Samuel L. Jackson filmography

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Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor director 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 he 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 Jackson 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 had 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, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel, of his nine-film commitment as the character for Marvel Studios.

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 Notes
1972 Together for Days Stan[19]
1980 The Exterminator Julian Fleck
1981 Ragtime Wesley Ferdinand
1987 Magic Sticks Bum Credited as Sam Jackson
Eddie Murphy Raw Jon Kelcourse[20]
1988 Coming to America Hold-Up Man
School Daze Leeds
1989 Do the Right Thing Mister Señor Love Daddy Credited as Sam Jackson
Sea of Love Black Guy
1990 Def by Temptation Minister Garth
A Shock to the System Ulysses
Betsy's Wedding Taxi Dispatcher
Mo' Better Blues Madlock
The Exorcist III Blind Dream Man
Goodfellas Parnell Steven "Stacks" Edwards
The Return of Superfly Nate Cabot
1991 Strictly Business Monroe
Jungle Fever Gator Purify
Jumpin' at the Boneyard Mr. Simpson[21]
Johnny Suede B-Bop
1992 Juice Trip
Patriot Games Robby Jackson
White Sands Greg Meeker
Fathers & Sons Marshall
1993 Menace II Society Tat Lawson
Loaded Weapon 1 Sgt. Wes Luger
Amos & Andrew Andrew Sterling
Jurassic Park John Raymond Arnold
True Romance Big Don
1994 Fresh Sam
Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield
The New Age Dale
Hail Caesar Mailman
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Richard Theodore Greener
The Search for One-eye Jimmy Colonel Ron
1995 Kiss of Death Calvin Hart
Die Hard with a Vengeance Zeus Carver
Losing Isaiah Kadar Lewis
Fluke Rumbo (voice)
1996 The Great White Hype Rev. Fred Sultan
A Time to Kill Carl Lee Hailey
The Long Kiss Goodnight Mitch Henessey
Hard Eight Jimmy
Trees Lounge Wendell
Teens and Guns: Preventing Violence Himself Used in schools[22][23]
1997 One Eight Seven Trevor Garfield
Eve's Bayou Louis Batiste Also producer
Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie
1998 Sphere Harry Adams
The Negotiator Lt. Danny Roman
The Red Violin Charles Morritz
Out of Sight Hejira Henry Uncredited
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Mace Windu
Deep Blue Sea Russell Franklin
2000 Rules of Engagement Col. Terry L. Childers
Shaft John Shaft II
Unbreakable Elijah Price / Mr. Glass
2001 The Caveman's Valentine Romulus Ledbetter Also executive producer
The 51st State Elmo McElroy
2002 Changing Lanes Doyle Gipson
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Mace Windu
XXX Agent Augustus Gibbons
No Good Deed Jack Friar
2003 Basic Sergeant Nathan West
S.W.A.T. Sgt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines William Candy (voice) Deleted scene
2004 Twisted John Mills
Kill Bill: Volume 2 Rufus
The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
In My Country Langston Whitfield
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Jack Johnson (voice) Documentary film
The N-Word Himself
2005 Coach Carter Ken Carter
XXX: State of the Union Agent Augustus Gibbons
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Mace Windu
The Man Derrick Vann
2006 Freedomland Lorenzo Council
Snakes on a Plane Agent Neville Flynn
Home of the Brave Dr. Will Marsh
Black Snake Moan Lazarus Woods
2007 Farce of the Penguins Narrator (voice)
1408 Gerald Olin
Resurrecting the Champ Bob Satterfield
Cleaner Tom Cutler
2008 Jumper Agent Roland Cox
Iron Man Nick Fury Uncredited cameo[24]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu (voice)
Lakeview Terrace Abel Turner
Soul Men Louis Hinds
The Spirit The Octopus
Gospel Hill Paul Malcolm Uncredited[25]
2009 Astro Boy ZOG
Mother and Child Paul
Inglourious Basterds Narrator (voice) Uncredited[26]
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Fear
Unthinkable Henry Harold Humphries
Iron Man 2 Nick Fury
The Other Guys Detective PK Highsmith
2011 African Cats Narrator (voice) Documentary film
Thor Nick Fury Uncredited cameo[27]
Captain America: The First Avenger Cameo
Arena Logan
2012 The Samaritan Foley
The Avengers Nick Fury
Meeting Evil Richie
Zambezia Tendai (voice)
Django Unchained Stephen
2013 Turbo Whiplash (voice)
