Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in the fifth decade of 20th century in the year 1948. He started off as an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and later switched to acting in theater and finally in filming. His initial roles were very brief but “Jungle Fever” was the movie that won him critical acclaim. Since then he has appeared in several movies such as “The 51st State”, “Jackie Brown”, “Unbreakable”, “The Incredibles”, “Snakes on a Plane”, as well as the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy.
Jackson won multiple awards throughout his career and has been portrayed in various forms of media including films, songs and television series. Jackson has appeared in over 100 films and different roles have made him one of the highest grossing actors at the box office.
Samuel attended various schools during his childhood and even played the French horn and trumpet in the school orchestra. He was enrolled in Marine Biology but later switched his majors when he worked with the local acting group of his class. Before graduating, he was the co-founder of “Just Us Theatre”.
The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. impacted him seriously and he took part in the equal right protest march. During the early 90s, Jackson’s found himself fully engrossed in drugs however he managed to put aside this evil and concentrated on his filming career. Jackson has modified himself to fit in any role that he is asked to undertake which has made him one of the most versatile artists in Hollywood.
The list of top movies is as follows;
- Pulp Friction
- The Incredibles
- Do The Right Thing
- Jurassic Park
- Die Hard: With a Vengeance
- Coming to America
- Black Snake Moan
- Coach Carter
- The Long Kiss Goodnight
- The 51st State