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Samuel was born under the official name Jackson, Samuel Leroy on December 21st, 1948. Known to his close friends as Sam, he has been a credited actor since the 1991 film Jungle Fever.
Samuel L. Jackson is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in eighteen films including the 2012 crime film The Samaritan as the character Foley, the 2010 drama movie Unthinkable playing Henry Harold 'H' Humphries and the 2008 crime release Lakeview Terrace cast as Abel Turner.
Samuel has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in forty-three films including: the 2014 action film Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the character Nick Fury, the 2014 action movie RoboCop playing Pat Novak and the 2013 action release Oldboy cast as Chaney.
Samuel L. Jackson has earned salaries up to $10,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2012 action film The Avengers, which brought in $623,000,000 at the box office.
Samuel is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least thirteen magazines, captured in more than seven pictorials, interviewed in over twenty-five publications and featured in thirteen magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least two books. He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.
As an actor Samuel L. Jackson has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Jules Winnfield in the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction.