Samuel L. Jackson

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Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and producer. One of the greatest actors of his generation, his films have grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time.


Jackson gained fame for his collaborations with director Spike Lee in films School Daze (1988), Oldboy (2013) and Chi-Raq (2015) and in the Tarantino films Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), and Django Unchained (2012). For his role in Pulp Fiction, he nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Jackson is a highly prolific actor, appearing in over 150 films. Jackson also won recognition as Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), and later voiced the role in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008).

In 2016, Jackson served as the narrator of the acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro based on James Baldwin‘s writings.

In March 2022, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Samuel L. Jackson with an Honorary Governors Award.

Throughout the 1990s, A.C. Neilson determined that Jackson appeared in more films than any other actor. By 2011, films with Jackson as a leading actor or co-star have grossed a total of $2.81 to $4.91 billion. This placed him as the seventh highest-grossing actor and the second highest-grossing actor.

In June 2013, Jackson launched a joint campaign with Prizeo in an effort to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease. As part of the campaign, he recited various fan-written monologues and a popular scene from the AMC series Breaking Bad.

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