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 Notes
1972 Together for Days Stan
1981 Ragtime Gang Member No. 2
1987 Magic Sticks Bum Credited as Sam Jackson
1987 Eddie Murphy Raw Eddie's Uncle Comedy sketch[19]
1988 Coming to America Hold-Up Man
1988 School Daze Leeds
1989 Do the Right Thing Mister Señor Love Daddy
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
1992 Juice Trip
1992 Patriot Games LCDR Robby Jackson
1992 White Sands Greg Meeker
1992 Jumpin' at the Boneyard Mr. Simpson[20]
1992 Johnny Suede B-Bop
1992 Fathers & Sons Marshall
1993 True Romance Big Don
1993 Menace II Society Tat Lawson
1993 Loaded Weapon 1 Sgt. Wes Luger
1993 Amos & Andrew Andrew Sterling
1993 Jurassic Park John Raymond Arnold
1994 Fresh Sam
1994 Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield
1994 The New Age Dale
1994 Hail Caesar Mailman Cameo
1994 Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Richard Theodore Greener
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[21][22]
1996 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Colonel Ron
1997 One Eight Seven Trevor Garfield
1997 Eve's Bayou Louis Batiste 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
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
2000 Unbreakable Elijah Price
2001 The Caveman's Valentine Romulus Ledbetter Executive producer
2001 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
2004 Twisted John Mills
2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 Rufus Cameo
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)
2004 The N-Word Himself
2005 Coach Carter Coach 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 Neville Flynn
2006 Home of the Brave Dr. Will Marsh
2007 Farce of the Penguins Narrator (voice)
2007 Black Snake Moan Lazarus Woods Sang on soundtrack
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[23]
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[24]
2009 Astro Boy ZOG (voice)
2009 Mother and Child Paul
2009 Inglourious Basterds Narrator (voice) Uncredited[25]
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Fear (voice)
2010 Unthinkable Henry Harold Humphries Direct-to-video
2010 Iron Man 2 Nick Fury
2010 The Other Guys Detective PK Highsmith
2010 Vengeance: A Love Story John Dromoor
2011 African Cats Narrator (voice)
2011 Thor Nick Fury Uncredited cameo[26]
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Cameo
2011 Arena Logan
2012 Fury Foley
2012 The Avengers Nick Fury
2012 The Samaritan Foley
2012 Meeting Evil Richie
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
2015 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 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Mr. Barron
2016 Eating You Alive Himself Documentary
2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons
2017 Kong: Skull Island Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard
2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard Post-production
2017 Unicorn Store The Salesman Post-production
2018 The Incredibles 2 Lucius Best / Frozone (voice) In production
2018 Blazing Samurai Jimbo (voice) In production
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Nick Fury Filming
2018 Life Itself Filming
2019 Untitled Avengers film Nick Fury 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[27] Television film
1986–87 Spenser: For Hire Leroy Clancy / Ned 2 episodes
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin George Television film
1989 Dead Man Out[28] Calvin Fredricks[21] Television film
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)[29]
1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Mayor (voice) Episode: "The Pied Piper"
1997 Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's[21]
1997 The Directors: John Frankenheimer[30]
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]
2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies[31] Himself / Host[31]
2002 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives[32] 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 2005 Spike Video Game Awards Himself Host
2006 Honor Deferred Narrator (voice)[33]
2006 2006 Spike Video Game Awards Himself / Host
2007 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (voices) Executive producer; Miniseries
2007 Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story Narrator (voice)[34]
2007 Stax 50th Anniversary Concert[35]
2007 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
2011 Prohibition Himself
2011 Curiosity Himself Episode: "How Will the World End?"
2011 The Mountaintop Martin Luther King, Jr.
2012 2012 Spike Video Game Awards Himself (voice)
2012 The Colbert Report Ad Narrator (voice) Episode: "Carrie Rebora Barratt"
2013 Generations Himself[36] Cameo
2013 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
2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Dentist Episode: "Sweet Brown: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That"
2014 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 Himself Funny or Die short

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2004 The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Officer Frank Tenpenny
2008 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja
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 (2.0 Edition) Nick Fury
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Nick Fury


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

See also[edit]


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