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The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters

Updated August 9, 2019 714 votes 36 voters89 items

Join us as we rank the all-time best characters Samuel L. Jackson has played on screen. With a robust resume spanning well over 40 years, he’s one of the most prolific actors of his generation. In fact, he’s one of only a handful of actors who is as good at playing the hero as he is at playing the villain. Just look at his role as Stephen in Django Unchained or his performance in Coach Carter for proof. And we can’t forget his classic role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction or Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight.

From Mace Windu to Nick Fury to John Shaft, Sam Jackson has portrayed some of the most iconic roles in Hollywood history. He’s acted in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, like The Avengers and Star Wars, and also some of the biggest blunders, like Sphere and Jumper. Which of his characters is your favorite? With so many characters to choose from, it'll be interesting to see which performance tops the list.

Vote up Samuel L. Jackson's greatest characters to see which performance reaches the top spot. And if you see a character missing, be sure to add them to the list!

  • 1
    Jules Winnfield
    22
    2

    Jules Winnfield

    Pulp Fiction

    1994

  • 2
    Ultimate Nick Fury
    18
    6

    Ultimate Nick Fury

    Marvel Universe

    Powers & AbilitiesHealing factor

    2008-present

  • 3
    Major Marquis Warren
    10
    0

    Major Marquis Warren

    The Hateful Eight

    2015

  • 4
    Mace Windu
    14
    5

    Mace Windu

    Star Wars Prequel Series

    Powers & AbilitiesTelepathy, Levitation, Force

    1999-2005

  • 5
    Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard
    10
    2

    Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard

    Kong: Skull Island

    2017

  • 6
    Elijah Price
    9
    1

    Elijah Price

    Unbreakable

    2000

  • 7
    Stephen
    9
    2

    Stephen

    Django Unchained

    2012

  • 8
    Stan
    13
    9

    Stan

    Together for Days

    1972

  • 9
    Sergeant Nathan West
    8
    2

    Sergeant Nathan West

    Basic

    2003

  • 10
    Richmond Valentine
    8
    2

    Richmond Valentine

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    2014

  • 11
    Mister Señor Love Daddy
    10
    6

    Mister Señor Love Daddy

    Do the Right Thing

    1989

  • 12
    Trip
    9
    5

    Trip

    Juice

    1992

  • 13
    Zeus Carver
    6
    2

    Zeus Carver

    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    1995

  • 14
    Frozone
    8
    5

    Frozone

    The Incredibles

    2004

  • 15
    Uncle John Shaft
    8
    5

    Uncle John Shaft

    Shaft

    2000

  • 16
    Carl Lee Hailey
    8
    5

    Carl Lee Hailey

    A Time to Kill

    1996

  • 17
    Black Guy
    8
    5

    Black Guy

    Sea of Love

    1989

  • 18
    Taxi Dispatcher
    8
    5

    Taxi Dispatcher

    Betsy's Wedding

    1990

  • 19
    Wesley Ferdinand
    8
    5

    Wesley Ferdinand

    Ragtime

    1981

  • 20
    Jon Kelcourse
    8
    5

    Jon Kelcourse

    Eddie Murphy Raw

    1987

  • 21
    Ordell Robbie
    6
    4

    Ordell Robbie

    Jackie Brown

    1997

  • 22
    Hold-Up Man
    7
    5

    Hold-Up Man

    Coming to America

    1988

  • 23
    Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
    5
    2

    Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons

    XXX: State of the Union, xXx

    2002

  • 24
    Neville Flynn
    5
    2

    Neville Flynn

    Snakes on a Plane

    2006

  • 25
    John Raymond Arnold
    8
    6

    John Raymond Arnold

    Jurassic Park

    1993