Samuel L. Jackson filmography

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Jackson at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con

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 $8.6 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 the lead in the remake of Shaft,[9] and subsequently starred in S.W.A.T.,[10] Coach Carter,[11] Snakes on a Plane[12] and Lakeview Terrace, among other films.[13] In 2004, Jackson played Officer Frank Tenpenny in the universally acclaimed video game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,[14] for which he won a Spike Video Game Award for Best Performance by a Male.[15] Jackson went on to play 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. Despite his nine-film contract having ended, Jackson confirmed he will portray the character in future installments, evidenced by his appearances in Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

For his role in Pulp Fiction, Jackson won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Supporting Actor[16] and was nominated for an Academy Award[17] 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.[18] Jackson also received Golden Globe nominations in 1996 for A Time to Kill[19] and in 1997 for Jackie Brown.[20] 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 Refs.
1972 Together for Days Stan
1980 The Exterminator Julian Fleck
1981 Ragtime Wesley Ferdinand
1987 Magic Sticks Bum Credited as Sam Jackson
1987 Eddie Murphy Raw Jon Kelcourse [21]
1988 Coming to America Hold-Up Man
1988 School Daze Leeds
1989 Do the Right Thing Mister Señor Love Daddy Credited as Sam Jackson
1989 Sea of Love Black Guy
1990 Def by Temptation Minister Garth
1990 A Shock to the System Ulysses
1990 Betsy's Wedding Taxi Dispatcher
1990 Mo' Better Blues Madlock
1990 The Exorcist III Blind Dream Man
1990 Goodfellas Parnell Steven "Stacks" Edwards
1990 The Return of Superfly Nate Cabot
1991 Strictly Business Monroe
1991 Jungle Fever Gator Purify
1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard Mr. Simpson [22]
1991 Johnny Suede B-Bop
1992 Juice Trip
1992 Patriot Games Robby Jackson
1992 White Sands Greg Meeker
1992 Fathers & Sons Marshall
1993 Menace II Society Tat Lawson
1993 Loaded Weapon 1 Sgt. Wes Luger
1993 Amos & Andrew Andrew Sterling
1993 Jurassic Park John Raymond Arnold
1993 True Romance Big Don
1994 Fresh Sam
1994 Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield
1994 The New Age Dale
1994 Hail Caesar Mailman
1994 Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Richard Theodore Greener
1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Colonel Ron
1995 Kiss of Death Calvin Hart
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Zeus Carver
1995 Losing Isaiah Kadar Lewis
1995 Fluke Rumbo (voice)
1996 The Great White Hype Rev. Fred Sultan
1996 A Time to Kill Carl Lee Hailey
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Mitch Henessey
1996 Hard Eight Jimmy
1996 Trees Lounge Wendell
1996 Teens and Guns: Preventing Violence Himself Used in schools [23][24]
1997 One Eight Seven Trevor Garfield
1997 Eve's Bayou Louis Batiste Also producer
1997 Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie
1998 Sphere Harry Adams
1998 The Negotiator Lt. Danny Roman
1998 The Red Violin Charles Morritz
1998 Out of Sight Hejira Henry Uncredited cameo
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Mace Windu
1999 Deep Blue Sea Russell Franklin
2000 Rules of Engagement Col. Terry L. Childers
2000 Shaft John Shaft II
2000 Unbreakable Elijah Price / Mr. Glass
2001 The Caveman's Valentine Romulus Ledbetter Also executive producer
2001 Formula 51 (original title: The 51st State) Elmo McElroy
2002 Changing Lanes Doyle Gipson
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Mace Windu
2002 XXX Agent Augustus Gibbons
2002 No Good Deed Jack Friar
2003 Basic Sergeant Nathan West
2003 S.W.A.T. Sgt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines William Candy (voice) Deleted scene
2004 Twisted John Mills
2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 Rufus
2004 The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
2004 In My Country Langston Whitfield
2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Jack Johnson (voice) Documentary film
2004 The N-Word Himself Documentary film
2005 Coach Carter Ken Carter
2005 XXX: State of the Union Agent Augustus Gibbons
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Mace Windu
2005 The Man Derrick Vann
2006 Freedomland Lorenzo Council
2006 Snakes on a Plane Agent Neville Flynn
2006 Home of the Brave Dr. Will Marsh
2006 Black Snake Moan Lazarus Woods
2007 Farce of the Penguins Narrator (voice)
2007 1408 Gerald Olin
2007 Resurrecting the Champ Bob Satterfield
2007 Cleaner Tom Cutler
2008 Jumper Agent Roland Cox
2008 Iron Man Nick Fury Uncredited cameo [25]
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu (voice)
2008 Lakeview Terrace Abel Turner
2008 Soul Men Louis Hinds
2008 The Spirit The Octopus
2008 Gospel Hill Paul Malcolm Uncredited [26]
2009 Astro Boy ZOG (voice)
2009 Mother and Child Paul
2009 Inglourious Basterds Narrator (voice) Uncredited [27]
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Fear (voice)
2010 Unthinkable Henry Harold Humphries
2010 Iron Man 2 Nick Fury
2010 The Other Guys Detective PK Highsmith
2011 African Cats Narrator (voice) Documentary film
2011 Thor Nick Fury Uncredited cameo [28]
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Nick Fury Cameo
2011 Arena Logan
2012 The Samaritan Foley
2012 Meeting Evil Richie
2012 The Avengers Nick Fury
2012 Zambezia Tendai (voice)
2012 Django Unchained Stephen
2013 Turbo Whiplash (voice)
2013 Oldboy Chaney
2014 Reasonable Doubt Clinton Davis
2014 RoboCop Patrick "Pat" Novak
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nick Fury
2014 Kite Karl Aker
2014 Big Game President William Alan Moore
2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service Richmond Valentine
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Nick Fury
2015 Barely Lethal Hardman
2015 Chi-Raq Dolmedes
2015 The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren
2016 Cell Tom McCourt
2016 The Legend of Tarzan George Washington Williams
2016 I Am Not Your Negro Narrator (voice) Documentary film
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Mr. Barron
2016 Eating You Alive Himself Documentary film
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons
2017 Kong: Skull Island Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard
2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid
2017 Unicorn Store The Salesman
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Nick Fury Uncredited cameo
2018 Incredibles 2 Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
2018 Life Itself Himself
2019 Glass Elijah Price / Mr. Glass
2019 Captain Marvel Nick Fury
2019 Avengers: Endgame Nick Fury Cameo
2019 Shaft John Shaft II
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Nick Fury
2020 The Last Full Measure Takoda Post-production [29]
2020 The Organ Donor Marcus Post-production [30]
TBA The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid Post-production
TBA Blazing Samurai Jimbo (voice) Post-production
TBA Spinning Gold George Clinton Post-production
TBA The Banker Joe Morris Completed [31]


