"Pulp Fiction," "Django Unchained," "Snakes on a Plane" and "The Avengers" are some notable films starring Samuel L. Jackson. Others include the "Star Wars" prequels and Marvel films such as "Iron Man" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."Continue Reading
Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor known for frequently playing hot-tempered and foul-mouthed characters. He first gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 90s when he appeared in the Spike Lee films "Do the Right Thing," "Mo' Better Blues" and "Jungle Fever." Shortly after he had small but notable roles in "Goodfellas" and "Jurassic Park." Jackson received an Oscar nomination in 1994 for his performance as mob hit man Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction." After playing many antagonists, Jackson took on an action hero role in 1995 when he starred opposite Bruce Willis in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance."
In 1999, Jackson found popular success starring as Jedi Mace Windu in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." Along with its two sequels, it is one of Jackson's highest-grossing films. His success in action movies continued throughout the 2000s, with roles in films such as "XXX," "S.W.A.T." and "Jumper." He has also contributed voice work to animated films such as "The Incredibles," "Astro Boy" and "Turbo." As of 2015, Jackson has starred in more than 100 movies.Learn more about Art & Literature