Samuel Jackson is one of the widely recognized American actors of his generation. The films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the second-highest-grossing film star after Stan Lee.
Samuel Jackson’s key facts
● Samuel Jackson’s annual income is $20 million
● He earns approximately $2 million per month
|Real Name Samuel Leroy Jackson|
|Celebrated Name Samuel Jackson|
|Birth Place Washington|
|Date of Birth December 21, 1948|
|Age 73 years|
|Weight 83 kg|
|Eye color Dark Brown Parents Roy Henery Jackson and Elizabeth Jackson|
|Martial Status Married|
|Wife LaTanya Richardson|
|Kids Zoe Jackson|
Samuel was born in Washington, D.C. Roy Henry Jackson’s father lived away from his family in Kansas City and later died of alcoholism. Jackson met his father only twice in his lifetime. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker, and later she supplied a buyer for a mental institution.
Jackson was raised by his maternal grandparents, Edgar and Pearl Montgomery. He used to play French horn, piccolo, trumpet, and flute in his high school orchestra. He attended many segregated schools and graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga.
Samuel Jackson attended Morehouse College to pursue a degree in Marine biology. Then after joining the local acting group, he found an interest in acting and used his major. Before he graduated in 1972, he co-founded the ‘Just Us Theatre.
Samuel Jackson’s Career
Samuel began acting on the stage and appeared in many television films. He made his feature film debut in ‘Together for Days, ’ which was released in 1972. In the 1970s, he settled on drama after taking public speaking classes and appearing in a version of The Threepenny Opera.
Initially, Jackson moved from Atlanta to New York City in 1976, and he spent his next decades appearing in stage plays, including in the premiers of ‘The Piano Lesson’ and ‘Two Trains Running. Eventually, Jackson got addicted to alcohol and cocaine, which prevented him from the parts in two plays on Broadway. Morgan Freeman mentored Jackson. He had very minimal roles in his early career.
In 1981 after a performance in the play ‘A Soldier’s Play, Samuel Jackson was introduced to the director Spike Lee. Lee cast him for small roles in ‘School Daze’ and ‘Do the right Thing’, which were released in 1988 and 1989, respectively.
In 1990, Samuel Jackson played a minor role in ‘Goodfella’ as a real-life Mafia. Having overdosed on heroin, he gave up the drug in favor of cocaine. His family forced him to enter the New York rehabilitation clinic. After that, he played the role of a crack cocaine addict in the film ‘ A jungle Fever.’
His performance was so acclaimed that the 1991 Cannes Film Festival jury added a special “ Supporting Actor” award. He became involved with the comedy films like ‘Strictly Business’ and the dramas like ‘Juice’ and ‘Patriot Games. Samuel worked with the director Steven Spielberg in 1993’s Jurassic Park.
In 1993, after a turn as the criminal Big Don in ‘True Romance,’ Samuel was asked to play Jules Winnfield in ‘Pulp Fiction. He was surprised to learn that Tarantino wrote this part for him.
‘Pulp Fiction ’ was Jackson’s 13th film, and the role made him internationally recognized. After this film, he received multiple scripts to review. But with the succession of poor performances in ‘Kiss of Death,’ ‘The Great White Hype,’ and ‘Losing Lsaiah,’ he started to get poor reviews from the critics. And this ended his involvement in the box-office success of ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ and ‘A time to Kill’ where he played the role of a father on trial for killing two men who raped his daughter.
Quickly Samuel became the box office star. In the film ‘ 187’, he played a dedicated teacher. He joined Tarantino in the movie ‘Jackie Brown. In 1998, he worked with Sharon Stone and Dustin Hoffman in the film Sphere’. Jackson starred in the horror film ‘Deep Blue Sea’ released in 1999. He acted in ‘Star Wars: Episode I ’ as Jedi Master.
On 13 June 2000, Samuel Jackson was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He started his next decade’s career by playing a Marine colonel in the film ‘Rules of Engagement. He co-starred with Bruce Wills for the third time in the film ‘ Unbreakable.’ In 2001, Jackson’s solo film ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’ was a murder thriller where his role was a homeless musician.
In 2002, he took the role of recovering alcoholic in the film ‘Changing Lanes.’ Jackson returned for ‘Star Wars: Episode II’ and acted with Vin Diesel in the movie ‘XXX.’ He again worked with John Travolta in 2003 in the film ‘Basic.’
A song’s soundtrack was named, entitled Sammy L. Jackson. He also appeared in HBO’s documentary ‘Unchained Memories’ as a narrator along with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg. In 2004, he starred in his career’s lowest and highest ranked films. The film ‘Twisted’ garnered a 2% approval rating. He then lent his voice in ‘The Incredibles as the superhero Frozen where the film received a 97% approval rating. Jackson then went on to a cameo in the film ‘Kill Bill: Volume 2’.
