Samuel L. Jackson filmography

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Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and film producer.[1] In 2009, the collective total of all box office receipts for films that Jackson has starred in (including minor roles and cameos) is the highest of any on-screen actor.[2] As of December 2015, Jackson appeared in over one hundred films with a worldwide box office gross of approximately $16 billion to date.[3] Jackson's film career started in 1972 with a role in the film Together for Days.[1] Over the next nineteen years Jackson was cast in multiple films as minor characters up until his breakthrough role as Gator, a crack addict, in the 1991 Spike Lee film Jungle Fever, for which he won a special jury prize for best supporting actor at the Cannes International Film Festival.[4]

Later, Jackson was cast in starring roles in Amos & Andrew,[5] Pulp Fiction, The Great White Hype, A Time to Kill and The Negotiator.[6] In 1999, Jackson started playing the recurring character Mace Windu in both the Star Wars prequel trilogy[7] and in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars[8] In 2000, he has been cast as the lead in the remake of Shaft,[9] S.W.A.T.,[10] Coach Carter,[11] Snakes on a Plane[12] and Lakeview Terrace, among other films.[13] Jackson played Marvel Comics character Nick Fury in the films Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the first six of a nine-film commitment as the character for Marvel Studios. He reprised the role again in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

For his role in Pulp Fiction, Jackson won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Supporting Actor[14] and was nominated for an Academy Award[15] and a Golden Globe Award. In 1994, he was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a miniseries for Against the Wall.[16] Jackson also received Golden Globe nominations in 1996 for A Time to Kill[17] and in 1997 for Jackie Brown.[18] In 2000, Jackson was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2006 put his hand and footprints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.[1]



