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Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Coach Ken Carter) 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 well as a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor.

Jackson recently appeared as the character Frozone in the hugely popular animated action-adventure film "The Incredibles.” Directed and written by Brad Bird, "The Incredibles” is the story of a superhero family who come out of retirement to fight against their evil nemesis, who forced them into the Witness Protection Program.

In addition to "Coach Carter,” Jackson will appear in Les Mayfield's "The Man,” opposite Eugene Levy (April 2005) and "Star Wars: Episode Ill — Revenge of the Sith” (May 2005).

Also in 2005, he will star in the independent film "In My Country,” based on the best-selling novel by South African writer Antjie Krog. Jackson portrays 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, which expose the worst cases of torture, abuse and violence. "In My Country” was directed by John Boorman and produced by Robert Chartoff and Mike Medavoy. Juliette Binoche co-stars.

In 2003, Jackson starred in "S.W.A.T.” Directed by Clark Johnson, the film also starred Cohn Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez, and in 2002, he starred with Ben Affleck in the box office and critical success. Paramount's "Changing Lanes.” Also in 2002, Jackson starred in and executive-produced "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 "The Caveman's Valentine,” directed by Kasi Lemmons. Jackson also served as an executive producer on the project, which was the most successful independent film of this year. This was Jackson's second project with Kasi Lemmons; the first was the applauded "Eve's Bayou,” which he also produced.

Jackson's additional credits include M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable,” co-starring Bruce Willis; the starring role in John Singleton's "Shaft,” opposite Christian Bale and Vanessa Williams; and William Friedkin's "Rules of Engagement,” opposite 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 also starred in Renny Harlin's "Deep Blue Sea,” in Francois Girard's "The Red Violin,” "The Negotiator” and 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. In addition, he made a cameo appearance in George Lucas' highly successful and popular "Star Wars: Episode One — The Phantom Menace.”

In 1996, Jackson starred opposite Sandra Bullock, Matthew MeConaughey and Kevin Spacey in Joel Schumacher's film of the John Grisham novel "A Time to Kill.” For his performance Jackson received a Golden Globe nomination and an NAACP Image Award. He also starred opposite Bruce Willis in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance,” the top-grossing movie internationally in 1995.

Jackson made movie history with his portrayal of a crack addict in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever” when 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 for Best Supporting Actor for that performance.

His other film credits include "Twisted,” 1 87,” "Sphere,” "The Long Kiss Good


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