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SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Mace Windu) made an indelible mark on American cinema with his portrayal of Jules, the philosophizing hitman, in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. In addition to unanimous critical acclaim for his performance Jackson received Academy Award 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.

Jackson stars with Ben Affleck in the film Changing Lanes, a suspense thriller in which a minor auto accident triggers a chain reaction of events that forces two strangers to become vicious antagonists.

Upcoming, Jackson will star in Ronnie Yu's Formula 51, which also stars Robert Carlyle. Jackson plays a master chemist who formulates a grand scheme to score big on a drug deal, but his scheme goes awry. Jackson is also an executive producer on the film.

Jackson stars in the thriller XXX, in which he portrays a government agent who hires an extreme sports competitor (Vin Diesel) to infiltrate a Russian crime ring. The film is directed by Rob Cohen and written by Rich Wilkes.

Jackson recently completed production on Basic, for director John McTiernan and co-starring his Pulp Fiction teammate, John Travolta. Jackson plays a legendary drill instructor who mysteriously disappears along with several of his cadets. Andy Garcia, Giovanni Ribisi and Connie Nielsen co-star.

In 2001, Jackson also filmed No Good Deed, a feature film for Seven Arts Pictures based on the noir thriller novel by Dashiell Hammett entitled House on Turk Street. Bob Rafelson directs the picture and Milla Jovovich and Stellan Skarsgard costar.

Jackson recently staffed in Caveman ‘s Valentine. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, the film followed the story of a homeless man in New York City who discovered a murder. Jackson also served as an executive producer on the project. This was Jackson's second project with Kasi Lemmons, following the applauded Eve‘s Bayou, which he also produced.

Jackson also co-starred opposite Bruce Willis in writer/director M. Night Shyamalan's suspense drama Unbreakable. Jackson's portrayal of Elijah Price, a highly suspicious and wheelchair bound man with a far-fetched theory, which he feels answers the film's underlying theme of, "Are You Unbreakable?"

Jackson staffed in John Singleton's Shalt in the title role opposite Christian Bale and Vanessa Williams. Jackson also starred in the courtroom drama Rules of Engagement, where he played Col. Terry Childers, a military officer on trial for ordering his soldiers to open fire on civilians. Directed by William Friedkin, the film co-starred Tommy Lee Jones. Both Shall and Rules of Engagement were screened at the 2000 Deauville Film Festival, where Jackson was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jackson staffed in Warner Bros. Deep Blue Sea for director Renny Harlin, and in Francois Girard's The Red Violin. He made a cameo appearance in George Lucas' Star Wars. Episode I The Phantom Menace.

Jackson also staffed in The Negotiator and Jackie Brown, his second film with director Quentin Tarantino. For the latter he received a Golden Globe nomination and the Silver Bear Award for Be


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