'Bout to get some weather!! Thunder in the distance. @ Monaco, Montecarlo https://t.co/qUOImXFgsm
Samuel L. Jackson (born December 21st, 1948)
Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor who has starred in Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' and is well-known for his role as Nick Fury in several Marvel films.
Net worth: Samuel L. Jackson's net worth is $170 million. (Celebrity Net Worth, 2012)
Childhood: Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father was an alcoholic who did not live with the family and his mother, Elizabeth Jackson, worked in a factory. He attended Riverside High School where he learned the French horn and trumpet. He had also developed a stutter which he managed to overcome by frequently using the swear word 'motherfu***r. He began studying marine biology at Morehouse College but changed to performing arts after joining an acting class. His time at Morehouse was disrupted by the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. Jackson did much campaigning for racial equality and was involved in a hostage situation where he and some of his peers held members of the Morehouse College board of trustees in a bid to get them to reform the school's policies. Though Morehouse subsequently did as requested, Jackson was suspended for two years after landing a criminal record for unlawful confinement. He later returned to complete his education. During his time away from school, he became a social worker in LA. He also got involved with the Black Power movement briefly, but was sent away from them by his mother before he could get involved in anything radical.
Acting career: Jackson started out acting in plays such as 'Home' and 'A Soldier's Play', before appearing in several television films. His first feature film role was in 'Together For Days' playing Stan. Jackson met director Spike Lee in 1981, who would later cast him in his films 'School Daze' and 'Do The Right Thing'. In 1990, he landed a small role in the Martin Scorsese's blockbuster 'Goodfellas'. His first starring role was in 1993's 'National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1' with Emilio Estevez, and that year also saw his appearance in Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park'. Jackson co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' alongside John Travolta in 1994. The role, which Tarantino actually wrote for him, significantly boosted Jackson's fame, as the film has gained high commercial and critical acclaim. The role won him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, as well as an Oscar nomination. He featured in the successful box office films 'A Time Kill' and 'Die Hard: With A Vengeance'. 'A Time To Kill', also starring Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock, earned Jackson a NAACP Image for Best Supporting Actor as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Jackson featured in the Star Wars prequel trilogy as Mace Window. He also starred in the 2000 remake of the 1971 film 'Shaft' alongside Richard Roundtree. In 2002, he starred opposite Vin Diesel in 'xXx' and portrayed a drug dealer in 'The 51st State' with Robert Carlyle. The following year he appeared in the remake of 'S.W.A.T' with Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez and LL Cool J. Jackson's performance in the 2005 sports drama 'Coach Carter' was well received despite the film's mixed reviews. In 2006, he became the seventh African American to be honoured with a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater. That year he starred in cult movie 'Snakes on a Plane'. 2009 saw him once again working with Quentin Tarantino on his WWII movie 'Inglourious Basterds'opposite Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz. Jackson has played the character of Nick Fury in the Marvel movies 'Iron Man 2', 'Thor', 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 'The Avengers' among others. In 2012, he played a hypocritically racist slave in Quentin Tarantino's gritty action movie 'Django Unchained' opposite Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz.
Personal life: Samuel L. Jackson married actress and sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson in 1980. The two have a daughter Zoe who was born in 1982. Jackson has expressed that he enjoys watching himself in films, stating that when he was in plays he wished he could watch himself onstage while performing. Jackson is a fan of comic books and anime such as 'Ninja Scroll' and 'Black Lagoon'. He also enjoys playing golf and is a fan of basketball. As of 2013, Jackson is vegan for health reasons. Early on in Jackson's career, he suffered from alcoholism and developed a cocaine addiction. He overdosed on heroine a number of times, causing him to give up the drug and pursue cocaine instead. His family entered him into rehab which he completed successfully.
One of the busiest actors in Hollywood, Samuel L. Jackson had five films released last year.
And this month he has two movies in cinemas: The Legend of Tarzan with Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz, and the Stephen King thriller Cell opposite John Cusack. He's philosophical about his hectic work schedule. "Painters get up and paint. Writers get up and write. I get up and create characters," he explains. "I like creating. It fuels me. And it's doing something that keeps me from being me all day!"
