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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson
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Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 51 films, with $11,465,802,324 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Nick Fury (The Avengers), Nick Fury (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Nick Fury (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Nick Fury (Iron Man 2), Mace Windu (Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Eve's Bayou (Producer), The Caveman's Valentine (Executive Producer), The Samaritan (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Colin Firth, Matthew Vaughn, Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Joss Whedon

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  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting51$4,931,708,508$6,534,093,816$11,465,802,324
Leading41$1,279,498,196$850,509,185$2,130,007,381
(Unclassified)12$8,144,634$23,346,219$31,490,853
Cameo7$634,625,715$572,134,994$1,206,760,709
Lead Ensemble Member3$226,111,385$480,168,448$706,279,833
Narrator2$136,203,341$198,595,670$334,799,011
(Unclassified)1$0$5,483,534$5,483,534
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$689,602$205,425$895,027
Producer1$14,821,531$0$14,821,531

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Barely Lethal

August 3rd, 2015

Barely-Lethal

A24 has only been around for little more than two years, but in that time, I've reviewed more than a dozen of their releases. I haven't enjoyed all of them, but their hit to miss ratio has been better than most. Likewise, their hit to miss ratio at the box office has been better than most. If this keeps up, they might start releasing wide releases in a few years. However, while their track record is amazing compared to most limited releases, Barely Lethal is not a success story. It earned terrible reviews and missed the Mendoza Line during its opening weekend, earning less than $2,000 per theater. Granted it was also a VOD premiere, so that's a mitigating circumstance, it was one of the weakest box office performers for A24. Was this result fair? Or did it deserve better? More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Big Game and Other Small Releases

June 26th, 2015

Big Game

The vast majority of the films on this week's list are either debuting on Video on Demand simultaneously with their theatrical release, or have been playing on VOD for a while. There are a few exceptions, but none of them look like they will become box office hits. The film I'm most interested in seeing is Big Game. It might not be the typical limited release and its reviews are not award-worthy, but it certainly looks entertaining. At the very least, it is worth a rental on Video on Demand. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

