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Overshadowed throughout his life by his friends Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, Elmo Wish was a talented pianist and composer whose life was cut brief by medicines. His first essential gig was with Joe Morris’ R&B music group (1948-1951). He documented in NY like a head (beginning in 1953) with Sonny Rollins, Lou Donaldson, Clifford Dark brown, and Jackie McLean, however the lack of his cabaret credit card (because of his medication use) managed to get very hard for him to produce a living in NY. After touring with Chet Baker in 1957, Wish relocated to LA. He performed with Lionel Hampton in 1959, documented with Harold Property and Curtis Counce, and came back to NY in 1961. A brief prison sentence do little to greatly help his medication issue and, although he noises great on his trio shows of 1966, he passed away a little more than a calendar year afterwards. Elmo Hope’s periods being a head were trim for Blue Take note, Prestige, Pacific Jazz, Hi Fi Jazz, Riverside, Superstar, Beacon, and Sound Fidelity; his last albums had been originally released on Internal City. Wish was also an excellent composer, although non-e of his tracks became standards.

Quick Facts


Full Name Elmo Hope
Died May 19, 1967, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Jazz Pianist
Nationality American
Music Songs Elmo's Fire, Low Tide, Freffie, Maybe So, Mo Is On, It's a Lovely Day Today, Hot Sauce, Minor Bertha, Later For You, A Kiss For My Love, Elmo's Blues, La Berthe, Stellations, Carvin' The Rock, Toothsome Threesome, Stars Over Marakesh, One Mo' Blues, Eyes So Beautiful as Yours, Vaun-Ex, B's A-Plenty, Weeja, When the Groove Is Low, Three Silver Quarters, Moe, Jr., Something for Kenny, Sweet And Lovely, Blues Left And Right, De Dah, Zarou, Fosterity, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Moe's Bluff
Albums Informal Jazz, Elmo Hope Trio, Sounds from Rikers Island, Hope Meets Foster, Hope-Full, Meditations, Elmo Hope: Plays His Own Compositions, Trio and Quintet, The Final Sessions, The All-Star Sessions, High Hope!, Here's Hope!, Last Sessions, Homecoming!, Last Sessions Vol. 2, Classic Hope Vol. 3: Hope Meets Foster, Hope, Avalon, Complete Studio Recordings/The Master Takes, Elmo Hope: So Nice/High Hope/Here's Hope, Maybe So, Happy Hour (40 Original Recordings), Hot Sauce, The Jazz Masters Collection (Original Jazz Recordings - Remastered), Best Jazz Players (Remastered), Stars over Marrakech, Dateline Rome, Man At His Leisure, The JAZZ Masters - Elmo Hope, THE SHOW MUST GO ON with Elmo Hope, I Am Elmo Hope, Awesome Moments of Music, Black Or White, Masterjazz: Elmo Hope, Hit It, Stars over Marakesh, Tea Time Music, Globe Trotter, Bouquet, Lets Have A Drink, Greatest Hits, Keep Calm and Listen Elmo Hope, Surf Riding, Gray Heron, Rainbow Bubble, Curved Ornaments, Conversation with, Bound To Be a Winner, The Legends - Elmo Hope, Gentleman Tunes, Days To Come


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1 Ranked 2nd highest grossing actor of all time with all his previous films grossing a total of $ 4.6 billion.[February 2016].
2 Is an avid Liverpool FC supporter and fan after his work in the city on 51st State (Formula 51) and often tweets on twitter when they win a game with simply 'Liverpoooool'.
3 In Coming to America (1988) he portrays a robber knocking off a restaurant (McDowell's) and calls one of the employees (Louie Anderson) "fatboy". In Pulp Fiction (1994) he calls a restaurant employee "fatman" while it's being robbed.
4 Has appeared in a movie with each of the men that played Batman on the big screen. He appeared in Jackie Brown (1997), Out of Sight (1998), The Other Guys (2010), and RoboCop (2014) with Michael Keaton. He was in True Romance (1993) with Val Kilmer. In Shaft (2000), he shared the screen with Christian Bale. He was in Changing Lanes (2002) with Ben Affleck and he even appeared in The New Age (1994) with Adam West.
5 Is great friends with British actor Simon Pegg.
6 Highest grossing Black actor of all time, with over $4.6 billion brought to the box office.
7 Considers himself a close friend and admirer of British actor Michael Caine. The two have collaborated together on a couple of projects, including A Shock to the System (1990) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).
8 Selected What's New Pussycat (1965) for the AFI's book, "Private Screenings", as the movie that influenced him most.
9 He has made four films with Natalie Portman: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Thor (2011).
10 Has appeared with Brad Dourif in four films: Ragtime (1981), The Exorcist III (1990), Jungle Fever (1991) and Amos & Andrew (1993).
11 Has appeared in four films with Bruce Willis: Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Unbreakable (2000).
12 Although he had been acting in small roles and in theatre productions, it was not until he was 40 years old that he received his first major role in Do the Right Thing (1989) and he was 45 when he became a star with Pulp Fiction (1994).
13 He originally intended to become a marine biologist before discovering acting in college.
14 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 16, 2000.
15 The Guinness World Records named Samuel L. Jackson as the highest-grossing film actor of all time, taking in more than $7.4 billion at the box-office. The residuals alone earn him about $300,000 a year.
16 In a 2012 interview with "Nuts" magazine, he cites The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) as a favorite film.
17 Son of Elizabeth Jackson.
18 Growing up, his idol was Errol Flynn and dreamed about being a movie swashbuckler someday.
19 Auditioned for a role in Mississippi Burning (1988), but director Alan Parker told him he did not sound Southern, even though he was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
20 The Jury of the Cannes Film Festival were so impressed with his performance as Gator in Jungle Fever (1991), that they decided to recreate the rare Best Supporting Actor category in that year, honoring him with the award. To date (2016), he's one of the few actors to receive the honor along with Jack Thompson for his performance in Breaker Morant (1980) and Ian Holm for his role in Chariots of Fire (1981).
21 Is a fan of the Atlanta Falcons football club. He appears in their "Rise Up" campaign (2010).
22 Due to his prominent stature within the film industry, he is accorded a clause in all his movie contracts that guarantees him easy access to golf courses, no matter where the location shoot happens to be.
23 Beverly Hills neighbors include, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Rod Stewart, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Prince, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, etc.
24 While visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2003, he stayed at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.
