Samuel Jackson BiographySamuel L. (Leroy) Jackson - film actor, theater actor, producer. Hollywood superstar thanks to years of collaboration with the iconic Quentin Tarantino. Awarded the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for his role as Jules in Pulp Fiction. At the Cannes Film Festival, he received the Golden Palm, brilliantly playing Geytor in Spike Fever’s dramatic thriller Spike Lee, and the result of Ordell’s role in the film Jackie Brown (directed by Quentin Tarantino) was the Silver Bear of the Berlin Film Festival.
Pictured: Samuel L. Jackson.
Childhood: Washington-Chattanooga1948 ended. In one of the Washington families, practically on Christmas (December 21), a boy was born who was named Samuel LeRoy Jackson. The big city did not bring happiness to young parents - the father began to drink, and soon left for Kansas City in search of work, where he later died from alcoholism. As a result, his wife Elizabeth with a young child moved to the state of Tennessee, closer to their relatives. Here, in the industrial city of Chattanooga, Samuel's childhood passed. A strong shock was for him to place his mother in a psychiatric hospital, after which his grandfather and grandmother took care of his grandson. A little shy because of constant stuttering, the boy spent all his time studying and was fond of studying music. To play in the school orchestra, he chose two instruments: a trumpet and a French horn. And from the third to the twelfth classes diligently participated in all the performances of the team.
Samuel L. Jackson in childhood
Youth: Atlanta - Los Angeles - AtlantaMorehouse College of Atlanta took Jackson to the Faculty of Architecture, where he studied until 1972. The first thing the student did was to sign up for a local speech therapist to get rid of stuttering. Then he transferred to the drama department of the same educational institution and organized a theatrical troupe mainly from black fellow students. After the first productions in the amateur theater, artists from other groups also appeared.
Samuel L. Jackson in his youth and now
Soon, Jackson had to interrupt his studies, because he became a violent participant in protest marches after the murder of Martin Luther King in 1968, was expelled from college and convicted as the organizer of an illegal rally aimed at school management. For two years, Samuel worked in Los Angeles as a social worker, then he reinstated at Atlanta College, and in 1972 he received a bachelor's degree in dramatic arts and decided to move to New York, where he saw more opportunities for himself in acting.
Maturity: New York - Los AngelesThe big city was in no hurry to shower the benefits of a novice actor. The first ten years, Jackson worked in the theater, tried his hand at the cinema, but the films "Together Forever" (1972) and "Regtime" (1981) did not bring the expected popularity. He participated in television projects, performed at the Shakespeare Festival in the role of Othello.A landmark for Samuel was the play “Soldier's Story”, after which he met the film director Spike Lee, who directed the life of an actor in a new, more interesting creative way.
Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee
Samuel L. Jackson in the film "Tropical Fever"
Samuel L. Jackson in the film "Jurassic Park"
Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in The Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson with Bruce Willis in the action "Die Hard 3"
Movie Trailer for Samuel L. Jackson's "Jackie Brown"
Samuel L. Jackson in The Avengers
Movie Trailer for Samuel L. Jackson's Jango Unchained
Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino
Samuel L. Jackson's personal lifeDespite the frantic pace of work, Samuel Jackson always put family comfort in the first place and still dearly loves his wife Latanya Richardson and daughter Zoe. They were familiar with Latania from college, but they decided to get married only in 1980 and since then have been inseparable, despite the problems that have arisen in family life due to the actor’s pernicious tastes.
Samuel L. Jackson with his wife and daughter
Samuel leroy jackson nowIn the rental of 2019 was scheduled release of three films with the participation of Samuel: "Captain Marvel", "Shaft" and "Glass". In the thriller of Night Shyamalan “The Glass” Samuel L. Jackson will play Elijah Price, a terrorist criminal with multiple personality disorder. On the set, Bruce Willis, Anja Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy will make him company.
Movie Trailer with Samuel L. Jackson's "Glass"