Bambi Honor For Samuel Jackson
Actor Samuel L Jackson has been among the esteemed celebrities who’ve been honoured at the Bambi awards.It’s Germany’s most prestigious media accolade that celebrates stars from the world of entertainment, culture, sports and politics.Celebrities and guests attended the ceremony at Stuttgart’s Mercedes museum.Samuel L. Jackson won in the Film International category, and said he was pleased to receive it amongst his other awards.He said: “You can’t rank prizes. I don’t compare – you get them, you appreciate them, it’s something I didn’t expect.”So, it’s a pleasant surprise. It will have a special place along with the silver bear and other prizes I have at home I kinda hide and keep to myself so I’ll have it and I’ll feel good about it.”He added: “It’s great to be acknowledged for the hard work you put in.”The Scissor Sisters won in the shooting star category, while German-born queen Silvia of Sweden received an honourary Bambi for her “outstanding involvement for children.”Other attendees included Nelly Furtado, Boris Becker, Victoria Beckham, and German-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.Â© Independent Television News Limited 2006. All rights reserved.
Samuel L. Jackson Net Worth
Samuel L. Jackson is a prolific American actor and producer with appearances in over 150 films during his career to date. He is one of the top-grossing actors of all time, with the worldwide box office total of his films (excluding cameo appearances) sitting at over $16.7 billion. Samuel L. Jackson movies have grossed an average of $89.9 million per film. He earns a salary of $10 to $20 million for a single starring role in a major production. Thanks to a savvy negotiation, Samuel earns $4 to $6 million every time he appears as Nick Fury in a Marvel movie, even if it’s a brief end credit cameo scene with one or two lines.
Samuel L. Jackson’s net worth is $250 million.
Early Life and Activism
Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., on December 21, 1948, as the only child of his parents Elizabeth and Roy. He was raised by his mother in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with limited contact with his father. He attended several segregated schools, eventually graduating from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. He subsequently enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he initially pursued a degree in marine biology. After joining a local acting groups to earn extra credit for a class, Jackson discovered an interest in acting and decided to switch majors.
While a student at Morehouse, Jackson served as one of the ushers at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral in Atlanta in 1968. Following protests on campus in 1969, when Jackson and several other students held Morehouse College board of trustees members hostage, demanding reforms be undertaken regarding the school’s curriculum and governance, Jackson was charged with and convicted of unlawful confinement, a second-degree felony. He was also suspended for two years. Eventually, he returned to college and graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama. While suspended, he worked as a social worker in Los Angeles.
Jackson started out with roles in various plays and television films, before moving from Atlanta to New York in 1976. He spent the next decade appearing in stage productions. After a 1981 performance in “A Soldier’s Play,” Jackson was introduced to director Spike Lee, who went on to cast him for small roles in his films “School Daze” (1988) and “Do the Right Thing” (1989). During this time, Jackson also struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions, eventually entering and successfully completing rehab.
The early 1990s saw him gain more recognition with films such as “Goodfellas” (1990), “Jungle Fever” (1991), “Patriot Games” (1992), “Amos & Andrew” (1993), “True Romance” (1993) and “Jurassic Park” (1993). He has appeared in several successful franchises, including George Lucas’ “Star Wars” universe as Jedi Master Mace Windu, and Director Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He originally gave his consent to Marvel Comics to design their “Ultimate” version of the character Nick Fury after his likeness.
Other notable films Jackson has appeared in include “A Time to Kill” (1996), “The Negotiator” (1998), “Snakes on a Plane” (2006), and “Kong: Skull Island” (2017).. He is also well-known for his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino: “Pulp Fiction” (1994), “Jack Brown” (1997), “Django Unchained” (2012) and “Hateful Eight” (2015). In addition to acting on screen, Jackson has also worked as a voice actor for several animated films, including “The Incredibles” (2004) and its sequel “Incredibles 2” (2018), “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (2008) and “Turbo” (2013).
Some of his highest-grossing films include “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), with a lifetime gross of $803,395,591; “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), with a lifetime gross of $678,815,482; “The Avengers” (2012), with a lifetime gross of $623,357,910; “Incredibles 2” (2018), with a lifetime gross of $608,581,744; and “Captain Marvel” (2019), with a lifetime gross of $425,917,079, according to Box Office Mojo.