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Samuel L. Jackson: A Significant Figure In Film
"Not everybody goes to movies to get their life changed." Samuel L. Jackson stated this during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Jackson is saying that everyone is not looking for a revelation at the movies. Sometimes it’s best to go to the movies just to forget about life and its troubles. He is best known for his shaved head, his deep voice, and frequent swearing. Samuel L. Jackson was and still is a significant figure in American History because of his impact in film and he has opened the doors for a lot of other African-American male actors in the industry.
Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to Elizabeth and Roy Henry Jackson. Jackson was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee by his grandmother. Jackson’s
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Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.” This spectacular performance enthused and frightened audiences. This role almost single handedly put Samuel L. Jackson at the top. He received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Pulp Fiction.
That performance opened the door for many other huge acting roles such as A Time to Kill, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Deep Blue Sea, and Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Some of his roles in the 2000’s include: Rules of Engagement, Shaft, Unbreakable, Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Black Snake Moan and Snakes on a Plane are to just name a few.
From Samuel L. Jackson’s life, I learned that when one door closes another on opens. His go get it mentality and never quit attitude makes him one of the top African-American actors of all time. I respect that he overcame adversity to get where he is

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