25 Like Christopher Walken, he makes films for the pleasure he gets out of acting, regardless of how the film turns out.
26 Is an Anglophile, being fond of English culture and England in general.
27 Has the rare distinction of having played characters that have been eaten by both a shark and a dinosaur.
28 Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
29 He participated in Model United Nations during his years in school.
30 In real life, he was once a New York high-rise doorman, in 1408 (2007), he was a New York high-rise manager.
31 Gave his consent for Marvel Comics to design their "Ultimate" version of the character Nick Fury after his likeness. He later went on to play Nick Fury in Iron Man (2008).
32 His Pulp Fiction (1994) diner scene with John Travolta, was re-enacted by Dark Horse Comics' mid-2000 issue of "Star Wars Tales". In it (with modifications), his Mace Windu character talks about the Jedi Academy and current Senate politics with Master Yoda, during a meal on Coruscant.
33 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995.
34 During filming of Black Snake Moan (2006), grew close with co-star Christina Ricci. The two remain good friends to this day.
35 Before superstardom, he played a very minor role in Goodfellas (1990), starring Robert De Niro. After superstardom, he co-starred in Jackie Brown (1997), this time with Robert De Niro playing a supporting role.
36 The success of The Incredibles (2004) enabled Jackson to surpass Harrison Ford as the actor whose movies have grossed the most money in the world - in excess of $3 billion. (January 2005). Though in 2016, Ford re-surpassed him due to the massive success of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
37 To date (2006), his films have grossed more money at the box office than the work of any other actor in cinematic history.
38 Is a vegetarian.
39 Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.
40 Made Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2002 and 2003 with earnings of $34 million and $30 million respectively.
41 His performance as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994) is ranked #41 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
42 Was an usher at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral.
43 Hosted the 1998 MTV Movie Awards (1998).
44 Says that people who recognize him often mistake him for Laurence Fishburne and vice versa.
45 One of the late bloomers of Hollywood, he was already 46 years old when Pulp Fiction (1994) premiered and has acted in an average of 3-4 films a year since.
46 He suffered from a stutter while growing up. A speech therapist suggested he audition for a play and it might help his speech. It did and he changed his major.
47 Was the first choice for "Fallon" in Judgment Night (1993).
48 Is an avid golfer.
49 The commencement speaker at daughter Zoë Jackson's graduation from Vassar College (May 2004).
50 His characters often feature the color purple: Mitch Hennessy wore a purple-violet gem ring in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Mr. Glass wore purple clothing in Unbreakable (2000); Jackson chose to have Doyle Gipson wear a purple hat in Changing Lanes (2002); Mace Windu, upon request by Jackson to George Lucas, wielded a purple lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005); and Lazarus, his character in Black Snake Moan (2006), plays a purple Gibson guitar.
51 In 2003, he spoke out against rappers turned actors, saying that as a classically trained thespian it was not his job to lend credibility to rappers by appearing in movies with them. But in reality, he has worked with more rappers than most actors in Hollywood, eleven times as of this writing: Juice (1992) (Tupac Shakur and Queen Latifah), Menace II Society (1993) (MC Eiht), One Eight Seven (1997) (Method Man), Deep Blue Sea (1999) (LL Cool J), Shaft (2000) (Busta Rhymes), S.W.A.T. (2003) (Eve and LL Cool J), xXx: State of the Union (2005) (Ice Cube and Xzibit), Black Snake Moan (2006) (David Banner) and Home of the Brave (2006) (50 Cent).
52 His character from Pulp Fiction (1994), Jules Winnfield, ranked second in the "coolest movie characters of all time", in a poll by the UK's Empire Magazine (the winner was Tyler Durden of Fight Club (1999)).
53 Worked as a camera stand-in for Bill Cosby during the filming of The Cosby Show (1984).
54 Briefly suspended in 1969 from Morehouse College after taking hostage several members of the board of trustees, including the father of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, during a protest of the failure of the university to have black trustees or a black studies program.
55 Daughter Zoë Jackson attends Vassar College. [January 2002]
56 Was offered his role in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) after mentioning in an interview on UK television show TFI Friday (1996) that he would really like to work with George Lucas.
57 Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972.
58 Accomplished at playing brass instruments (french horn, trumpet) in school symphony orchestras from grade 3 to grade 12.
59 Was an admitted drug user until he completed drug rehab two weeks before playing a drug addict in Jungle Fever (1991).
60 Ranked #44 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
61 One of Jackson's jobs as a struggling actor in New York was as a doorman at the popular Manhattan Plaza subsidized apts, home to hundreds of actors and artists, including Giancarlo Esposito, who co-starred with Jackson in Amos & Andrew (1993).
62 Grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
63 Daughter - Zoë Jackson (b. 1982).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unthinkable 2010 Henry Harold 'H' Humphries
Iron Man 2 2010 Video Game Nick Fury (voice)
Iron Man 2 2010 Nick Fury
Heroes of Newerth 2010 Video Game Samuel Jackson Announcer (voice)
The RRF in New Recruit 2010 Video short Zog (voice)
Astro Boy 2009 Zog (voice)
Mother and Child 2009 Paul
Inglourious Basterds 2009 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Afro Samurai 2009 Video Game Afro Samurai Ninja Ninja (voice)
Afro Samurai: Resurrection 2009 TV Movie Afro Samurai Ninja Ninja (voice)
Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It 2009 Video short Samuel L. Jackson
The Spirit 2008 Octopus
Soul Men 2008 Louis Hinds
Gospel Hill 2008 Paul Malcolm
Lakeview Terrace 2008 Abel Turner
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 Mace Windu (voice)
Iron Man 2008 Nick Fury (uncredited)
Jumper 2008 Roland
Cleaner 2007 Tom Cutler
Great Performances 1990-2007 TV Series Narrator / Janitor
1408 2007 Gerald Olin
Afro Samurai 2007 TV Mini-Series Afro Samurai Ninja Ninja
Resurrecting the Champ 2007 Champ
Home of the Brave 2006 Will Marsh
Black Snake Moan 2006 Lazarus
Snakes on a Plane 2006 Neville Flynn
Freedomland 2006 Lorenzo Council
Farce of the Penguins 2006 Narrator (voice)
The Man 2005 Derrick Vann
Extras 2005 TV Series Samuel L. Jackson
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Mace Windu
xXx: State of the Union 2005 Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
Mr. Incredible and Pals 2005 Video short Real Frozone (voice)
Coach Carter 2005 Coach Ken Carter
The Incredibles 2004 Video Game Frozone (voice)
The Incredibles 2004 Lucius Best Frozone (voice)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game Officer Tenpenny (voice)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction 2004 Video short Officer Tenpenny (voice)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 Rufus
Twisted 2004/I John Mills
In My Country 2004 Langston Whitfield
S.W.A.T. 2003 Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
Basic 2003 West
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary Isaiah Wears / Marshal / Tecumseh / ...
