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Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Hot off a summer of winning critics and the box office, Disney released new details about the sequel to Marvel's flagship franchise, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Matt Bradwell
'Tarzan' begins shooting in the United Kingdom

'Tarzan' begins shooting in the United Kingdom

BURBANK, Calif., July 17 (UPI) --Principal photography has begun in the United Kingdom on the latest installment in the "Tarzan" film franchise.
Karen Butler
Kurt Russell to star in Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

Kurt Russell to star in Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Kurt Russell confirmed his role in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" earlier this week, and said the movie should start production in 2015.
Annie Martin
Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow to ride electric Harley Davidson in 'Avengers' sequel

Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow to ride electric Harley Davidson in 'Avengers' sequel

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --Scarlett Johansson's Marvel character Black Widow will reportedly ride the new electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Veronica Linares
Samuel L. Jackson recites 'Pulp Fiction' speech on 'Graham Norton' [VIDEO]

Samuel L. Jackson recites 'Pulp Fiction' speech on 'Graham Norton' [VIDEO]

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) --Watch Samuel L. Jackson recite the Ezekiel 25:17 speech from "Pulp Fiction" on a recent episode of "The Graham Norton Show."
Kate Stanton
Adult film stars call for boycott of Samuel L. Jackson for recommending free porn

Adult film stars call for boycott of Samuel L. Jackson for recommending free porn

HOLLYWOOD, May 2 (UPI) -- Adult film stars call for boycott of Samuel L. Jackson for recommending free porn site RedTube at press conference for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
Evan Bleier
Quentin Tarantino says he will rework script for 'The Hateful Eight' after leak

Quentin Tarantino says he will rework script for 'The Hateful Eight' after leak

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino said during a live reading of "The Hateful Eight" that he will be writing a new draft of the shelved project.
Evan Bleier
'Captain America' tops box office for third straight week

'Captain America' tops box office for third straight week

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- "Captain America" ruled the box office while "Transcendence" opened in fourth place with $11.15 million.
Kate Stanton
Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Paul Bettany confirmed and discussed his role as Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Annie Martin
'Captain America' sequel sets April box-office record

'Captain America' sequel sets April box-office record

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- "The Winter Soldier" earned $96.2 million at the weekend box office.
Kate Stanton
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' breaks record ahead of its release

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' breaks record ahead of its release

HOLLYWOOD, April 3 (UPI) -- "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has already broken records ahead of its release on Friday thanks to advance ticket sales.
Annie Martin
Samuel L. Jackson performs slam poetry about 'Boy Meets World'

Samuel L. Jackson performs slam poetry about 'Boy Meets World'

April 2 (UPI) -- Samuel L. Jackson performed a hilarious slam poetry piece about "Boy Meets World" during his Tuesday appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
Annie Martin
Samuel L. Jackson wears t-shirt saying he's not Laurence Fishburne

Samuel L. Jackson wears t-shirt saying he's not Laurence Fishburne

March 24 (UPI) -- Samuel L. Jackson wears shirt saying he's not Laurence Fishburne while doing promotional work for "Captain America 2."
Evan Bleier
Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep join Chris and Liam Hemsworth, grown-up versions of the two kids from "Charlie Bit My Finger."
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Actor Samuel L. Jackson is honored by placing his hand and footprints in cement in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on January 30, 2006. Jackson upcoming film 'Freedomland' comes to theaters February 17. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American film and television actor and film producer. After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas, Def by Temptation, before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994 he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim.

Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds. He played Nick Fury in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, the first two of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Jackson's many roles have made him one of the highest grossing actors at the box office. Jackson has won multiple awards throughout his career and has been portrayed in various forms of media including films, television series, and songs. In 1980, Jackson married LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has one daughter, Zoe.

Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. He grew up as an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his mother, Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery), who was a factory worker and later a supplies buyer for a mental institution, and his maternal grandparents and extended family. His father lived away from the family, in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died from alcoholism; Jackson had only met his father twice during his life. Jackson attended several segregated schools and graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. Between the third and twelfth grades, he played the French horn and trumpet in the school orchestra. Initially intent on pursuing a degree in marine biology, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group to earn extra points in a class, Jackson found an interest in acting and switched his major. Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the "Just Us Theatre".

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