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Samuel L. JACKSON

Samuel L. JACKSON
Biography

Born in 1948 in Tennessee, Samuel L. Jackson graduated in dramatic arts from Morehouse College in Atlanta. Revealed in 1973 with Together for Days, he then begins a prolific career featuring, among others: Patriot Games (1992), Kiss of Death (1995), Jackie Brown (1997), The Negotiator (1998), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Star Wars (1999, 2000, 2004), and Kill Bill 2 (2003).
In 1991, he was awarded the first Best Supporting Performance Award ever given at the Festival de Cannes, for his role as a crack addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. His portrayal of Jules, the philosophising hitman in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (Palme d'Or 1994), entitled him to an Oscar nomination.
Soon to be seen in Snakes on a Plane by David R. Ellis and Black Snake Moan by Craig Brewer, Jackson recently wound up production on Home of the Brave, and is preparing to shoot in Resurrecting the Champ and 1408.

Films presented at Cannes

Awards

JUNGLE FEVER
JUNGLE FEVER 1991 Prix du meilleur second rôle Actor
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2006
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Directors

Christophe CASTAGNE

Christophe CASTAGNE

Director
Emir KUSTURICA

Emir KUSTURICA

Director, Script Writer
Joachim TRIER

Joachim TRIER

Director, Script Writer
Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO

Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO

Director, Script Writer, Producer
Laurent LAFITTE

Laurent LAFITTE

Director, Script Writer
Monia CHOKRI

Monia CHOKRI

Director, Actress
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