Year Title Role Notes Refs.
1976 Movin' On Patrolman Episode: "Woman of Steel"
1977 The Displaced Person Sulk Television film
1978 Milo Muse the Rabbit Johnson Whitaker Television film [32]
1986–1987 Spenser: For Hire Leroy Clancy / Ned 2 episodes
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin George Television film
1989 Dead Man Out Calvin Fredricks [23][33]
1989 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) Documentary [34]
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
1998 Saturday Night Live Himself / Host 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 Narrator (voice) Documentary [23]
2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself / Host Television special [35]
2002 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Narrator (voice) Documentary [36]
2003 Doggy Fizzle Televizzle Himself Episode: "Pilot
2005–2010 The Boondocks Gin Rummy (voice) 8 episodes
2005 Extras Himself Episode: "Samuel L. Jackson"
2005 2005 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host Television special
2006 Honor Deferred Narrator (voice) Documentary [37]
2006 2006 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host Television special
2007 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai and Ninja Ninja (voices) English dub; 5 episodes; Also executive producer
2007 Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story Narrator (voice) Documentary [38]
2007 2007 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host Television special
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection Afro Samurai and Ninja Ninja (voices) English dub; Television film; Also producer
2009 Uneven Fairways Narrator (voice) Documentary
2011 The Sunset Limited Black Television film
2011 Prohibition Reader (voice) 1 episode
2011 Curiosity Himself / Host Episode: "How Will the World End?"
2012 2012 Spike Video Game Awards Himself (voice) Television special
2012 The Colbert Report Ad Narrator (voice) Episode: "Carrie Rebora Barratt"
2013 Generations Himself 1 episode [39]
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"
2021 What If...? Nick Fury (voice) Guest role; In voice recording process

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Officer Frank Tenpenny Also likeness
2008 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai and Ninja Ninja Double role; English dub
2010 Heroes of Newerth Samuel Jackson Announcer
2010 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 Nick Fury


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


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 Himself Funny or Die short

See also[edit]


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