Oldboy Chaney
2014 Reasonable Doubt Clinton Davis
RoboCop Patrick "Pat" Novak
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nick Fury
Kite Karl Aker
Big Game President William Alan Moore
Kingsman: The Secret Service Richmond Valentine
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Nick Fury
Barely Lethal Hardman
Chi-Raq Dolmedes
The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren
2016 Cell Tom McCourt
The Legend of Tarzan George Washington Williams
I Am Not Your Negro Narrator (voice) Documentary film
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Mr. Barron
Eating You Alive Himself Documentary film
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons
Kong: Skull Island Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard
The Hitman's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid
Unicorn Store The Salesman
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Nick Fury Uncredited cameo
Incredibles 2 Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Life Itself Himself
2019 Glass Elijah Price / Mr. Glass
Captain Marvel Nick Fury
Avengers: Endgame Cameo
Shaft John Shaft II Post-production
Spider-Man: Far From Home Nick Fury
The Last Full Measure[28] Takoda
TBA The Banker[29] Joe Morris
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid Post-production
Blazing Samurai Jimbo (voice) Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Movin' On Patrolman Episode: "Woman of Steel"
1977 The Displaced Person Sulk Television film
1978 Milo Muse the Rabbit[30] Johnson Whitaker
1986–1987 Spenser: For Hire Leroy Clancy / Ned 2 episodes
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin George Television film
1989 Dead Man Out[31] Calvin Fredricks[22]
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)[32] Documentary
1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Mayor (voice) Episode: "The Pied Piper"
1998 1998 MTV Movie Awards Himself / Host Television special
Saturday Night Live Episode: "Samuel L. Jackson/Ben Folds Five"
2001 The Proud Family Joseph (voice) Episode: "Seven Days of Kwanzaa"
2002 Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War[22] Narrator (voice)[22] Documentary
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies[33] Himself / Host[33] Television special
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives[34] Narrator (voice) Documentary
2003 Doggy Fizzle Televizzle Himself Episode: "Pilot
2005–2010 The Boondocks Gin Rummy (voice) 8 episodes
2005 Extras Himself Episode: "Samuel L. Jackson"
2005 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host Television special
2006 Honor Deferred Narrator (voice)[35] Documentary
2006 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host Television special
2007 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai and
Ninja Ninja (voices)
Double role;
5 episodes;
Also executive producer
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story Narrator (voice)[36] Documentary
2007 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host Television special
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection Afro Samurai and
Ninja Ninja (voices)
Double role;
Television film;
Also producer
Uneven Fairways Narrator (voice)[37] Documentary
2011 The Sunset Limited Black Man Television film
Prohibition Reader (voice) 1 episode
Curiosity Himself / Host Episode: "How Will the World End?"
2012 2012 Spike Video Game Awards Himself (voice) Television special
The Colbert Report Ad Narrator (voice) Episode: "Carrie Rebora Barratt"
2013 Generations Himself[38] 1 episode
2013–2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury 2 episodes
2014 Black Dynamite Captain Quinton (voice) Episodes: "Black Jaws!" or "Finger Lickin' Chicken of the Sea"
2019 Carpool Karaoke: The Series Himself Episode: "Samuel L. Jackson & Brie Larson"


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 Notes
2004 The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Officer Frank Tenpenny
2008 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai and
Ninja Ninja
Double role
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 Nick Fury
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0


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

See also[edit]


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