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SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Nick Fury) made an indelible mark on American cinema with his portrayal of Jules, the philosophizing hit man, in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." 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 for his performance.

In November 2013, Jackson appeared alongside Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen in Spike Lee's "Oldboy." In 2014, he will star as Pat Novak in Jose Padilha's "RoboCop," a remake of the 1987 classic. Jackson will also reprise his role as Nick Fury in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which will begin production this year. Jackson recently co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" alongside Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2012, Jackson also starred in "Marvel's The Avengers," which is part of his nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios.

Jackson was seen in HBO's "The Sunset Limited," an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's play. Tommy Lee Jones co-starred and directed the telefilm. In September 2010, Jackson played P.K. Highsmith in Columbia Pictures' "The Other Guys." Additionally, Jackson co-starred in the indie drama, "Mother and Child," directed by Rodrigo Garcia. He received an Image Award and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his work. Jackson was also seen in Marvel's "Iron Man 2" as Nick Fury, after making a surprise cameo appearance in Marvel's "Iron Man" in 2008. He reprised the role in Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger" in the summer of 2011.

In 2008, Jackson's films included Neil LaBute's "Lakeview Terrace," "Soul Men," "The Spirit" and Doug Liman's "Jumper." In 2007, Jackson starred in "Resurrecting the Champ," "1408," "Black Snake Moan" and "Home of the Brave." In 2006, Jackson starred in "Snakes on a Plane," "Freedomland" and "The Man." In 2005, Jackson was seen in "Coach Carter," which screened as the opening night film of the Palm Springs Film Festival where Jackson received the Career Achievement Award for Acting. That year he also starred in Sony Classics' "In My Country," "xXx: State of the Union" and "Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith."

In the early 2000s, Jackson had roles in the Brad Bird-directed "The Incredibles," "S.W.A.T.," "Changing Lanes," "Formula 51," "xXx," George Lucas' "Stars Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," "The Caveman's Valentine," "Unbreakable," "Shaft" and "Rules of Engagement." Both "Shaft" and "Rules of Engagement" were screened at the 2000 Deauville Film Festival, where Jackson was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the 1990s, Jackson appeared in such films as the acclaimed "Eve's Bayou," "Deep Blue Sea" for director Renny Harlin, George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace," "The Negotiator," Francois Girard's "The Red Violin," "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, "187," "A Time to Kill," for which Jackson received a Golden Globe nomination and an NAACP Image Award, "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" and Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever." For his performance in "Jungle Fever," Jackson was awarded the first and only Best Supporting Performance Award ever given by the judges at the Cannes Film Festival and also won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Other film credits include "Twisted," "Sphere," "The Long Kiss Goodnight," "Hard Eight," "Kiss of Death," "Losing Isaiah," "Amos & Andrew," "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 & Sons," "Juice," "Fresh" and "True Romance."

On television, in addition to "The Sunset Limited," Jackson starred in John Frankenheimer's Emmy Award- winning "Against the Wall" for HBO. His performance earned him a Cable Ace nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.

Jackson made his Broadway debut in 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop," co-starring Angela Bassett and directed by Kenny Leon. "The Mountaintop" is set on the eve of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., whom Jackson portrays.


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