Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, SAMUEL
L. JACKSON is an
undisputed star as demonstrated in the fact that his films have grossed the most money in
box office sales than any other actor in the history of filmmaking.
Jackson 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.
Currently, Jackson can be seen as Mace Windu in the final episode of the Star Wars trilogy,
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. To no one's surprise, the film made an
overwhelming impact at the box office and broke numerous opening day records.
In early 2005, Jackson topped the opening weekend box office charts with the success of the
Paramount Pictures film, Coach Carter. Jackson portrayed real-life high school basketball
coach, Ken Carter, a dedicated role model and advocate for students succeeding in the
classroom as well as on the basketball court. Coach Carter was screened as the opening
night film of the prestigious Palm Springs Film Festival and at the Festival, Jackson received
the Career Achievement Award for Acting at the closing night gala.
Jackson also recently starred in the independent film for Sony Classics, In My Country, based
on the best-selling novel, Country of My Skull, by South African writer, Antije 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, that expose the worst cases of torture, abuse and violence. In My Country
was directed by John Boorman and produced by Bob Chartoff and Mike Medavoy. Juliette
Binoche co-stars. Jackson also reprised his role as Agent Augustus Gibbons in XXX: State of
the Union for Sony Pictures. The film was directed by Lee Tamahori.
Jackson recently completed production on the film, Freedomland, directed by Joe Roth for
Revolution Studios and is set to open later this year. Julianne Moore plays a distraught,
single mother whose son disappears and is believed to be dead. She blames an African-
American man from the projects for the kidnapping, creating a racial controversy. Jackson is
now in production on New Line's Snakes on a Plane, directed by David R. Ellis and immediately
upon completion of this film, Jackson begins production on Paramount Pictures Black
Snake Moan where production will take place in Memphis. Christina Ricci and Justin
Timberlake round out the cast.
In 2004, Jackson "appearedâ€ť as the character Frozone in the Disney animated actionadventure
film, The Incredibles, which was released to record box office results this past
November. The film was directed and written by Brad Bird and earned a Golden Globe
nomination for Best Picture as well as two Academy Award nominations.
In 2003, 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. Colin 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 that wronged him. Also in
2002, Jackson starred and executive produced the Sony/ Screen Gems film Formula 51,
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