June 13th, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on a comic book co-created by Mark Millar, who previously created the Kick-Ass comic book series. (On a side note, apparently there is a Hit Girl prequel comic book in the works and if that does well, there might be a Kick-Ass 3 movie that focuses more on Hit Girl. She was definitely the best part of the second movie.) It was a February release, so expectations were good, but not great. However, the film managed more than $125 million domestically and $400 million worldwide. That's fantastic. Is it as good as its box office numbers? Or did it thrive thanks to terrible competition? More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/1/2016 Tarzan   $0 $0 $0
3/4/2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Ch…   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Chiraq   $0 $0 $0
12/25/2015 The Hateful Eight   $0 $0 $0
6/26/2015 Big Game The President of the United States  $24,752 $0 $24,752
5/29/2015 Barely Lethal Hardman  $4,912 $0 $4,912
5/1/2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron Nick Fury  $456,942,728 $941,500,000 $1,398,442,728
2/13/2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Valentine  $128,261,724 $276,300,000 $404,561,724
12/31/2014 Cell Tom McCourt  $0 $0 $0
10/10/2014 Kite Karl Aker  $0 $0 $0
4/4/2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nick Fury  $259,746,958 $454,100,000 $713,846,958
2/12/2014 RoboCop Pat Novak  $58,607,007 $184,374,792 $242,981,799
1/17/2014 Reasonable Doubt Clinton Davis  $0 $0 $0
11/27/2013 Oldboy Chaney  $2,193,658 $1,149,909 $3,343,567
7/17/2013 Turbo Whiplash  $83,028,130 $203,868,448 $286,896,578
12/31/2012 Zambezia Tendai  $0 $23,346,219 $23,346,219
12/25/2012 Django Unchained Stephen  $162,805,434 $262,568,254 $425,373,688
5/18/2012 The Samaritan Foley  $2,521 $0 $2,521
5/4/2012 The Avengers Nick Fury  $623,279,547 $896,200,000 $1,519,479,547
5/4/2012 Meeting Evil Richie  $525 $0 $525
10/11/2011 Arena Foley  $0 $0 $0
7/22/2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Nick Fury  $176,654,505 $193,915,271 $370,569,776
5/6/2011 Thor Nick Fury (uncredited)  $181,030,624 $268,295,994 $449,326,618
4/22/2011 African Cats Himself  $15,428,747 $2,455,000 $17,883,747
8/6/2010 The Other Guys P.K. Highsmith  $119,219,978 $51,716,492 $170,936,470
6/15/2010 Unthinkable   $0 $5,483,534 $5,483,534
5/7/2010 Mother and Child Paul  $1,110,509 $3,900,000 $5,010,509
5/7/2010 Iron Man 2 Nick Fury  $312,128,345 $311,128,000 $623,256,345
10/23/2009 Astro Boy Zog  $19,551,067 $22,085,176 $41,636,243
8/20/2009 Inglourious Basterds Narrator (uncredited)  $120,774,594 $196,140,670 $316,915,264
2/10/2009 Gospel Hill Paul Malcolm  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2008 The Spirit The Octopus  $19,806,188 $19,200,000 $39,006,188
11/7/2008 Soul Men Louis Hinds  $12,082,391 $263,492 $12,345,883
9/19/2008 Lakeview Terrace Abel Turner  $39,263,506 $5,557,793 $44,821,299
8/15/2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu  $35,161,554 $33,533,889 $68,695,443
5/27/2008 Cleaner Tom Cutler  $0 $3,768,452 $3,768,452
5/2/2008 Iron Man Nick Fury  $318,604,126 $263,839,000 $582,443,126
2/14/2008 Jumper Roland  $81,168,265 $142,468,684 $223,636,949
8/24/2007 Resurrecting the Champ Champ  $3,172,382 $88,173 $3,260,555
6/22/2007 1408 Olin  $71,975,611 $59,277,742 $131,253,353
3/2/2007 Black Snake Moan Lazarus  $9,396,870 $0 $9,396,870
1/30/2007 Farce of the Penguins Narrator  $0 $0 $0
12/15/2006 Home of the Brave Will Marsh  $43,753 $0 $43,753
8/18/2006 Snakes on a Plane Neville Flynn  $34,020,814 $28,000,000 $62,020,814
2/17/2006 Freedomland Lorenzo Council  $12,512,886 $2,138,330 $14,651,216
9/9/2005 The Man Derrick Vann  $8,330,720 $2,062,976 $10,393,696
5/19/2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith Mace Windu  $380,270,577 $468,728,300 $848,998,877
4/29/2005 XXX: State of the Union Agent Augustus Gibbons  $26,082,914 $44,200,000 $70,282,914
3/11/2005 In My Country Langston Whitfield  $163,536 $0 $163,536
1/14/2005 Coach Carter Coach Carter  $67,264,877 $9,400,630 $76,665,507
11/5/2004 The Incredibles Lucius Best/Frozone  $261,441,092 $353,285,660 $614,726,752
4/16/2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 Rufus  $66,207,920 $87,328,062 $153,535,982
2/27/2004 Twisted John Mills  $25,195,050 $14,924,798 $40,119,848
9/12/2003 No Good Deed Jack Friar  $129,042 $0 $129,042
8/8/2003 S.W.A.T. Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson  $116,877,597 $90,277,151 $207,154,748
3/28/2003 Basic West  $26,599,248 $15,999,250 $42,598,498
11/1/2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (IMAX) Mace Windu  $8,494,458 $0 $8,494,458
