On December 21 Samuel L. Jackson was born…

On December 21, 1948 Samuel Leroy Jackson was born.

Samuel L. Jackson  Getty Images

Samuel L. Jackson
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The American actor and producer first attained acclaim in the 1990s by appearing in such films as 1992’s “Patriot Games,” 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” 1997’s “Jackie Brown,” and most notably collaborating with Quentin Tarantino on the cult classic “Pulp Fiction” in 1994. In addition, the 2000s and 2010s has found Jackson starring in notables films such as 2000’s “Shaft,” 2006’s “Snakes on a Plane,” the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and portraying the live-action adaption of Marvel comic character Nick Fury in various Marvel films — 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” 2012’s “The Avengers,” 2011’s “Thor,” and 2011’s “Captain American: The First Avenger” and its 2014 sequel.

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, and Uma Thurman Miramax Films

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, and Uma Thurman
Miramax Films

Random Pop Culture Fact: Jackson was one of the ushers during the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr., following his assassination in 1968.

 

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