In over four decades, Samuel L. Jackson has forged an illustrious career in Hollywood. He’s played a wide range of characters, including a hitman in Pulp Fiction, a crack addict in Jungle Fever and most recently, Agent Nick Fury in The Avengers movie series.
“I’m an actor and that’s part of my job. Acting provides me with an opportunity to stretch my imagination and portray various roles in different settings. Plus, I don’t have to worry about getting injured in the process of acting,” said Jackson, 67, during a press meet in Los Angeles, California, where he is promoting his latest film The Legend Of Tarzan.
On the the same day of the interview, Jackson accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 BET Awards, presented to him by director Spike Lee who called him “the hardest working man in show business”.
In The Legend Of Tarzan, the legendary actor takes on the role of the courageous solider-turned-humanitarian, George Washington Williams. Williams teams up with Tarzan – Edgar Rice Burroughs’ fictional character in his famous book about a child raised by apes – to save Congo from a ruthless warlord.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Jackson is set to serve as producer in the live-action movie Afro Samurai and star in the 2017 monster film, Kong: Skull Island. With so much going on his career, Jackson is certainly a master of his trade.