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"Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in every movie ever made, including all those to be made in the future. If you're working on a funny little home movie with your buddies, Samuel L. Jackson will show up at some point onscreen. If you accidentally leave your camcorder on, he'll end up in front of it. And in homes all over the world, young couples are staring in confusion at their nannycam as Samuel L. Jackson shows up to berate the babysitter."

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is one of the top leading men and supporting actors in Hollywood today. If you see a badass Scary Black Man with No Indoor Voice or a Bald, Black Leader Guy (or both) in one of your favorite films, chances are good that this guy's playing him (and will likely give you a few lines to remember for ages).

Not to be confused with Laurence Fishburne. According to both actors' IMDB entries, this happens frequently, in both directions. Jackson himself acknowledges that he and Fishburne were even mistaken while standing next to each other, but that also "I've been every famous black guy", including Morgan Freeman.

And, for God's sake, don't try to portmanteau his first name and middle initial together, creating "Samuelle Jackson." It never ends well. Though "Mr. Jackson" is entirely appropriate.


For those who still believe that being a nerd and being a badass are two unrelated concepts, he's a big fan of anime, videogames, manga and comic books. He is known to collect action figures that depict characters that he has portrayed, including Jules Winnfield, John Shaft II, Mace Windu and Frozone. Oh, and Nick Fury too.

As one might guess, he is a living Fountain of Memes.

Unsurprisingly, he is an element on the Periodic Table of Awesoments - abbreviation Mf (element 37).

Jackson is also one of those lucky Hollywood few who is Happily Married: he has been married to LaTanya Richardson, whom he met at Morehouse College, since 1980.

Never let him read a children's book. Or sing a Taylor Swift song. Or do slam poetry of Boy Meets World.

He also did an anti-gun violence PSA, which can be found here, and pro-Obama commercial for the 2012 Presidential campaign.


And now he's available as an announcer for Heroes of Newerth in the Samuel L. Jackson announcer pack.


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