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Best Movie Starring .... Samuel L. Jackson

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Best Movie Starring .... Samuel L. Jackson

Unread postby swerb » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:46 pm

Man ... this dude's been in a lot of movies.

Pulp Fiction, Revenge of the Sith, Jackie Brown ... three great films.

Totally forgot he was "Stacks Edwards" in Goodfellas. And never knew he was Eddie Murphy's uncle in the opening scene to "Raw".

Love this guy as an actor, even though he takes crap roles just to work. His characters in Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction is Sammy Jackson at his best.

Home of the Brave (2006) .... Will Marsh
Black Snake Moan (2006) .... Lazarus
Snakes on a Plane (2006) .... Neville Flynn
Freedomland (2006) .... Lorenzo Council
The Man (2005) .... Derrick Vann
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) .... Mace Windu
xXx: State of the Union (2005) .... Agent Augustus Gibbons
Mr. Incredible and Pals (2005) (V) (voice) .... Real Frozone
Coach Carter (2005) .... Coach Ken Carter
The Incredibles (2004) (VG) (voice) .... Frozone
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (VG) (voice) .... Officer Frank
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) .... Rufus
Twisted (2004/I) .... John Mills
Country of My Skull (2004) .... Langston Whitfield
S.W.A.T. (2003) .... Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
Basic (2003) .... West
xXx (2002) .... Agent Augustus Gibbons
The House on Turk Street (2002) .... Jack Friar
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) .... Mace Windu
Changing Lanes (2002) .... Doyle Gipson
The Comeback (2002)
The 51st State (2001) .... Elmo McElroy
The Caveman's Valentine (2001) .... Romulus LedbetterUnbreakable
Shaft (2000) .... John Shaft
Rules of Engagement (2000) .... Col. Terry L. Childers
Any Given Wednesday (2000) .... Willie Nutter
Deep Blue Sea (1999) .... Russell Franklin
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) .... Mace Windu
Our Friend, Martin (1999) (V) (voice) .... Turner
Violon rouge, Le (1998) .... Charles Morritz (Montréal)
The Negotiator (1998) .... Lt. Danny Roman
Out of Sight (1998) (uncredited) .... Hejira Henry
Sphere (1998) .... Dr. Harry Adams
Jackie Brown (1997) .... Ordell Robbie
Eve's Bayou (1997) .... Louis Batiste
One Eight Seven (1997) .... Trevor Garfield
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) .... Mitch Henessey
A Time to Kill (1996) .... Carl Lee Hailey
Trees Lounge (1996) .... Wendell
The Great White Hype (1996) .... Rev. Fred Sultan
Sydney (1996) .... Jimmy
Fluke (1995) (voice) .... Rumbo
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) .... Zeus Carver
Kiss of Death (1995/I) .... Calvin Hart
Losing Isaiah (1995) .... Kadar Lewis
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994) .... Col. Ron
The New Age (1994) .... Dale Deveaux
Pulp Fiction (1994) .... Jules Winnfield
Hail Caesar (1994) .... Mailman
Fresh (1994) .... Sam
True Romance (1993) .... Big Don
Jurassic Park (1993) .... Ray Arnold
Menace II Society (1993) .... Tat Lawson
Amos & Andrew (1993) .... Andrew Sterling
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) .... Sgt. Wes Luger
Fathers & Sons (1992) .... Marshall
Patriot Games (1992) .... Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson
White Sands (1992) (as Sam Jackson) .... Greg Meeker
Juice (1992) .... Trip
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1992) .... Mr. Simpson
Strictly Business (1991) (as Sam Jackson) .... Monroe
Johnny Suede (1991) .... B-Bop
Jungle Fever (1991) .... Gator Purify
The Return of Superfly (1990) (as Sam Jackson) .... Nate Cabot
Goodfellas (1990) .... Stacks Edwards
The Exorcist III (1990) .... Dream blind man
Mo' Better Blues (1990) .... Madlock
Betsy's Wedding (1990) .... Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
A Shock to the System (1990) .... Ulysses (three-card monte game)
Def by Temptation (1990) .... Minister Garth
Sea of Love (1989) .... Black Guy
Do the Right Thing (1989) (as Sam Jackson) .... Mister Señor Love Daddy
Coming to America (1988) .... Hold-Up Man
School Daze (1988) .... Leeds
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) .... Eddie's uncle (sketch)
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Unread postby Guest » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:15 pm

A Time to Kill is the best of the best but he's in a lot of good ones.

Pulp Fiction
Negotiator
Die Hard
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Unread postby docstank » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:40 pm

I agree 100 percent, A Time To Kill.
One awesome flick, but damn is that a list or what? A working man's actor.
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Unread postby Guest » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:56 pm

I'll agree with Time to Kill, but he also did a great acting job in Changing Lanes...probably one of the few movies with Ben Afflack that I can tolerate.
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Unread postby diminishingskills » Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:26 pm

True story: I did not see all of Game 7 of the World Series b/t the Tribe and Marlins. Why, you ask? Because HBO was playing "A Time To Kill". I got hooked while flipping during a commercial, and ended up flipping between that movie and the game the rest of the way. If a movie can get that level of attention from me, it must be good... and Jackson's performance as the father/killer was a huge reason why.
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Unread postby Hoover » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:12 pm

Pulp Fiction
Changing Lanes
Jackie Brown

Pulp Fiction is the first time I really noticed him. I saw him play Stacks Edwards in Goodfellas, but it was just a bit part and easily forgotten. PF was obviously a superb performance by SJ. It will be remembered for years & years.

Jackie Brown--another great job turned in by him. He's perfect playing the lowlife pimp type. "AK-47. The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherf***er in the room, accept no substitutes."

Changing Lanes--shows broad versatility. He can shine in so many different personas.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:51 am

I would say Time to Kill and Die Hard With a Vengeance are his two best. The banter between him and Willis in Die Hard is often hilarious.
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