Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, SAMUEL L.
JACKSON (Roland) is an undisputed star as demonstrated by the fact that his films have
grossed the most money in box office sales than any other actor in the history of filmmaking.
The recipient of worldwide acclaim and notoriety, Jackson has been honored with a
variety of awards from some of the most prestigious organizations. He won the Best
Supporting Actor award by the Cannes Film Festival in 1991 for Jungle Fever; the Silver Bear
Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1998 on behalf of Jackie Brown; has received three
Golden Globe nominations for Pulp Fiction, A Time to Kill and Jackie Brown; garnered five
NAACP Image Award nominations and one win in 2005 for his performance in Coach Carter;
and most recently won two People’s Choice Award nominations in 2006 and 2007 for Favorite
Jackson made an indelible mark on American cinema with his portrayal of Jules, the
philosophizing hitman, 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. Among his many award-winning performances, 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.
Jackson was most recently seen starring in the Rod Lurie directed film, Resurrecting
the Champ and previous to this, a supporting role in the very successful horror film for the
Weinstein Co., 1408, based on the Stephen King novel. Earlier in 2007, Jackson starred in the
Craig Brewer film Black Snake Moan and Irwin Winkler’s MGM war drama Home of the
In 2008, Jackson’s films will include the Neil LaBute thriller Lakeview Terrace, and
the quirky crime drama Cleaner, directed by Renny Harlin, for which Jackson is also an
executive producer. Jackson just completed production in Frank Miller’s action drama The
Spirit, where he portrays the nemesis, “Octopus”. In early 2008, Jackson began production on
the comedy Soul Men in which he stars with Bernie Mac.
Other film credits include Snakes on a Plane, Coach Carter, Star Wars trilogy, In My
Country, The Man, The Incredibles, S.W.A.T., Formula 51, Changing Lanes, Caveman’s
Valentine, Red Violin, Shaft, Unbreakable, 187, Eve’s Bayou, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator, A
Time To Kill, Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Deep Blue Sea.
On the small screen, Jackson serves as executive producer for the Spike TV animated
“Afro Samurai,” which premiered in 2007 and will be returning for a second season. In
addition, Jackson has a production deal with New Line Studios to produce and develop projects
in which he has the option of starring. His debut effort for the studio, which Jackson will
produce and star in, is called Man That Rocks the Cradle.
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