Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Duro de Matar 3: A Vingança (1995), Corpo Fechado (2000), Shaft (2000), Baladas, Rachas e Um Louco de Kilt (2001), Entre o Céu e o Inferno (2006), Serpentes a Bordo (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well-known after three movies made by Spike Lee: Faça a Coisa Certa (1989), Mais e Melhores Blues (1990) and Febre da Selva (1991). He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jogos Patrióticos (1992), Não Chame a Polícia! (1993), Amor à Queima Roupa (1993), Jurassic Park: O Parque dos Dinossauros (1993), and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, including Pulp Fiction: Tempo de Violência (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), and later Django Livre (2012). Going from supporting player to leading man, his performance in Pulp Fiction: Tempo de Violência (1994) gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield, and he received a Silver Berlin Bear for his part as Ordell Robbi in Jackie Brown (1997). Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, co-starring with Bruce Willis in Duro de Matar 3: A Vingança (1995) and Geena Davis in Despertar de um Pesadelo (1996). With Jackson's permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character, Nick Fury. He later did a cameo as the character in a post-credits scene from Homem de Ferro (2008), and went on to sign a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Homem de Ferro 2 (2010), The Avengers: Os Vingadores (2012), Capitão América 2: O Soldado Invernal (2014) and Vingadores: Era de Ultron (2015) and minor roles in Thor (2011) and Capitão América: O Primeiro Vingador (2011). He has also portrayed the character in the second and final episodes of the first season of the TV show, Marvel's Agentes S.H.I.E.L.D. da Marvel (2013). He has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Lucius Best / Frozone in Pixar's film Os Incríveis (2004), Mace Windu in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Afro Samurai in the anime television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).
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