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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
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
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
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
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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