SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Sgt.
Nathan West) made an indelible impression with his portrayal of Jules,
the philosophizing hit man, in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. He
received Academy AwardÂ® and Golden Globe nominations as Best Supporting Actor,
as well as a Best Supporting Actor award from the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts (BAFTA). For his role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle
Fever, he was awarded the first and only Best Supporting Performance Award
ever given by the judges at the Cannes Film Festival. He also won the New York
Film Critics Award as Best Supporting Actor for the same performance.
starred in XXX directed by Rob Cohen. Other recent releases include Changing
Lanes with Ben Affleck and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, in which
he repeated his role as Mace Windu. In addition, Jackson starred in Ronnie Yu's
Formula 51, on which he also served as executive producer, and prior to
that, two films directed by Kasi Lemmons, Caveman's Valentine and the
critically acclaimed Eve's Bayou, which he also produced. Other
prominent roles include John McTiernan's Die Hard: With a Vengeance and
Deep Blue Sea for director Renny Harlin, Quentin Tarantino's 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), M. Night
Shyamalan's Unbreakable, Rules of Engagement, The Negotiator, Shaft, A
Time To Kill (for which also he received a Golden Globe Nomination and an
NAACP Image Award), Francois Girard's The Red Violin and Star
Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace.
Other film credits
include 187, Sphere, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Hard Eight, Kiss of Death,
Losing Isaiah, Amos and Andrew, 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
In 2000, Jackson was
honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Deauville Film Festival.
Upcoming for Jackson are Columbia Pictures' S.W.A.T., Philip Kaufman's
Blackout, Quentin Tarantino's Country of My Skull, XXX2
and Star Wars: Episode III.
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