SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Elijah Price) made an indelible mark on American
cinema with his portrayal of Jules, the philosophizing hitman, in Quentin
Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," for which he received Academy AwardĂ˘
and Golden Globe nominations as Best Supporting Actor, as well as
a Best Supporting Actor Award from the British Academy of Film and Television
Most recently, Jackson starred in the title role opposite Christian Bale and
Vanessa Williams in "Shaft," for director John Singelton. Also this
year, Jackson starred with Tommy Lee Jones in the dramatic hit film "Rules
of Engagement," for director William Friedkin.
He recently completed production on Kasi Lemmon's "Caveman's
Valentine," the story of a homeless schizophrenic man in New York City who
discovers a murder, for which he also served as an executive producer. Universal
will release the film next year. He is currently in production on the next
installment of the "Star Wars" trilogy.
Last year, Jackson starred in Warner Bros.' "Deep Blue Sea" for
director Renny Harlin, and in Francois Girard's "The Red Violin."
Jackson also made a cameo appearance in George Lucas' highly successful and
popular "Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace."
Jackson also starred in "The Negotiator," "Eve's
Bayou," which he also produced, and "Jackie Brown," for which he
received a Golden Globe nomination and the Silver Bear Award for Best Actor in a
Comedy at the Berlin Film Festival.
Jackson starred opposite Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Kevin Spacey
in Joel Schumacher's 1996 film of the John Grisham novel "A Time to
Kill," and received a Golden Globe nomination and an NAACP Image Award for
his performance. He also starred opposite Bruce Willis in "Die Hard: With a
Vengeance," the top-grossing movie internationally in 1995. His other film
credits include "187," "Sphere,"
"The Long Kiss Goodnight," "Hard Eight," "Kiss of
Death," "Losing Isaiah" and "Amos and Andrew." His
other numerous film credits include "Ragtime," "Sea of
Love," "Coming to America," "Ray," "Do the Right
Thing," "School Daze," "Mo' Better Blues,"
"GoodFellas," "Strictly Business," "White Sands,"
"Patriot Games," "Jumpin' at the Boneyard," "Father
and Sons," "Juice" and "True Romance."
Jackson preceded his work in "Pulp Fiction" with a performance in
the inner-city drama, "Fresh."
He made movie history with his portrayal of a crack addict in Spike Lee's
"Jungle Fever" when he was awarded the first and only Best Supporting
Performance Award ever given by the judges at the Cannes Film Festival and also
won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for that
On television, Jackson starred in John Frankenheimer's Emmy Award-winning
"Against the Wall" for HBO. His performance earned him a CableACE
nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, as well as a
Golden Globe Award nomination.
Jackson's career began upon his graduation from Morehouse College in
Atlanta with a degree in dramatic arts. He went
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