Year Title Role Director Notes
1972 Together for Days Stan Michael Schultz
1981 Ragtime Gang Member No. 2 Miloš Forman
1987 Magic Sticks Bum Credited as Sam Jackson
Eddie Murphy Raw Eddie's Uncle Robert Townsend Comedy sketch[19]
1988 Coming to America Hold-Up Man John Landis
School Daze Leeds Spike Lee
1989 Do the Right Thing Mister Señor Love Daddy
Sea of Love Black Guy Harold Becker
1990 Def by Temptation Minister Garth James Bond III
A Shock to the System Ulysses Jan Egleson
Betsy's Wedding Taxi Dispatcher Alan Alda
Mo' Better Blues Madlock Spike Lee
The Exorcist III Blind Dream Man William Peter Blatty
Goodfellas Parnell Steven "Stacks" Edwards Martin Scorsese
The Return of Superfly Nate Cabot Sig Shore
1991 Strictly Business Monroe Kevin Hooks
Jungle Fever Gator Purify Spike Lee
1992 Juice Trip Ernest R. Dickerson
Patriot Games LCDR Robby Jackson Phillip Noyce
White Sands Greg Meeker Roger Donaldson
Jumpin' at the Boneyard Mr. Simpson[20] Jeff Stanzler
Johnny Suede B-Bop Tom DiCillo
Fathers & Sons Marshall Paul Mones
1993 True Romance Big Don Tony Scott
Menace II Society Tat Lawson Albert and Allen Hughes
Loaded Weapon 1 Sgt. Wes Luger Gene Quintano
Amos & Andrew Andrew Sterling E. Max Frye
Jurassic Park John Raymond Arnold Steven Spielberg
1994 Fresh Sam Boaz Yakin
Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield Quentin Tarantino
The New Age Dale Michael Tolkin
Hail Caesar Mailman Anthony Michael Hall Cameo
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Richard Theodore Greener Harry Moses
1995 Kiss of Death Calvin Hart Barbet Schroeder
Die Hard with a Vengeance Zeus Carver John McTiernan
Losing Isaiah Kadar Lewis Stephen Gyllenhaal
Fluke Rumbo (voice) Carlo Carlei
1996 The Great White Hype Rev. Fred Sultan Reginald Hudlin
A Time to Kill Carl Lee Hailey Joel Schumacher
The Long Kiss Goodnight Mitch Henessey Renny Harlin
Hard Eight Jimmy Paul Thomas Anderson
Trees Lounge Wendell Steve Buscemi
Teens and Guns: Preventing Violence Himself Used in schools[21][22]
The Search for One-eye Jimmy Colonel Ron Sam Henry Kass
1997 One Eight Seven Trevor Garfield Kevin Reynolds
Eve's Bayou Louis Batiste Kasi Lemmons Producer
Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie Quentin Tarantino
1998 Sphere Harry Adams Barry Levinson
The Negotiator Lt. Danny Roman F. Gary Gray
The Red Violin Charles Morritz François Girard
Out of Sight Hejira Henry Steven Soderbergh Uncredited
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Mace Windu George Lucas
Deep Blue Sea Russell Franklin Renny Harlin
2000 Rules of Engagement Col. Terry L. Childers William Friedkin
Shaft John Shaft John Singleton
Unbreakable Elijah Price M. Night Shyamalan
2001 The Caveman's Valentine Romulus Ledbetter Kasi Lemmons Executive producer
The 51st State Elmo McElroy Ronny Yu
2002 Changing Lanes Doyle Gipson Roger Michell
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Mace Windu George Lucas
XXX Agent Augustus Gibbons Rob Cohen
No Good Deed Jack Friar Bob Rafelson
2003 Basic Sergeant Nathan West John McTiernan
S.W.A.T. Sgt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson Clark Johnson
2004 Twisted John Mills Philip Kaufman
Kill Bill: Volume 2 Rufus Quentin Tarantino Cameo
The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone (voice) Brad Bird
In My Country Langston Whitfield John Boorman
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Jack Johnson (voice) Ken Burns
The N-Word Himself Todd Larkins Williams
2005 Coach Carter Coach Ken Carter Thomas Carter
XXX: State of the Union Agent Augustus Gibbons Lee Tamahori
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Mace Windu George Lucas
The Man Derrick Vann Les Mayfield
2006 Freedomland Lorenzo Council Joe Roth
Snakes on a Plane Neville Flynn David R. Ellis
Home of the Brave Dr. Will Marsh Irwin Winkler
2007 Farce of the Penguins Narrator (voice) Bob Saget
Black Snake Moan Lazarus Woods Craig Brewer Sang on soundtrack
1408 Gerald Olin Mikael Håfström
Resurrecting the Champ Bob Satterfield Rod Lurie
Cleaner Tom Cutler Renny Harlin
2008 Jumper Agent Roland Cox Doug Liman
Iron Man Nick Fury Jon Favreau Uncredited cameo[23]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu (voice) Dave Filoni
Lakeview Terrace Abel Turner Neil LaBute
Soul Men Louis Hinds Malcolm D. Lee
The Spirit The Octopus Frank Miller
Gospel Hill Paul Malcolm Giancarlo Esposito Uncredited[24]
2009 Astro Boy ZOG (voice) David Bowers
Mother and Child Paul Rodrigo García
Inglourious Basterds Narrator (voice) Quentin Tarantino Uncredited[25]
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Fear (voice) Harry Kloor
Daniel St. Pierre
Unthinkable Henry Harold Humphries Gregor Jordan Direct-to-video
Iron Man 2 Nick Fury Jon Favreau
The Other Guys Detective PK Highsmith Adam McKay
Vengeance: A Love Story John Dromoor
2011 African Cats Narrator (voice) Alastair Fothergill
Keith Scholey
Thor Nick Fury Kenneth Branagh Uncredited cameo[26]
Captain America: The First Avenger Joe Johnston Cameo
Arena Logan Jonah Loop
2012 Fury Foley David Weaver
The Avengers Nick Fury Joss Whedon
Meeting Evil Richie Chris Fisher
