Born on December 21, 1948
From Washington, D.C.
Samuel Jackson as "Ordell Robbie"
When flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and detective Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen) want her help to bring down Robbie. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money. Meanwhile, she enlists the help of bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), a man who loves her.
|Golden Globe (1997)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Samuel Jackson as "Carl Lee Hailey"
Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) is a heartbroken black father who avenges his daughter's brutal rape by shooting the bigoted men responsible for the crime as they are on their way to trial. He turns to Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), an untested lawyer, to defend him. Brigance struggles to believe that he can get Hailey acquitted in this small, segregated Southern town, given Hailey's race and the deliberate nature of his crimes, but Carl has unshakable faith in him.
|Golden Globe (1996)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
Samuel Jackson as "Jules Winnfield"
Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) ; his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman) ; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) ; master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a nervous pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" (Tim Roth) and "Honey Bunny" (Amanda Plummer).
|Academy Award (1994)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)||Won||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1994)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role|