Cast Profiles: Samuel L Jackson..
Long a fan of the series, Jackson will cameo in part 1
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Samuel L. Jackson made an indelible mark in film with his portrayal of a hitman 'Jules' in Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed Pulp Fiction. He received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and a Best Supporting Actor Award from the British Academy of Film and Television.
In 1997 Jackson will be starring in 187, directed by Kevin Reynolds, and Eve's Bayou directed by Kasi Lemmons, which he also produced. He is currently in production on two films: Sphere directed by Barry Levinson and Jackie Brown directed by Quentin Tarantino. Most recently, Jackson starred in the thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight opposite Geena Davis and A Time To Kill directed by Joel Schumacher for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
Jackson made movie history when he was awarded the first and only Best Supporting Performance Award at the Cannes Film Festival, for his portrayal of a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever.
He also won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Other recent film credits include: Die Hard With A Vengeance starring opposite Bruce Willis, Kiss Of Death with Nicholas Cage and David Caruso, and Losing Isaiah with Jessica Lange and Halle Berry.
Additional film credits include: Ragtime, Sea of Love, Coming to America, Ray, Do The Right Thing, School Daze, Mo' Better Blues, Goodfellas, Strictly Business, White Sands and Patriot Games. More recent film credits include Jumpin' at the Boneyard, Fathers and Sons, Juice, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I, Amos and Andrew, True Romance and The New Age.
In 1994 Jackson starred in John Frankenheimer's Emmy Award-winning Against The Wall, an original movie for HBO. His performance earned him a Cable Ace nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television.
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