Zambezia Tendai (voice) Wayne Thornley
Django Unchained Stephen Quentin Tarantino
2013 Turbo Whiplash (voice) David Soren
Oldboy Chaney Spike Lee
2014 Reasonable Doubt Clinton Davis Peter Howitt
RoboCop Patrick "Pat" Novak José Padilha
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nick Fury Anthony and Joe Russo
Kite Karl Aker Ralph Ziman
Big Game President William Alan Moore Jalmari Helander
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Richmond Valentine Matthew Vaughn
Avengers: Age of Ultron Nick Fury Joss Whedon
Barely Lethal Hardman Kyle Newman
Chi-Raq Dolmedes Spike Lee
The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren Quentin Tarantino
2016 Cell Tom McCourt Tod Williams
The Legend of Tarzan George Washington Williams[27][28] David Yates
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Mr. Barron Tim Burton
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons D. J. Caruso Post-production
Kong: Skull Island Lieutenant Colonel Packard Jordan Vogt-Roberts Post-production
Blazing Samurai Jimbo (voice) Chris Bailey
Mark Koetsier
The Hitman's Bodyguard Patrick Hughes Post-production
Unicorn Store Brie Larson Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Movin' On Patrolman Episode: "Woman of Steel"
1977 The Displaced Person Sulk Television film
1978 Milo Muse the Rabbit[29] Television film
1986–87 Spenser: For Hire Leroy Clancy / Ned 2 episodes
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin George Television film
1989 Dead Man Out[30] Calvin Fredricks[21] Television film
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Brother Elvis Episode: "Here's Why You Should Always Make Your Bed in the Morning"
1991 Law & Order Taggert Episode: "The Violence of Summer"
1992 Ghostwriter Reggie Jenkins 3 episodes
1994 Against the Wall Jamaal Television film
1995 Shaquille O'Neal: Larger than Life Narrator (voice)[31]
1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Mayor (voice) Episode: "The Pied Piper"
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's[21]
The Directors: John Frankenheimer[32]
1998 Saturday Night Live Himself / Host Episode: "Samuel L. Jackson/Ben Folds Five"
1999 Forever Hollywood[21]
2001 The Proud Family Joseph (voice) Episode: "Seven Days of Kwanzaa"
2002 Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War[21] Narrator (voice)[21]
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies[33] Himself / Host[33]
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives[34] Narrator (voice)
2003 Doggy Fizzle Televizzle Himself 1 episode
2005–10 The Boondocks Gin Rummy (voice) 8 episodes
2005 Extras Himself Episode: "Samuel L. Jackson"
2005 Spike Video Game Awards Host
2006 Honor Deferred Narrator (voice)[35]
2006 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host
2007 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (voices) Executive producer; Miniseries
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story Narrator (voice)[36]
Stax 50th Anniversary Concert[37]
2007 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host Host
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (voices) Producer
2011 The Sunset Limited Black Man Television film
Prohibition Himself
Curiosity Episode: "How Will the World End?"
The Mountaintop Martin Luther King, Jr.
2012 2012 Spike Video Game Awards Himself (voice)
The Colbert Report Ad Narrator (voice) Episode: "Carrie Rebora Barratt"
2013 Generations Himself[38] Cameo
Talking Bad Himself Episode: "Confessions"
2013–14 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury 2 episodes
2014 Judge Judy Primetime Himself / Host Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Dentist Episode: "Sweet Brown: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That"
Black Dynamite Captain Quinton (voice) Episodes: "Black Jaws!" or "Finger Lickin' Chicken of the Sea"


Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Sad Off: Samuel L. Jackson vs. Anne Hathaway Himself Funny or Die short
2013 Everything is Samuel L. Jackson's Fault

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role
2004 The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Officer Frank Tenpenny
2008 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai
Ninja Ninja
2010 Heroes of Newerth Samuel Jackson Announcer
Iron Man 2 Nick Fury
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Mace Windu
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Nick Fury
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0


Year Title
2011 Go the Fuck to Sleep
2012 A Rage in Harlem

See also[edit]


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  34. ^ "Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives". HBO. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  35. ^ "History Channel honors black WWII soldier". Dominican Today. 8 February 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  36. ^ "Watch This: Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story". Seattle Post Intelligencer. October 2, 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
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