This helps explain why he appears in such a wide range of movies. He says that when Quentin Tarantino or Spike Lee call, he automatically says "yes" (last year he starred in Tarantino's The Hateful Eight and Lee's Chi-Raq). "Otherwise, there are times that I choose a movie because it's something I would have gone to see when I was a kid," he says, referring to the Star Wars pequels, the Marvel movies, his Shaft remake or the madcap action of Snakes on a Plane. "So with Tarzan, I always wanted to be in that movie. Here's the chance, hell yeah! Let me be in that! It's still the thing that drives me. I'm still doing the movies I was pretending to do as a kid."
Continue reading: With Cell And Tarzan, Samuel L. Jackson Loves His Life
It's been nearly 30 years since the last live-action Tarzan movie, and yet it still feels too soon for another remake. Thankfully, this is actually a sequel (perhaps it should have been titled Tarzan Returns), and along with a first-rate cast, this movie has a surprisingly beefy script that hints at a much more high-brow adventure epic. But clearly the studio preferred to make a mindless bit of blockbuster action.
After leaving the jungle, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) has settled into life in damp 1880s England as the Earl of Greystoke with his American wife Jane (Margot Robbie). Meanwhile, deep in the Congo, Belgian diplomat Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) has made a deal with Chief Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou), who has a personal grudge against Tarzan. Planning to hand over Tarzan in exchange for diamonds, Leon lures Tarzan back to Africa, accompanied by Jane and the American explorer George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson), who suspects that the slave trade hasn't ended. On arrival, Leon pounces, and Tarzan must revert to the instincts he learned from the gorillas who raised him, while calling on help from old friends.
The plot is actually quite compelling, sparking lots of whooshing action (including plenty of vine-swinging) while grappling with some bigger themes involving colonialism and racism, plus more personal issues of identity and responsibility. The actors pack their scenes with textures that touch on these ideas, while also providing a spark of wit. With his impossibly sculpted physique, Skarsgard looks rather too gym-fit for the role, but he gives Tarzan a soulfulness that makes him likeable. He also develops some steamy chemistry with Robbie, who shines in her role as a feisty woman happy to return to the village where she was raised. The best scene in the film is when she has dinner with Waltz' sneering villain, gleefully swapping innuendo. And even with the action and gunplay, this is Jackson's deepest role in years.
Continue reading: The Legend Of Tarzan Review
Samuel L. Jackson plays George Washington Williams in David Yates' new film 'The Legend of Tarzan'. Samuel L. Jackson is seen entering the premiere of the movie held at The Dolby Theater. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 28th June 2016
Samuel L. Jackson plays George Washington Williams in David Yates' new film 'The Legend of Tarzan'. Samuel L. Jackson is seen entering the premiere of the movie with co-stars held at The Dolby Theater. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 28th June 2016
Jackson appeared on ITV's 'This Morning' in Britain and discussed the ongoing topic of diversity in Hollywood.
Samuel L. Jackson has attacked Jodie Foster’s recent claim that Hollywood lacks diversity because the industry is “risk averse”.
The American movie icon appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ on Thursday (June 9th), and during an entertaining interview was asked about diversity in the movie industry, a hot topic in recent years after incidents such as #OscarsSoWhite twice in a row.
Samuel L. Jackson attacked Jodie Foster for a lack of diversity in her movie 'Money Monster'
When Lord John and Lady Greystoke found themselves stranded in strange jungle, their only instinct was to survive. Lord Greystoke built a shelter in the trees and made a home for him, his wife and his new born son, John Greystoke Jr.. As time passed, the jungle grew wilder and both the lord and lady lose their lives. John is found in his crib by a nursing Gorilla who decides to take the baby and nurse him as her own. So begins the legendary tale of Tarzan.
As Tarzan grows stronger, he knows he's different from the rest of his tribe and when he discovers the house his father built it teaches Tarzan about a whole new world full of people just like him. The boy grows into a man and eventually climbs the ranks in his pack to become head of the group. Tarazan - King Of The Jungle.
When a boat is shipwrecked, Tarzan meets his Jane and the two fall in love. Wishing to seek out his homeland and learn more about where he comes from Tarzan and Jane return to London where Lord John Greystoke Jr is soon found to be just of much of a gentleman that of his father.
Continue: The Legend Of Tarzan Trailer
Jake has always been an ordinary boy but when he finds himself on a small island, things begin to happen that few people would be able to explain. His new friend, a beautiful young girl named Emma seems to be able to perform miraculous occurrences start to happen.
