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Samuel L. Jackson [28]

Born:December 21, 1948 (72)
Filmography Rating:7.86 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.36 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.06 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:76.99%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Jurassic Park [1993](45) => Ray Arnold
Die Hard: With a Vengeance [1995](47) => Zeus Carver
Sphere [1998](50) => Dr. Harry Adams
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace [1999](51) => Mace Windu
Unbreakable [2000](52) => Elijah Price
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones [2002](54) => Mace Windu
The Incredibles [2004](56) => Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith [2005](57) => Mace Windu
1408: Unrated Version [2007](59) => Gerald Olin
1408 [2007](59) => Gerald Olin
Iron Man [2008](60) => Nick Fury (uncredited)
Iron Man 2 [2010](62) => Nick Fury
Thor [2011](63) => Nick Fury (uncredited)
Captain America: The First Avenger [2011](63) => Nick Fury
The Avengers [2012](64) => Nick Fury
Kingsman: The Secret Service [2014](66) => Valentine
Captain America: The Winter Soldier [2014](66) => Nick Fury
RoboCop [2014](66) => Pat Novak
Avengers: Age of Ultron [2015](67) => Nick Fury
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [2016](68) => Barron
Kong: Skull Island [2017](69) => Preston Packard
Incredibles 2 [2018](70) => Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Avengers: Infinity War [2018](70) => Nick Fury  (uncredited)
Avengers: Endgame [2019](71) => Nick Fury
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker [2019](71) => Mace Windu (voice)
Captain Marvel [2019](71) => Nick Fury
Glass [2019](71) => Elijah Price
Spider-Man: Far from Home [2019](71) => Nick Fury

Trivia that mentions this person:
Die Hard: With a Vengeance [1995]
  • Director John McTiernan acknowledged the errors concerning the gold in the dump trucks and its respective weight. McTiernan and Samuel L. Jackson were permitted to lift a genuine bar of gold to get a feel of how heavy gold really was.
    Iron Man [2008]
  • In the Ultimate Marvel Comics series, the character of Nick Fury is portrayed as African American, with his look and personality tailored after actor Samuel L. Jackson, all carried out with the actor's explicit permission. During one of the Ultimate Avengers issues, whilst discussing the possibility of a movie being made about them and which actors would play which heroes, Nick Fury even comments that nobody else but Samuel L. Jackson could play him. Jackson, himself a comic book fan, plays Fury in this film.
    Iron Man 2 [2010]
  • Samuel L. Jackson was promised that Nick Fury would be given more screen time by director Jon Favreau. Jackson almost didn't return to play Fury, due to problems with contract negotiations, but secured a landmark nine-picture deal to play Nick Fury not only in this film but in many other Marvel Studio productions.
    No Time for Sergeants [1958]
  • [?] Sammy Jackson (no relation to Samuel L. Jackson), who would six years later star in short-lived mid-Sixties sitcom version of movie in the Andy Griffith part, appears as an uncredited inductee in a number of scenes.
    Sphere [1998]
  • The scene where Harry (Samuel L. Jackson) nearly chokes when he hears he is eating fried squid was not in the original novel, and was most likely added as a reference to the infamous 'chestburst scene' from Alien.
    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones [2002]
  • There is no mystical significance in the color of Mace Windu's lightsaber. Samuel L. Jackson, after a jokey conversation with stunt coordinator [?] Nick Gillard, asked George Lucas if he could have a purple lightsaber to match his favorite color, and George Lucas agreed. In an interview on UK TV, Jackson said he "thought it would be cool".
    The Avengers [2012]
  • Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury is from the Ultimate Marvel Universe created in 2000 to re-imagine and update the Marvel heroes for the 21st century. Fury's likeness was actually based on Jackson, who gave Marvel permission to do so. Subsequently, based on that likeness and his star power, Jackson was cast as Fury for all Marvel superhero films owned by Marvel/Disney starting with Iron Man.
  • Samuel L. Jackson's role as Nick Fury in this film makes him the second actor (after Hugh Jackman, who has appeared in all the X-men movies) to play the same comic book superhero in five different movies.
    Iron Man 3 [2013]
  • Including the bonus post-credits scene in The Incredible Hulk, this is Robert Downey Jr.'s fifth portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man. This briefly tied him with Hugh Jackman's and Samuel L. Jackson's record of theatrical appearances as a comic character; however, Jackman retook the record less than three months after IM3's release with his role in The Wolverine.
    The Incredibles [2004]
  • Samuel L. Jackson was cast as the voice of Frozone because Brad Bird wanted the character to have the coolest voice.
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier [2014]
  • Nick Fury relates a story of his grandfather being an elevator operator. In real life, Samuel L. Jackson's father was an elevator operator.
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [2016]
  • Samuel L. Jackson's character doesn't feature in the novel on which the film is based. In the film, the antagonist has the "peculiarity" of being able to change appearance, taking the form of Jackson, as well as Allison Janney's psychiatrist Dr. Golan and Rupert Everett's ornithologist. In the novel, the antagonist has no such ability, reveals himself to have been the male Dr. Golan the whole time, and is referred to by Jake as "Dr. Golan" even after this reveal.
  • This is the second collaboration between Ella Purnell and Samuel L. Jackson after The Legend of Tarzan.
  • The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Judi Dench; and two Oscar nominees: Terence Stamp and Samuel L. Jackson.
