radio. It's reminiscent of the time Jackson parodied 's "Beez in the Trap" and when he narrated the audiobook version of "Go the F*ck to Sleep".
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'Snakes on a Plane' Helmer David R. Ellis Dies in South Africa

January 08, 2013 07:13:39 GMT

David R. Ellis, the director of the action-thriller "", has died at the age of 60 while working on his latest project "Kite (2015)". Ellis died in Johannesburg, South Africa while filming his latest live-action movie based on the Japanese anime about a young girl trained to be an assassin after the death of her parents. A manager for Ellis confirmed the news of his death, but other information pertaining to his passing was not yet available.
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Samuel L. Jackson Challenges Reporter to Drop N-Bomb When Discussing 'Django' Controversy

January 03, 2013 03:15:07 GMT

once again raises people's eyebrows with his antics. This time around, the 64-year-old actor, who is famed for his striking comments, shocked a TV interviewer when the reporter intended to ask the actor's opinion on the controversy surrounding the repeated use of the N-word in 's "".
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Len Goodman Gets Hitched Again in Secret Wedding

January 02, 2013 03:44:50 GMT

Len Goodman, the popular judge of the high-rating reality TV show "", welcomed 2013 with a bang that surprised fans as news broke out that he got hitched again, this time in a secret wedding. The 68-year-old Goodman wed his longtime girlfriend, dance teacher Sue Barrett, last Sunday, December 30 in London in a tightly-guarded secret ceremony, according to Daily Mail.
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Samuel L. Jackson Slams the Ending of Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

January 02, 2013 03:02:36 GMT

Apparently was not really amused by the way Steven Spielberg concluded the story in "". The Nick Fury of "" slammed the ending of the highly-praised history movie, stating that he was disappointed by the final moment in the film.
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Samuel L. Jackson Wants Mace Windu to Make Ghostly Cameo in New 'Star Wars'

December 19, 2012 03:06:20 GMT

A few weeks ago, expressed that he's interested to become a part of "Star Wars Episode 7". Despite the fact that his character, Mace Windu, died in "", Jackson insisted that he still wanted to return to the new trilogy. Sharing to MTV News, the "" star offered his idea about how the filmmakers could bring the Jedi master back to life.
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Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson Team Up in Funny or Die Video

December 18, 2012 19:39:25 GMT

Both and have movies coming out this Christmas Day and they chose to promote them together with a Funny or Die video. Hathaway and Jackson argued which of their non-festive themed movies, "" and "" respectively, is more sad.
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Samuel L. Jackson Wants to Return as Mace Windu in 'Star Wars Episode 7'

December 10, 2012 07:44:24 GMT

Would Mace Windu appear in "Star Wars Episode 7"? The casting for the highly-anticipated movie has yet to be set but has expressed interest to reprise his role as the Jedi master. Though he already has a number of gigs on his plate, Jackson admitted that he was very "excited" about the space trilogy project.
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First 'Django Unchained' TV Spot Reveals First Look at Samuel L. Jackson

July 02, 2012 06:30:52 GMT

"" has dropped its first TV spot which reveals a first look at 's character, Stephen. Featured in quick glimpses, Jackson is seen sporting white hair and brows while sitting on a leather couch with a glass of liquor in his hand. The rest of the 1-minute spot highlights gun-slinging and who team up to kill some thugs for money.
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Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Film Critic for Negative Review on 'The Avengers'

May 04, 2012 02:54:44 GMT

is unhappy with The New York Times' sharp criticism about "". The actor playing eye-patched S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury in the superhero movie has slammed the paper's critic A.O. Scott over his negative review on the star-studded Marvel movie.
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50 Cent: 'Samuel L. Jackson Deserves an Oscar'

April 17, 2011 13:24:00 GMT

was blown away by 's performance in recent TV movie , and he can't understand why the Shaft icon has yet to claim gold at the annual prizegiving.
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Demi Lovato Will Stay in Rehab on Thanksgiving Day

November 18, 2010 07:36:37 GMT

Troubled teen star will spend Thanksgiving, November 25 in rehab surrounded by her family, according to her representative. The Disney singer/actress stunned fans by checking into a rehabilitation center last month to seek professional help for "emotional issues".
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Barry Manilow to Sing at Nobel Peace Prize Concert

November 18, 2010 06:52:41 GMT

has joined the line-up for the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway. The "Mandy" singer will take to the stage in Oslo next month, December 11, alongside Brits , and , and .
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Lea Michele to Receive Billboard's First Triple Threat Award

November 18, 2010 06:50:34 GMT

"" star is to be honored with Billboard magazine's first Triple Threat Award. The actress/singer will receive the accolade at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on December 2 in New York, where she'll be saluted alongside and star aka Fergie, who will be handed Billboard's Woman of the Year prize.
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Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and More to Lead Quentin Tarantino's Bawdy Tributes

November 18, 2010 06:49:23 GMT

, and will lead the bawdy tributes to filmmaker when he's 'roasted' by New York's Friars Club next month. The celebrated director was forced to postpone the evening of mirth in October due to the sudden death of Sally Menke, his longtime film editor. It will now take place on December 1.
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Snooki's Mugshot Released

August 03, 2010 03:39:44 GMT

might not like to see her newly-released mugshot. The star, real name Nicole Polizzi, posed for a booking photo after she was arrested on Friday afternoon, July 30 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey for disorderly conduct.
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Jackson in Opening Night of A Raisin in The Sun - Arrivals - samuel-l-jackson-opening-night-a-raisin-in-the-sun-02 Samuel L. Jackson in UK Premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier - samuel-l-jackson-uk-premiere-captain-america-the-winter-soldier-06 Samuel L. Jackson in UK Premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier - samuel-l-jackson-uk-premiere-captain-america-the-winter-soldier-01 Samuel L. Jackson in UK Premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier - samuel-l-jackson-uk-premiere-captain-america-the-winter-soldier-02
 
 
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