In 2005, he was praised for his acting in the sports drama ‘Coach Carter, despite mixed film reviews. In the same year, he acted in”XXX: Star of the union” and “Star Wars: Episode III – Reverse of the Sith” and also starred alongside the comedian Eugene Levy in the film “The Man.”
Jackson was the seventh African American and 191st actor to be honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on January 30, 2006. In the same year, he starred in “Freedomland ” directed by Joe Roth, “Snake on a Plane” directed by David R. Ellis, and he even made a cameo for the music video “snake on a plane ( Bring it) ” by Cabra Starship.
In December 2006, he starred in “Home of the Brave,” directed by Irwin Winkler, as a doctor returning from the Iraq War to home. In 2007 on 30th January, he was featured as a narrator in
“Bob Saget’s direct-to DVD Farce of Penguins.” Also, in the same year, he acted in the film ” Black Snake Moan,” Directed by Gaig Brewer, and the psychological horror film “1408,” directed by Mikael Håfström.
In 2009 he acted in the film ” Inglourious Basterds” directed by Quentin Tarantino. In 2008 he worked in the film ” Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and also starred in the movies ” Soul Men ” and ” The Spirit”. In 2010, he starred in the comedy-drama “The Other Guys,” directed and written by Rodrigo García, ” Mother and Child,” directed by Adam McKay, and ” The Sunset Limited” ( film adaptation).
In 2008, he made a cameo for the character ” Nick Fury ” (who will be a prevalent character in future Marvel films) in the post-credit scene of ” Iron Man ”. In February 2009, Jackson signed a 09 (nine) picture deal with the Marvel studios; they are ” Iron Man 2″, “Thor,” Captain America: The First Avenger,” and “The Avengers,” as well as any other sequels film they would produce. In the following year, he reprised his role as “Nick Fury ” in the film ” Captain America:
The Winter Soldier ” in 2004, and ” Avengers: Age of Ultron ” in 2015. He made a cameo role as Fury in Avengers Sequels ” Infinity War” in 2018 and ” Endgame” in 2019. Later he filmed as young Fury in ” Captain Marvel” with Brie Larson. Jackson appeared in the T.V. series ” Enslaved ” in 2020 and the horror film ” Spiral: From the Book of Saw” directed by Darren Lynn Bousman in 2021. Alongside mainstream rappers, Jackson appeared in many films throughout his career, such as “Tupac Shakur,” ” Queen Latifah,” ” Method Man, “L.L. Cool J,” ” Busta Rhymes,” “Eve,” ” Ice Cube,” “Xzibit.”
He was not limited to his films; he also appeared in Several Video games, music videos, T.V. series, and also in audiobooks. He voiced several T.V. show characters, including in anime series like ” Afro Samurai ” and ” The Boondocks,” He also expressed in the video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas ” as Officer Frank Tenpenny, the main antagonist. Jackson also hosted various Tv shows, including the ESPYs (1999, 2001, 2002, and 2009), MTV Movie Awards (1998), and the Spike TV Video Game Awards (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2012).
He gave voice to Various audiobooks like ” The Bible Experience” and ” Go the Fuck to Sleep. ” Jackson has done many commercials and released a song with KRS-One, Sticky Fingaz, Mad Lion & Talib Kweli about social justice called ” I Can’t Breathe.”
Awards and Nominations:
Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever (1991)
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Silver Bear for Best Actor at 48th Berlin International Film Festival
Jackie Brown (2021)
In 2021 Jackson received an Academy Honorary award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a recipient of “Cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance. At the 12th Annual Governors Awards, Jackson received Oscar.
Net Worth and Salary
The net worth of Samuel L. Jackson was estimated at around $250 million. He earned more than $10 million with endorsement deals with companies like Apple and Capital One. Jackson is the highest-grossing actor worldwide, with $7.42 billion in his 68 films. With 1990s films, he grossed $1.7 billion domestically.
By 2011 he grosse5 from $2.81 billion to $4.91billion at the North American box office. According to data by Golden Globes, he grossed more than $27 billion with his 152 movies. Some of the highest paying salaries of the films are as follows :
● $75,000 for White Sands in 1992’s
● $10 million for Shaft
● $7 million for Unbreakable
● $6 million for No Good Deed
● $5 million for Kong: Skull Island.
He earned between $4 and $6 million for every Marvel film he appeared in as Nick Fury. Assets of Samuel Jackson
Samuel L Jackson owns at least $30 million worth of real estate in the U.S. with his wife, including a 12,000-square-foot mansion in the private gated community of Beverly Park, located on top of a mountain in Beverly Hills. And multi-unit condos on the Upper East Side of Manhattan etc.
Samuel L Jackson’s Car collection includes :
● Toyota Camry – $34,700
● Jaguar XF – $50,000
● Range Rover Sport – $80,000
● Rolls Royce Phantom -$325,000
● Maybach 57 S – $400,000