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The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters

Updated August 9, 2019 1.3k votes 99 voters 1.6k views89 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!

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    7
    4

    Robby Jackson

    Patriot Games

    1992

  • 27
    7
    4

    Taxi Dispatcher

    Betsy's Wedding

    1990

  • 28
    6
    4

    P.K. Highsmith

    The Other Guys

    2010

  • 29
    7
    5

    Black Guy

    Sea of Love

    1989

  • 30
    7
    5

    Wesley Ferdinand

    Ragtime

    1981

  • 31
    6
    4

    Mitch Henessey

    The Long Kiss Goodnight

    1996

  • 32
    9
    7

    Trevor Garfield

    One Eight Seven

    1997

  • 33
    7
    6

    Greg Meeker

    White Sands

    1992

  • 34
    6
    5

    Stan

    Together for Days

    1972

  • 35
    4
    4

    Leeds

    School Daze

    1988

  • 36
    5
    5

    Whiplash

    Turbo

    2013

  • 37
    5
    5

    Russell Franklin

    Deep Blue Sea

    1999

  • 38
    4
    5

    Andrew Sterling

    Amos & Andrew

    Movie: Amos & Andrew

  • 39
    3
    3

    Henry Harold 'H' Humphries

    Unthinkable

    2010

  • 40
    5
    5

    Louis Batiste

    Eve's Bayou

    1997

  • 41
    4
    5

    Rev. Fred Sultan

    The Great White Hype

    1996

  • 42
    4
    5

    Richard Theodore Greener

    Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker

    1994

  • 43
    2
    2

    Coach Ken Carter

    Coach Carter

    2005

  • 44
    2
    2

    Lazarus

    Black Snake Moan

    2006

  • 45
    2
    2

    Langston Whitfield

    In My Country

    2004

  • 46
    2
    2

    Bob Satterfield Jr.

    Resurrecting the Champ

    2007

  • 47
    2
    2

    Mailman

    Hail Caesar

    1994

  • 48
    4
    5

    Jon Kelcourse

    Eddie Murphy Raw

    1987

  • 49
    2
    2

    John Mills

    Twisted

    2004

  • 50
    2
    2

    Louis Hinds

    Soul Men

    2008