Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Умирай трудно 3 (1995), Неуязвимият (2000), Шафт (2000), 51-ят Щат (2001), Стенанието на черната змия (2006), Змии в самолета (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well-known after three movies made by Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Jungle Fever (1991). He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Патриотични игри (1992), Еймъс и Андрю (1993), Истински романс (1993), Джурасик парк (1993), and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, including Криминале (1994), Джаки Браун (1997), and later Джанго без окови (2012). Going from supporting player to leading man, his performance in Криминале (1994) gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield, and he received a Silver Berlin Bear for his part as Ordell Robbi in Джаки Браун (1997). Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, co-starring with Bruce Willis in Умирай трудно 3 (1995) and Geena Davis in Дълга целувка за лека нощ (1996). With Jackson's permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character, Nick Fury. He later did a cameo as the character in a post-credits scene from Железният човек (2008), and went on to sign a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Железният човек 2 (2010), Отмъстителите (2012), Завръщането на първия отмъстител (2014) and Отмъстителите: Ерата на Ултрон (2015) and minor roles in ТОР: Богът на гръмотевиците (2011) and Капитан Америка: Първият отмъстител (2011). He has also portrayed the character in the second and final episodes of the first season of the TV show, Marvel's Агентите на ЩИТ (2013). He has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Lucius Best / Frozone in Pixar's film Феноменалните (2004), Mace Windu in Star Wars: Войните на клонираните (2008), Afro Samurai in the anime television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).