Things become a little clearer - yet utterly more baffling - when he's taken to meet Miss Peregrine at her exceptional orphanage for children. As Jacob is quick to learn, each of Miss Peregrine's kids has a special ability, something unique to them. Emma can control oxygen and must wear hefty boots to keep her feet firmly attached to the ground, whilst Bronwyn is a little girl with incredible physical strength.
Miss Peregrine is the protector of the children and acts as their matriarch. To keep them safe she's formulated a way of manipulating time to keep the kids away from dangerous monsters who hunt them down - however, as the dark forces become stronger the Children are placed in more and more danger - unbeknownst to Jacob, perhaps he holds the key to keeping his new friends safe.
Forget Leonardo DiCaprio, there's a lot more unawarded talent out there.
That familiar anti-climactic feeling has hit following the 88th Academy Award winner announcements. That's the last we'll hear about last year's blockbusters and now we can look forward to another year of iconic filmmaking. Leonardo DiCaprio has finally landed his long overdue Oscar, but there's still a myriad of actors out there who are still patiently waiting.
Winning an Academy Award for Best Actor or Actress is one of the highest (if not THE highest) honours a filmstar can attain in their career, save for winning several. Even receiving a nomination makes you forevermore an Oscar-nominated actor. But how many stars out there are yet to receive this prestigious honour, despite their remarkable filmographies? The answer is too many to count, but here's our top 12:
John Hurt was remarkable in 'The Elephant Man'
Continue reading: The Oscar Winners That Never Were: 12 Stars Who Are Still Waiting
The actor and a group of friends were stopped by police in California in 1993, who claimed they thought they were carrying weapons.
Samuel L Jackson has revealed he was the victim of racial profiling by police officers in 1993, during the filming of Pulp Fiction. In an interview with Vanity Fair about being a black actor in Hollywood, Jackson described the experience which happened after he had performed in a play in Santa Monica.
Samuel L. Jackson has described how he was racially profiled by police in 1993.
Jackson was in the middle of a six week break from shooting Pulp Fiction and had taken a part in a play at the Coast Playhouse, a 99-seat theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard. "One night, after the play, I went with some friends to a restaurant down the street, Hugo’s,” Jackson began.
Stallone found the time to thank Rocky Balboa, but not 'Creed's director Ryan Coogler or star Michael B. Jordan, which some found unacceptable.
Two days after he noticeably forgot to thank the director and lead actor of Creed when he won Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes, Sylvester Stallone has taken to social media to put right his omission and thank Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan.
On Sunday night, when he scooped his first ever Golden Globe, the 69 year old actor thanked a handful of people, including his agent, his wife and kids and his “best friend” Rocky Balboa (who he said he still has “conversations” with every night). However, he left out director Coogler, and the lead actor Michael B. Jordan, whose character Stallone trains in the boxing movie.
Sylvester Stallone at the Golden Globes 2016
Quentin Tarantino is a filmmaker who simply can't be ignored, especially when he lobs a three-hour wide-screen epic whodunit Western into the cinema. This strikingly entertaining film is packed with his trademark plot twists and dialogue that snaps and crackles in every direction imaginable. So even though it's mainly set in a single room, it's never boring. But with no discernible point, it also leaves the audience rather cold.
In the snowy Rockies of southern Wyoming, cavalry officer turned bounty hunter Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) hitches a ride on a stagecoach with shifty gunslinger John (Kurt Russell), who is escorting feisty outlaw Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to collect the reward on her head and see her hanged. They also pick up lost new sheriff Chris (Walton Goggins) before an intense blizzard forces them to take shelter at a mountain lodge run by the suspicious Bob (Demian Bichir). Inside, hangman Oswaldo (Tim Roth), war veteran Sandy (Bruce Dern) and their mysterious friend Joe (Michael Madsen) are also waiting out the storm. And as these eight people circle around each other, it's clear that each of them wants the others dead.
No, there's not a single trustworthy person in this story, and Tarantino has a great time revealing the inner murkiness within each one. This gives the actors plenty of texture to work with, as they deliver their lines with knowing innuendo, razor-sharp wit and glowering loathing. The set-up feels somewhat belaboured, but the film's second half is a cracking Agatha Christie-style mystery as we wait for the first shot to be fired. With its single setting, it feels like a particularly nasty stage play, livened up by Tarantino's wordy writing, which drops in big issues like racism and sexism without ever quite grappling with them. And there's of course also a steady stream of vicious violence, including an extended flashback featuring Channing Tatum.
