The Long-Awaited Oscar
An actor, producer, and now Oscars winner, Samuel L. Jackson, was awarded his first-ever Academy Award at the Governors Awards last Friday. Many will cherish the moment since it’s the 73-year-old star’s first-ever Oscar in his lifetime.
The Academy award was delivered by his good friend, Denzel Washington. The photos taken that night showed it was a pleasure and honor presenting to a longtime friend. Jackson has a total box office gross of over $27 billion worldwide, People reports. He is a remarkable actor that continues to make his name prominent in motion pictures.
Jackson has appeared in an endless list of films, from the determined Coach Carter to the world’s top bodyguard in The Hitman’s Bodyguard . The actor continues to fill roles that have shown that he is capable of doing the job and ultimately pursuing what he loves.
Let’s look at some of Jackson’s 7 remarkable films through the years!
Pulp Fiction (1994)
One of Jackson’s most iconic roles was playing Jules Winnfield, a hitman in Pulp Fiction‘s 1994 film, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Through violence and redemption, the film spirals into a turn of events. Fans could all agree that Jackson truly brought his style to the character and ultimately gave people something worth watching. In fact, Jackson received a nomination for the best supporting actor at the 1995 Academy Awards for his role. For many, Jackson genuinely fit the role.
Die Hard with Vengeance (1995)
Die Hard with a Vengeance, the action and thriller film, follows a fired detective, John McClane (Bruce Willis), who teams up with a street-savvy electrician, Zeus Carver, played by Jackson. In a film directed by John McTiernan, the two are to stop a cryptic terrorist who takes over New York City. A movie on edge and is worth the watch.
Role of a disabled comic art owner Elijah Price, born with a rare disease that makes his bones fragile and prone to fracture searches for someone ‘unbreakable’ to face off against. The film collected $40 million on its opening weekend and went on to earn $278 million worldwide. Jackson plays a classic yet passionate role. The film striking to watch and would have to fall under a remarkable film.
The Incredibles (2004)
The infamous role that all ages would be familiar with is Lucius Best, aka Frozone in The Incredibles. Jackson’s voice fits perfectly with the best friend and close ally of Mr. Incredible. The animated Disney film marks a job well-done by the Oscar winner.
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Jackson plays the role of an F.B.I. agent that boards a flight, escorting a witness to trial. The flight includes many passengers, including the assassin who releases a crate of deadly snake’s. As the passengers on the plane figure out what’s going to happen next, Jackson definitely did his part and played the role of what many could say was one of his best.
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
The film is based on real-life events involving an interracial couple, and an African-Los Angeles police officer, played by Jackson. The officer is not too fond of the couple, and things slowly unfold. The film chronicles a suspenseful and intriguing ride that keeps one wanting more. Jackson begins harassing the two, which lef to a surprise ending. The drama thriller marks an extraordinary performance by the star.
Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers is one of his most iconic and fan favorites for his involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jackson plays Nick Fury, the head of the government agency S.H.I.E.L.D., who is constantly helping the infamous team. These feature iconic Marvel superheroes like Iron man, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, etc. His role even dates back as early as the first Iron Man in 2008. Jackson goes above and beyond with his talents. This cinematic performance is a perfect example of just that.
“Thanks to every person who has ever bought a ticket to any movie I was in. It’s truly been an honor and a pleasure to entertain you,” Jackson concludes his emotional speech.