xXx 2002 Agent Augustus Gibbons
No Good Deed 2002 Jack Friar
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 Mace Windu
Changing Lanes 2002 Doyle Gipson
The Comeback 2002 Short Samuel L. Jackson
Formula 51 2001 Elmo McElroy
The Proud Family 2001 TV Series Joseph
The Caveman's Valentine 2001 Romulus
Unbreakable 2000 Elijah Price
Shaft 2000 John Shaft
WWE Smackdown! 2000 TV Series John Shaft
Rules of Engagement 2000 Col. Terry L. Childers
Any Given Wednesday 2000 Short Willie Nutter
Our Friend, Martin 1999 Video Turner (voice)
Deep Blue Sea 1999 Russell Franklin
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 Mace Windu
The Red Violin 1998 Charles Morritz (Montréal)
The Negotiator 1998 Danny Roman
Out of Sight 1998 Hejira Henry (uncredited)
Sphere 1998 Dr. Harry Adams
Jackie Brown 1997 Ordell Robbie
Eve's Bayou 1997 Louis Batiste
One Eight Seven 1997 Trevor Garfield
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series The Mayor
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 Mitch Henessey
A Time to Kill 1996 Carl Lee Hailey
Trees Lounge 1996 Wendell
The Great White Hype 1996 Rev. Fred Sultan
Hard Eight 1996 Jimmy
Fluke 1995 Rumbo (voice)
Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995 Zeus Carver
Kiss of Death 1995 Calvin Hart
Losing Isaiah 1995 Kadar Lewis
The Search for One-eye Jimmy 1994 Col. Ron
The New Age 1994 Dale Deveaux
Pulp Fiction 1994 Jules Winnfield
Hail Caesar 1994 Mailman
Against the Wall 1994 TV Movie Jamaal
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker 1994 TV Movie Richard Greener
Fresh 1994 Sam
True Romance 1993 Big Don
Jurassic Park 1993 Arnold
Menace II Society 1993 Tat Lawson
Amos & Andrew 1993 Andrew Sterling
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 Wes Luger
American Experience 1993 TV Series documentary The Steward
I'll Fly Away 1992 TV Series Walter Harper
Ghostwriter 1992 TV Series Reggie Jenkins
Patriot Games 1992 Robby
White Sands 1992 Greg Meeker (as Sam Jackson)
Juice 1992 Trip
Fathers & Sons 1992 Marshall
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace 1991 TV Movie Hatcher
Strictly Business 1991 Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
Jumpin' at the Boneyard 1991 Mr. Simpson
Roc 1991 TV Series Larry
Johnny Suede 1991 B-Bop
Jungle Fever 1991 Gator Purify
Law & Order 1991 TV Series Louis Taggert
The Return of Superfly 1990 Nate Cabot (as Sam Jackson)
Goodfellas 1990 Stacks Edwards
The Exorcist III 1990 Dream Blind Man
Mo' Better Blues 1990 Madlock
Betsy's Wedding 1990 Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
Def by Temptation 1990 Minister Garth
A Shock to the System 1990 Ulysses (three-card monte game)
Sea of Love 1989 Black Guy
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 1989 TV Series Brother Elvis
Do the Right Thing 1989 Mister Señor Love Daddy (as Sam Jackson)
A Man Called Hawk 1989 TV Series
Dead Man Out 1989 TV Movie Calvin Fredricks
Coming to America 1988 Hold-Up Man
School Daze 1988 Leeds
Spenser: For Hire 1986-1987 TV Series Ned / Leroy Clancy
Magic Sticks 1987 Bum (as Sam Jackson)
Uncle Tom's Cabin 1987 TV Movie George (as Samuel Jackson)
Ragtime 1981 Gang Member No. 2
The Exterminator 1980 Extra (uncredited)
The Trial of the Moke 1978 TV Movie
The Displaced Person 1977 TV Movie Sulk
Movin' On 1976 TV Series Patrolman
Together for Days 1972 Stan
Captain Marvel 2019 announced Nick Fury (rumored)
Glass 2019 announced Elijah Price Mr. Glass
Inversion 2018 pre-production
Life Itself 2018 filming
The Incredibles 2 2018 pre-production Frozone (voice)
Avengers: Infinity War 2018 filming Nick Fury (rumored)
Moose 2017 TV Short completed Narrator
Blazing Samurai 2017 announced Jimbo (voice)
The Hitman's Bodyguard 2017 completed Darius Kincaid
Unicorn Store 2017 post-production The Salesman
The Last Full Measure filming Takoda
Kong: Skull Island 2017 Preston Packard
xXx: Return of Xander Cage 2017 Augustus Gibbons
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 2016 Barron
Celebrity Conversations 2016 TV Series
The Legend of Tarzan 2016 George Washington Williams
Cell 2016/I Tom McCourt
The Hateful Eight 2015 Major Marquis Warren
Chi-Raq 2015 Dolmedes
Disney Infinity 3.0 2015 Video Game Nick Fury (voice)
Barely Lethal 2015 Hardman
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 Nick Fury
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014 Valentine
Black Dynamite 2014 TV Series Captain Quinton
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2014 Video Game Nick Fury (voice)
Big Game 2014 US President William Alan Moore
Kite 2014 Lieutenant Karl Aker
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2013-2014 TV Series Nick Fury
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 Nick Fury
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Dentist
RoboCop 2014 Pat Novak
Reasonable Doubt 2014 Clinton Davis
Old Boy 2013 Chaney
Everything Is Samuel L. Jackson's Fault 2013 Short Samuel L. Jackson
Turbo 2013 Whiplash (voice)
Django Unchained 2012 Stephen
Wake the Fuck Up 2012 Short Samuel L. Jackson
Zambezia 2012 Tendai (voice)
The Avengers 2012 Nick Fury
Meeting Evil 2012 Richie
The Samaritan 2012/I Foley
The Colbert Report 2012 TV Series Ad Narrator
Arena 2011 Video Logan
Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 Nick Fury
Thor 2011 Nick Fury (uncredited)
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 2011 Video Game Mace Windu (voice)
The Sunset Limited 2011 TV Movie Black
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey 2010 Fear (voice)
The Boondocks 2005-2010 TV Series Gin Rummy
The Other Guys 2010 P.K. Highsmith

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Samaritan 2012/I executive producer
Afro Samurai: Resurrection 2009 TV Movie executive producer
Cleaner 2007 producer
Afro Samurai TV Mini-Series executive producer - 5 episodes, 2007 co-producer - 1 episode, 2007
Formula 51 2001 executive producer
The Caveman's Valentine 2001 executive producer
Eve's Bayou 1997 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Django Unchained 2012 performer: "In the Sweet By-and-By" - uncredited
Soul Men 2008 performer: "I'm Your Puppet", "Hold On I'm Coming", "Boogie Ain't Nuttin' But Gettin' Down", "Do Your Thing", "Walk in the Park"
Black Snake Moan 2006 performer: "Just Like A Bird Without A Feather", "Catfish Blues", "Catfish Medley", "Black Snake Moan", "Alice Mae", "Stackolee"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother 2007 Documentary contributor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hardcore Henry 2015 special thanks
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe 2014 TV Movie documentary thanks
Kite: The Making of Kite 2014 Video documentary short special thanks
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inglourious Basterds 2009 special thanks
Welcome to Lakeview Terrace: Behind the Scenes 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
George Lopez: America's Mexican 2007 TV Special documentary special thanks
The Inspectors: Clues to the Crime 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Basic: A Director's Design 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Basic Ingredients: A Writer's Perspective 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Comic Books & Superheroes 2001 Video documentary short thanks - as Sam Jackson
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere' 1998 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda 1996 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman 2011 TV Special Himself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Play
Guys Choice Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
WWE Raw 2011 TV Series Himself
African Cats 2011 Documentary Narrator (USA version, voice)
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of 2010 Documentary Himself
The Start of Dreams 2010 Documentary Himself
The Role That Changed My Life 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
2010 American Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Iron Man 2: Illustrated Origin 2010 Video short Himself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2010 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Guys Choice 2010 TV Movie Himself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC 2010 TV Series Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'Up' Film Clip
Xposé 2010 TV Series Himself
In the Land of the Free... 2010 Documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Film Clip Presenter
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The BET Honors 2009 TV Special Himself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
2009 American Music Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
2009 ESPY Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Host
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 2009 TV Series Himself
Un-Broke: What You Need to Know About Money 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Spirit: Green World 2009 Video short Himself
Uneven Fairways 2009 TV Movie Himself - Host
Beyond Recognition: The BET Honors Post Show 2009 TV Movie Himself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Welcome to Lakeview Terrace: Behind the Scenes 2009 Video documentary short Himself
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Host
Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tyra Banks Show 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
TV One on One 2008 TV Series Himself
NHK supesharu 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Scream Awards 2008 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Richard & Judy's New Position 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
