Interesting Facts About Samuel L. Jackson: He Is An Avid Golfer

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel .L. Jackson is a well-known actor and film producer. His middle initial ‘L’ stands for Leroy. He was born in Washington DC, the capital of the US on December 21st, 1948.
Samuel’s father was called Henry Jackson, and his mother was a factory worker, and later a supplies buyer for a mental institution; her name was Elizabeth Montgomery.
He grew up as the only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father separated with from the family. He lived in Kansas City, Missouri. Later, he died from alcoholism. Jackson met his father only twice during his life.
Jackson was raised by his mother, his maternal grandparents, and the extended family. According to the DNA tests, Samuel partially descends from the Benga people of Gabon.
He attended many segregated schools in Chattanooga and graduated from the Riverside High School. Between the 3rd and 12th grades, he played the trumpet and French horn in the school orchestra.
During his childhood, he struggled with a stuttering problem. Although he finally learned to “pretend to be other people who didn’t stutter” and use the curse word mother***ker as an affirmation word, sometimes he still finds himself stuttering.
At first, having considered his goal to pursue a degree in marine biology, he enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group to gain extra points in his class, Samuel found keen interest in acting and changed his major. He co-founded the “Just Us Theatre,” before graduating in 1972.
Here are a few interesting facts you might not know about Samuel. L. Jackson.
1. In 1969, the board of management of Morehouse College suspended Jackson for two years from the College. Also, Jackson was charged with a second-degree felony when he and many other students held the members of the college board of trustees hostage in exchange for school reforms. In 1972, the actor finally graduated from the college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts.
2. It was not until Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994) – when Jackson was 46 -that he became a star. The actor was selected for his incredible role as Jules Winnfield in what was his thirtieth film role. Overall, he has appeared in over hundred films.
3. Jackson is a passionate golfer. In fact, he always includes a clause in his contracts which gives him easy access to the golf courses regardless of the film shooting location.
4. Days after finishing his term in rehab for cocaine, the Jackson starred in Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever” (1991) as a crack-cocaine addict. The actor admitted that the role was quite cathartic for him since he had just recovered from his addiction.  Subsequently, he won the Supporting Actor award at Cannes. This is an award created just for him.
5. The movies of the actor have made more cash than any other actor’s in the Hollywood — more than $7 billion worldwide. The residuals only earn him nearly $300,000 annually!
6. Before he became an actor, Jackson was employed as a gatekeeper at a well-known apartment complex where Hollywood actors lived.
7. Early in his career, Samuel struggled a lot with drug addiction and alcoholism to the level that he was replaced in two plays when the film productions transitioned to a Broadway stage.
8. Samuel L. Jackson voiced many television show characters, including the starring role in the anime series, Afro Samurai, on top of a recurring part as the Gin Rummy’s voice in many episodes of the animated series- The Boondock.
9. Jackson worked as a social worker in LA. It is amazing to imagine how this guy used to handle the LA residents. Just think about him; arms crossed, staring at you and saying, “Now, what are your mother f**ing problems.”
10. After abandoning his pursuit of marine biology, he opted to try his hand at architecture instead. Jackson nearly became all the professions that George Costanza pretended to be.
11. In August 2013, he started taking a vegan diet for health reasons, explaining that he’s “just trying to live forever,” and attributes a forty pound weight loss to his new diet.

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