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Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, SAMUEL L. JACKSON (John Mills) is an undisputed star. He made an indelible mark on American cinema with his portrayal of Jules, the philosophizing hit man, in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction.” In addition to unanimous critical acclaim for his performance, he 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.

In summer 2003, Jackson traveled to South Africa for production on the film "Country of My Skull,” based on the best-selling novel by South African writer Antjie Krog. Jackson will portray an American reporter who must cope with the aftermath of apartheid as his newspaper assigns him to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Trials established by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, that expose the worst cases of torture, abuse and violence. "Country of My Skull” was directed by John Boorman and produced by Robert Chartoff and Mike Medavoy. Juliette Binoche co-stars.

Recently. Jackson starred in "S.W.A.T” for Columbia TriStar. Directed by Clark Johnson, "S.W.A.T.” is about an arrested drug kingpin who is transported by a Los Angeles Police Department S.W.A.T. team and led out of the city and into federal custody. Plans go awry when the kingpin offers $100 million to anyone who can free him. Cohn Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez are also in the film.

In 2002, Jackson starred with Ben Affleck in the box office and critical success, Paramount's "Changing Lanes.” Jackson delivered an intense yet sympathetic performance of a father who was down on his luck, but intent on getting even with the man who wronged him. Also in 2002, Jackson starred in, and executive produced the Sony/Screen Gems film "Formula 51,” with Robert Carlyle; co-starred in the sci-fi thriller "XXX” and reprised his role as Mace Windu in the second installment of George Lucas' "Stars Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones.”

In 2001, Jackson starred in Jersey Franchise/Universal's "The 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: the first was 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,” for Disney. Jackson's character, Elijah Price, a highly suspicious and wheelchair bound man with a farfetched theory, holds the key to the film's underlying question: "Are You Unbreakable?”

Jackson starred in John Singleton's "Shaft,” in the title role opposite Christian Bale and Vanessa Williams. He also starred in Paramount's courtroom drama "Rules of Engagement,” as 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 "Shaft” and "Rules of Engagement” were screened at the 2000 Deauville Film Festival, where Jackson was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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” 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 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.” For his performance, Jackson received a Golden Globe n

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