BET Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Spike Guys Choice 2008 TV Movie Himself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Doug Liman's Jumper: Uncensored 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Road to Ingwavuma 2008 Documentary short Himself
Black Magic 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator
Rachael Ray 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Total Request Live 2004-2008 TV Series Himself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Host
Eigo de shabera-night 2007 TV Series Himself
Bienvenue à Cannes 2007 Documentary Himself
The War 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Reader
Ceremonia de clausura - 55º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2007 TV Movie Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2003-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino 2007 TV Movie Himself
2007 MTV Movie Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 100 Best Black Movies (Ever) 2007 Documentary Himself
Meet the Reptiles 2006 Video documentary short Himself - 'Neville Flynn'
Pure Venom: The Making of 'Snakes on a Plane' 2006 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Snakes on a Blog 2006 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Snakes on a Video: Cobra Starship 2006 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Host
Cannes, la alfombra roja 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Bambi Verleihung 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
50 Films to See Before You Die 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
2006 MTV Movie Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Introduced to Political films
37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Tavis Smiley 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
Honor Deferred 2006 TV Movie documentary Narrator
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Snakes on a Set: Behind the Scenes 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Host
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma 2005 TV Series short Himself
Iconoclasts 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
It's All for Real: The Stunts of Episode III 2005 Video short Himself
Getaway 2005 TV Series Himself
Mississippi Rising 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare 2005 Video documentary Himself
From Convict to Hero: The Making of 'XXX: State of the Union' 2005 Video documentary Himself
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show 2005 TV Special Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2005 TV Series Himself
Comme au cinéma 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Parkinson 2001-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
College Daze 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Making a Mark 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Film Clip from 'The Incredibles'
Hollywood Legenden 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Film '72 2004 TV Series Himself
On the Set: The Incredibles 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004 Documentary Jack Johnson (voice)
Creating a Twisted Web of Intrigue 2004 Video documentary short Himself
ESPY Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The N Word 2004 Documentary Himself
Focused Digizine #1 2004 Video Himself
John Travolta: The Inside Story 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
My Date with Drew 2004 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
GMTV 2004 TV Series Himself
Shootout 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Jessica's Crush 2004 TV Series Himself
San Francisco: Scene of the Crime 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Soul Man: Isaac Hayes 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Banzai 2003 TV Series Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 1995-2003 TV Series documentary short Himself / Himself - Zeus
Doggy Fizzle Televizzle 2003 TV Series Himself
Coaching the Minors 2003 Short Himself
Basic: A Director's Design 2003 Video documentary short Himself
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2003 TV Series Himself
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture - Musical / Comedy
Biography 1999-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003 Documentary Reader
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
xXx: A Filmmaker's Diary 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Episode II: Behind the Scenes 2002 Video documentary Himself
Hyper show 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Frank Skinner Show 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Changing Lanes' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Jackie Brown: How It Went Down 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Baadasssss Cinema 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Starz on the Set: 'xXx' 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
ESPY Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Host
Essence Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
Troldspejlet 2002 TV Series Himself / Mace Windu
Rank 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Miracle on 42nd Street 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Doumentary Freature and Best Doumentary Short Subject
21 Years: Quentin Tarantino 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2002 TV Special Himself / Host
Made in Hollywood 2010-2017 TV Series Himself
Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Extra 2015-2017 TV Series Himself
Heroes of Black Comedy 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Watching, Waiting 2017 Documentary short Himself
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! 2002 TV Special Himself
Rotten Tomatoes 2015-2017 TV Series Himself
Middle School Confessions 2002 TV Movie documentary Host
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2017 TV Series Himself
The Big Breakfast 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2015-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome 2001 TV Special short Himself (uncredited)
Dish Nation 2017 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Comic Books & Superheroes 2001 Video documentary short Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2017 TV Special Himself - Interviewee
The Making of 'Unbreakable' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The 89th Annual Academy Awards 2017 TV Special Himself - Mean Tweets segment and Presenter: Best Original Score
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards 2017 TV Special Himself / Presenter
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2017 TV Series Himself
Essence Awards 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
xXx: Origins of a Renegade 2017 Video documentary short Himself
Brit Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
Eating You Alive 2016 Documentary Himself
Mundo VIP 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
The British Academy Britannia Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
The World Sports Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Host
Lorraine 2016 TV Series Himself - Britannia Awards Red Carpet Interviewee
Jazz 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Legend of Tarzan: Tarzan Reborn 2016 Video short Himself - 'George Washington Williams'
Who the Hell Is Stel Pavlou? 2001 Video short Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Surprise Appearance
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Behind the Rules of Engagement 2000 Video documentary short Himself
I Am Not Your Negro 2016 Documentary Narration (voice)
2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
The View 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'The Green Mile' Film Clip
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Shaft: Still the Man 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
One for the Boys: The Difference 2016 Short Himself (voice)
Forever Hollywood 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Movie of the Year
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast 1999 Video documentary Himself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2016 TV Series Himself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story 1999 Video documentary Himself
Watch What Happens: Live 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Sharks of the Deep Blue Sea 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2015 TV Series Himself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
MTV News 2015 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Avengers: Age of Ultron - From the Inside Out: Making of Avengers - Age of Ultron 2015 Video documentary short Himself
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed 2015 Video documentary Himself
1999 ESPY Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Host
Circus Halligalli 2015 TV Series Himself
When Sharks Attack! 1999 TV Short documentary Himself
World Premiere 2015 TV Series Himself
1998 MTV Movie Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Host
In Character With... 2015 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Face of Unity 2014 Documentary
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
How to Make a Man 2014 TV Special documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Waking in Mississippi 1998 Documentary Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
