Samuel L. Jackson

Biography: Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor. He has starred in many Hollywood movies. His performance in Jungle Fever was so acclaimed, the 1991 Cannes Film Festival created a Supporting Actor award just for him. Along with that award, he has won many others including a Silver Berlin Bear, A BAFTA Film Award, and two Independent Spirit Awards.

He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Spike Lee movies Do The Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues and Jungle Fever, the Quentin Tarantino movies Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, and as Jedi Mace Windu in the prequel Star Wars Trilogy. Thus, he is usually cast into roles that involve a cool, controlled, "in-the-know" black man. His roles most always involve a memorable line delivery; and Jackson's trademark voice inflection lend heavily to this key attribute. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. His impressive film career has given him the title of highest box
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor. He has starred in many Hollywood movies. His performance in Jungle Fever was so acclaimed, the 1991 Cannes Film Festival created a Supporting Actor award just for him. Along with that award, he has won many others including a Silver Berlin Bear, A BAFTA Film Award, and two Independent Spirit Awards.

He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Spike Lee movies Do The Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues and Jungle Fever, the Quentin Tarantino movies Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, and as Jedi Mace Windu in the prequel Star Wars Trilogy. Thus, he is usually cast into roles that involve a cool, controlled, "in-the-know" black man. His roles most always involve a memorable line delivery; and Jackson's trademark voice inflection lend heavily to this key attribute.

He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction.

His impressive film career has given him the title of highest box office grossing actor, just passing Harrison Ford.

Partial filmography:
The Spirit (2008)
Jumper (2008)
In My Country (2005)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
XXX: State of the Union (2005)
Coach Carter (2005)
The Incredibles (2004) (voice only)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (video game character voice-over)
Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Basic (2003)
XXX (2002)
The House on Turk Street (2002)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Changing Lanes (2002)
The 51st State (2001)
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Unbreakable (2000)
Shaft (2000)
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Any Given Sunday (2000)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Red Violin (1998)
The Negotiator (1998)
Sphere (1998)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Eve's Bayou (1997)
One Eight Seven (1997)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
A Time to Kill (1996)
Trees Lounge (1996)
The Great White Hype (1996)
Sydney (1996)
Fluke (1995)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) Kiss of Death (1995)
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Hail Caesar (1994)
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The New Age (1994)
Assault at West Point (1994) Fresh (1994) True Romance (1993) Jurassic Park (1993) Menace II Society (1993) Amos & Andrew (1993) Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) Fathers & Sons (1992) Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1992) Patriot Games (1992) White Sands (1992) Juice (1992) Johnny Suede (1991) Jungle Fever (1991) Goodfellas (1990) The Exorcist III (1990) Mo' Better Blues (1990) Betsy's Wedding (1990) Def by Temptation (1990) School Daze (1988) Coming to America (1988) Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) Ragtime (1981) Together for Days (1972)
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Samuel L. Jackson's Scores

Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 95 I Am Not Your Negro
Lowest Metascore: 19 Kite
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 69
  2. Negative: 13 out of 69
69 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
64 Mother and Child May 7, 2010 Paul 7.8
53 Astro Boy Oct 23, 2009 Zog 6.0
30 The Spirit Dec 25, 2008 The Octopus 7.6
49 Soul Men Nov 7, 2008 Louis Hinds 6.2
47 Lakeview Terrace Sep 19, 2008 Abel Turner 4.8
35 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Aug 15, 2008 Mace Windu 5.5
35 Jumper Feb 14, 2008 Roland 7.3
55 Resurrecting the Champ Aug 24, 2007 Champ 7.5
64 1408 Jun 22, 2007 Gerald Olin 8.3
52 Black Snake Moan Mar 2, 2007 Lazarus 7.3
42 Home of the Brave Dec 15, 2006 Will Marsh 6.6
58 Snakes on a Plane Aug 18, 2006 Neville Flynn 7.4
43 Freedomland Feb 17, 2006 Lorenzo Council 5.0
33 The Man Sep 9, 2005 Derrick Vann 8.7
68 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Mace Windu 7.6
37 xXx: State of the Union Apr 29, 2005 Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons / Agent Augustus Gibbons 6.3
44 In My Country Mar 11, 2005 Langston Whitfield 7.6
57 Coach Carter Jan 14, 2005 Coach Ken Carter 7.9
90 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Lucius Best/Frozone 8.8
83 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Apr 16, 2004 Rufus 8.2
26 Twisted Feb 27, 2004 John Mills 1.8
tbd No Good Deed Sep 12, 2003 Jack Friar 4.6
45 S.W.A.T. Aug 8, 2003 Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson 8.3
34 Basic Mar 28, 2003 West 7.8
23 Formula 51 Oct 18, 2002 Executive Producer / Elmo McElroy 3.2
48 xXx Aug 9, 2002 Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons / Agent Augustus Gibbons 3.5
54 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Mace Windu 5.9
69 Changing Lanes Apr 12, 2002 Doyle Gipson 8.8
44 The Caveman's Valentine Mar 2, 2001 Executive Producer / Romulus 6.7
62 Unbreakable Nov 22, 2000 Elijah Price 8.6