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Mix Up Star: SAMUEL L. JACKSON

Updated: Jul 21, 2022


Age: 73

Birthday: 21st December


Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time (excluding cameo appearances and voice roles).

He rose to fame with films such as Jurassic Park (1993). Jackson continued gaining greater prominence in the Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction (1994) and Jackie Brown (1997). For his role in Pulp Fiction, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Jackson is a highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 150 films. His other roles include A Time to Kill (1996), Unbreakable (2000), Coach Carter (2005), The Other Guys (2010) and Kong: Skull Island (2017). Jackson also won widespread recognition as the Jedi Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), later voicing the role in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and alongside in the video game Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars. With his permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury; he subsequently played Fury in 11 Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with a cameo appearance in Iron Man (2008), as well as guest-starring in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He will reprise this role in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which is set to premiere in 2022.



Jackson has provided his voice for several animated films, documentaries, television series, and video games, including Lucius Best/Frozone in the Pixar films The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018) and Whiplash in Turbo (2013). In 2016, Jackson served as the narrator of the acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro based on James Baldwin's writings.




 

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1

1995 - Best Supporting Actor - PULP FICTION


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1

1995 - Best Supporting Actor - PULP FICTION


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 4

1998 - Best Leading Actor - JACKIE BROWN

1997 - Best Supporting Actor - A TIME TO KILL

1995 - Best Supporting Actor - PULP FICTION

1995 - Best TV Actor - AGAINST THE WALL



MIX UP THEATRE's TOP 10

  1. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

  2. The Incredibles (2004)

  3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

  4. Jurassic Park (1993)

  5. The Avengers (2012)

  6. Thor (2011)

  7. Incredibles 2 (2018)


How do you rate Samuel L. Jackson's films?






 

WATCH SAMUEL L. JACKSON THIS WEEK




ON TV:


FILM: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Wednesday 20th July, BBC3, 8:00pm

One of Jacksons' most popular roles as Nick Fury in this comic book adaptation.



FILM: Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)

from Friday 22nd July, Sky Cinema Premiere

A down-on-his-luck hound named Hank finds himself in a town full of cats, who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher to train him, Hank must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. Animated comedy, with the voices of Jackson, Michael Cera and Ricky Gervais.


FILM: The Other Guys (2010)

Friday 22nd July, Sky Cinema Comedy, 6:00pm

Jackson is hilarious alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in this police cops comedy.


ON NETFLIX...


FILM: S.W.A.T. (2003)

Jackson stars in this action thriller.


ON AMAZON PRIME...

FILM: Unbreakable (2000)

Jackson stars in another superhero movie but this time played out in low key thriller mode.



ON DISNEY+

Marvel Cinematic Universe

FILM: Iron Man (2008)

FILM: Iron Man 2 (2010)

FILM: Thor (2011)

FILM: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

FILM: The Avengers (2012)

FILM: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

FILM: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

FILM: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

FILM: Captain Marvel (2019)

FILM: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2020)

Agents of SHIELD

Catch all of Jackson's iconic role and performance as Nick Fury appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Art (Age 8) - ★★★★★

"I watched Avengers: Endgame game it was sooo good It was like back to the future because there was a lot of time travel in it. I listen to a podcast called Brains On and it tells you about time travel and multiverse, so I recommend that as well.

I rate this movie 5 stars because it's funny and action packed."



FILMS: The Incredibles (2004) / Incredibles 2 (2018)

Looking for someone to voice the coolest of all super heroes? Get Samuel L. Jackson - here he voices Frozone in these Pixar superhero comedy movies.




What's your favourite Samuel L. Jackson performance?









 

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