    Kong: Skull Island [2017]
  • Samuel L. Jackson repeats his line, "Hold onto your butts," from Jurassic Park, which is also about an island inhabited by giant creatures.
  • Samuel L. Jackson stated on a talk show that throughout filming, he and his co-stars had no concrete idea of just how big Kong was supposed to be, since whenever they asked, they kept getting conflicting answers.
  • Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons were originally attached to the film, but both had to drop out, due to scheduling conflicts. John C. Reilly took over Keaton's role, while Samuel L. Jackson replaced Simmons.
  • The film's cast includes one Oscar winner: Brie Larson, and three Oscar nominees: Richard Jenkins, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly.
  • Samuel L. Jackson makes multiple references to [Force 5] during the opening helicopter attack sequence. One of the failed television pilots in Pulp Fiction is called [Fox Force 5].
  • Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson starred together in The Avengers, with Jackson playing Nick Fury, a virtuous hero, and Hiddleston playing super-villain Loki, the treacherous brother of Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Here Hiddleston plays honorable hero James Conrad, while Jackson plays Preston Packard, a villainous, Captain Ahab-like character.
  • This film features five actors and one actress who have appeared, or will appear, as characters in films based on Marvel comics: Samuel L. Jackson played S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston played Loki, John C. Reilly played Nova Corps Officer Rhomann Dey, [?] Shea Wigham played Roger Dooley in [Agent Carter], [?] Toby Kebbel appeared in Fantastic Four, and Brie Larson will play the title character in Captain Marvel. All except Fantastic Four are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    Spider-Man: Homecoming [2017]
  • Nick Fury was originally going to be Peter's mentor in the film, with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role, but they went with Tony Stark instead.
    Thor: Ragnarok [2017]
  • This marks the third time that Sam Neill and Samuel L. Jackson have appeared in the same cinematic universe without having a scene together. Neill appeared in The Hunt for Red October, while Jackson appeared in the sequel, Patriot Games. The two also appeared in Jurassic Park, along with Jeff Goldblum.
    Kingsman: The Secret Service [2014]
  • Many of the villains in the James Bond franchise have had some form of physical dysfunction, difference, or abnormality. Samuel L. Jackson's character of Richmond Valentine was originally intended not to have a lisp. However, Jackson completed his first take with a lisp. Matthew Vaughn yelled "cut!", and talked to Jackson, who revealed to Vaughn that, prior to having an acting career, he actually had a lisp, which he eventually overcame. It was also jokingly remarked that this lisp is Valentine's reason for being villainous.
  • At the "Kingsman" press conference at the San Diego Comic-Con in August 2014, Samuel L. Jackson answered a reporter's cell phone, which rang on the table in front of the actors as it was recording their answers. Jackson stayed on the phone with the caller, to the great amusement of everyone in the room.
    Glass [2019]
  • Samuel L. Jackson said of working with James McAvoy on the movie, "As good as I like to think I am or what I do and how I do it, watching somebody transform characters in front of your eyes and have an argument with four different people is pretty amazing."
  • Samuel L. Jackson, who played Elijah, is five years older than Charlayne Woodard, who played Elijah's mother.
  • Towards the end of the movie, it is revealed that Elijah (Samuel L. Jackson) was also responsible for the death of Kevin's (James McAvoy) father, an event that ultimately forced Kevin to stay with his abusive mother, a situation which caused Kevin to form his multiple personalities. In the movie; Unbreakable, David (Bruce Willis) bumps a woman holding a boy's hand at the stadium. This bump triggers a reaction in David, helping him hear the scream of the boy (possibly Kevin) who was being abused.
    Captain Marvel [2019]
  • When Talos confronts Carol and Nick in Louisiana, he sips from a fast food drink container. It is the exact same design as the cup that Jules (played by Samuel L. Jackson) sips in the scene in Pulp Fiction (1994) where they steal back the briefcase.
  • Samuel L. Jackson improvised checking out the Skrull's junk beneath the sheet.
  • Both Ben Mendelsohn (as Orson Krennic) and Samuel L. Jackson (as Mace Windu) star in [Star Wars franchise].
    Spider-Man: Far from Home [2019]
  • This is Samuel L. Jackson's third consecutive MCU appearance as Nick Fury, following Captain Marvel (2019) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). This also the first time an MCU character has appeared in three films in one year.
    Unbreakable [2000]
  • As in comic books, the main characters have their identified color schemes. David's is green and Elijah's is purple. They show up in their clothes, the wallpaper and bed sheets in their houses, Elijah's note to David, and various personal items, among others. Purple also happens to be Samuel L. Jackson's favorite color. He persuaded George Lucas to allow him to have a purple lightsaber in Attack of the Clones.
  • This marks the fourth film to feature Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The others were Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).
  • The glass cane that Elijah Price uses was Samuel L. Jackson's idea.
  • Charlayne Woodard, who plays the mother to Samuel L. Jackson's character, is actually almost a full five years younger than her on-screen son.
  • Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan always had Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson in mind to play the roles of David Dunn and Elijah Price.
    Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker [2019]
  • Among the Jedi voices Rey hears during the "all Jedi" scene are: Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), Luminara Unduli (Olivia d'Abo), Ahsoka Tano ([?] Ashley Eckstein), Aayla Secura (Jennifer Hale), Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson), younger Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), older Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness via digitally altered archive audio), Yoda (Frank Oz), Adi Gallia ([?] Angelique Perrin), Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).