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Samuel L. Jackson

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Jackson at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International

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Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino in the films Pulp Fiction (1994) and Jackie Brown (1997). He is a highly prolific actor, appearing in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), The 51st State (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006) and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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  • Born: Samuel Leroy Jackson December 21, 1948 (age 66) Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor, film producer
  • Years active: 1972–present
  • Spouse(s): LaTanya Richardson (m. 1980)
  • Children: 1
  • Website: SamuelLJackson.com

Read more about Samuel L. Jackson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-07-30 00:37:03
Quentin Tarantino scenes are like songs. The kinetic trade offs of expletives and pop culture references form a rhythm. The quotable monologues are the ear worm singalong choruses. The violence — that releases the swell of tension — is the guitar solo, the violin crescendo, when the beat drops. And ...

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘My Girl’ and ‘Coach Carter’
NY Times TV, 2019-07-25 05:15:52
The coming-of-age movie “My Girl” airs on Showtime 2. And Samuel L. Jackson stars in “Coach Carter” on VH1.

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Variety, 2019-07-22 21:59:58
In the history of cinema, has any director done more to elevate the idea of movies as cool than Quentin Tarantino? Certainly, the idea that films could be made by fans dates back at least to the French New Wave, when a group of die-hard critics stepped behind the camera. ...

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