10/18/2002 Formula 51 Elmo McElroy  $5,204,007 $0 $5,204,007
8/9/2002 xXx NSA Agent Gibbons  $141,715,000 $125,270,000 $266,985,000
5/16/2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones Mace Windu  $302,181,125 $346,018,875 $648,200,000
4/12/2002 Changing Lanes Doyle Gibson  $66,790,248 $0 $66,790,248
3/2/2001 The Caveman's Valentine Romulus Ledbetter  $687,081 $205,425 $892,506
11/22/2000 Unbreakable Elijah Price  $94,999,143 $153,100,000 $248,099,143
6/16/2000 Shaft John Shaft  $70,327,868 $36,862,240 $107,190,108
4/7/2000 Rules of Engagement Childers  $61,322,858 $10,397,073 $71,719,931
7/28/1999 Deep Blue Sea Russell Franklin  $73,648,228 $91,400,000 $165,048,228
6/11/1999 Le Violon rouge Charles Moritz  $10,019,109 $0 $10,019,109
5/19/1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace Mace Windu  $474,544,677 $552,500,000 $1,027,044,677
7/29/1998 The Negotiator Danny Roman  $44,484,065 $4,400,000 $48,884,065
6/26/1998 Out of Sight Hejira (uncredited)  $37,474,810 $40,000,000 $77,474,810
2/13/1998 Sphere Harry   $36,976,367 $13,100,000 $50,076,367
12/25/1997 Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie  $39,647,595 $35,054,330 $74,701,925
11/7/1997 Eve's Bayou Louis Batiste  $14,821,531 $0 $14,821,531
7/30/1997 One Eight Seven Trevor Garfield  $5,716,080 $0 $5,716,080
2/28/1997 Hard Eight Jimmy  $142,356 $0 $142,356
10/11/1996 Trees Lounge Wendell  $749,741 $0 $749,741
10/11/1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Mitch Henessey  $33,430,951 $0 $33,430,951
7/24/1996 A Time to Kill Carl Lee Hailey  $108,706,165 $43,500,000 $152,206,165
6/21/1996 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Col. Ron  $5,000 $0 $5,000
5/3/1996 The Great White Hype Rev. Fred Sultan  $7,751,497 $0 $7,751,497
6/2/1995 Fluke Rumbo (voice)  $3,709,626 $0 $3,709,626
5/19/1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance Zeus   $99,983,259 $266,089,167 $366,072,426
4/21/1995 Kiss of Death Calvin  $14,924,355 $0 $14,924,355
3/17/1995 Losing Isaiah Kadar Lewis  $7,551,247 $0 $7,551,247
12/31/1994 Assault at West Point: The Court-Mart… Richard  $0 $0 $0
12/31/1994 Against the Wall Jamaal  $0 $0 $0
12/31/1994 Hail, Caesar Mailman  $0 $0 $0
10/14/1994 Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield  $107,886,108 $105,000,000 $212,886,108
8/19/1994 Fresh Sam  $8,094,616 $0 $8,094,616
1/1/1994 The New Age Dale Deveaux  $245,217 $0 $245,217
9/10/1993 True Romance Big Don  $12,281,000 $0 $12,281,000
8/6/1993 The Meteor Man Dre  $8,015,592 $0 $8,015,592
6/11/1993 Jurassic Park Arnold  $395,708,305 $643,104,279 $1,038,812,584
3/5/1993 Amos & Andrew Andrew Sterling  $9,461,630 $0 $9,461,630
2/5/1993 Loaded Weapon 1 Wes Lugar  $25,726,318 $0 $25,726,318
12/31/1992 Fathers and Sons Marshall  $0 $0 $0
6/5/1992 Patriot Games Robby   $83,287,363 $94,812,637 $178,100,000
4/24/1992 White Sands Greg Meeker  $9,011,574 $0 $9,011,574
1/17/1992 Juice Trip  $20,146,800 $0 $20,146,800
11/8/1991 Strictly Business Monroe  $7,683,267 $0 $7,683,267
6/7/1991 Jungle Fever Gator Purify  $31,739,045 $0 $31,739,045
1/1/1991 Johnny Suede B-Bop  $55,000 $0 $55,000
1/1/1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard Mr. Simpson  $9,000 $0 $9,000
9/19/1990 Goodfellas Stacks Edwards  $46,261,759 $0 $46,261,759
8/17/1990 The Exorcist III Dream Blind Man  $25,011,739 $0 $25,011,739
8/3/1990 Mo' Better Blues Madlock  $16,153,000 $0 $16,153,000
6/22/1990 Betsy's Wedding Taxi Dispatcher, Mickey  $19,740,070 $0 $19,740,070
3/23/1990 A Shock to the System Ulysses  $3,417,056 $0 $3,417,056
1/1/1990 The Return of Superfly Nate Cabot  $610,402 $0 $610,402
1/1/1990 Def by Temptation Minister Garth  $2,218,579 $0 $2,218,579
9/15/1989 Sea of Love Black Guy  $53,350,495 $0 $53,350,495
6/30/1989 Do the Right Thing Mister Senor Love Daddy  $24,289,231 $0 $24,289,231
6/29/1988 Coming to America Hold-up Man  $120,794,325 $160,647,699 $281,442,024
2/12/1988 School Daze Leeds  $14,545,844 $0 $14,545,844
12/18/1987 Eddie Murphy Raw Eddie's Uncle (sketch)  $50,504,655 $0 $50,504,655
11/20/1981 Ragtime Gang member  $17,468,158 $0 $17,468,158
12/31/1972 Together for Days Stan  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 117Totals:$7,216,291,779$8,664,331,866$15,880,623,645
  Averages:$61,677,708$74,054,119$135,731,826
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/18/2012 The Samaritan Executive Producer $2,521 $0 $2,521
3/2/2001 The Caveman's Valentine Executive Producer $687,081 $205,425 $892,506
11/7/1997 Eve's Bayou Producer $14,821,531 $0 $14,821,531
Movies: 3Totals:$15,511,133$205,425$15,716,558
  Averages:$5,170,378$68,475$5,238,853