Samuel L. Jackson

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Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time (excluding cameo appearances and voice roles).He rose to fame with films such as Coming to America (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Juice (1992), Menace II Society (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), and Fresh (1994). Jackson continued gaining greater prominence for his collaborations with director Spike Lee in the films School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Oldboy (2013) and Chi-Raq (2015) and in the Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel L. Jackson has received more than 22,642,887 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Samuel L. Jackson is the 100th most popular actor (down from 90th in 2019), the 201st most popular biography from United States (down from 179th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Actor.

Samuel L. Jackson is most famous for his role as Jules in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction, which has become a cult classic.

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Among actors, Samuel L. Jackson ranks 100 out of 10,030Before him are Johnny Depp, Rowan Atkinson, Hedy Lamarr, Tom Cruise, Orson Welles, and Denzel Washington. After him are Cary Grant, Richard Gere, Gary Cooper, Jean Marais, Christopher Lloyd, and Mel Gibson.

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Among people born in 1948, Samuel L. Jackson ranks 6Before him are Charles, Prince of Wales, Al Gore, Jean Reno, Gérard Depardieu, and Cat Stevens. After him are Svetlana Alexievich, Terry Pratchett, Ozzy Osbourne, Eckhart Tolle, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Hassan Rouhani.

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Among people born in United States, Samuel L. Jackson ranks 201 out of 15,968Before him are Quentin Tarantino (1963), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Tom Cruise (1962), George Lucas (1944), Orson Welles (1915), and Denzel Washington (1954). After him are Emily Dickinson (1830), B. F. Skinner (1904), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Adams (1735), Louis Sullivan (1856), and Frank Zappa (1940).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Samuel L. Jackson ranks 52Before him are Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Johnny Depp (1963), Tom Cruise (1962), Orson Welles (1915), and Denzel Washington (1954). After him are Richard Gere (1949), Gary Cooper (1901), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Mel Gibson (1956), Tony Curtis (1925), and Robert Duvall (1931).

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