Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor, comedian and film producer known for playing riotous, violent characters that have made him one of the most quotable, and bankable, men in Hollywood. In October 2011, Jackson surpassed Frank Welker as the highest grossing film actor of all...Read more time. His films have collectively made more than $7.4 billion. After some years of intensive involvement in the Civil Rights and the Black Power movements, Jackson focused his energies on theatre while at Morehouse College. Jackson owes his career launch partly to Eddie Murphy, who got him his first speaking role as a guy who holds up a McDonald's in Murphy's "Coming to America" (1988). It was around this time that Jackson met his mentor, Morgan Freeman, then director Spike Lee, who cast him in "School Daze" (1988), the classic "Do the Right Thing" (1989) and "Jungle Fever" (1991), which would be considered his big debut. He also got a small part in the 1990 classic "Goodfellas." In 1994, Tarantino cast Jackson as Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction," which won him a slew of awards, including a BAFTA Award and an Independent Spirit Award, as well as nominations at the Oscars, the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes. His wild monologues in the film are some of the most quoted in recent film history. Jackson has appeared in over 100 films, including "Jurassic Park" (1993), "Die Hard with a Vengeance" (1995), "Jackie Brown" (1997), "Unbreakable" (2000), "Shaft" (2000), "The Incredibles" (2004), "Snakes on a Plane" (2006), as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He often collaborates with Tarantino, who gave him a small part in "Kill Bill Vol. 2" (2004) and had him narrate "Inglourious Basterds" (2009). In 2012, he starred in Tarantino's "Django Unchained" as Leonardo DiCaprio's servile but shrewd house slave.