Ever since his role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, Samuel L. Jackson has been viewed as one of the meanest, toughest, and baddest men alive. Starring in over a hundred films, Jackson has defined himself as one of the leading black actors in Hollywood, having roles in films such as Jurassic Park, True Romance, Unbreakable, the Star Wars prequels, and the infamous Snakes on a Plane. Jackson’s persona isn’t just for show. Back in the 1960s he was a member of the militant Black Power movement until he was driven out by the FBI. After that, he would become a drug addict. But thankfully, Jackson has recovered from his addiction and turned his life around, giving the world some of the most energetic, and intimidating, cinematic performances in history.
“If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it.”