• Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Born on December 21st, 1948

    From Washington, D.C.

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Jackie Brown

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 (1998)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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A Time to Kill

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 (1997)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (1995)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television