American Masters 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Brit Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Himself
On the Frontline: An Inside Look at Captain America's Battlegrounds 2014 Video short Himself
The Making of 'Sphere' 1998 Video short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Today at Wimbledon 2014 TV Series Himself - Spectator
Road Rules 1998 TV Series Himself
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series Himself - Spectator / Himself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy / Musical
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee 2014 Documentary Himself
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere' 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter
1997 MTV Movie Awards 1997 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
MTV Movie Awards Takeover 2014 TV Special Himself
Dennis Miller Live 1997 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Himself
Bill Nye, the Science Guy 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2002-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2005-2014 TV Series Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wild On... 1997 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006-2014 TV Series documentary Himself
1996 MTV Movie Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Oldboy: Talking Heads 2014 Video short Himself
The Journey of the African-American Athlete 1996 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Oldboy: Transformation 2014 Video short Himself
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Oldboy' 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Gomorron 1996 TV Series Himself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Maury 1992-1996 TV Series Himself
Good Day L.A. 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Kite: The Making of Kite 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis 2013 TV Series Himself
Siskel & Ebert 1995 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
CBS This Morning 1995 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Night to Die for 1995 TV Short documentary Himself
Talking Bad 2013 TV Series Himself - 'Actor'
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentaries
Dynamo: Magician Impossible 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Comic-Con All Access 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Die Hard 3: Bruce Willis Interview 1995 Video short Himself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2013 TV Series Himself
Die Hard 3: Villains with a Vengeance 1995 Video short Himself
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'Die Hard 3' 1995 Video short Himself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Special documentary Himself
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Huff Post's BV 365 2012 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1992 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1998-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Jules Winnfield
The 57th Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Host
Making 'Do the Right Thing' 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only 2012 TV Movie Himself
Eddie Murphy: Raw 1987 Documentary Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Avengers: Assembling the Ultimate Team 2012 Video short Himself - 'Nick Fury'
The Avengers: A Visual Journey 2012 Video short Himself - 'Nick Fury'
Stand Up to Cancer 2012 TV Special Himself
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern 2012 TV Series Himself
BET 2012 Host Awards Promo 2012 TV Special Himself
BET Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself - Host
Feherty 2012 TV Series Himself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac 2011 Documentary Himself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Robert Downey Jr 2011 TV Special Himself
Charlie Rose 1996-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition 2011 Documentary Narrator
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Colbert Report 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Scream Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Prohibition 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Reader
The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala 2011 TV Special Himself
Episode III: Crew and Cast Interviews 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Curiosity 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
In the Flow with Affion Crockett 2011 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
Marvel LIVE! World Premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010 TV Series Jules Winnfield
Richard Roeper & the Movies 2010 TV Series Colonel Nick Fury
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Neville Flynn
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Jules Winnfield (uncredited)
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Penélope, camino a los Oscar 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2006 TV Series Himself
Overrated in '06 2006 TV Movie Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2006 TV Series Himself
Getaway 2006 TV Series Himself
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2006 TV Movie Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Jules Winnfield (uncredited)
VH1 News Presents: Hollywood Secrets Revealed - Scenes They Don't Want You to See 2006 TV Short Himself
The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer 2005 Video documentary Himself (segment "Barclays - Bull")
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Science of Star Wars 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Video Game Mace Windu
'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect 2004 TV Short documentary
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Himself
Basic Ingredients: A Writer's Perspective 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Nathan West
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Jules Winnfield
Parts of the Family 2003 Video Bank Robber (uncredited)
Patriot Games: Up Close 2002 TV Movie Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson (uncredited)
Pulp Fiction: The Facts 2002 Video documentary short Himself
All Saints: The Video 1998 Video Himself (uncredited)
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary uncredited
You're Still Not Fooling Anybody 1997 Short Himself (uncredited)
The Secret World of Spying 1992 TV Movie LCDR Robby Jackson
Jeux en Vrac 2017 TV Mini-Series short Himself
Extra 2015-2017 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2017 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2017 TV Series Himself
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Himself
Lego Marvel's Avengers 2016 Video Game Nick Fury
The Drunken Peasants 2015 TV Series Mace Windu
Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
TFI Friday 2015 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special 2014 TV Special Himself
Rude Tube 2014 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself
Missing Reel 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary John Shaft
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Christmas 2013 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Gruen Planet 2013 TV Series Himself
UCB Comedy Originals 2013 TV Series
Welcome to the Basement 2012 TV Series Nick Fury
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
Good Mythical Morning 2012 TV Series Neville Flynn
Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era 2011 Video documentary short Ray Arnold (uncredited)
Road to 'The Avengers' 2011 Video short Himself
Nostalgia Critic 2011 TV Series Jules Winnfield
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary Elmo McElroy
Troma Is Spanish for Troma 2010 Documentary Minister Garth (in 'Def by Temptation')

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BET Award BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 Capri Actor Award Capri, Hollywood The Hateful Eight (2015)
2015 Guinness World Record Guinness World Record Award Highest Grossing Actor of All Time
2015 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year The Hateful Eight (2015) · Kurt Russell
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Walton Goggins
· Demián Bichir
· Tim Roth
· Michael Madsen
· Bruce Dern
· James Parks
· Channing Tatum
2014 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Voice Performance Turbo (2013)
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Django Unchained (2012)
2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Django Unchained (2012)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best WTF Moment Django Unchained (2012) · Jamie Foxx
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Mother and Child (2009)
2008 American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute
2008 Capri Legend Award Capri, Hollywood
2006 Bambi Bambi Awards Film - International Snakes on a Plane (2006)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Coach Carter (2005)
2005 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Best Performance in an Animated Theatrical Film The Incredibles (2004)
2005 Achievement in Acting Hawaii International Film Festival
2005 Career Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival For acting.
2005 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Less Than Dynamic Duo The Man (2005) · Eugene Levy
2004 VGA Spike Video Game Awards Best Performance by a Human Male Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)
2000 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 16 June 2000. At 7020 Hollywood Blvd.