Continue reading: The Hateful Eight Review
Trump had called Jackson "boring" and had claimed to have never met him.
Samuel L. Jackson is in a feud with Donald Trump… or at least that’s what Trump thinks, anyway. The actor reacted with surprise to being told of his apparent rivalry with the potential Republican candidate when he appeared on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ on Tuesday (January 5th).
There to promote his new movie The Hateful Eight, Meyers showed him a barbed Twitter missive that the billionaire had previously sent. “I don’t know Samuel L. Jackson, to best of my knowledge haven’t played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials – boring. Not a fan,” Trump tweeted, saying that he and Jackson had not been friends.
Samuel L. Jackson
Date of birth
21st December, 1948
'Bout to get some weather!! Thunder in the distance. @ Monaco, Montecarlo https://t.co/qUOImXFgsm
Looking down on the Port of Monaco, Montecarlo! @ Monaco, Montecarlo https://t.co/vakwIjBcle
Shout out to my @kongsullisland fam! Congrats to John Brie Tom Jason & Corey! Sorry I missed U but way to Represent! https://t.co/H0Ekwgm8YI
Another Killa Sunset! @ Portofino - Santa Margherita Ligure https://t.co/NWJUvSC4sd
Lil bit a Rainbow action over Portofino! @ Portofino - Santa Margherita Ligure https://t.co/5yFBjshxN2
Also - I'm about to Duke It Out with this Hairy Mutha! https://t.co/5VqbMGEdjv @kongskullisland
November is about to get all kinds of Strange! Let's welcome the Good Dr. to the party! https://t.co/FNGDxT7mb4
Rollin' thru the hood to Antibes! @ Juan Les Pins Antibes https://t.co/xwEj2O4qgf
RT @Variety: Watch Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in the first trailer for #KongSkullIsland #SDCC2016 https://t.co/8vNN5wwwCX https://t.co/…
Amazing Sunset over Cannes!! @ Cannes - Plage De La Croisette https://t.co/WtPHBXXQlE
#TBT to the @One4theBoys Fashion Ball with @HuaweiUK and my good friend Richard Roundtree #BreastCancerSurvivor https://t.co/R4Lv5NBrMk
Good Morning y'all!! @ Port of Cannes https://t.co/dmYtzfmYIF
Xander Cage is back to save the world this January! https://t.co/QkBhYQns4e
Today's upscale Hood!! @ Port de Saint-Tropez https://t.co/8hfzzXcL9o
Rolling into one of my favorite spots to stretch our sea legs! @ Versilia, Forte Dei Marmi -… https://t.co/5ZV8Nc05U2
Anybody in the market for an Island Castle? @ Isola di Procida https://t.co/erpbSutdVd
Just one'a those Sunsets that need to be shared. @ Isle Of Capri, Italy https://t.co/fNPqlMkzyz
Yaaaaaay!! Bokeem! Congrats!!
Movie Wrapped! Officially back on Vacay!! @ Isle Of Capri, Italy https://t.co/VvIfFZTHCu
OhhhhhKay!! Today we're shooting on a Floating Swingers Club Vessel! Don't know what to touch! @… https://t.co/JMIk57FiWJ
It's been nearly 30 years since the last live-action Tarzan movie, and yet it still...
When Lord John and Lady Greystoke found themselves stranded in strange jungle, their only instinct...
Jake has always been an ordinary boy but when he finds himself on a small...
Quentin Tarantino is a filmmaker who simply can't be ignored, especially when he lobs a...
Who would've thought that a boy who grew up with apes in the jungle could...
John Ruth earnt his nickname The Hangman for a good reason, he's one of the...
On his latest project, director Spike Lee creates an current day version of Aristophanes' ancient...
John Ruth, known by his associates and like-minded peers as The Hangman on account of...
A missed opportunity, this European action romp begins with a terrific premise but never quite...
Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will...
After five long years, the Clone Wars are still raging across the galaxy. Count Dooku...
Discontent is spreading across the galaxy. A separatist movement, led by the fallen Jedi Count...
12 points down in the polls, the President of the United States of America (Samuel...
With virtually the same tone as they used in their superhero spoof Kick-Ass, filmmakers Matthew...