Fans of Samuel L. Jackson remember his most iconic roles on 73rd birthday • GEEKSPIN
Samuel L. Jackson turns 73 on Tuesday, December 21, and to celebrate the actor’s birthday, fans around the world have taken to Twitter to reflect on his most iconic roles in film and television.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The great Samuel L. Jackson is in 73 today.
“Pulp Fiction” (1994).
In the role of Jules Winfield with John Travolta in the role of Vincent Vega in the “Foot Massage” scene. pic.twitter.com/GZ1wy4hJ9l
– Boston Radio Watch, part 2 (@ bostonradio2) December 21, 2021
SAMUEL L. JACKSON turns 73 today. Working in film since the early 1980s, Jackson rose to prominence in the 1990s after his dazzling turn in PULP FICTION (1994). He is now the highest grossing actor of all time. pic.twitter.com/MNYeeEII2E
– All the good movies (@ATRightMovies) December 21, 2021
Jackson was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1995 for his role as Jules Winnfeld in pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino, the director and screenwriter of the crime comedy, created the role of Laurence Fishburne, who turned it down. Jackson’s first audition for the role didn’t go well as he had assumed the audition was just a read. Then, Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein convinced Jackson to audition for the second time, and his performance of the final dinner scene won Tarantino’s hearts.
Hard Eight (1996)
– Samuel J. May (@ sjmay92) December 21, 2021
Jackson portrayed the role of Jimmy in the critically acclaimed crime film hard eight, which was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Jackson’s highly acclaimed performance in the film earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 1998 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Jurassic Park (1993)
– Jurassic World (@JurassicWorld) December 21, 2021
Jackson appeared as John Raymond “Ray” Arnold in the very first jurassic park movie. Ray worked as the chief engineer of the titular Cloned Dinosaurs theme park. And even though he was ultimately killed by a velociraptor, many remember the character because of his catchphrase âWait for your butt,â which he said twice in the movie. To celebrate Jackson’s 73rd birthday, the official Twitter account of Jurassic World shared a remix of “Hold on your butts” for everyone to enjoy.
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (1999, 2002, 2005)
Happy Birthday Samuel L. Jackson! ðð May the force be with you. pic.twitter.com/gpwIFRkTzv
– RykerBlaze (@TRykerblaze) December 21, 2021
In the Star wars franchise, Jackson played Mace Windu, a revered Jedi Master and member of the High Jedi Council during the later years of the Galactic Republic. Jackson made his debut as Mace in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, and resumed his role in the years 2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and the years 2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He also voiced the character in the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Marvel Cinematic Universe (2008 – present)
Happy birthday to the fantastic Samuel L. Jackson, the actor who plays Nick Fury in the MCU â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/uDzft9woYz
– To assemble! (@WeAreMarvel_) December 21, 2021
Happy Birthday Samuel L. Jackson
Looking forward to continuing Nick Fury’s journey in ‘Secret Invasion’ next year ð½ pic.twitter.com/qHvOFj0OjN
– Fandom (@getFANDOM) December 21, 2021
Jackson is Nick Fury from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He made his first appearance as a character in the 2008 film Iron Man. He has since reprized the role in 10 more MCU films, at least in December 2021. These films are Iron man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
Jackson’s Nick Fury to be seen in upcoming Disney + series soon Secret invasion and the movie Wonders, both of which are slated to premiere next year.
Motherf â uh
– The bite (@ TSting18) December 21, 2021
Longtime Jackson fans are familiar with the actor’s affinity with the term “mother, uh,” so some people have shared the above video to mark the actor’s 73rd birthday.
“I hug him. This is what it is, and I don’t mind if I’m related to that word, âJackson said of his connection to the swear word at Tree premiered in New York in June 2019. âI’m not running away from it. I go inside. When I read a script and it’s on the page, I don’t think about it. To me, it’s really just another word; it’s another piece of dialogue, and it’s something that I know I can work with. I don’t have to think about how to say it. It comes out naturally. Sometimes there is no better word than “mom” to describe someone or a situation. It’s an all-encompassing word, so shouting it out is the way you say it, and it feels good.
Outside of the MCU, Jackson will next be seen in upcoming Apple TV + drama miniseries The last days of Ptolemy Gray. He will also appear in the Apple TV + spy movie. Argylle, which also stars Henry Cavill and Sam Rockwell, among many others. He is also part of the voice cast of the animated film Flaming Samurai, which should be released next year.