1999 Career Achievement Award Acapulco Black Film Festival
1999 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1998 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actor Eve's Bayou (1997)
1998 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Actor Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Eve's Bayou (1997) · Kasi Lemmons (director)
· Caldecot Chubb (producer)
1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Suspense A Time to Kill (1996)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture A Time to Kill (1996)
1997 Special Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards One Eight Seven (1997)
1995 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Pulp Fiction (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Pulp Fiction (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Pulp Fiction (1994) · John Travolta
· Uma Thurman
· Tim Roth
· Harvey Keitel
· Ving Rhames
· Amanda Plummer
· Bruce Willis
· Eric Stoltz
· Rosanna Arquette
1994 STFC Award Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1991 Best Supporting Actor Cannes Film Festival Jungle Fever (1991)
1991 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Jungle Fever (1991)
1991 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Jungle Fever (1991)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Icon
2016 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Hateful Eight (2015)
2016 All Def Movie Award All Def Movie Awards Best Bad Mu#&a Award Django Unchained (2012)
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture The Hateful Eight (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Hateful Eight (2015) · Demián Bichir
· Bruce Dern
· Walton Goggins
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Michael Madsen
· Tim Roth
· Kurt Russell
· Channing Tatum
2016 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor The Hateful Eight (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
2016 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Hateful Eight (2015)
2015 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Hateful Eight (2015) · Kurt Russell
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Walton Goggins
· Bruce Dern
· Tim Roth
· Michael Madsen
· Demián Bichir
· James Park
· Zoë Bell
· Dana Gourrier
· Gene Jones
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Oldboy (2013)
2013 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Django Unchained (2012)
2013 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Supporting Actor Django Unchained (2012)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Django Unchained (2012) · Dennis Christopher
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jamie Foxx
· Walton Goggins
· Don Johnson
· James Remar
· Christoph Waltz
· Kerry Washington
2013 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Django Unchained (2012)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Django Unchained (2012) · Leonardo DiCaprio
2013 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Django Unchained (2012)
2012 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, Male The Sunset Limited (2011)
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special The Sunset Limited (2011)
2012 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance Django Unchained (2012)
2012 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries The Sunset Limited (2011)
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Django Unchained (2012) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jonah Hill
· Christoph Waltz
· Jamie Foxx
· Kerry Washington
· Zoë Bell
· James Remar
· Don Johnson
· Walton Goggins
· Bruce Dern
2011 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Mother and Child (2009)
2011 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor The Sunset Limited (2011)
2011 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Mother and Child (2009)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More) Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009) · Leo Chu (executive producer/screenplay by)
· Eric Garcia (executive producer/screenplay by)
· Shinichiro Ishikawa (executive producer)
· Arthur Smith (executive producer)
· Yûji Hori (animation producer)
· Kenichi Hayashi (animation producer)
· Takashi Okazaki (story by)
· Yasuyuki Muto (screenplay by)
· Joshua Hale Fialkov (screenplay by)
· Eric S. Calderon (screenplay by)
· Fuminori Kizaki (animation direction/story by)
2009 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Soul Men (2008)
2009 VGA Spike Video Game Awards Best Performance By A Human Male Afro Samurai (2009)
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Jumper (2008)
2007 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Freedomland (2006)
2007 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor 1408 (2007)
2007 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Action Star
2007 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Feature Film Home of the Brave (2006)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actor Coach Carter (2005)
2006 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Dude You Don't Wanna Mess With (Best Hero) Snakes on a Plane (2006)
2006 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Line That Killed (Best One-Liner) Snakes on a Plane (2006)
2006 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Movie Star
2005 Annie Annie Awards Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production The Incredibles (2004)
2005 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor The Incredibles (2004)
2005 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Coach Carter (2005)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Drama Coach Carter (2005)
2004 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor S.W.A.T. (2003)
2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture S.W.A.T. (2003)
2003 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Changing Lanes (2002)
2003 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor xXx (2002)
2003 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actor Changing Lanes (2002)
2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Changing Lanes (2002)
2003 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film Changing Lanes (2002)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actor The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
2001 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Rules of Engagement (2000)
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actor Shaft (2000)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Action Shaft (2000)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Suspense Unbreakable (2000)
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Shaft (2000)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Dressed Shaft (2000)
2001 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Hairstyle The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
1999 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actor The Negotiator (1998)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure The Negotiator (1998)
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture The Negotiator (1998)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Eve's Bayou (1997)
1998 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Sydney (1996)
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Drama Eve's Bayou (1997)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture A Time to Kill (1996)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor A Time to Kill (1996)
1995 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Against the Wall (1994)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Against the Wall (1994)
1995 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Pulp Fiction (1994) · John Travolta
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Pulp Fiction (1994)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Jungle Fever (1991)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Jungle Fever (1991)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1994 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)

TitleSalary
No Good Deed (2002) $6,000,000
Unbreakable (2000) $7,000,000
Shaft (2000) $10,000,000
White Sands (1992) $75,000

#Quote
1 [on Snakes on a Plane (2006)) I stand by that movie!
2 (2013, on quitting drugs & alcohol and re-establishing his career) In 1990 my wife said, "Look, you're going to rehab," and the very next day I was in rehab. I didn't go kicking and screaming. I was tired, burned-out and at that low point of like, What the fuck is going on with me? They ask you in rehab to take an assessment of how you got to the point you're at, and I said, "I guess I could have gone to that audition without my eyes red, without smelling like the beer I had or the weed I'd smoked." I never blamed anybody else for not being successful or not getting to the places I saw everybody else I worked with, like Wesley Snipes, get to. I had no problem doing roles like Black Guy in Sea of Love (1989) or Hold-Up Man in Coming to America (1988) or going to Boston once a year to get killed on Spenser: For Hire (1985) or A Man Called Hawk (1989). LaTanya asked, "Why are you doing these piddly-ass jobs?" I told her, "Well, this or that guy I worked with is probably going to be something somewhere down the line." I always left an impression in an audition. I was memorable. In rehab I saw that I owed it to myself to see things another way and try it the other way. I opened my mind to what was being said... Like the petals were closed and, all of a sudden, the sun hit the flower and opened it up. People looked at it and it smelled great, it looked great to them. I'm like, Oh Jesus, this is not bad at all. I wondered whether I was going to be as much fun as I used to be, wondered whether people were going to think I was as good an actor. But the clarity and professional satisfaction that came with sobriety-couldn't beat it.
