STAR WARS: EPISODE III
REVENGE OF THE SITH
SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Mace Windu) is an undisputed star and one of the
hardest working actors in Hollywood. His films have grossed more money in box
office sales than any other actor in the history of filmmaking.
Jackson most recently topped the opening weekend box office charts with the
success of the Paramount Pictures film, Coach Carter, which was screened as the
opening night film of the prestigious Palm Springs Film Festival. At the
Festival, Jackson received the Career Achievement Award for acting.
Jackson most recently completed the independent film for Sony Classics, In My
Country, based on the best-selling novel by South African writer, Antije Krog.
In April 2005, Jackson reprises his role as Agent Augustus Gibbons in xXx: State
of the Union for Sony Pictures. In Fall 2005, Jackson stars alongside Eugene
Levy in New Line Cinema's comedy adventure, The Man.
Jackson's career began upon his graduation from Morehouse College in
Atlanta with a degree in dramatic arts. He went on to perform in numerous stage
plays, including Home, A Soldier's Play, Sally/Prince and The District Line.
He also originated roles in two of August Wilson's plays at Yale Repertory
Theatre. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, Jackson appeared in Mother
Courage and Her Children, Spell #7, and The Mighty Gents.
After making movie history with his portrayal of a crack addict in Spike
Lee's Jungle Fever, Jackson went on to star in Caveman's Valentine,
Unbreakable, Shaft, Rules of Engagement, Deep Blue Sea, The Red Violin, Star
Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, The Negotiator, Jackson Brown, A Time to
Kill and Die Hard with a Vengence. His other film credits include Twisted, 187,
Sphere, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Hard Eight, Kiss of Death, Losing Isaiah and
Amos and Andrew. Additional 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, Fresh and True Romance.
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