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Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L Jackson
Born Samuel Leroy Jackson
December 21, 1948 (1948-12-21) (age 71)
Washington, D. C.
Characters played Nick Fury

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an actor who plays Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will reprise the role for What If...?.


When Marvel Comics created the Ultimate universe, they sought Jackson's permission to model the new Nick Fury after him.

He played the role of Nick Fury in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

He is most famous as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction and later appearing in a number of Quentin Tarantino films as well as Mace Windu in the Star Wars franchise, John Shaft in the Shaft franchise, and the titular character of Afro Samurai.

He is the highest paid actor in Hollywood and surpassed Frank Welker as the top grossing actor.

Other notable works include Together for Days, The Exterminator, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Coming to America, Do the Right Thing, Sea of Love, The Exorcist III, Goodfellas, Law & Order, Jumpin' at the Boneyard, Patriot Games, Loaded Weapon 1, Jurassic Park, Hail Caesar, Die Hard with a Vengeance, A Time to Kill, Deep Blue Sea, Rules of Engagement, Formula 51, No Good Deed, xXx, S.W.A.T., In My Country, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Incredibles, Coach Carter, Unbreakable, Snakes on a Plane, Black Snake Moan, Home of the Brave, Cleaner, Jumper, Soul Men, The Spirit, The Other Guys, The Boondocks, 1408, Lakeview Terrace, Django Unchained, Turbo, Oldboy, RoboCop, Black Dynamite, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Hateful Eight, Cell, The Legend of Tarzan, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Kong: Skull Island, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Incredibles 2, Life Itself, and Glass.

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