3 (2013, on Jungle Fever (1991) and staying sober) I got out of rehab, and about a week or something later, I was shooting the movie. I had a modicum of fame because I'd done other Spike Lee movies, so when I'd go buy coke or something, the guys sitting around would go, "Hey, man, _Do the Right Thing (1989)_(Qv)! Yeah, sit down!" and I sat right down and got high with them. All of a sudden with Jungle Fever (1991) I'm travelling in a different circle, which brought the next challenge because that circle has some darkness too-drink, drugs, only now they're offering them to you free. Now you have the chance to really get fucked-up. You know how it is. Make a wrong turn at a party and there's a bunch of people sitting around a table with more cocaine in front of them than you saw the entire time when you were using. I said to myself, Do you want to be fucked-up and think you're having a good time, or do you want to be satisfied artistically and spiritually in another way? I chose the other way.
4 (2013, on maintaining sobriety) What's it been now, 22 years or something? There's all kinds of shit in my house that I've never tasted in my life, like Cristal-stuff I couldn't afford back when I was drinking. All I'd have to do is walk in the closet, open a beer, and no one would know, but I know that I probably wouldn't stop at one beer. So I drink nonalcoholic beer. I'm not looking for the kick.
5 (2013, on directing) I don't have that directing thing. I don't want to be out there setting up shots all day. I like to act. I read the script and sign the contract. I like hanging out in my trailer watching Judge Judy (1996) and eating sandwiches.
6 (2013) I'm not trying to change the world. I'm just trying to entertain people.
7 (2013, on white directors doing films based on black history) There is this whole thing of "Nobody can tell our story but us," but that's apparently not true, because the Jackie Robinson movie finally got made as 42. Spike (Lee) didn't make it, but people still went to see it. When Boaz Yakin did Fresh (1994) in 1994, all of a sudden it was like, "Who is this Jewish motherfucker telling our stories?" He's the Jewish motherfucker who wrote the story, that's who. If you got a story like that in you, tell it. We'll see when [director] Steve McQueens movie 12 Years a Slave (2013) comes out, if it'll be like, "What's this British motherfucker know about us?" Somebody's always going to say something.
8 (2013) W. Kamau Bell's FX show [Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012)] had this whole segment where he was criticizing Django. He's a young black man with nappy hair and very dark skin, but he also has a very white wife and an interracial child. You can't tell me you know what people in the South did if you never spent time down there. He can say there had to be words Quentin (Tarantino) could use other than nigger. Well, what are they? These 20-somethings can't turn around and tell me the word nigger is fucked-up in Django yet still listen to Jay Z or whoever else say "nigger, nigger, nigger" throughout the music they listen to. "Oh, that's okay because that's dope, that's down, we all right with that." Bullshit. You can't have it one way and not the other. It's art-you can't not censor one thing and try to censor the other. Saying Tarantino said "nigger" too many times is like complaining they said "kike" too many times in a movie about Nazis.
9 (2013, on his signature role) If there were one movie I wanted people to look at, it would be A Time to Kill (1996)... It's an American story and a very Southern story. I'd like people to look at that one and say, "Oh my God."
10 (2013) I was not the cool guy growing up. I was bookish. I had a stutter. I wasn't in the streets with all the other kids. I didn't dress cool or do cool shit. I played the trumpet, flute and French horn in the marching band and had great style on the field when we performed, but that wasn't the cool thing to do. I was popular because I was funny. I definitely didn't have the hot chicks.
11 (2013, on his father) Once, when we were performing in Topeka, Kansas, my wife, my three-month-old daughter and I went to see my other grandmother, and it just so happened my father was living in her house again. I was in my 30s, and there was this woman and this older lady, and then this teenage girl comes downstairs with a little baby in her arms as young as my daughter. He's like, "Hey, I want you to meet your sister." I think he's talking about the girl, but he's talking about the fucking baby. I'm like, "You're a grown-ass, old-ass man doing this shit?" Then the older lady's like, "So when's the last time you saw your dad?" And it was like, "I haven't seen this motherfucker since I was three months old." We go outside and he gets angry, going, "Why'd you have to tell her that?" I said, "Do you want me to tell her we hang out, that you've been taking care of me all these years? You're not my father; you're just a guy who happened to be my mom's sperm donor. I'm here to see your mother, not you." He passed not long after that. He was an alcoholic with cirrhosis and all that other shit. They had called me from the hospital: "Mr. Jackson, your father's ­really ill now. If we have to take drastic measures, do you want us to keep him alive?" I said, "Are you calling to ask if I want you to put him on life support, or are you calling to see if I'm going to be responsible for his medical bill?" They're like, "Well...." I said, "He's got a sister in Kansas City-you should call her." Click. It's done.
12 I don't understand these actors who talk about how difficult it is to act with nothing there. I was an only child so most of the time I was always playing against something that didn't exist. It's called using your imagination.
13 I heard that you can do what ever you want in International Waters, that's why I filled my jacuzzi with International Water.
14 Want to know what the 'L.' in Samuel L. Jackson means? None of your fucking business.
15 (1992, on early film auditions) I've been told I wasn't African enough. And sometimes you don't get jobs because you're too good-'We wouldn't want to waste your talent on this meager part,' they say, and I'm sitting there thinking, 'I got a daughter who goes to school. She needs to eat, I need to eat.' When I auditioned for Mississippi Burning the director told me I didn't sound Southern. I grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee! And this guy tells me I don't sound Southern! See, he was British.
16 [1992] A few years ago Morgan Freeman's granddaughter - she's a friend of my daughter - says, "We're going to England. My grandfather's doing Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)". I got on the phone: 'How the hell did Morgan get Robin Hood?' They said the part was written for him. So I said, 'Are there any more black people in it?' I want to do a pirate. I want to swing from ship to ship with a knife in my teeth. I want to kick some butt. I would love to do that stuff. I don't want to ruin my artistic facade or anything, but I love splatter movies. I love stuff like Scanners (1981). I've always liked to be freaked-out and I love to freak people out.
17 I haven't had a drug dream in ten or twelve years. All of a sudden, I had one, like, two weeks ago. Even in the dream, you're hiding shit from people! People that you know pop up in the dream and you got this big-ass ball of cocaine in your hand and you stick it behind your back and go, "Yeah, I'm all right." And then you wake up and you feel as bad as if you'd actually done it.
