Samuel L. Jackson is a prolific American actor and producer with appearances in over 150 films during his career to date. He is one of the top-grossing actors of all time, with the worldwide box office total of his films (excluding cameo appearances) sitting at over $16.7 billion. Samuel L. Jackson movies have grossed an average of $89.9 million per film. He earns a salary of $10 to $20 million for a single starring role in a major production. Thanks to a savvy negotiation, Samuel earns $4 to $6 million every time he appears as Nick Fury in a Marvel movie, even if it’s a brief end credit cameo scene with one or two lines.
Samuel L. Jackson Early Life
Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., on December 21, 1948, as the only child of his parents Elizabeth and Roy. He was raised by his mother in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with limited contact with his father. He attended several segregated schools, eventually graduating from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. He subsequently enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he initially pursued a degree in marine biology. After joining a local acting groups to earn extra credit for a class, Jackson discovered an interest in acting and decided to switch majors.
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|Net Worth||$250 Million|
|Date of Birth||December 21, 1948 (age 73 years)||Gender||Male|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer, Singer, Television producer, Voice Actor|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Favorite Quotes from Samuel L. Jackson
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We've come a long way in our thinking, but also in our moral decay. I can't imagine Dr. King watching the 'Real Housewives' or 'Jersey Shore.'Samuel L. Jackson
People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one's soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.Samuel L. Jackson
I walk the streets, take the train, it's real simple. Some actors create their own mythology: 'Oh, I'm so famous I can't go places, because I created this mythology that I'm so famous I can't go places.'Samuel L. Jackson
All movies aren't fun; some are hard work. You try to do something and convey a set of emotions that have to do with some real life kind of stuff.Samuel L. Jackson
I look at myself as an audience member. I still love movies, and I still go and sit in the back of the big dark room with everybody else, and I want the same thrill.Samuel L. Jackson