Few modern actors have become more iconic than Samuel L. Jackson. Even before his Oscar nomination for his performance as Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, the 68-year-old actor had become a consistent figure in the Hollywood landscape, and a force to be reckoned with in the world of blockbuster motion pictures. His career is as eclectic as it is prestigious, and the actor recently summarized his entire resume during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Check out the video below.
If you are a fan of Samuel L. Jackson's filmography (which, be honest, you probably are), then this video is obviously nothing less than a treat. Running through some of his best performances with James Corden, the 11-minute clip showcases some of his finest roles of all time -- not to mention some of his more obscure performances. No stone is left unturned, as the clip goes through contemporary classics like Jurassic Park and Pulp Fiction, while also making time for quite a few of Samuel L. Jackson's "cult classic" performances in films like Deep Blue Sea, xXx, and Black Snake Moan.
More than anything else, this video really helps you to understand the sheer number of modern classics that Samuel L. Jackson has been in over the course of his insane career as an actor. He has a charisma that can elevate even terrible movies (looking at you, Snakes on a Plane) and that charm has proven invaluable to his success time and time again.
One incredible aspect of Samuel L. Jackson's tenure as an actor that often goes unmentioned is the fact that he did not become famous until relatively late in his career. Although he has almost 200 screen credits to his name on IMDB, including early turns in Spike Lee movies, it wasn't until the early 1990s (when Jackson was in his 40s) that he became a household name for his performances with movies such as Patriot Games. It just goes to show the amount of work that he has put in over the course of the last three decades to become the silver screen legend that we have all come to know and love so dearly. Considering the sheer number of projects that he currently has lined up (including notable Marvel Cinematic Universe adventures like The Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel), it does not look like he plans on retiring anytime soon.
As always, we will endeavor to bring you any and all relevant details related to Samuel L. Jackson's numerous upcoming projects as more relevant information becomes available to us. Make sure to check out Samuel L. Jackson in Kong: Skull Island, which will hit theaters on March 10!
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.