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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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