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SAMUEL L. JACKSON plays Lorenzo Council, a veteran police detective who is assigned to the case of Brenda Martin, a woman from a neighboring town who claims to have been carjacked at the Armstrong housing project where Council is a much beloved and respected figure.

Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, he is an undisputed star as demonstrated by the fact that his films have grossed more 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. Recently, Jackson appeared 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 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 Jackson was honored with a Career Achievement Award for Acting at the closing night gala.

Jackson also recently starred in the independent film In My Country based on the best-selling novel Country of My Skull by South African writer Antije Krog. Jackson portrayed an American reporter who must cope with the aftermath of apartheid when 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 Bob Chartoff and Mike Medavoy. Juliette Binoche costarred. Jackson also reprised his role as Agent Augustus Gibbons in XXX: State of the Union. The film was directed by Lee Tamahori.

Later in 2005, Jackson starred alongside Eugene Levy in the comedy adventure The Man directed by Les Mayfield, which tells the tale of a clueless traveling salesman (Levy) who finds himself in the middle of an ATF sting spearheaded by the unsympathetic Agent Vann (Jackson).

Jackson recently completed production on Pacific Air 121 directed by David R. Ellis and segued to Black Snake Moan. Directed and written by Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow), the film tells the story of a white nymphomaniac (Christina Ricci) who turns to an older black bluesman (Jackson) to be cured.

In 2004, Jackson voiced the character Frozone in the blockbuster animated action-adventure film The Incredibles. The film was directed and written by Brad Bird and earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture as well as two Academy Awards®.

In 2003, Jackson starred in S.W.A.T. for Columbia Pictures. The hit film was directed by Clark Johnson and co-starred Colin Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez. In 2002, Jackson starred with Ben Affleck in the box office and critical success, Changing Lanes. Also in 2002, he starred in and executive produced Formula 51 with Robert Carlyle, co-starred in the hit 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 Caveman's Valentine directed by Kasi Lemmons, for whom he had starred previously in Eve's Bayou, which he also produced. Jackson also co-starred opposite Bruce Willis in writer/director M. N


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