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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson's biography

Samuel Leroy Jackson is 74 years old film actor born at Washington, D.C.. He was born on Tuesday 21st of December 1948. He is often nicknamed as Samuel Jackson, King of Cool, Mr. Cool, Sam Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam. According to year of birth 1948 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 21st of December means Samuel is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fiery sign of Zodiac Belt. These people are highly learned and love to gain knowledge throughout their life.

Samuel is native english speaker. Samuel is black american. Samuel is citizen of United States of America. He is christian. Samuel´s primary profession is to be film actor. You can know him also as actor, film producer, voice actor, character actor, television actor. Samuel is recently known as television producer. He received Silver Bear for Best Actor Jackie Brown in 1997

Samuel L. Jackson's family

Samuel L. Jackson's wife

She is known as television actor. His wife was born on Friday 21st of October 1949 in Atlanta.

Samuel L. Jackson's ex wife

Samuel L. Jackson's schools

We found 1 school Samuel attended. Name of the school: Morehouse College.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972.
  • Graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Samuel L. Jackson's career

His main focus is to be film actor. He is famous thanks to Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, Ordell in Jackie Brown, Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight. You could see Samuel also in Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Jungle Fever and many more.

Is Samuel L. Jackson gay ?

Samuel is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Samuel L. Jackson's Awards

  • Samuel received award for Silver Bear for Best Actor for work Jackie Brown in 1997
  • Samuel received award for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for work Pulp Fiction in 1994
  • He received award for Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for work Jungle Fever in 1991

Samuel L. Jackson's Rankings

  • Ranked #44 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  • His character from Pulp Fiction (1994), Jules Winnfield, ranked second in the "coolest movie characters of all time", in a poll by the UK's Empire Magazine (the winner was Tyler Durden of Fight Club (1999)).
  • His performance as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994) is ranked #41 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Ranked 2nd highest grossing actor of all time with all his previous films grossing a total of $ 4.6 billion.[February 2016].

Samuel L. Jackson's Nominations

  • Appeared in three Oscar Best Picture nominees: Goodfellas (1990), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Django Unchained (2012), and was a narrator in a fourth Inglourious Basterds (2009).

What else you don't know about Samuel L. Jackson ?

Samuel´s middle name is Leroy.

What Samuel L. Jackson has done for a first time

  • Was the first choice for "Fallon" in Judgment Night (1993).
  • Although he had been acting in small roles and in theatre productions, it was not until he was 40 years old that he received his first major role in Do the Right Thing (1989) and he was 45 when he became a star with Pulp Fiction (1994).
  • Was the first security guard of the Manhattan Plaza apartment complex, a building notable for housing artists and their families. Among other kids, Alicia Keys and Timothée Chalamet grew up there.
  • Was a member with his future wife LaTanya Richardson of the children's improv troupe of the Academy Theatre, the first integrated theater in the South.

Samuel L. Jackson's quotes

  • [When asked about his character in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)] "He's black."
  • [on the subject of his character's inevitable death in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)] "I don't mind dying, I just don't wanna go out like some punk."
  • I think everyone who says they don't like watching themselves in movies should stop lying.
  • People like the Ezekiel speech. I have to say that speech about three times a week to people, just to prove that I still know it.
  • I was a square for so long and it totally amazes me that people think I am cool.
  • A movie is just a movie to me. They open, they close.
  • I have a place that's pretty much cemented in Hollywood in terms of liability, box-office viability and everything else. The only thing an Oscar would do is jack my check up maybe $1 million.
  • What kills me is that everybody thinks I like jazz.
  • Definitely. And I always do - I love me on-screen! (On if he watches his own films)
  • When I came to New York, it was bubbling. We watched each other, we encouraged each other, we went to auditions together, we rode trains together, and every Monday we had great parties. But it was also a time of, you know, drugs.
  • I don't understand how people live without creating. You know? I don't know how you do one picture a year.
  • I never asked for anything except a purple light saber. George said, "Well, light sabers are either red or green." I said, "Yeah, but I would like a purple one."
  • Want to know what the 'L.' in Samuel L. Jackson means? None of your fucking business.
  • I heard that you can do what ever you want in International Waters, that's why I filled my jacuzzi with International Water.
  • I don't understand these actors who talk about how difficult it is to act with nothing there. I was an only child so most of the time I was always playing against something that didn't exist. It's called using your imagination.
  • (2013, on his signature role) If there were one movie I wanted people to look at, it would be A Time to Kill (1996)... It's an American story and a very Southern story. I'd like people to look at that one and say, "Oh my God."
  • (2013) I'm not trying to change the world. I'm just trying to entertain people.
  • (2013, on directing) I don't have that directing thing. I don't want to be out there setting up shots all day. I like to act. I read the script and sign the contract. I like hanging out in my trailer watching Judge Judy (1996) and eating sandwiches.
  • [on Snakes on a Plane (2006)) I stand by that movie!
  • I did t.v., I did film, I did theater, I did children's theater. I just did what was there.

Samuel L. Jackson's height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color

Lets describe how Samuel L. Jackson looks. We will focus on his height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color and shoe size. He is tall as 6' 2½" (189 cm). Samuel weights 207lbs (94 kg). Body build is average. His eyes are tinted brown - dark. Samuel´s hair is shade of bald. If you are really curious, you may find interesting his shoe size is 44.

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