Fictional Characters

The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters  

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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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Neville Flynn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Snakes on a Plane

2006

2
Richmond Valentine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Richmond Valentine Kingsman: The Secret Service

2014

3
Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Pulp Fiction

1994

4
P.K. Highsmith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
P.K. Highsmith The Other Guys

2010

5
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Marvel Universe

2008-present

6
Major Marquis Warren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Major Marquis Warren The Hateful Eight

2015

7
Mace Windu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Star Wars Prequel Series

1999-2005

8
Derrick Vann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Derrick Vann The Man

2005

9
Langston Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Langston Whitfield In My Country

2004

10
Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson S.W.A.T.

2003

11
Rev. Fred Sultan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Rev. Fred Sultan The Great White Hype

1996

12
Bob Satterfield Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Bob Satterfield Jr. Resurrecting the Champ

2007

13
Mr. Barron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Mr. Barron Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

2016

14
Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons XXX: State of the Union, xXx

2002

15
Mitch Henessey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
The Long Kiss Goodnight

1996

16
George Washington Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
George Washington Williams The Legend of Tarzan

2016

17
The Salesman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
The Salesman Unicorn Store

2017

18
Tom McCourt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Tom McCourt Cell

2016

19
Louis Hinds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Louis Hinds Soul Men

2008

20
Dolmedes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Dolmedes Chi-Raq

2015

21
Rufus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Rufus Kill Bill Volume 2

2004

22
Leeds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Leeds School Daze

1988

23
Karl Aker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Karl Aker Kite

2014

24
Sam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
Sam Fresh

1994

25
John Mills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Samuel L. Jackson Characters
John Mills Twisted

2004