Biography template: Samuel Leroy Jackson Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Samuel Leroy Jackson Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Samuel Leroy Jackson Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Samuel Leroy Jackson Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Samuel Leroy Jackson Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Samuel Leroy Jackson Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Samuel Leroy Jackson Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)

Samuel Leroy Jackson Biography

Samuel L. Jackson

Born: December 21, 1948

Citizenship: United States Gabon

Occupation: Actor | Producer

Years active: From 1972

Samuel Leroy Jackson

Samuel Leroy Jackson 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, only behind Stan Lee.

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Jackson is a highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 150 films.

  • Coming to America (1988)

  • Goodfellas (1990)

  • Patriot Games (1992)

  • Juice (1992)

  • Menace II Society (1993)

  • True Romance (1993)

  • Jurassic Park (1993)

  • School Daze (1988)

  • Pulp Fiction (1994)

  • The Hateful Eight (2015)

Jackson has provided his voice for several animated films, documentaries, television series, and video games, including Lucius Best/ Frozone in the Pixar films The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018), Whiplash in Turbo (2013), the title character of the anime television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004). In 2016, Jackson served as the narrator of the acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro based on James Baldwin's writings.

Throughout the 1990s, A.C. Neilson E.C.I., a box office–tracking company, determined that Jackson appeared in more films than any other actor who grossed $1.7 billion domestically. By 2011, the films that featured Jackson as a leading actor or supporting co-star had grossed a total of $2.81 to $4.91 billion at the North American box office. This placed him as the seventh-highest-grossing lead actor and the second-highest-grossing actor, behind only voice actor Frank Welker.

Other appearances

He also appeared in the Capital One cash-back credit card commercials. Jackson too appeared in a Sky Broadband Shield commercial, Sky UK’s broadband service as Nick Fury to promote Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Jackson released a song about social justice with KRS-One, Sticky Fingaz, Mad Lion & Talib Kweli about violence in America called "I Can't Breathe" which were the last words said by Eric Garner.

Awards and honors

Over his career, Jackson has received various awards for his performances on film. At the 44th Cannes Film Festival he received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his performance in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991). He received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994). He also received Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for the performance as well.

At the 48th Berlin International Film Festival, he received Silver Bear for Best Actor for his leading performance in Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997).

In 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named Jackson as one of its Academy Honorary Award recipients as "A cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide." At the 12th Annual Governors Awards, friend and actor Denzel Washington presented Jackson with his Oscar.

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