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SAMUEL L. JACKSON's versatile career, which includes film, television and stage work, began upon graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a degree in dramatic arts.

Jackson made his film debut in Together For Days (1976), going on to appear in an extensive number of films including, Ragtime(1981), Do The Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), GoodFellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992), True Romance (1993), Fresh (1994), and The New Age (1994).

He became a part of movies history with his searing portrayal of a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991), as he was awarded the first and only Best Supporting Performance Award ever given by the judges at the Cannes Film Festival.

His indelible mark on American cinema came with his mesmerizing portrayal of the philosophizing hit man Jules in Pulp Fiction (1994), earning Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations as Best Supporting Actor and a Best Supporting Actor win from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Jackson preceded Pulp Fiction (1994) with a brilliant performance in Boaz Yakim's inner-city drama Fresh (1994). He starred Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), A Time To Kill (1996), Eve's Bayou (1997) and 187 (1997).

Next year we can expect to see Jackson in the features Training Day (1999) and the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode I (1999).

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