18 I went to the movies a lot when I was a kid. That was my joy. Saturday mornings, my mom kicked me out of the house, I went to the movies at nine in the morning and watched cartoons and serials and the double-feature horror picture, and then I would meet her later for the adult stuff. So I love movies that way. So I'll do a movie like Snakes on a Plane (2006), and I'll do a film that's very serious. And I'll do a comedy, because it's there.
19 I've never been to jail. I've never been arrested. I've never been locked up. I'm a good son, a good father, a good husband--I've been married to the same woman for thirty years. I'm a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I believe in education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play onscreen, I go, "You know, that's part of a story.'
20 I never asked for anything except a purple light saber. George said, "Well, light sabers are either red or green." I said, "Yeah, but I would like a purple one."
21 I was raised to be cautious. I went to work with my grandfather, who cleaned office buildings and furnaces, and there would be twenty-year-old guys callin' him Ed, and he called 'em Mister. My grandfather was this old guy, very dignified, but he never looked 'em in the eye. He'd look at me like, "Turn your head down! Don't look the white men in the eye 'cause they'll think you being uppity or arrogant." Now the name of my production company is Uppity.
22 I was the crackhead in Jungle Fever (1991). I was two weeks out of rehab. I'd been smoking cocaine for a year and a half, two years, and I understood the nature of the disease. I had done the research. So when I started talking to Spike about it, I said, "You don't see him high that much. You always see him when he needs something. He's on a mission to get some shit. That's what I wanna do." And that was my breakthrough. That got me into Hollywood. It was the perfect marriage of experience and opportunity.
23 I don't understand how people live without creating. You know? I don't know how you do one picture a year.
24 When I came to New York, it was bubbling. We watched each other, we encouraged each other, we went to auditions together, we rode trains together, and every Monday we had great parties. But it was also a time of, you know, drugs.
25 Definitely. And I always do - I love me on-screen! (On if he watches his own films)
26 Hollywood people tend to think that because one is successful in one aspect of entertainment they can bring them into this particular world and make a success out of them. They ask people like me to be in a film with those people that they are kind of headlining and your name ends up behind them. If you do that, it sanctions the fact that these people come into this world and you think they are worthy of you sharing your time on screen with them. I don't particularly think that. A month or so ago, someone called me about the 50 Cent movie and I'm like, 'What are you calling me for?'. I don't even need to read that because that's not something I want to do. I like listening to 50 Cent and I can groove to his music but I don't want to groove to him on screen, just yet. Maybe if he does five movies and he shows some talent. I mean how does he get to work with Jim Sheridan and I don't. What is it about 50 Cent that makes Jim Sheridan say, 'I'd really like to make a movie with him.'?
27 I feel like I have a kinship to England. I go about three or four times a year because you guys love me. Seriously, that's it right there. I just need to feel that love every once in a while. I like England because I can go anywhere on the tube and buses. So when I'm there I go to all the places where I used to hang out.
28 I can't say to myself, 'I haven't had a drink in 15 years, I could have a glass of champagne and be OK'. That might be true, but history says when I opened that bottle of champagne, I sat there and drank it until it was gone. People who've been through what I went through are always going to be tempted. I enjoyed drinking and I enjoyed taking drugs. But I have to remind myself every day that I can't have a drink.
29 What kills me is that everybody thinks I like jazz.
30 I have a place that's pretty much cemented in Hollywood in terms of liability, box-office viability and everything else. The only thing an Oscar would do is jack my check up maybe $1 million.
31 A movie is just a movie to me. They open, they close.
32 [on how his look was created in Pulp Fiction (1994)] "Quentin Tarantino wanted Jules to have a big afro. He sent this PA out to buy a wig. She went to South Central and bought this jeri-curl wig. And Quentin was going off, saying, 'It's got to be an afro because he had this whole blaxploitation thing'. I told him, 'That's the South Central look.' You look at Ice Cube and NWA. Guys had all this shit dripping down their necks. I had already grown the sideburns out and the mustache. It was perfect. Total Gangster."
33 I was a square for so long and it totally amazes me that people think I am cool.
34 People like the Ezekiel speech. I have to say that speech about three times a week to people, just to prove that I still know it.
35 I think everyone who says they don't like watching themselves in movies should stop lying.
36 People shout at me "Hey, loved that The Matrix (1999), man!" Yeah - me too. I was actually on a plane last year and this guy sat down next to me. Finally, he said something to me, and we started talking about Pulp Fiction (1994). He couldn't remember the actor's name, so I tried to help and said "I think it might have been Samuel Jackson." He jumped in "No, no, it's the other guy, that Fishburne guy". We rode the whole flight having that conversation and then, right at the end, he looked hard at me and said, "You sure look familiar, you're sure you're not Laurence Fishburne?" I said "No, and I definitely am not in Pulp Fiction (1994), either".
37 On playing Othello - "I didn't realise how much I hated that play until I agreed to do it. I don't mind Shakespeare so much, but I really hate Othello. Here was a guy who had been all over the world, kicking ass, looting, plundering and probably raping the baddest babes on the planet. Then he falls in love with some teenager and loses his fucking mind. I don't like that idea at all. I mean, how stupid was he?"
38 I've played Loch Lomond - that's the one with the bogs isn't it? I played the one with the lighthouse. When we were in Liverpool we used to take the ferry and go to Northern Ireland. Films get in the way of my golf, but they have afforded me the chance to play a lot of golf.
39 To be frank, I am as passionate about golf as I am about acting. I very seldom get angry at golf. The year I started golf I had a caddie and one day I did get angry with myself and threw a club. My caddie told me, 'You're not good enough to get mad'. I have never thrown a club since. I enjoy my golf, it does not matter whether I play great or badly. I let it go.
40 People mistake me for Laurence Fishburne all the time. And he always gets mistaken for me. (And why not? We've both starred in Spike Lee movies, haven't we?) Even when we're standing together, people have called him by my name and me by his. A woman recently ran up to him and said, 'My daughter loved you in Pulp Fiction (1994)! Could she have your autograph?' So he signed it, 'Respectfully yours, Samuel Jackson.'
41 [on the subject of his character's inevitable death in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)] "I don't mind dying, I just don't wanna go out like some punk."
42 [When asked about his character in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)] "He's black."

#Trademark
1 Often shouts the word 'motherf*****' at some point in a film.
2 Often plays hotheaded characters with a fiery temper
3 Kangol hats
4 Shaven head
5 Often sports a moustache or goatee in his films
6 Frequent swearing
7 Frequently plays tough characters who swear a lot
8 Often plays very wise and intelligent characters with great capacities for violence
9 Often plays police officers or government officials. Both prone to intimidation or violence
10 Rebellious characters who are disliked or considered strange by others in the story
11 Deep authoritative voice

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