Happy birthday, Samuel L. Jackson! The actor is celebrating his 67th birthday today.
Jackson is one the most popular and prolific actors in Hollywood. According to IMDB, Jackson has 164 credits as an actor, and he has played many iconic roles.
For comic book fans, Jackson’s most iconic role is that of Nick Fury in numerous Marvel Studios films. While Jackson has yet to star in a Nick Fury solo film, he has played a role in several Avengers-related films, including Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Jackson also made a guest appearance as Nick Fury on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, and most recently, this year's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In addition to The Avengers, Jackson also played a major role in the Star Wars franchise. Jackson played Jedi Mace Windu in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.
Outside of The Avengers and Star Wars, some of Jackson’s other notable films include Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, A Time to Kill, Django Unchained, S.W.A.T., Jungle Fever, Shaft, and Unbreakable. Jackson also appeared in big screen adaptation of Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is based on the comic book by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. In 2017, he'll appear in the much anticipated Kong: Skull Island.
Jackson is also an accomplished voice actor, voicing the roles of Frozone in The Incredibles, Gin Rummy in The Boondocks, Afro Samurai in Afro Samurai, and Whiplash in Turbo.
Samuel L. Jackson was born on December 21, 1948 in Washington, DC. Happy Birthday, Samuel L. Jackson!